Spotify files complaint against Apple Music, citing ‘unfair advantages’

The fight to be crowned king of streaming continues as Spotify and Apple Music duke it out March 13. The most recent development comes after Spotify founder Daniel Ek and his team filed a complaint against Apple alleging “unfair advantages” in regards to Apple’s App Store.  After “careful consideration” and what seems like previous efforts to resolve the conflict…

Spotify adds new privileges for Samsung customers

After announcing its partnership with Samsung in August 2018, Spotify has continued to compete with Apple Music as a default music provider. Currently, it’s the go-to listening option for Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant (the competitor to Apple’s Siri). However, as of March 8, the Swedish streaming service has expanded this partnership to astronomical levels, now coming preinstalled on most Samsung devices worldwide. With…

STREAMING ACCOUNTED FOR 75% OF MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUE IN 2018

RIAA figures also show that sales of vinyl rose 8% on the previous year… A report by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has shown that 75% of music revenue made in the retail sector within the US last year came from streaming. These figures are thanks to the continued popularity of subscription services…

SoundCloud users can now distribute original music to rival streaming platforms

SoundCloud has launched a new distribution feature in open beta which enables artists to spread their music to a range of rival streaming services. The upgrade to the platform’s SoundCloud Premier monetization toolset allows users to “seamlessly” distribute their music to the likes of Amazon Music, Apple Music, Instagram, Spotify, Tencent, YouTube Music and more…

SPOTIFY’S TOP 5 GLOBAL ARTISTS IS AMERICAN, AS J BALVIN CLIMBS TO NO.1

The Colombian artist has officially become the biggest act Spotify in terms of total monthly listeners, having just overtaken long-time No.1, Drake. As of today (June 26), Balvin has 48,199,671 monthly listeners on the platform. (This number is monitored each day on a rolling monthly basis.) Drake, meanwhile, has 47,764,878 monthly Spotify listeners. This is…

ELOHIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TV”

GODADDY ‘MAKE THE WORLD YOU WANT’ BRAND LAUNCH COMMERCIAL FEAT. “TV” HERE + FEATURED ON NEW QUINN XCII SINGLE “HOLDING HANDS” HERE STREAM HERE (Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2019) Los Angeles artist / producer Elohim has released a brand new single titled “TV.” Stream the song everywhere now here. The new track comes alongside Elohim’s freshly-launched partnership with GoDaddy for their ‘Make The World You Want’ Brand launch which highlights “TV” in their new…

Spotify rolls out new artist-muting feature

At long last, Spotify subscribers who want to limit their exposure to certain artists now have the ability to mute musicians whose songs makes them cringe, thanks to Spotify’s new artist-muting feature. The new function can be found in the menu bar on each artist’s page. Once the user mutes an artist, the artist’s music will not…

Live Nation’s Reports Best Quarter Ever With $3.8B Revenue

Live Nation is estimating another record-setting financial year after its third quarter earnings report shows an 11 percent increase in revenue, reaching $3.8 billion. The company’s Q3 financial results released Thursday (Nov. 1) also show 16 percent jumps in operating income and adjusted operating income (AOI) to $234 million and $386 million, respectively. From July…

Hardwell Show Via Live Stream!

The all ages ADE-show by Hardwell and the Metropole Orkest taking place on Thursday, October 18th at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome during ADE is sold-out. The last remaining tickets are available now on TicketSwap. Whilst Hardwell has decided to offer a special Golden Ticket including Meet & Greet to a lucky winner! Get Your Last Minute Tickets Here Fans who have not been able to buy a ticket but who would…

SOUNDCLOUD DATA ADDED TO UK AND IRELAND’S OFFICIAL CHARTS

Licensed and monetized streams happening on SoundCloud will now be counted in the UK and Ireland’s Official Albums and Singles Charts. Data from the streaming service will be added to sales numbers calculated by the Official Charts Company for the charts published on Friday (September 21).  SoundCloud plays follow YouTube views as a recent addition…

APPLE’S BUYOUT OF SHAZAM: 5 REASONS IT COULD CHANGE MUSIC STREAMING FOREVER

Apple is in a music-streaming arms race. It’s getting closer to 50m paying music subscribers worldwide, but remains approximately 39m behind Spotify’s premium global user-base. Does Apple’s acquisition of Shazam hold the potential to help launch it towards pole position? The significance of the $400m buyout was meaty enough for European Commission regulators to launch an in-depth investigation in…

