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
Hulu may expand globally – good news for Spotify?
Disney will soon own a 60% stake in video-streaming service Hulu, thanks to its buyout of 21st Century Fox. That will give the company a bigger influence over Hulu’s strategy, including global expansion – which could...
November 12, 2018
Sandbox Issue 212: Packaged Goods. Bulking Up The Music Bundle
Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting...
September 19, 2018
Buy Childish Gambino tickets, get two new unfinished songs free
There’s plenty of experimentation going on around ticketing and bundles in the US at the moment, as you’ll have seen from our recent stories on Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott.
September 5, 2018
Spotify’s US student Hulu bundle adds Showtime subscription
It’s nearly a year since Spotify launched a $5-a-month package for students in the US that included a subscription to video-streaming service Hulu as well as its own music offering. Now the Spotify Premium for Students...
August 30, 2018