Spotify offers half-price annual subscription in India
Spotify’s annual subscription promotions are of and running in the western world, but the streaming service also has a discount for one of its newest markets: India. The company has halved the price of its annual subscription...
December 2, 2019
Gaana financials include growth in subscriptions revenue
We’ve seen lots of big numbers this year for the amount of people streaming music in India, but what is that growth in listeners meaning for the underlying financials of the platforms providing those streams? One of the...
November 11, 2019
Sonos is testing a subscription plan for its speakers
Fancy a Sonos speaker but aren’t sure about buying one? If you’re Dutch, you may be in luck. Well, if you’re one of 500 Dutch households chosen for the test of a new subscription plan called ‘Sonos...
October 8, 2019
Spotify’s family plan launches in India for $2.50 a month
When Spotify launched in India earlier this year, its family plan wasn’t part of the offering. Now it is. The plan launched yesterday for INR 179 a month (around $2.50) covering up to six people in a household as in other...
October 2, 2019
MelodyVR to launch a music-VR subscription later this year
How is that brave new world of musical virtual-reality doing? The latest financial results from startup MelodyVR offer some clues, as well as news of the company’s plans to shift from a a-la-carte pricing to a subscription...
September 19, 2019
Spotify expands Premium Duo couples plan to more countries
Spotify’s work on expanding (geographically) its different subscription options continues. The streaming service’s Premium Duo plan for couples is now available in 14 more countries in Latin America, which expands its...
September 5, 2019
Spotify triples its free-trial period to three months
Spotify’s latest push to upsell its free listeners to premium subscriptions has kicked off: an expansion of the free-trial period for Spotify Premium from one to three months. The offer is only available for people who...
August 23, 2019
SiriusXM debuts $4-a-month streaming subscription for students
SiriusXM is the latest company trying to tempt students into paid subscriptions. In its case, the satellite-radio company is offering a new $4-a-month streaming package for students, which will offer a bundle of its music...
August 22, 2019
Report: Spotify to test 13% rise in family-plan subscription
Spotify will launch another test of a subscription price-increase in Scandinavia, according to a Bloomberg report published yesterday. While the company hasn’t itself announced the plans, Bloomberg cited several ‘people...
August 16, 2019
YouTube and Amazon push for US students’ music subscriptions
The summer holidays are just a couple of weeks in here in the UK where Music Ally is written from, so seeing ‘back to school’ headlines from the US already is a strange experience. Part of that, though, is the upcoming...
August 12, 2019
Bandzoogle launches fan-subscriptions feature for artists
Artists using the Bandzoogle platform to create their own websites can now offer premium subscriptions to their fans. The new feature launched this week, and enables artists to put content including blog posts, music, videos,...
August 7, 2019
Study explores patterns of ‘high-subscriber’ YouTube channels
If you’re thinking about YouTube and music, you should definitely read the latest report by research company the Pew Research Center, which came out yesterday. Titled ‘A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels’,...
July 26, 2019