SPOTIFY HITS 83 MILLION PAID SUBSCRIBERS AND 180 MILLION TOTAL USERS

Spotify rapidly grows, going toe-to-toe with Apple Music to be the top global music streaming service. Spotify’s latest quarterly earnings have come in, showing a huge growth with continued operating losses. The good news? Spotify has hit 83 million paid subscribers, a big increase from the 70 million paid subscriber count last released. That represents a 13 million…

Instagram and Spotify introduce new story feature to simplify music sharing

The days of screenshotting that track that you’ve been digging in order to share it on your Instagram story are over. Instagram and Spotify introduced a new music sharing feature that allows Spotify listeners to share the song that they’re currently streaming with their Instagram followers. Spotify users need only to select the ‘Share to Instagram Story’ option from…

DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Featuring Jennifer Lopez–Airs Friday, April 13 at 8PM ET/PT

Tune-in to AUDIENCE Network to watch “DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night featuring Jennifer Lopez” a once-in-a-lifetime concert from the global music superstar. The performance, filmed in 4K Ultra HD during Super Week in Minneapolis, MN the night before the Big Game, will air Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW for fans to watch over…

SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCHES EMERGING ARTIST SUPPORT INITIATIVE

SoundCloud has launched its first ever creator-led advertising campaign, which showcases artist’s stories across its apps, playlists, social feeds and newsletters, as well as social and out of home advertising. Entitled First on SoundCloud, the initiative will promote emerging talent through new music, video and photography. The debut campaign features creators that started their careers…

Move over DJs: Spotify tests new auto-mixing feature

Master mixers just might find their talents matched by Spotify’s auto-mixing function. Originally reported to be in the testing phase by Music Ally, the auto-mix feature runs by beatmatching two tracks once the Spotify user enables the shuffle button, and turns off crossfade. Once the shuffle capability is turned on, and crossfade is disabled, a Spotify algorithm that…

Second show added March 31 — TIDAL X: deadmau5 “where’s the drop?” – An Orchestral Performance at The Wiltern Theatre

TIDAL X: deadmau5 “where’s the drop?” AN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE BY deadmau5 AND A FULL ORCHESTRA SECOND SHOW ADDED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 31  AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES LIVESTREAM TO BE BROADCAST ON TIDAL FROM APRIL 1 SOLD-OUT SHOW  CORRESPONDING STUDIO ALBUM ‘where’s the drop?’ SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 30 EXCLUSIVELY VIA TIDAL THROUGH deadmau5′…

YouTube launches new, low data application in 130 countries

YouTube intends to make big moves as 2018 commences, with the launch of their new application YouTube Go. The video streaming giant is introducing it’s newest product in 130 countries after a successful beta test in India last year and an ensuing trial run in 14 additional countries. YouTube Go provides a redesigned version of YouTube’s mobile interface…

SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH NEW MULTIMEDIA FORMAT CALLED SPOTLIGHT

Spotify has officially announced the launch of a multimedia sector called Spotlight. The streaming giant is introducing visual supplement — including text, photos and videos — to augment its audio components, such as audiobooks, podcasts and other content. The launch will cover a wide range of interests from music, sports, politics, pop culture and a plethora of other user interests….

Spotify slammed with a $1.6 billion-dollar licensing lawsuit

A regular on the legal circuit of late, Spotify will see its court-related entanglements extend into 2018 as Wixen Music Publishing served the streaming giant with a $1.6-billion-dollar lawsuit. Notable for its licensure of music produced by more than 200 artists, including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and more, Wixen alleges that Spotify does not possess the proper…

Most Searched for Music Genres in The US

British music streaming service Mixcloud has revealed the “most searched for” music genres in the United States during 2017, collecting the data from searches conducted on the Mixcloud platform. Identifying the dominant genres by individual state in a music map that denotes the given state’s preeminently searched genre, the findings account for more than ten different genres,…

YouTube solidifies deal with Sony and Universal, moves closer towards paid service launch

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube‘s music streaming service could arrive as early as March. The service, which has tentatively been titled Remix, has been experiencing delays in its launch due to its failure to negotiate agreements with major music publishers. Negotiations with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group have been ongoing for quite some time, and until now…

TIDAL TO OFFER FREE 12-DAY CHRISTMAS TRIAL

For users currently without a streaming home and are looking to explore the options, why not try Tidal? The exclusive, high-fidelity service just announced that, starting Christmas, it would be offering an open free 12-day trial of its services. The trial will allow users to access the High Fidelity streaming tier which would usually run you $19.99…

Is Apple ending the Itunes store?

