Pandora narrowly beats YouTube for US music listening
Pandora accounted for 28% of weekly music-streaming listening in 2016, just ahead of YouTube’s 27% share. That’s according to research firm MusicWatch’s end-of-year analysis, which relies on combining listening on Pandora’s...
January 23, 2017
7digital’s Pete Downton talks Musical.ly, Echo and hi-res music
“The headline figures are hugely encouraging. It’s the first time I can recall where the industry is no longer just focusing on replacing lost physical sales with digital revenues. It’s now got a very clear path to...
January 6, 2017
Napster will power iHeartRadio’s on-demand music service
Earlier this year, iHeartMedia announced plans to add two new subscription tiers to its iHeartRadio streaming service. Yesterday, they went live in beta. Like rival Pandora, the new subscription tiers include a $4.99-a-month...
December 2, 2016
Now iHeartRadio is launching a music app for kids
WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?! Actually, quite a few music services are doing just that. iHeartRadio is the latest, with the launch of its iHeartRadio Family app for iOS and Android. Launched as a partnership...
November 11, 2015
iHeartRadio launches on Snapchat as Warner Music is pushed out
Snapchat has updated its Discover portal by adding both iHeartRadio and BuzzFeed but – seemingly in a one in, one out strategy – it is dropping Yahoo and Warner Music Group. Discover lets partners share up to 20 stories...
July 28, 2015
Bose planning to launch streaming music service
Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose, which is interesting...
December 24, 2014
iHeartRadio about to launch Android Wear smartwatch app
The iHeartRadio service is coming to wrists from next week, through an app for smartwatches running the Android Wear software. Although judging by comments made by iHeartMedia’s Darren Davis to AdAge, there’s...
October 11, 2014
Clear Channel rebrands as iHeartMedia
iHeartRadio has been streaming traditional radio stations and personalised channels for US radio giant Clear Channel since 2008. Now the company is remaking its identity around the popular app. Yesterday, Clear Channel rebranded...
September 18, 2014
T-Mobile US courts controversy with Music Freedom additions
US mobile operator T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom initiative earlier this year, promising that usage of Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Samsung’s Milk wouldn’t be counted...
August 28, 2014
Honda Stage YouTube channel off to a slow start
Earlier this year, Honda made some big claims about a digital music initiative called Honda Stage, with a new YouTube channel at its heart and predictions of 2bn views in its first year. So how’s that going? Hem hem. The...
August 14, 2014
Google searches for music will now play it in selected apps
This is starting small, but could be significant in the long term: Google is now directing mobile searches for music towards legal digital services. For now, this only works for Android devices in the US, but there are plans...
June 23, 2014
New US study claims 31% of Americans listen daily to streaming music
Research firm ClearVoice Research has published a new report on streaming music in the US, based on a recent online survey of 1,010 people. Many of the findings are familiar from similar studies: for example, the popularity...
June 10, 2014