Telcos bundling streaming music with smartphone contracts is a familiar distribution strategy, but one that’s being talked about a lot in 2015. Why? Partly because companies like Spotify, Deezer and Rhapsody/Napster continue to see it as a key route to the mainstream music fans that they need to fuel their future growth, but also for another reason: a potential competitive advantage over Apple Music. The theory? Apple being Apple, it’s less likely to have the flexibility required to strike...
August 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
August 3rd, 2015 by Eamonn Forde
YouTube has been live streaming from major US festivals for a number of years and now Facebook is looking to muscle in on this area – sideways. It was testing out its live...
July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
This week, Spotify rolled out a long-awaited new feature: its Discover Weekly playlists. These gems of exploration are now nicely slotted into every user’s library on the...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast