Apple Music mulls radio moves as it reaches 56m subscribers
There’s a new milestone for Apple Music within a Financial Times article about the service’s radio ambitions. “The number of subscribers has grown to 56m, up from 50m in May,” claimed the FT, although the figure...
November 30, 2018
iHeartMedia buys advertising-tech company Jelli
Music Ally first wrote about US startup Jelli way back in June 2009, when it launched a service that enabled listeners to ‘take over’ radio stations by voting online for what songs they should play next. By 2012...
November 20, 2018
Study: listeners have more passion for streaming than radio
It’s no secret that music-streaming services are gunning for radio both in terms of attracting its listeners and peeling off more of its advertising revenues. “The 20-year trend here is linear dies, everything on-demand...
October 19, 2018
Triton Digital metrics show Spotify overtaking Pandora in US
Triton Digital is the company that measures online digital-audio listening in the US and Latin America, with a metric of ‘average active sessions’ designed to make sense of the online-radio and streaming worlds for advertisers...
August 30, 2018
Sandbox Issue 210: Bounty Hunters. The Buried Treasure of Affiliate Marketing
Lead: Affiliate marketing in music used to mean taking a few pennies from download sales that you drove on iTunes or CDs that you pushed on Amazon. But with Apple Music offering significant bounties for driving subscriptions...
August 13, 2018
Korean internet-radio service Spoon Radio raises $17m
South Korean internet-radio service Spoon Radio – or rather its parent company Mykoon – has raised a $17m funding round. The investors include Goodwater Capital, which was an early investor in Musical.ly according to TechCrunch,...
August 10, 2018
iHeartMedia financials show slight drop in revenues
It’s been a tough time for iHeartMedia, which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in March this year. Business goes on for the company and its iHeartRadio streaming subsidiary though: it filed its latest quarterly financial...
August 2, 2018
Satellite-radio service SiriusXM now has 33.5m subscribers
According to recent reports, Spotify and Apple Music are both around the 20-million subscribers mark in the US. Who’s got more though? Satellite-radio service SiriusXM. The company ended the second quarter of this year...
July 26, 2018
Music-streaming services now 8% of audio listening in the UK
British communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report, Media Nations, which is making headlines with its claim that TV-streaming services have now overtaken traditional pay-television in the UK. However, the...
July 18, 2018
Australian collecting society calls for streaming quotas
Should music-streaming services be legally required to devote a certain percentage of their programmed-playlist slots to local artists? That’s the argument being made by Australian collecting society APRA AMCOS, in a submission...
July 17, 2018
Slacker Radio debuts a ‘social media influencer’ station
US streaming service Slacker Radio’s latest channel is a partnership with influencer-driven label Heard Well. The channel, Heard Well Radio, will see the likes of Connor Franta, Tyler Oakley and JC Caylen playing songs...
July 13, 2018