Could streaming services kill the music industry?
Looking for background on the ongoing rows over streaming music licensing rates? A recent Business Week article points out that an increasing number of users are turning to streaming sites or services as a direct substitution...
March 16, 2009
After YouTube/PRS fallout, what now for the JOL?
With much attention focused on the spat between YouTube and PRS for Music in the UK, PaidContent takes a look at what will happen this June when the Joint Online License (JOL) framework expires at the end of June.
March 13, 2009
Spotify hails more spin-off websites
Streaming music service Spotify has been tipping its hat to some of the spin-off sites and widgets launched by developers around its API.
March 11, 2009
Austrian recorded music market declined 8% in 2008
New figures reveal that the Austrian recorded music market shrank by 8% to €185 million in 2008, down from €201 million in 2007.
March 10, 2009
HFA launches new licensing schemes for downloads, streams and ringtones
US publishing body HFA has announced new mechanical licensing options for limited downloads, interactive streams and ringtones.
March 9, 2009
Spanish streaming service Yes.fm reaches 400k users
It's like dominos in the European streaming music market right now: first Spotify announced it had a million users, then We7 revealed it had 500,000 UK users, and now Spanish startup Yes.fm has revealed that it has 400,000...
March 5, 2009
We7 reveals 500k users in the UK
Streaming music service We7 says it has 500,000 users in the UK - representing 290% growth since the start of this year.
March 4, 2009
Spotify reveals hack attack – change your password quick!
Just when it was all going so well for Spotify, with a million users signed up and adulatory reviews in every media outlet going, the streaming music firm has revealed a dangerous security breach on its servers.
March 4, 2009
Spotify hits 1m users and reveals exclusive Glasvegas session
Scrap that estimate of 800,000 Spotify users - the company itself revealed it's now signed up more than one million people.
March 3, 2009
Twista streams video shoots live online
Hip-hop star Twista shot two videos for tracks from his next album this weekend, but in a novel twist, streamed the video shoots online so fans could watch.
March 2, 2009
iLike to offer free full song streaming with Rhapsody
It may be the most successful Facebook music application ever, with more than 12.7 million installs, but until now iLike has only offered 30-second samples of tracks to its users. That's changing though: the company...
July 21, 2008