Independent labels optimistic about sync opportunities in 2019
The UK’s independent-music trade body AIM is preparing for its first AIM Sync global sync-licensing conference, which takes place in London on 28 January. Ahead of the event, some of the speakers told Music Ally about their...
January 18, 2019
Netflix increases its subscription prices in the US
Expect another day of ‘If Netflix can increase its prices why can’t Spotify?’ headlines, after the video-streaming service announced plans for a 13-18% increase in the US. That includes a two-dollar rise for Netflix’s...
January 16, 2019
Netflix ditches in-app purchases for new subscribers on iOS
In August 2018, it emerged that Netflix was testing a new subscription method for its iOS app, with people directed towards its mobile website to enter their payment details. That avoided Apple’s system of in-app purchases,...
January 2, 2019
Spotify and Netflix get dragged in to Facebook’s privacy mess
Facebook’s difficult 2018 isn’t over yet: and the latest investigation into privacy issues at the social network has dragged Spotify and Netflix in to the company’s mess. “For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s...
December 19, 2018
Netflix to test lower subscription prices in some markets
Since going public, Spotify's senior execs (and former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy in particular) have regularly been asked whether the company will take any inspiration from Netflix in its pricing strategy.
November 13, 2018
Report predicts 100-country rollout for Apple video-streaming service in 2019
Apple already has its ‘TV’ app, but speculation is mounting about the company’s plans to potentially launch a full Netflix-style video-streaming service in 2019. The latest report comes from tech site The Information,...
October 24, 2018
Netflix subscriber numbers rise but it faces “poaching” lawsuit from Viacom
New to Netflix Originals, it’s The Good & The Bad Place… that’s where the subscription TV- and movie-streaming service finds itself this week. It now has 137m subscribers globally, growing by 7m in the three months...
October 18, 2018
European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota
The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
October 5, 2018
EC to set new quotas for European content on video services
The European Commission is set to require video-streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to make at least 30% of their content in Europe, while also giving European shows ‘prominence and visibility’ on their...
September 5, 2018
Netflix joins Spotify in bypassing Apple in-app subscriptions
Netflix is testing changes to the way it charges iOS users for its monthly subscriptions – and that’s a move that will be of intense interest to the music-streaming world in the coming days and weeks. TechCrunch has...
August 22, 2018
Netflix shares tumble after it misses subscriptions forecast
Here’s a taste of what life is going to be like for Spotify in the quarters and years ahead: Netflix’s share price took a tumble last night after the video-streaming service missed its own forecast for subscriber growth....
July 17, 2018
Netflix sees its next 100m subscribers coming from India
The Financial Times has a good piece on video-streaming service Netflix’s ambitions in India where it’s starting to invest more money in original shows and films. It quotes CEO Reed Hastings speaking at a Delhi conference,...
July 16, 2018