All posts by Jem Aswad

Rhapsody, Sony Music to Launch Spotify Competitor in Japan

Rhapsody and Sony Music Entertainment today announced a partnership to launch what they describe as the first on-demand, high-resolution streaming music service in Japan. Rhapsody International is providing its “Powered by Napster” platform including a set of systems, tools and APIs to allow SMEJ to quickly launch and bring its on-demand service to market. The service, […]

Ariana Grande to Headline Amazon Music Prime Day Concert

Today, Amazon Music announced that Ariana Grande will headline the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day concert in New York on July 11, streaming for fans globally on Amazon.com beginning at 8 p.m. ET.  The singer will perform a selection of hits and songs from her upcoming album, “Sweetener,” out August 17. Grande joins a previously announced lineup of artists including […]

Beyonce & Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Completes a Trilogy Begun with ‘Lemonade’ and ‘4:44’

While we’re still absorbing the nine songs Jay-Z and Beyonce unexpectedly dropped on Saturday afternoon with their “Everything Is Love,“ on first blush the album seems to be the conclusion of a sort of marriage trilogy. It began with Beyonce’s 2016 album “Lemonade” and her widely discussed stories of infidelity — even a person mistaken […]