This week A.J. and Mikah welcome the future of the music industry, thanks to streaming music numbers counting toward RIAA certificates; they monitor the stock market to see if Google maintains its lead over Apple; and they ponder the point of Instagram’s original serialized thriller.
Links and Show Notes
Streaming Goes Platinum:
- The RIAA Finally Bows to Streaming, Making 17 Artists’ Albums Go Gold and Platinum, via Vulture
- RIAA Debuts Album Award With Streams, via RIAA
Google (Briefly) Beats Apple:
- Google parent Alphabet passes Apple market cap at the open, via CNBC
- Alphabet (Aka Google) Isn't Making Money On Moonshots Just Yet, via Newsy