Recent reports are circulating that Apple will terminate the iTunes store by early 2019. Digital Music News reports that the media player turned streaming service has been planning the service’s termination since as early as 2016. Apple introduced Apple Music back in 2015 in order to compete with streaming giants such as Spotify. Despite rapid advances in digital infrastructure and user engagement,…

Apple reportedly to acquire Shazam

Apple is reportedly putting the final touches on an official deal to acquire Shazam, the music recognition app. TechCrunch reports that the deal could be finalized as early as Monday morning. The company, founded in 1999, originally acted as an SMS service where users could identify songs and identify television shows and films. The company officially launched…

YOUTUBE TO LAUNCH MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IN MARCH

YouTube could be considered one of the top 4 streaming platforms for music in the modern age – alongside Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music – but it’s the only one of the group that doesn’t have a paid subscription service for music. Sure, Google parent-company Alphabet has tried before. Google introduced audio-only streaming service Google Play Music in 2011, followed by YouTube Music Key in 2014, giving subscribers ad-free music…

Spotify breaks down your listening habits over the last year

Spotify has officially released its Your 2017 Wrapped feature. By tracking listening habits over the year, the Swedish streaming giant provides users with a year in review to sum up their most listened to artists and genres throughout the year. The feature farms data throughout the year to generate a list of listener’s top 100 streamed songs, and also provides a convenient virtual…

Spotify acquires cloud based collaborative DAW

Since its founding in 2006, Spotify has completely transformed the world of music and become a multi-billion dollar enterprise. The innovative music streaming platform has now bought Swedish online  music studio start-up Soundtrap for an undisclosed amount. Since the start of 2016, Spotify has made nine acquisitions and also attempted to purchase Soundcloud before ultimately backing out of…

New Spotify data shows sharp increase in listening time, artist diversity

“The pie is getting bigger and there are more slices going around.” In an announcement by David Erlandsson and Jomar Perezos of Spotify, the company has revealed statistics that show in an increase in hours listened and music diversity. Average listener hours are up 25 percent, alongside a 37-percent increase in diversity. Erlandsson and Perezos credit editorial…

SoundCloud’s CFO leaves company for TuneIn position

SoundCloud’s chief financial officer has departed from the music streaming platform. The service’s first-ever CFO Holly Lim, has migrated to TuneIn — a radio streaming platform that will host Lim as its own CFO, as announced by TuneIn this week. Lim leaves behind an extensive history at SoundCloud, joining the streaming entity five-months after it unveiled SoundCloud…

3 MYTHS ABOUT STREAMING… AND 3 TRUTHS ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY

You hear a heck of a lot talked about streaming and its impact on the music industry these days. So how much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash? That, essentially, was the question tackled by Warner Music Group’s Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Business Development, Ole Obermann,…

Spotify is now evaluated to be worth $16 billion

Spotify is now is being valued at $16 billion, according to a recent Reuters report. This figure is $3 billion higher than similar trades until June of 2017. GP Bullhound, a technology investment and advisory firm, led an investor survey that estimated Spotify to be worth $50 billion in only a few years. The music industry’s leading music streaming…

Leaked Documents Show SoundCloud Won’t Be Profitable Until 2020

Regardless of the amount of struggles SoundCloud has faced over the past few months, the platform is standing – but the big question remains: how long will it continue to do so? New documents filed in August with German regulators that the platform will likely not become profitable until – get this – 2020. The documents read:…

This website shows your most streamed artists and songs on Spotify

There’s a hierarchy to the way that that fans stream music on Spotify. While users of the streaming service will attest that the platform enables them to listen to a variety of artists ranging from old favorites to new discoveries, there are some artists and songs that earn the distinction of being a user’s “most streamed.”…

Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming

The “million sellers club”, the elite ranks of musicians who have sold more than a million copies of their singles, has been given a modernising shake-up by incorporating streaming for the first time. The Official Charts Company (OCC) has brought together streaming and traditional sales in Britain for the first time to reveal which records…

HOW STREAMING MUSIC PLATFORMS CAN LAST AND GROW

Nikhil Shah, Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Mixcloud (pictured). MixCloud connects listeners to new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcasts uploaded by over 1 million curators. Here, Shah discusses how streaming music services can build their businesses in a sustainable and financially sensible way… There’s been much discussion of late about…

