Tag: music service
VKontakte and Sony Music reach goodwill agreement in Russia; licensed streaming service pokes nose over the horizon
Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed partner for the...
July 29, 2015
Deezer plans assault on “bland” advertising
That’s fighting talk. If you are going to call other streaming services’ marketing campaigns “bland” and “generic” (as Christian Harris, the MD of Deezer UK, has done) then you better have something pretty extraordinary...
July 27, 2015
Guvera shareholder offloads millions of shares but the service is getting a “large cash injection” soon
We can’t say that mUmBRELLA pops up on our RSS feed too often but it has a very intriguing story about Australian music service Guvera. It reports that a major (but anonymous) shareholder in the service has taken out an...
July 23, 2015
Deezer joins IFTTT for smarter connectivity
Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit vague, but examples...
July 22, 2015
ROK Mobile launches ROK Music streaming service
Good job no other streaming service chose this week to unveil itself. Oh… Anyway, ROK Mobile, a virtual mobile operator that runs on Sprint and T-Mobile in the US, has launched its own bundled music service. ROK Music will...
June 12, 2015
Pandora and the eight-second rule for advertising
For Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, seven seconds was the crucial time span and for a milquetoast pop act a mere five seconds is your window in summer – but for Pandora it is eight. The music service’s chief revenue...
June 11, 2015
Line’s music service goes live in Japan
We have been writing about Line for a long time, especially in regard to its importance as a social channel for acts (and not just Western mega-acts like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry) where stickers have been...
June 11, 2015
Spotify criticised for Android greediness
Online security company AVG has published a report naming and shaming “the world’s greediest smartphone apps” – ranked by how much they eat up battery life, storage and data allowance on their users’ Android smartphones....
June 3, 2015
Kollekt.fm’s Feeds helps you playlist music from everywhere
It’s been a while since a music service used the .fm suffix (we’ve had Last.fm and Shuffler.fm), as most seem to favour a –ify ending or Grindr-style misspelling. But Kollekt.fm, a new service from the Netherlands,...
May 28, 2015
Samsung committed to Milk despite layoffs
Samsung’s Milk Music is making headlines this week, but not for positive reasons. The music service’s parent division, Media Solutions America, has laid off “dozens” of staff according to Variety, which suggests that...
May 26, 2015
Apple’s music relaunch tipped to reach Russia early
Well, this is somewhat sketchy in terms of sources: Billboard reports that Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that its sources within labels there say that Russia will be one of the first countries to get Apple’s new...
May 21, 2015