Pantera has shared a post to social media thanking fans for the band reaching 1 Billion streams across platforms such as (in alphabetical order) Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google, and Spotify. The band joins notable recent bands such as Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Nirvana with over one billion streams. Pantera was founded in 1981 and released nine studio albums total and a live album (not counting compilations and boxed sets), coming to prominence with their fifth and major-label debut, Cowboys From Hell. The band was disbanded by the late brothers, Darrell Lance “Dimebag” Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott in 2003. Getcha pull and celebrate! Continue reading
Apple, who recently purchased Beats Music for $3 billion, is reportedly using resources from that acquisition to help design its own music streaming service to rival digital music services such as Spotify. Trent Reznor, who was a Chief Creative Officer for Beats Music, is now said to be “playing a major role” in helping Apple come up with a streaming music service of their own, and also planning an enhanced iTunes Radio that may be targeting listeners in regional markets, according to sources familiar with the product. Those sources have indicated that the Beats Music name will likely be shelved in favor of the new service and no free option will be offered.