ED SHEERAN’S SHAPE OF YOU IS NOW SPOTIFY’S MOST-STREAMED SONG OF ALL TIME

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is now officially the most-streamed track of all time on Spotify, having overtaken Drake’s One Dance. Shape Of You, released via Atlantic Records, has 1.318bn plays on Spotify as of today (Sept 22) according to the streaming company. One Dance currently stands at 1.317bn plays, ahead of another billion streamer…

THE FUTURE OF RADIO

Michael Huppe (pictured), CEO & President of US-based digital performance licensing organization SoundExchange – which has paid out nearly $5bn in royalties to recorded music rightsholders since being founded in 2003. TIME FOR BROADCASTERS TO EMBRACE DIGITAL Radio’s relationship with the music industry has changed dramatically in a few short years. In its prime, radio…

Send music to friends in Spotify’s new iMessage app

As a part of its new update this week, Spotify has announced an iMessage application that will allow its users to send music to each other. Users can simply search for a song in Spotify’s music library and tap to send it with a friend. When received, the friend will be able to preview a 30-second clip…

Both Days of ABGT250 Will Be Streamed Live

Above & Beyond announced back in spring that the home of their 250th edition Group Therapy Radio Show would held in the The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State. This highly anticipated event is two days and will feature an epic lineup of supporting artists including Yotto, Seven Lions, Moon Boots, Oliver Smith and more. If you aren’t able to attend Anjunabeats has announced that you can watch the…

Spotify and Hulu offer joint subscription service for students at just $4.99

2017 has been loaded with legendary collabs. Now two of the worlds most in-demand outfits present a new kind of collaboration, a joint subscription between the leading streaming giant Spotify and the popular on-demand outfit Hulu. Priced at just $4.99 per month, “Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu,” is a significantly cheaper purchasing plan for the services, which…

Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3’ has been shut down

The world’s largest audio ripping site, youtube-mp3.org ,has been shut down after a consortium of labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music, and UMG filed a lawsuit to shutter the site. Unsurprisingly, the ruling went in favor of the music labels, with the website ordered to pay a substantial settlement fee, as well as transfer its…

THIS IS HOW MUCH APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY AND YOUTUBE PAY PER 1,000 STREAMS

Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, arguably the most important ways to get music heard– but which platform is paying its artists the most? Thanks to RIAA-backed research via Nielsen, BuzzAngle, and MiDIA, we have a very simple breakdown via Digital Music News. Here are the dollar amount that music creators make fore every 1,000 streams on these leading streaming…

Tidal hires its FOURTH CEO

The management tides have changed once again for Tidal, bringing yet another new CEO for the streaming service in their flow. Former Sony Music executive and Kobalt Music Group president, Richard Sanders will now head the platform, surfacing as the fourth chief executive officer to sit atop the company’s wave. Tidal aspires to compete more effectively with…

SoundCloud’s new investors want to replace its current CEO

The uncertainty that enveloped SoundCloud’s fate mostly diminished last week once reports surfaced that the music streaming service was salvaged by two “angel investors.” The winged investors have since been confirmed to be The Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, two respective entities in the platform’s purchase. Seated atop a controlling stake in SoundCloud’s equity thanks…

Alternatives to SoundCloud are Stepping Up

Soundcloud hasn’t been in great shape lately after announcing they basically did not have enough money to last much longer without help. While some some users may view this as tragic,  others view this as an opportunity to offer a service similar to what Soundcloud does. One such service that is gaining popularity is Anchor, a podcast app that…

Spotify Scores New Licensing Deal With Sony

Spotify has reached a licensing agreement with its second major label this year, Sony Music Entertainment, after months of negotiations. Billboard reports that the new deal follows the music streaming giant’s multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Groupannounced back in April. The agreement terms allowed for Universal’s artists to limit new album releases to paid subscribers only for two weeks, marking a change from…

SOUNDCLOUD FOUNDER ALEX LJUNG ISSUES STATEMENT AMIDST CONTROVERSY

SoundCloud has been the word on everyone’s lips the past 48 hours, and for fair reason. A TechCrunch article spelling the death of the platform in 50 days’ time sent the internet into a spiral; however, efforts from Chance The Rapper and SoundCloud’s internal team seem to have delayed whatever apparent downfall the platform was facing….

