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
Metric launch ‘Pagan Portal’ app to showcase new album
Metric have launched an app called The Pagan Portal in advance of their new album ‘Pagans in Vegas’, with plans to debut new music first within the app, as well as other content. It’s available as a free download for...
July 21, 2015
Musical.ly app launches for Android (and no, it’s not us)
In recent weeks, we’ve had a number of mentions of the @musically Twitter account in tweets with videos of people lip-syncing to music. We wondered why, until establishing that there’s a Dubsmash-style social music app...
July 15, 2015
PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign
Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
July 3, 2015
Emporio Armani launches Spotify-powered mobile music app
Fashion brand Emporio Armani is getting into streaming music, albeit with a smartphone app tapping Spotify’s API. Emporio Armani Sounds was released this week for iPhone and Android as a free download. “ Listen to exclusive...
July 2, 2015
Ad-free YouTube launch ebbs further away towards the horizon
Reports are suggesting that YouTube’s planned ad-free tier has run into serious licensing barriers and its launch date is being pushed back again and again. The Information apparently has, well, the information behind this...
June 29, 2015
Resident Advisor launches its first consumer app
Electronic music website Resident Advisor is currently attracting nearly 2.7 million monthly unique visitors to its combination of editorial and events listings. Now it has turned the latter into a standalone iPhone app called...
June 25, 2015
YouTube launches its third spin-off: YouTube Gaming
YouTube has now launched standalone services for its three key content verticals: music, children and games. You’ll be familiar with YouTube Music Key, while the YouTube Kids app launched in the US earlier this year. Friday saw...
June 15, 2015
Conan launches Spotify channel
No, not Conan The Barbarian or Arthur Conan Doyle – but Conan O’Brien, the US chat chap. He has launched a new channel on Spotify and it will feature 23 playlists collating together the musicians he has helped promote...
June 12, 2015
ROK Mobile launches ROK Music streaming service
Good job no other streaming service chose this week to unveil itself. Oh… Anyway, ROK Mobile, a virtual mobile operator that runs on Sprint and T-Mobile in the US, has launched its own bundled music service. ROK Music will...
June 12, 2015
Kobalt launches its own digital collection society
Kobalt acquired the American Music Rights Association (AMRA) last year and has used that as the foundations for its own society – what it rather grandly terms “”the first global, direct, digital mechanical and performing...
June 9, 2015
Russian search giant Yandex launches streaming radio service
Russia has been one of the more problematic markets for licensed music in recent years, but things are heating up – Spotify may have pulled its plans to launch in Russia, but Apple is expected to make the country a priority...
June 5, 2015