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Songwriters to Get a 44% Raise from Streaming Giants

"The largest rate increase in history": Songwriters and publishers are due to get an increase in their rate from Apple, Spotify, Pandora and others.

Meet the New Outlaws of the Airwaves. Like Everything Else, You...

Pirate radio is thriving on YouTube where people seek the community and intimacy long gone from personalized streaming and crappy terrestrial radio.

Spotify Lets Every Artist Upload Music (and it’s free)

How to get your music on Spotify? Soon: press an upload button, because Spotify is opening up free distribution to everyone.

In The Groove: Welcome to the New Issue of 5 Mag

Bigger, thicker, stronger: a completely redesigned 5 Mag and our longest issue ever with features on underground legend Danny J. Lewis, DJ Aakmael, Pirate Radio, Streaming in Africa, the history of the 808 and its clones, new podcasts, reviews and more.
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Tears of a Cloud

Don't cry for the demise of SoundCloud. But it's sad what SoundCloud should have been.

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.

Bandcamp: “We’re Profitable, and We’re Not Going Anywhere”

A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least...

Why Dance Music Streaming Failed

About 18 months ago, as hastily-assembled EDM conglomerate SFX became more and more obvious about transforming its Beatport digital download store into a streaming...

Who’s Afraid of Baboom?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport...

Ready or Not, Beatport Turns to Streaming

Beatport has confirmed that it is launching a new Beatport streaming service starting next year. What does this mean for labels that sell on...

Inside the Greenroom Ep #1: The Death of Digital Music?

Welcome to Inside the Greenroom, a new podcast from 5 Magazine. Join our Editor-in-Chief Czarina Mirani with Managing Editor Terry Matthew as they run...

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Cornelius SA – A 5 Mag Mix 69

One of the dope producers generating heat from South Africa, with records on Dopewax, remixes for Tortured Soul and more, Cornelius SA delivers an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

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