Pirate Bay co-founder takes a pop at Spotify and Netflix
It’s safe to say that music rightsholders don’t give a stuff what Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde thinks about Spotify and Netflix. Still, Sunde has been talking about the new breed of streaming services, and taking...
January 8, 2018
Netflix raises $1.6bn for content acquisitions and originals
Netflix had already announced plans to spend between $7bn and $8bn on content in 2018, but there was a question about how the publicly-listed company planned to finance that investment in licensed shows and films, plus its...
October 24, 2017
Disney pulling out of Netflix to launch own video service
The differences between the video and music-streaming worlds have been highlighted again, with the news that Disney is pulling its content from Netflix at the end of 2018. Why? Because the company is planning to launch...
August 9, 2017
Netflix ended Q2 with nearly 104m paying subscribers
Netflix has crossed what it described as a “symbolic milestone” of 100 million paying subscribers. In fact, the company ended the second quarter of this year with 103.6 million people paying for its service, after 4.6...
July 18, 2017
Netflix has just reached 100m subscribers milestone
Well, the video-streaming service was expecting to have hit that milestone by now, according to its latest financial report. “We expect to cross the 100 million member mark this weekend,” explained the company. “It’s...
April 18, 2017
BMG to administer Netflix music publishing rights outside US
The music industry is quietly excited about the growth of subscription video-streaming services like Netflix, and their investment in high-quality shows and films that are a big sync opportunity. That’s why an announcement...
February 3, 2017
Tech firms attack Donald Trump’s immigration ban
By now you’ll have seen the growing swell of protests against President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly-Muslim countries: from demonstrators at airports to celebrities at awards ceremonies over the...
January 30, 2017
Subs surge made Netflix an $8.3bn streaming business in 2016
Netflix continues to show no obvious interest in expanding from video into music-streaming, but the company remains the subject of intense interest from the music industry and its digital partners. That’s no surprise,...
January 19, 2017
Netflix shares soar after subscribers shoot up
It might not be a digital music company (yet) but Netflix’s growth remains of considerable interest to the music industry for its similarities – and its differences – to subscription services in our industry. This morning,...
October 18, 2016
Netflix only has 12.4% of IMDB’s top 250 films
We talk a lot in the music industry about which albums are exclusive to or missing from individual streaming services. Over in video-streaming land, though, the catalogue holes are much wider. The latest data comes from...
October 13, 2016
Hollywood fears a Netflix content monopoly
Take a break from music-industry collywobbles about which services will dominate the future of music-streaming… by reading an article about TV and film-industry collywobbles about which services will dominate the future...
September 21, 2016