STREAM-RIPPING NOW “MOST AGGRESSIVE” FORM OF MUSIC PIRACY

  Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office. According to recent research by INCOPRO and Kantar Media, the use of stream-ripping sites increased 141.3% between 2014 and 2016 in the U.K. 57% of the 9,000 respondents surveyed were aware of…

SPOTIFY ACCUSED OF CREATING SONGS TO PAD THEIR OWN PLAYLISTS

For a lot of people, Spotify is the king. At over 140 million monthly users, it’s quickly become the dominant form of music streaming, and discovery, for a lot of people around the world. Spotify’s strongest tool at its disposal is their army of playlists – both human-curated and algorithmically programmed – that drive streams…

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” Is Now The Most-Streamed Song In The UK

Ed Sheeran‘s smash hit ‘Shape of You’ is now the highest-streamed song of all-time in the United Kingdom, dethroning Drake‘s megahit ‘One Dance’ featuring Wizkid and Kyla. A newly released report by the Official Charts Company, which gathers data and publishes weekly song charts in the U.K., claims that ‘Shape of You’ has been streamed over 184 million times in the U.K. alone. The…

“Lean On” Joins The 1 Billion Streams List On Spotify

Blow a kiss, fire a gun All we need is somebody to lean on These words were probably sang at some point in time by most of you reading this article. Major Lazer and co-producer DJ Snake featuring pop singer MØ have just reached the “Billion Plays Club” on Spotify with their anthem ‘Lean On’. Currently at 1,001,715,849streams and growing, ‘Lean On’ is…

Spotify partners with Facebook Messenger for easy group playlists

The ability to create the perfect playlist is not a skill many people possess. But if enough people come together to collaborate on the effort, the perfect playlist can be achieved. To help the music and party communities in their unyielding effort Spotify has partnered with Facebook Messenger to help its users bring their diverse music tastes together and meet…

ELON MUSK CONSIDERS STARTING STREAMING SERVICE

Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music executives should watch their backs because there’s yet another tech billionaire looking to move into the music streaming game. Tesla founder and tech mogul Elon Musk is no stranger to starting new businesses in various industries but this looks to be first his foray in music. Sources close to tech blog Recode say…

Twitter and Live Nation partner to stream live concerts in video

Twitter is working with the world’s leading concert promoter, Live Nation to create an incredible experience for music fans across the world. Twitter announced that it is partnering with Live Nation to exclusively live stream video of concerts today at the NewFronts conference in New York. Artists including Train, Portugal. The Man, August Alsina and…

Global Music Report shows the rise of music streaming

Music streaming continues to be a hugely important aspect of the music industry’s revenue. In a new findings from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s Global Music Report, the organization revealed that streaming now accounts for half of the industry’s annual global revenue. Key statistics from the report show that digital income now accounts for 50 percent…

NEW ONLINE MUSIC STORE LAUNCHES FRESH WAY TO OWN YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

Voltra, an online music streaming and purchasing startup company, has just launched a new way for users to pay for the songs they love. Much like the iTunes store, Voltra allows users a free preview listen of the track in consideration before they buy. Unlike the competitors, however, users are not required to immediately spend…

YouTube Launches Uptime, New Social Video Streaming App

YouTube has been at the forefront of social media development for a long time now. The platform’s products have become so pervasive that YouTube has now become the preferred means for sharing and viewing videos online. YouTube and its many personalities have also contributed massively to the unique online culture that has been established, and the…

ED SHEERAN OBLITERATES SPOTIFY RECORDS WITH 68.7M STREAMS IN A DAY

Hopes are high for the commercial performance of Ed Sheeran’s third album, ÷ (Divide) – and it didn’t disappoint on its first day. Spotify has confirmed that the record’s tracks drew 56.73m streams worldwide yesterday (March 3) – a new record for first-day plays of an LP on the platform. Sheeran didn’t just beat the…

Soundcloud announces new subscription pricing option

Soundcloud launched itself into the competitive paid streaming landscape in March 2016 with the arrival of its Soundcloud Go subscription service. Nearly a year later, with the company considering a sale that has seen one potential buyer drop out while another circles it, the site has announced a change to Soundcloud Go. The German streaming…

WARNER MUSIC JUST JOINED THE $1BN STREAMING RECORD COMPANY CLUB

Warner Music Group is now a proud member of the $1bn streaming club. The company announced today that its recorded music operation generated $311m from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music in the three months ending December 31 last year. That figure, up 47% year-on-year, was enough to take calendar year 2016 streaming revenues…

SPOTIFY & OTHER MUSIC STREAMING APPS DOMINATE 2016

A newly released report from Sensor Tower revealed the lists of top earning and most downloaded non-game apps during 2016, on both the App Store and Google Play. According to the results, music streaming apps dominated the year’s downloads, with Spotify coming out on top in both the App Store and Overall categories by revenue….

