Tag: streaming music
Report 389 – Onstage, Online
In our cover feature we look beyond the noisy chatter about VR concerts to consider where else digital is really impacting on the live business. From the rise of non-live companies using ticketing to turn themselves into...
May 12, 2016
Nike+ Running app adds Spotify music (and ‘Pace Stations’)
When Spotify announced its new running features earlier in the summer, it also talked about a partnership that would bring streaming music to Nike’s separate running app. That happened yesterday with an update to the iOS...
July 21, 2015
MusicWatch study suggest students will pay for streaming music
US market research firm MusicWatch has published a new study based on a survey of 700 US college students, brandishing the results as proof that they may be more willing to pay for streaming music than is sometimes expected....
July 8, 2015
PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign
Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
July 3, 2015
Emporio Armani launches Spotify-powered mobile music app
Fashion brand Emporio Armani is getting into streaming music, albeit with a smartphone app tapping Spotify’s API. Emporio Armani Sounds was released this week for iPhone and Android as a free download. “ Listen to exclusive...
July 2, 2015
Report hints at Vivendi’s aims for post-free digital music
We’ve known for a while now that consultancy firm Bain & Company has been involved at the highest levels of Universal Music Group (and even higher: within parent company Vivendi) as the label group plans its next strategic...
July 1, 2015
Beatport takes on SoundCloud with stream embeds – and royalties
Dance site Beatport launched an early version of its streaming service earlier this year, but now it’s stepping up its activity – with SoundCloud squarely in its sights. Yesterday, Beatport launched an embeddable player,...
June 24, 2015
HMV getting back into e-commerce – but for physical music
British retailer HMV is relaunching a full e-commerce website, although for now it will focus on selling CDs rather than digital downloads. “People are switching from downloads to streaming music, so digital is eating digital...
May 19, 2015
David Byrne joins SoundExchange board
Musician David Byrne has been a prominent critic of streaming music and its business models. Now he’ll have a ringside view of the licensing negotiations around some of those models, having been appointed to SoundExchange’s...
May 8, 2015
Sony/ATV exec questions value of ad-funded streaming
The latest rightsholder exec to speak out on the value of free on-demand streaming music is Sony/ATV’s European EVP of digital and society relations Antony Bebawi. In an interview with Music Week, he suggested that “the...
May 8, 2015
US operator T-Mobile has 19m streaming music users
T-Mobile US has provided some updated stats on its Music Freedom initiative, which launched last year as a way for its mobile subscribers to stream music without data charges. It now has 19 million people streaming an average...
April 27, 2015
Samsung Milk Music launches in Australia, but Merlin protests
Australia is one of the most crowded markets for streaming music in the world right now, with numerous services jostling for attention. That isn’t putting Samsung off: it has launched its Milk Music personal radio service...
February 20, 2015