8tracks returns! New investor powers revival of beloved streaming service

8tracks, the venerable, crowdsourced, highly differentiated streaming music service which shut off at the end of 2019 is back. Thanks to a new investor who acquired some of 8tracks’ assets, the web app has reopened, with a promise to activate mobile apps next. Jeff Treichel is the new CEO — he has a Harvard MBA and a varied background in investing and board directorship. Continue Reading

8tracks encourages subscription as it nears completion of major-label licensing

In a revealing blog post that transparently reveals company financials while explaining economic realities of the music streaming business generally, 8tracks Founder and CEO David Porter has announced that his company has “nearly wrapped our deal with the first of the major labels.” Along with that revelation, Porter says that 8tracks will start its subscription service in the new year. Continue Reading