BMG to administer Netflix music publishing rights outside US
The music industry is quietly excited about the growth of subscription video-streaming services like Netflix, and their investment in high-quality shows and films that are a big sync opportunity. That’s why an announcement...
February 3, 2017
Tech firms attack Donald Trump’s immigration ban
By now you’ll have seen the growing swell of protests against President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly-Muslim countries: from demonstrators at airports to celebrities at awards ceremonies over the...
January 30, 2017
Subs surge made Netflix an $8.3bn streaming business in 2016
Netflix continues to show no obvious interest in expanding from video into music-streaming, but the company remains the subject of intense interest from the music industry and its digital partners. That’s no surprise,...
January 19, 2017
Netflix shares soar after subscribers shoot up
It might not be a digital music company (yet) but Netflix’s growth remains of considerable interest to the music industry for its similarities – and its differences – to subscription services in our industry. This morning,...
October 18, 2016
Netflix only has 12.4% of IMDB’s top 250 films
We talk a lot in the music industry about which albums are exclusive to or missing from individual streaming services. Over in video-streaming land, though, the catalogue holes are much wider. The latest data comes from...
October 13, 2016
Hollywood fears a Netflix content monopoly
Take a break from music-industry collywobbles about which services will dominate the future of music-streaming… by reading an article about TV and film-industry collywobbles about which services will dominate the future...
September 21, 2016
Netflix aims to make half its content exclusive
Netflix’s strategy for commissioning its own TV shows and films that won’t be available elsewhere has long been followed by the music industry, even if ‘Netflix Originals’ and time-limited exclusives for albums on...
September 21, 2016
Netflix financials: ‘Disrupting a big market can be bumpy’
“We are growing, but not as fast as we would like or have been,” admitted Netflix in its latest note to shareholders accompanying its quarterly financial results.
July 19, 2016
Report 392 – Burning Question
In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...
June 22, 2016
The impact on Netflix of price rise and recommendations
Two separate studies shed some interesting light on how Netflix’s pricing strategy and recommendations engine affect the video-streaming service’s finances.
June 21, 2016
Netflix now has 77.7m paying subscribers
Spotify’s 30 million paying customers may be the current high-point for music-streaming subscriptions, but over in video-streaming land the bar is higher. Netflix now has 77.7 million paid ‘memberships’, up from...
April 19, 2016
Netflix explains its latest recommendation-algorithm tweaks
For anyone thinking about how music recommendations and discovery are evolving, a blog post by Netflix’s developer team is worth a long read. It explains the latest tweaks to the online video service’s recommendation...
February 18, 2016