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Joan E. Solsman
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Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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"Siri, play something that will convince me to pay Apple $10 a month?"
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For streaming music services, Taylor Swift’s bad blood couldn’t be better for business.
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The epic Catch-22 of Spotify on perfect display: A big jump in listeners, a big funding round to help pay for its crescendoing losses
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SoundCloud is big and had a bad reputation. As it creeps toward paying more artists, its new deal with Merlin make good for tons of indie labels.
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"Emotes": Twitch's emoji on steroids. They're more than just cute glyphs -- they contribute to community, identity and money-making too
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Curious how HBO's online services are faring? Like all things HBO, it's a song of ice and fire. HBO Go and HBO Now's traffic is miniscule compared to Netflix, but one peek at data found Game of Thrones drove a spike in traffic that dented the bigger competitor
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Does this help explain Apple caving to Taylor Swift? People who pay $10 a month for music tend to stream a lot more independent artists than free listeners do
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Sometimes I don’t mind writing up a story about two-month-old news if the headline is worth it
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Will Apple's WWDC revamp of Beats Music be the iPhone moment for music subscriptions or just another iTunes Radio?
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It's nice that the only part of HBO's playbook that Showtime isn't overtly stealing is the price: Showtime's cord cutter app will launch with Apple in July for $11 a month (not HBO Now's $15)
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Whenever you want to know why you can't stream your favorite sport unless you subscribe to cable, the answer isn't consumers' disinterest. As with a lot of things, it's the economics, stupid.
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Pandora buys a music-data analytics company. Basically, it's Pandora saying to the labels and artists "Here's another way we're trying to help you forget how much you hated us back when your revenue was spiraling down the toilet."
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Journalism
  • Hilliard Davidson High School
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  • CNET
    Reporter, digital media, present
  • Dow Jones & Company
    General Assignment Reporter, 2005 - 2013
    General assignment reporting for the last year, breaking news before that
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