Entertainment bundles are coming: the question is the terms
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Apple wants to launch a new model of paying for music, and major labels are ‘wary’ of the implications. No, you haven’t time-travelled back to the early 2000s...
October 8, 2019
Indian telco Airtel launches TV, video and music bundle
We’ve been talking about the prospect of music-streaming services being bundled with video and other services for some time now, often through the lens of what the big, global technology companies like Apple, Google and...
September 3, 2019
Spotify’s latest telco-bundle partnership is with AT&T
Spotify has announced its latest partnership with a telco, and it’s a big one: AT&T in the US. Subscribers to the network’s ‘AT&T Unlimited & More Premium’ contract can choose to include Spotify Premium...
August 6, 2019
Spotify / Hulu bundle signups end in the US for everyone except students
Spotify launched its first bundled subscription with video-streaming service Hulu in the US in September 2017, for $4.99 a month. The company later rolled it out as a $12.99-a-month option for all American customers in April...
May 23, 2019
Report: YouTube generates 40% of Indian labels’ digital revenue
A report published by business association the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) includes some new estimates for the Indian music industry in 2018. It includes the claim that recorded-music revenues...
March 18, 2019
Spotify bundles Hulu into its $9.99 premium US subscription
Americans have been able to get Spotify and Hulu in a $12.99-a-month subscription bundle since last year. Now that bundle is getting cheaper. “Starting today, March 12, you can enjoy Hulu as part of your regular $9.99-per-month...
March 13, 2019
In India ‘the scale opportunity is telco bundles’
Reading a report about India earlier this week, we spotted a reference to the music-streaming market there needing to go beyond subscriptions and advertising for its revenues. How, though? Consultancy firm Midia Research...
March 1, 2019
Analyst questions impact of Apple’s rumoured video service
Apple may be announcing its long-rumoured video-streaming service next month, and analysts are chewing over the implications. One, Tim O’Shea of Jefferies, has published a report with some big numbers – but also some...
February 19, 2019
Morgan Stanley predicts Apple will launch a ‘media bundle
Apple Music launched in 2015, but now Apple is expected to launch its own video-streaming service in the spring of 2019, with rumours of a relaunched news-aggregation app and even a games-streaming service also bubbling....
February 4, 2019
US telco Verizon Wireless bundles Apple Music with some plans
Last August, US telco Verizon Wireless launched a promotion with Apple to give subscribers to its ‘Verizon Unlimited’ mobile tariffs six months’ access to Apple Music. Now the pair are doubling down on their partnership...
January 16, 2019
Meek Mill teams up with Tidal, Puma and Foot Locker
We’ve seen artists do exclusives with streaming service Tidal before, but US rapper Meek Mill is doing something a bit more interesting with his upcoming ‘Championships’ album. That includes involving a pair of other...
November 21, 2018