STMPD RCRDS announces monthly edition of online festival during isolation period

After the success of the first edition of their online festival, Martin Garrix’s label STMPD RCRDS is back with a monthly edition of STMPD RCRDS Festival. Starting coming Saturday the 25th of April at 4PM CEST, everyone at home can enjoy several hours of fresh tunes from STMPD artists and friends every last Saturday of the month during these times of social distancing….

YAMAHA announces new online series #YAMAHALIVEFROMHOME

Announces new online series #YAMAHALIVEFROMHOME  An on-going online concert platform featuring artists from around Europe YAMAHA has announced the launch of a new online concert initiative, which presents live concerts and music tutorials from Yamaha artists across Europe. Watch Francesco Tristano’s ‘Bach to Basics’ virtual tuorial here: https://www.facebook.com/francescotristano/videos/663985034400529 Featuring a clutch of established and rising artists…

ARTY live from home | Armada Unites Livestream

Connect with Armada Music ▶https://www.instagram.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.facebook.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.twitter.com/armada ▶https://www.soundcloud.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.armadamusic.com

Claptone reveals “Claptone In The Circus”

An immersive video series – broadcasting live every Wednesday APRIL 22ND – AUGUST 5TH, 2020 EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9PM CET 12 EXCLUSIVE MIXES 40 + EXCLUSIVE AND UNRELEASED CLAPTONE ORIGINALS, REMIXES AND EDITS ALL STREAMED LIVE FROM THE CIRCUS Watch via Claptone’s YouTube or Facebook Welcome to CLAPTONE in The Circus, a series of DJ sets, live and direct from a…

TUNE IN: DESTRUCTO Presents “BREAKFAST CLUB” Live Stream Sunday, April 26

DESTRUCTO PRESENTS THE BREAKFAST CLUB LIVE STREAM ON TWITCH, FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE SUNDAY, APRIL 26  STARTING AT 9:00AM UNTIL 11:00AM PST WATCH AT TWITCH.TV/DESTRUCTOAMF FACEBOOK.COM/DESTRUCTOAMF YOUTUBE.COM/C/DESTRUCTOAMF DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) is back with another live stream coming directly to your living room this Sunday, April 26. The Breakfast Club is a call back to the 2018…

BigCityBeats steers forward with radio partner 1LIVE for WORLD CLUB DOME Drive-In

„Dance into May”: with Le Shuuk & Friends at the Autokino Düsseldorf Pre-register now at worldclubdome.com/drive-in and be there on April 30th, 2020! For years BigCityBeats have been known for their unusual and crazy antics, and now thanks to BCB you need no longer worry about Summer 2020 lacking any festival events. Bernd Breiter, the visionary founder…

Armada Unites Livestream: D.O.D. & Mistajam

Connect with Armada Music ▶https://www.instagram.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.facebook.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.twitter.com/armada ▶https://www.soundcloud.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.armadamusic.com

Armada Unites Livestream: BRKLYN & Maor Levi

Connect with Armada Music ▶https://www.instagram.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.facebook.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.twitter.com/armada ▶https://www.soundcloud.com/armadamusic ▶https://www.armadamusic.com

ANABEL ENGLUND MIXMAG LAB HOME SESSIONS DJ SET

TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 17 AT  5:00PM ET/2:00PM PT WATCH AT FACEBOOK.COM/MIXMAGMAGAZINE/ Tune in TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 17 as Anabel Englund will perform a set for the Mixmag Lab Home Sessions series.  Starting at 5:00pm ET/2:00PM PT, fans can tune in at facebook.com/MixmagMagazine/ for an exclusive set from Anabel Englund direct from her Los Angeles home….

Groove Cruise unveils 3-day virtual livestream w/ Roger Sanchez, Gene Farris, Offaiah and more (17-19 April)

GROOVE CRUISE REVEALS 3 DAY VIRTUAL SAIL AWAYS BENEFITTING THE WHET FOUNDATION COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. FEATURING ARTISTS ROGER SANCHEZ, GENE FARRIS, QRION, COCODRILLS, OFFAIAH, FATUM, AND MANY MORE. The World’s Premier Electronic Music Cruise steps forward to give back to those experiencing hardships in the music and travel industry. CLICK TO TWEET: Whet Travel’s @GrooveCruise…

Martin Garrix announces exclusive live set

This Saturday, April 11, Martin Garrix will treat fans to an exclusive live set coming straight from his rooftop in Amsterdam to your home. From 7PM CEST/1PM EST people from all over the world are able to watch the set on Garrix’s YouTube page. During the stream Garrix will showcase a brand new live set which will include numerous exclusive IDs,…

