Ohm & Sport launch Eternify to game Spotify’s payouts system
It’s quite possible that soon after reading this, Eternify’s quirky business model will have been squished by Spotify – just as indie band Vulfpeck’s famous ‘stream our silent album through the night to earn us...
June 24, 2015
Rdio to launch €3.99 ‘Select’ tier in Europe
Streaming service Rdio launched its $3.99 Rdio Select tier in the US in May, describing it as the “coach” class to the “business class” of fully on-demand services. It blends Pandora-style personal radio with limited...
June 16, 2015
Amazon pulls out of MIC Coalition lobbying body
There’s unrest within the ranks of the MIC Coalition, the lobbying body that launched in April to campaign in the US to “ensure that upcoming decisions on copyright are grounded in rationality, affordability and predictability”...
June 5, 2015
Jason Derulo launched his new single on Tinder
Musician Jason Derulo is on dating app Tinder, but he’s looking for multiple hookups. With his music, we mean. Derulo is one of the celebrities testing Tinder out – with its full approval – for branding purposes. Last...
April 9, 2015
Facebook’s new app is a Riff on collaborative videos
Facebook has launched its latest standalone app: Riff. Available for iOS and Android, it wants to get people shooting videos together. The idea: one person records a clip of up to 20 seconds, then tells friends how they should...
April 4, 2015
Now Google Play is running a three-month cheap subs offer
Just before Christmas, Spotify launched a promotion offering three months of Premium access for $0.99 – a calculated attempt to entice a large group of free users to experience its ad-free service ahead of the launch of...
March 9, 2015
Troy Carter’s next move: business journalism mogul
What next for Troy Carter after parting ways with his former management client Lady Gaga? How about trying an industry that’s even more challenged by digital disruption than music? Carter’s company Atom Factory has launched...
March 3, 2015
Twitter video now embeddable, but what’s up with Meerkat?
Twitter recently launched native video features for people to shoot, edit and share clips from its mobile apps. What you couldn’t do was subsequently embed those videos elsewhere on the web. You can now, through an ‘Embed...
March 3, 2015
New YouTube Kids app includes ‘pop music videos’
YouTube launched a standalone app for children yesterday, although YouTube Kids is only available in the US for now. The app is free and ad-supported, serving up a child-friendly selection of channels and videos divided into...
February 26, 2015
Concert subscription service Jukely expands to San Francisco
We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts in New York...
February 9, 2015