Report 423: YouTube’s India opportunity
India is the second largest country in the world by population. It is also YouTube’s fastest-growing market where the platform is accessed by 20% of the population. YouTube is not just a way for Western acts to break in...
May 23, 2019
REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE
Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...
October 24, 2017
Apple’s music relaunch tipped to reach Russia early
Well, this is somewhat sketchy in terms of sources: Billboard reports that Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that its sources within labels there say that Russia will be one of the first countries to get Apple’s new...
May 21, 2015
Spotify attacks reports of free tier limitations
Last week’s claim by Digital Music News that Spotify “may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months” has been sharply slapped down by the streaming service. “It’s totally false. The model...
May 18, 2015
No, Facebook isn’t launching a ‘Dislike’ button
Early reports last night from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second public Q&A session suggested that the social network is considering adding a ‘Dislike’ button for those updates where a Like seems inappropriate....
December 23, 2014
Foo Fighters team up with HBO for Facebook live stream
The Foo Fighters are the latest artist to livestream a gig on Facebook, but their partner comes from the broadcasting world: HBO. The band’s Chicago gig will be streamed on Facebook on 17 October, as part of the launch...
October 16, 2014
Reports claim Tesco’s Blinkbox service could be up for sale
UK streaming music service Blinkbox has been a quiet success on one level this past year, with 1m registered users and more than 1bn streams, with its backer Tesco helping it reach a more mainstream audience. Yet an analyst...
October 7, 2014
Twitter looking to raise $1.5bn in convertible notes
Earlier this week, Twitter launched its in-tweet purchasing functionality and now it is looking to offer out $1.5bn in convertible notes to fund its expansion plans. Business Insider reports that the “convertible bonds...
September 13, 2014
Beats and Apple push back on reports of more than 200 layoffs
Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs are going, it’s...
August 1, 2014
BPI says streaming helps offset falling album unit-sale
UK music industry body the BPI released its half-year sales figures yesterday, revealing that album unit-sales dropped 13.8% year-on-yea to 43.6m in the first half of 2012.
July 3, 2012