Ibiza Needs Ibiza Beats: Fundraiser to support the Red Cross in Ibiza in association with DanceTelevision’s Stay Home Festival

Jack Back, Felix Da Housecat, Luciano, Paco Osuna, Pete Tong, Andres Campo, Francisco Allendes and many more all play non -stop music from all around the globe to raise money for the Red Cross in Ibiza during these difficult times #StayHomeFestival, #DanceHome, #IbizaNeedsIbizaBeats and #StreamWithUs Special times call for special measures and the current global…

MARTIN JENSEN TO PLAY 5-HOUR ‘ME, MYSELF, ONLINE’ LIVESET FROM TELIA PARKEN STADIUM THIS FRIDAY, AVAILABLE TO STREAM VIA TWITCH!

Stream info: Friday 10th April @ 18:00pm – 23:00pm CEST Stream link: twitch.tv/martinjensentv As one of Denmark’s biggest artists with over 1 billion streams and a #45 placing in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s Poll, Martin Jensen is constantly pushing the envelope in connecting with his fans through his music and in these unprecedented times, aims to…

Tune In: Mixmag Lab Home Sessions Debuts w MK Now Set For Friday, April 10

ORIGINALLY SET FOR TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 7 IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AT 5:00PM ET/2:00PM PT WATCH AT FACEBOOK.COM/MIXMAGMAGAZINE/ Tune in FRIDAY, APRIL 10 as leading global house music DJ/producer and AREA10 founder MK (Marc Kinchen) will perform a DJ set for the very first episode of Mixmag Lab Home Sessions series.  Starting at…

FEDDE LE GRAND’S DARKLIGHT RECORDINGS BRINGS MAIN STAGE FAVOURITES HOME OUT NOW

Fedde Le Grand’s iconic Darklight Recordings imprint has dropped a trio of future Main Stage favourites which will bring the festival vibes straight to your stereos. STREAM: EXODUS x DRIIFT x RELYVE FT. DASHIUS CLAY ‘M.I.A.M.I’ Set to impress with a monster collaboration between New York’s Exodus, Brazil’s DRIIIFT, Ukraine’s Relyve and a feature from Miami’s Dashius Clay, ‘M.I.A.M.I’ is a tantalising…

Beatport’s 34 hour live stream raises over $180,000 for COVID-19 Solidarity funds with a staggering 8.5m people tuning in

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event 8.5 million people tune in to watch Beatport’s 34-hour live stream marathon with DJs from around the globe, raising over $180,000 for the AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) and WHO COVID-19 Funds Beatport, the world’s leading destination for electronic music, today announced that its 34-hour live stream “ReConnect” in partnership with…

PAUL VAN DYK & KINETICA MAKE ‘FIRST CONTACT’!

PVD RESPONDS TO COVID-19 WITH LAUNCH OF ‘PC MUSIC NIGHT’ & FIRST LIVE STREAM @ BERLIN’S CLUB ANOMALIE Today (March 27), electronic music lovers receive another advance transmission from ‘Guiding Light’ – the hotly anticipated tenth artist album from PvD. The genre pioneer has connected with Kinetica (Dee Henry) for ‘First Contact’ – their fittingly titled debut….

Japan’s Rainbow Disco Club announces 12-hour live stream somewhere under the rainbow! with DJ Nobu, Kenji Takimi, Yoshinori Hayashi, Licaxxx, CYK, machìna, Sisi and more

RAINBOW DISCO CLUB “somewhere under the rainbow!” Saturday 18th April 12:00-24:00 JST https://rainbowdiscoclub.zaiko.io/e/somewhereundertherainbow Facebook: @RainbowDiscoClub Instagram: @RainbowDiscoClub Twitter: @Rainbow_Disco   Japan’s Rainbow Disco Club which like many others was forced to cancel due to the outbreak of COVID-19, has announced a 12-hour long streaming event dubbed somewhere under the rainbow! on Saturday 18th April.  …

STMPD RCRDS Festival Is Coming To A Device Near You On March 28

The STMPD RCRDS family have decided to rally together to offer fans something really special during these difficult times. To spread acts of musical kindness around the world right now, they have decided to stage an online STMPD RCRDS Festival on Saturday March 28th, bringing you DJ sets from your favourite STMPD RCRDS artists and friends. But this isn’t just any old…

