Bloom.fm reaches 100k users in the UK
Mobile music app Bloom.fm has been tried by 100k people since its iPhone-only launch in the UK three months ago, the company announced this weekend
April 15, 2013
iOS and Android users spend 80% of their time in apps
Mobile analytics firm Flurry has published its latest data on how people are using iOS and Android devices.
April 4, 2013
A few reasons why ‘mobile-first’ is a buzz-phrase for the music biz
"Mobile-first" has been a phrase worth dropping in startup and investor circles for some time now – a blog post titled Mobile First Web Second by Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson in September 2010 being the first time...
March 18, 2013
Pandora caps mobile usage at 40 hours a month
Pandora is introducing a 40-hour monthly cap on free mobile listening, although it says the change will affect less than 4% of its monthly active listeners (meaning around 2.6m people out of 65.5m active listeners).
February 28, 2013
Slow start for EE’s UK 4G service, as rivals prepare for launch
EE added 201k net contract customers in Q4 2012, down from 313k a year before, meaning customers aren't exactly flocking to 4G.
February 20, 2013
NPD report shows core PC activities going mobile
There's a widespread awareness that people with smartphones and tablets are doing more stuff on those devices that they used to do on PCs.
February 8, 2013
Nokia financials reveal operating profit as Symbian bows out
Nokia posted its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, revealing $10.7bn in net sales and an operating profit of $584m for the final quarter of 2012.
January 25, 2013
The near-future is mobile for Universal Music UK
Several members of Universal Music UK's digital team have been brainstorming their expectations for 2013, laying out some of their ideas in a blog post.
January 21, 2013
Rhapsody starts selling $5 monthly subscriptions on MetroPCS
The $10 monthly rate for music subscription services on mobile phones has become a standard, but now US service Rhapsody is trying a cheaper model
January 18, 2013
Gartner predicts $11.4bn of mobile advertising revenues in 2013
Tech industry analyst Gartner has published its latest forecasts for mobile advertising spend – a topic of considerable interest to many music rightholders keen to explore more ad-supported music models.
January 18, 2013
60% of Songkick signups now come from its mobile apps
Songkick had more than 7m monthly active users by the end of 2012, but it seems a big chunk of its growth is now fuelled by its mobile apps.
January 14, 2013