Streaming music companies have traditionally been very wary of suggesting that their label licensors are not as transparent as they could be when paying artists based on streams.
Tag: Streaming Music
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne talks iTunes, Spotify and streaming
We missed Wayne Coyne’s interview with CNET when it was published earlier this month, but it’s well worth a read.
Mog teams with BMW for in-car streaming music
US firm Mog has announced a new deal with BMW to put its service into every 2011 BMW model with the BMW Apps option in the US, as well as Minis with the Mini Connected system.
New figures show strong digital sales for Coldplay
The debate around Coldplay’s decision to keep new album Mylo Xyloto off streaming services continues, but new data appears to show that the album’s high-profile iTunes promotion has paid off for the band.
Rhapsody inks bundling deal with US carrier MetroPCS, but WMG sits it out
US streaming music service Rhapsody has struck a deal with mobile operator MetroPCS to bundle its service into its $60 monthly tariff for Android handsets. People on the plan will get full access to the Rhapsody Unlimited service, meaning this deal goes beyond previous agreements with operators to preload the Rhapsody app on devices but not bundle its cost into their mobile bills.
Galaxie Canadian streaming music service goes mobile
Canadian streaming music service Galaxie has launched its mobile offering, courtesy of Stingray Digital. Galaxie Mobile has all 45 channels from the PC and TV service, along with controls to skip songs and buy tracks from the iTunes Store. Its app has been launched for iPhone, iPad and Android, with a BlackBerry version on the way soon.
Aspiro now has more than 300k paying music subscribers
Scandinavian firm Aspiro has announced its latest interim financial report, which includes stats on the growth of its WiMP streaming music service. “Music is now Aspiro’s largest business segment in sales terms, and has passed 300,000 paying users, double the previous quarter,” says CEO Gunnar Sellig.
Rdio launches its iPad app with more expensive subscriptions
US streaming music service Rdio has launched its official iPad app, offering the same features as its existing iPhone version, but with a user interface more suited to the larger tablet screen.
Rdio inks exclusive deal with Canadian mobile operator Telus
US streaming music service Rdio has announced its latest mobile deal, with Canadian operator Telus. It will now be the exclusive provider of music subscription services to Telus’ seven million customers (although we assume they’re free to download apps from and subscribe to other services if they want).
Sandbox issue forty: how Grime artists look beyond the label deal
– How Grime artists look beyond the label deal
– Pixies official mobile app
– Instagram for The Vaccines and Bieber
– Onesheet to the wind
MyStream is the latest local stream-sharing music app
There is something of a trend this month for iPhone apps that let people stream their music collection to a friend (locally) using Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi. We’ve written about PairShare and Eavesdrop, and now there’s a third app live on the App Store called MyStream.
Cricket delays launch of Muve Music service
US mobile operator Cricket Wireless caused a stir with its announcement of Muve Music late last year: a Comes With Music-style unlimited downloads service, integrated into its monthly data plans.