The next edition of Flow Festival will be the last to happen in its historical location – a power plant in the Suvilahti area. The programme looks as festive and grandiose as one would expect on this occasion. Featuring names such as recently reunited Blur, perennial Britpop collective Suede, self-proclaimed "Sweden's darkest pop export" Tove Lo and trailblazing art-punk group Devo, the line-up appeals to music fans with different tastes.
The recent Universal Music Group-brokered deal with the French music streaming service, Deezer, has been the subject of much debate. Martin Mills of Beggars Group, Darius Van Arman of Secretly Distribution, Stephan Bourdoiseau of Wagram Stories, and Emmanuel de Buretel of Because Music joined forces in a post in Music Ally that confronts the pros and cons of the user-centric versus pro-rata streaming models.
Apple is one of the greatest companies on earth. They produce products that are unequalled in consumer technology. But like any company, they release products that are flops in the marketplace. Apple, unlike a lot of other companies, knows how to bury their stiffs like they never existed.
The music streaming industry has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade, with streaming services becoming the primary mode of music consumption for millions worldwide. However, with rapid expansion come concerns of potential market saturation and challenges related to subscription models.