The unauthorized appearance of the albums on Spotify and Apple Music raised questions about services that have long been seen as bulwarks against online piracy.
The rapper’s “Scorpion” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 the week that a major shift gives paid streams more weight on the charts than free ones.
Watching divas, impresarios, maestros and virtuosos navigate music’s grandest summer festival shows how the classical landscape has changed.
In a rare industry disclosure, Chance pulled the curtain back on the music streaming wars.
Apple executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson discuss its place in the music ecosystem and how it has built a one-stop shop for the streaming age.
The rapper said a new release, which he called a playlist rather than an album, would arrive in December.
Extended videos, with their cameos and high production values, are part of a growing music streaming war.
The recordings, from the archives of the sound engineer Bill Savory, will finally be available to the public via the National Jazz Museum and Apple Music.
Mr. Ocean has released two new albums, a music video and an art magazine that display his musical and nonmusical talents.