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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...


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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