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…

THE NIGHT LEAGUE JOINS APPLE MUSIC TO PRESENT THE SOUNDS OF IBIZA 2019

Listen to Sounds of Ibiza 2019 on Apple Music, featuring playlists from The Night League’s award-winning club brands including Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza and ANTS. Discover the biggest tracks of the summer on exclusive playlists curated by Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza’s resident artists and guests, including Armin van Buuren, Eli & Fur, FISHER, Solardo, Tale Of…

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…

Mija ‘One Mix’ Special on Apple Music’s Beats 1 for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, and the electronic music industry is ready to put ladies in the spotlight. Apple Music’s Beats 1 tapped experimental songwriter, producer and DJ Mija for a special female-forward edition of its “One Mix” series. Listen Mija ‘One Mix’ The mix will feature a fully female lineup, including tracks from Grimes, Billie Eilish, Bjork and Mija’s own catalog. The…

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…

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,…

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…

The End of Apple Music Festival

Say goodbye to Apple‘s music festival as the tech company shifts gears and devotes efforts into other projects such as music streaming and one-time events. Starting in 2007 as the iTunes Music Festival, it was rebranded in 2015 to the Apple Music Festival. During it’s 10-year run in London, Apple invited artists including Avicii, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, and Zedd…

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…

Kygo announces “Stole the Show” documentary, sophomore album details

Multitalented genre pioneer Kygo has announced a personal documentary “Stole The Show.” The film will be released July 26 via Apple Music and chronicles Kygo’s journey from the early stages of his career to his career-defining performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in January 2016. Featuring testimonials from his manager, Myles Shear, and DJ friends Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Bono,…

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…

Apple Working to Fix Bugs Before New iPhone Launch

Engineers and designers at Apple are frantically working to fix bugs that might cause production delays for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone. The name of the new device has yet to be announced and will be revealed this fall along with specifics about updates for the iPhone. Apple is adding several new technologies and the team is…

Apple Music Steps Away From Album Exclusives

In today’s world full of so many applications that do very similar things, Apple Music is stepping away from one of its distinctive features. For those unfamiliar with Apple Music, album exclusives were one of its big draws. It allows the service to stream a brand new album for a limited time, often before any…

Felix Jaehn Reveals Beats 1 “One Mix” For Apple Music

Felix Jaehn – One Mix – Felix Jaehn has unveiled his latest release titled One Mix for Apple Music’s Beats 1. The ‘Cheerleader‘ hitmaker joins the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Sam Feldt and Black Coffee in an exclusive mix available to listen to On Demand. Felix’s One Mix follows his latest single with British…

PRINCE’S MUSIC TO HIT SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC

PRINCE’S MUSIC TO HIT SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC Prince’s back catalogue is set to hit Spotify and Apple Music, according to reports from Bloomberg. Prince’s music remains one of the few collections from a major artist unavailable on the two streaming platforms, but sources close to his estate have reportedly revealed that is set to…

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…

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…

SPOTIFY HAS ALREADY PAID THE MUSIC BUSINESS OVER $1.2BN THIS YEAR

SPOTIFY HAS ALREADY PAID THE MUSIC BUSINESS OVER $1.2BN THIS YEAR Spotify has announced that its lifetime payments to the music business have now topped $5bn. The news came as the streaming platform confirmed its invite-only launch in Japan. What’s particularly interesting about the new milestone is that it was only 15 months ago –…

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…

APPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS

ndAPPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS Recently, we reported Apple’s rumored plans to eliminate music downloads from their business model. Now, Apple has spoken up regarding the alleged statement. It’s quite unlike the company to publicly address rumors, but this speculative strategy made its rounds through the internet rather quickly and caught some serious attention….

Apple Receives Patent For Music Censoring Technology

Apple Receives Patent For Music Censoring Technology Apple’s music censoring patent was approved after being filed in September of 2014. The technology will be able to scan songs or ebooks and edit out swear words. The patent is appropriately named “Management Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyrics during Audio Playback.” Apple’s goal is to make…

Apple Music Is Catching Up To Spotify With 11 Million Users

Apple Music Is Catching Up To Spotify With 11 Million Users Apple Music launched on June 30th, 2015. Now, less than a year later, the service has grown to over 11 million subscribers. Just to compare, it took Spotify six years to reach that number. However, it’s no wonder Apple can achieve such vigorous growth,…

Listening To More Music Together Leads To More Sex

Listening To More Music Together Leads To More Sex A new study conducted in partnership with Sonos and Apple Music concludes that listening to more music together equates to more frequent bouts of intimacy. The two companies “hired a consultant, neuropsychologist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, to help craft the study,” and 30,000 participants were examined and…

SKRILLEX RELEASES THE TRAILER FOR “RED LIPS” REMIX VIDEO

SKRILLEX RELEASES THE TRAILER FOR “RED LIPS” REMIX VIDEO With the Thanksgiving break finally winding down, a new week of release is finally upon us. While there are several new tracks dropping tomorrow, one of the more exciting releases is Skrillex’s music video of his incredibly anticipated and beloved remix of GTA’s Red Lips. The…

A NEW ENTRY INTO THE STREAMING MUSIC WORLD

A NEW ENTRY INTO THE STREAMING MUSIC WORLD The popular freemium file transfer site WeTransfer.com is set to announce their entrance into the field of streaming music services, though their approach will be a bit different as compared to Spotify or Apple Music. WeTransfer currently serves 85 million users per month, and hopes to grow…

HEY LADIES: APPLE THINKS YOU CAN’T FIND MUSIC WITHOUT MEN’S HELP

HEY LADIES: APPLE THINKS YOU CAN’T FIND MUSIC WITHOUT MEN’S HELP The famed producer, cofounder of Interscope, and current head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine was recently on CBS This Morning, and made some bizarrely sexist comments to go along with Apple’s bizarrely sexist TV ad. Jimmy Iovine and Apple Music seem to be gunning…

