Tag: streaming services
Audiam launches new association for publishers
Since its launch earlier in the year, Audiam has been making waves in the digital music community with its focus on YouTube royalties collection. Now it’s turning its attention to publishers, setting up what it’s describing...
November 13, 2014
Streaming service Guvera goes live in India
We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services like Saavn, Gaana and Dhingana over the last couple of years, but rivals from other parts of the world are eyeing the market too. Rdio, for example, which snapped up Dhingana...
November 12, 2014
Bono: labels not Spotify should field streaming anger
The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real enemy,...
November 10, 2014
Adele’s manager on Spotify, YouTube and premium streaming
Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins has defended Spotify while suggesting it needs to rethink its non-windowing policy. “Personally, I think streaming’s the future, whether people like it or not, but I don’t believe...
November 10, 2014
Zvooq on its Fonoteka app: ‘Turn down the noise’
Russian digital music service Zvooq has been pursuing a policy of unbundling streaming music, releasing a series of individual apps for different aspects of music listening. Product lead Bas Grasmayer published a blog post...
October 31, 2014
iTunes music sales down ’13% to 14% worldwide’ this year
The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year”. Not...
October 27, 2014
Google revamps Google Play Music app with Songza features
Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app with Songza-style “expert...
October 24, 2014
BBC says 200k playlists have been created in Playlister’s first year
We reported yesterday on the launch of BBC Music, and the expansion of its streaming playlists service Playlister. But we missed the Beeb’s announcement of a couple of stats: in the year since Playlister launched in...
October 10, 2014
BBC Music launches with glitzy video and Playlister expansion
Last night saw the launch of a new recording of the Beach Boys‘ ‘God Only Knows’ commissioned by British broadcaster the BBC, in the same vein as its ‘Perfect Day’ promo from a few years ago....
October 10, 2014
Reddit raises $50m with plans to give 10% to its community
Online community Reddit has closed a $50m Series B funding round that includes investment from VC firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. Oh, and individual celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto. “we’re...
October 7, 2014
At least some Spotify users can see all song play-counts
Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count. Previously, these...
September 30, 2014
WhoSampled has 1m active users and a brand new Android app
WhoSampled has been helping people dig back into the samples in their favourite songs since 2008 as a website, and since 2012 as an iPhone app. Yesterday, the company ported the latter to Android, albeit with a different...
September 24, 2014