STREAMING IS OFFICIALLY AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR WAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC

STREAMING IS OFFICIALLY AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR WAY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC In 2016, over 251 billion songs were streamed in the United States, making up 38% of the country’s music consumption market. That’s a 76% increase from the previous year’s statistics, and marks the first time in history that streaming has surpassed even digital sales,…

SoundCloud Might Run Out Of Cash Before The End Of 2017

SoundCloud Might Run Out Of Cash Before The End Of 2017 SoundCloud, a favorite internet music streaming service for many, has been in the news quite a bit lately, and not always for the right reason. As the music world changes and welcomes new companies, some that have been around for quite some time are…

SOUNDCLOUD’S 2015 NUMBERS ARE IN, SHOWS NET LOSS OVER $50 MILLION

SOUNDCLOUD’S 2015 NUMBERS ARE IN, SHOWS NET LOSS OVER $50 MILLION As 2017 begins, we’re just beginning to learn of Soundcloud’s 2015 year and the growth of the company. At first glance, one might call it a success. Charting a 21.6% growth in revenue, the company was able to stave off its demise for another…

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC

SHAZAM ACTING A FOOL? CHECK OUT THESE 5 OTHER WAYS TO IDENTIFY MUSIC We don’t always have Shazam or SoundHound at our fingertips, and sometimes the dark expanse of club walls and overwhelming festival settings can play havoc with reception and data. So what is one to do when confronted with an absolutely Earth-shattering track…

AFTER EXPANDING TO MUSIC STREAMING, AMAZON SETS SIGHTS ON TICKETING

AFTER EXPANDING TO MUSIC STREAMING, AMAZON SETS SIGHTS ON TICKETING After fully entering the music streaming market, Amazon has made yet another powermove: event tickets. Amazon Tickets is the newest branch of the online empire, and though the service saw a successful soft launch in UK last year, an expansions to Europe, Asia, and the U.S….

Google Play Music Gets Operating and Visual Upgrades

Google Play Music Gets Operating and Visual Upgrades Big data is going nowhere. Its vast amounts of usage, especially in the music industry, continue to bring new ways of utilizing this information. Google, being a little late to the game it seems, is finally rolling out software updates in order to take full advantage of…

Spotify Found Writing Tons of Uesless Data to Hard Drives

Spotify Found Writing Tons of Uesless Data to Hard Drives After being reported in the middle of June in the company’s official support forum, it seems like Spotify has finally taken some action in their latest version 1.0.42. The streaming app has been writing huge caches of data to user hard drives even during idle…

Soundcloud’s Annual Revenue Has Grown 43% to Almost $28 Million

Soundcloud’s Annual Revenue Has Grown 43% to Almost $28 Million Have the tides finally turned for Soundcloud? Its revenues have boosted 43% in just one year, according to financial data analysis by Digital Music News. According to preliminary details shared with DMN recently by PrivCo, Soundcloud was able to accumulate revenues of roughly $27,919,665. The New York-based company tracks private company…

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY

YOUTUBE EARNT $9BN IN REVENUE LAST YEAR, TOWERING OVER SPOTIFY Google’s flagship video service YouTube pulled in $9bn in revenue last year, according to an analyst with in-depth knowledge of the service’s finances. Ken Sena, an analyst at investment bank Evercore ISI, estimates that the platform will have paid out around $5bn in the year…

Apple and Spotify Continue Their War

Apple and Spotify Continue Their War The nitpicking and gripping continue between the two music streaming services of Apple andSpotify. While this topic of discussion isn’t new by any means, their argument has been taken to the next level by Apple’s latest actions. Back it late May, Apple refused to allow Spotify’s latest update into…

SoundCloud to add video advertisements to US applications

SoundCloud to add video advertisements to US applications SoundCloud is rebounding from prior losses through strategic restructuring. The company recently received a $70 million investment from Twitter, and are entering the paid subscription arena with “SoundCloud Go,.” Because of this, SoundCloud is slowly moving toward a profitable future, while also ameliorating its free services that placed it among the top streaming…