SAY GOODBYE TO BEATS MUSIC; APPLE MUSIC TO TAKE ITS PLACE

SAY GOODBYE TO BEATS MUSIC; APPLE MUSIC TO TAKE ITS PLACE It’s time to say goodbye and to get our assets in order as Beats Music will be no more. According to a statement released earlier today, the music streaming app has announced that they will be no more as of November 30th. They are…

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES MUSIC STORIES FOR NEWSFEED

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES MUSIC STORIES FOR NEWSFEED We’re all too aware of Facebook’s unceasing hunger for world domination, evident by constant tweaks, updates, and additional features. Now the big blue F has added ‘Music Stories,’ a song sharing feature that will allow users to preview 30 second song clips from Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes on their newsfeed. Releasing today, Music…

SPOTIFY IS MILES MORE POPULAR THAN APPLE MUSIC (ON GOOGLE)

SPOTIFY IS MILES MORE POPULAR THAN APPLE MUSIC (ON GOOGLE) OCTOBER 5, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM Thought that we’d be given some official updated Apple Music subscriber numbers by now? Not likely. Apple’s Eddy Cue said in August that 11m people had signed up to the free three-month trial of the streaming service, two months…

GOOGLE PLAY MATCHES APPLE MUSIC’S $14.99 FAMILY PLAN FOR 6 PEOPLE

GOOGLE PLAY MATCHES APPLE MUSIC’S $14.99 FAMILY PLAN FOR 6 PEOPLE SEPTEMBER 29, 2015         BY TIM INGHAM Google Play Music is launching a family plan later this year that will rival Apple Music for value. Subscribers to Google Play Music can stream and cache unlimited songs from its All Access streaming service….

APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES IN CHINA FOR EQUIVALENT OF $1.50 A MONTH

APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES IN CHINA FOR EQUIVALENT OF $1.50 A MONTH SEPTEMBER 30, 2015           BY TIM INGHAM When Apple Music launched in 100 countries on June 30, there was one very notable name missing from its list: China. The Cupertino firm has now confirmed that Apple Music – alongside iTunes Movies…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US… SEPTEMBER 21, 2015          BY TIM INGHAM The number of people paying for music subscription services in the US market is starting to flatline, according to new figures – even though the revenue they are generating continues to jump. According to RIAA…

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS?

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS? SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 BY TIM INGHAM Did you know less than 1% of the world’s population are currently paying for on-demand music streaming services? The wider industry continues to hope that the likes of Spotify and Apple Music will provide salvation – and early signs from the Nordics…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR APPLE MUSIC? IT’S GOING LIVE…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR APPLE MUSIC? IT’S GOING LIVE… SEPTEMBER 3, 2015         BY TIM INGHAM The next milestone in Apple Music’s rapid evolution is nearly here. The 10-night Apple Music Festival will take place at London’s Roundhouse from September 19, featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams, Florence & The Machine, One Direction, The…

SHAZAM HAS LOST £25M IN PAST THREE YEARS, BUT IT’S CLOSE TO 120M USERS

SHAZAM HAS LOST £25M IN PAST THREE YEARS, BUT IT’S CLOSE TO 120M USERS AUGUST 31, 2015          BY TIM INGHAM Shazam now has more active users than Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer combined – but its losses are accelerating. According to freshly-registered fiscal results, Shazam Entertainment Ltd suffered the biggest net…

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER Scary news for those who don’t feel YouTube is paying music rights-holders enough: it’s the biggest music streaming service on earth, and it’s growing faster than Spotify or any of its rivals. That’s according to MBW analysis of the latest market stats out of…

APPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING TO LONDON IN SEPTEMBER

APPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING TO LONDON IN SEPTEMBER AUGUST 18, 2015   BY MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September. The Apple Music Festival replaces the iTunes Festival, which was first held in 2007, and…

APPLE MUSIC ISN’T SELLING SUBSCRIPTIONS – IT’S SELLING ‘MEMBERSHIPS’

APPLE MUSIC ISN’T SELLING SUBSCRIPTIONS – IT’S SELLING ‘MEMBERSHIPS’ AUGUST 10, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM The music business has become used to referring to the ‘premium’ offerings of music streaming services as ‘subscriptions’. But that’s not what Apple Music is offering customers. In a subtle break from the norm, the Cupertino company is officially enticing…

APPLE MUSIC IS A TERRIBLE DISASTER. APPLE MUSIC IS A STORMING SUCCESS.

APPLE MUSIC IS A TERRIBLE DISASTER. APPLE MUSIC IS A STORMING SUCCESS. AUGUST 6, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM In the spin-heavy world of music streaming, you’ll no doubt hear both of the above arguments convincingly portrayed in the coming days. The trigger for their arrival will be the first factual nugget regarding Apple Music’s performance:…

HAPPY APPLE MUSIC DAY?

HAPPY APPLE MUSIC DAY? JUNE 30, 2015  BY TIM INGHAM This is a massively important 24 hours for the music industry. No pressure. Apple Music will officially launch at 8am PST (4pm UK time/CET) today as part of the iOS 8.4 update, ushering in the biggest change for mainstream music consumption for over a decade….

APPLE MUSIC: ARTISTS WILL BE PAID FOR FREE TRIAL AFTER TAYLOR SWIFT LETTER

APPLE MUSIC: ARTISTS WILL BE PAID FOR FREE TRIAL AFTER TAYLOR SWIFT LETTER It appears the world’s independent labels owe Taylor Swift a drink. Following the pop megastar’s scathing open letter to Apple yesterday, the corporation has announced that it has changed its mind… and WILL pay artists compensation during the three-month free trial of…