Students’ Apple Music web player has attracted nearly 200k users
Apple Music doesn’t (yet) have a web-player version of its service: for now it’s native apps for the various Apple devices, plus PCs and Android. Now four students from the University of Kent in the UK are trying to plug...
July 5, 2019
Spotify playlists the focus for 2018 RecSys Challenge
Spotify already has a feature suggesting songs that might fit with a user’s playlist, to speed up the process of creating them. The streaming service clearly sees potential for improvement though, as its involvement...
August 29, 2017
Developers can now make money from (some) Spotify apps
Spotify’s mobile SDK has historically had one rather important restriction: developers couldn’t make money for them by charging or selling ads. That’s now changed. Well, sort of. “We are pleased to announce that we’ve...
December 16, 2014
Facebook’s mobile Like button now live for developers
Earlier this year, Facebook trailed plans for a mobile Like button, which developers would be able to use within their iOS and Android apps. The idea: people playing games could Like that game or its developer’s Facebook...
October 8, 2014
Mobile games firms want star licences, but will the deals add up?
Have you played Kim Kardashian: Hollywood yet? If you’re involved in digital music marketing and/or artist management, you probably should. The mobile game has been a runaway success on iOS and Android, sparking (admittedly...
August 25, 2014
Microsoft tempts third-party developers with Xbox Music affiliation offers
Microsoft has opened up its Xbox Music API for third-party developers, with the aim of getting people to start creating apps on various devices that tie in to its streaming music service. It includes access to the service’s...
July 7, 2014
Startup Dice plans to ‘overhaul’ ticketing for music, entertainment and sports
London already has its fair share of disruptive live-music startups – Songkick being the obvious example – but another one is set to make its debut later this month. It’s called Dice, and it’s come to our...
July 4, 2014
Is Facebook now an ‘undesirable platform’ for startups?
Online marketing entrepreneur Andrew Chen's blog post on Why Developers are Leaving the Facebook Platform is an essential read today, although it will make uncomfortable reading within the social network.
April 23, 2013
Tomahawk launches an API
Tomahawk has now an API providing its multi-source music player to other developers, enabling them to add it into their own websites and apps using a few lines of code.
January 28, 2013
ShareMyPlaylists launches API for developers
Spotify-focused music community ShareMyPlaylists has been going since 2009, and now has a collection of 120k playlists and 1.5m unique monthly visitors.
January 18, 2013
25 developers take 50% of iOS/Android US app revenues
Analyst firm Canalys has put out some new estimates for how US app revenues are being carved up on iOS and Android.
December 5, 2012