LIVE NATION SHARES BOUNCE BACK AS LIBERTY MEDIA PAYS OFF $130M COMPANY LOAN

Liberty Media Corporation has today announced that it has fully repaid a Live Nation margin loan using cash. The payment, worth $130m, means that there are now “no margin or other price triggers that could require a sale of the underlying [Live Nation] stock”, according to Liberty. Liberty Media owns approximately 69.6 million shares of…

GIGMIT LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGING NEW BOOKING TOOL ‘FAN INSIGHTS’

ENABLES FAN AND STREAMING DATA TRANSPARENCY FOR  PROMOTERS, BOOKERS, MANAGERS, LABELS & ARTISTS MULTI-PLATFORM DATA FIGURES NOW STREAMLINED AND READILY  ACCESSIBLE FOR OVER 110,000 LIVE ACTS Streaming is changing the music industry as rapidly growing numbers of listeners generate an ever-increasing amount of data. Top that off with fan figures from social media and an…

Beatport expands its Techno Categories

https://www.beatport.com Beatport, the world’s number one destination for electronic music, has just announced that it will be expanding Techno, the store’s most popular genre, into two new categories: Techno [Raw/Deep/Hypnotic], and Techno [Peak Time/Driving/Hard]. In recategorising its Techno genre, Beatport will offer its customers a more clearly curated Techno catalogue tailored to diverse sounds, while enabling artists and labels…

THE BRITISH INDIE WITH MAJOR INFLUENCE NCS CONFIRMS 235 BILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS OVER LAST DECADE, LABEL REVOLUTIONISES ‘TRADITIONAL’ MUSIC DISTRIBUTION TEMPLATE

NCS today cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest independent electronic music labels, confirming ‘end-of-decade’ figures that include a whopping 235 billion YouTube streams.  With 24 million subscribers to their YouTube platform, NCS control the third largest YouTube channel in the UK, behind only One Direction and Ed Sheeran. However, their reach extends…

YOUTUBE IS GENERATING OVER $1.5BN PER MONTH FROM ADS – AND BOASTS OVER 20M PAYING MUSIC SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE

YouTube reached over $15 billion in advertising revenues last year. That figure was included as part of the platform’s first ever publicly disclosed advertising revenues (see below), published yesterday (January 3) by parent company Alphabet in its financial results for Q4 and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. It was also revealed yesterday that YouTube’s advertising revenues…

RICHIE HAWTIN Launches CLOSER — Interactive App For Mobile Phones

RICHIE HAWTIN – CLOSER APP INTERACTIVE APP – MADE FOR MOBILE PHONES – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEKOM ELECTRONIC BEATS AVAILABLE NOW app:                     CLOSER available:             iOS App Store, Google Play – free download  formats:                interactive mobile app, audiovisual mix album hashtags:            #RichieHawtin #CLOSElive #CLOSEcombined #TelekomElectronicBeats RICHIE HAWTIN CELEBRATES…

SoundCloud adds new Promote tool for artists to further target audiences

Music streaming service SoundCloud has just unveiled a new tool for artists with premier memberships called Promote. The tool allows creators to book campaigns that specifically targets audiences, boosting their music to the top of users’ feeds. In line with Facebook and Instagram’s advertising options, targeting options include age, gender, location, device, and genre. SoundCloud Premier allows…

NEW APPLE MUSIC FOR BUSINESS SERVICE LAUNCHES

Apple has partnered with in-store music and entertainment provider PlayNetwork to launch a Music for Business service. According to the Apple Music for Business landing page, businesses will be able to use the service via a dedicated iOS app and CURIOPlayer Z8 music players. Apple has already been testing a version of its new offering in Harrods and…

Spotify announces launch of their own award show

Spotify has announced that on March 5th, 2020, they will host the first annual Spotify Awards in Mexico City. According to the streaming giant, the show’s categories, nominees, and winners will be decided entirely based on user streaming data to “provide a true reflection of what fans are listening to.” Coming fresh off the heels of…

TIKTOK CROSSES 1.5 BILLION DOWNLOADS

TikTok has surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to new stats released by mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The new stats also reveal that TikTok is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019, behind WhatsApp (707.4m) and Messenger (636.2m). Facebook and Instagram come in at No. 4 and No. 5…

Sam Feldt Reaches Milestone Of 1 Billion Spotify Streams

DJ and producer Sam Feldt has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion streams on Spotify. The achievement follows his current global succes with ‘Post Malone’ (feat. RANI), which by now counts over 80 million Spotify streams. Sam Feldt received a special 1 billion streams award this week at Dutch national radio SLAM!. Sam Feldt has been on fire since his earliest releases. Making his…

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,…