June 22, 2015
Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music

Apple Accepts the Worst Deal in Music Streaming – thanks to Taylor Swift

It was a busy weekend. Yesterday, a Taylor Swift Tumblr post explained why she will withhold her 1989 album from the new Apple Music service. A few hours later Apple changed course, decided to incur higher operating costs in perpetuity and is back in Swift’s good graces. Everybody wins? Not likely.
February 12, 2015
Taylor Swift Should Blame Record Label

Artists Should Blame Record Labels, Not Music Streaming

Given Ms. Swift’s very public disagreement about royalties and other articles about small checks that some artists receive, many are left with the impression that music streaming services are unfairly benefiting from musicians’ work. Industry data emerged last week suggesting record labels are the real beneficiaries.
February 9, 2015
XAPPmedia article featured in WIRED Magazine

WIRED Magazine – Big Winners of 2014: Taylor Swift and Spotify

Written by XAPPmedia CMO Bret Kinsella and published on WIRED Magazine's Innovation Insights blog.
December 15, 2014

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify: What Advertisers Need to Know

Taylor Swift leaves Spotify and takes her music with her. Ed Sheeran comes to Spotify's defense by contributing his success to its streaming services. XAPPmedia's Bret Kinsella had a featured article on Adotas today where he breaks down both sides of the debate, presents important data, explains what advertisers need to know and how they can benefit from internet radio.