Snap and Live Nation launched AR lenses for Governors Ball event
It involved a third partner, telco Verizon Wireless, with Snap creating two AR lenses for Snapchat users to create with during the festival.
June 13, 2022
Tuned Global talks telcos, wellness and local streaming growth
For B2B music company Tuned Global, years of hard work on its technology platform and music offering have been paying off in 2020 and 2021 so far. "We've had a great last year: we've almost doubled as a business," says...
November 16, 2021
Spanish telco Telefónica launches its own music service
Ah, the age-old cycle of telcos launching their own music services, then shutting them down in favour of partnerships with third-party music DSPs, then launching their own music services again, then… Well, you get the...
June 22, 2021
Mdundo reveals latest telco deal: with Vodacom Tanzania
Telcos are set to play an important role in the evolution of music streaming across Africa, both through the rollout of their 4G networks and cheaper mobile data plans, and through partnerships with streaming services. The...
June 1, 2021
Audiomack signs data bundle deal with telco MTN in Nigeria
Streaming service Audiomack has been setting its sights strongly on Africa in recent times, and its latest deal continues that expansion. The company is working with telco MTN Nigeria on an ‘Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle’...
April 23, 2021
MTN Rwanda launches a pay-as-you-play streaming service
Telco MTN Rwanda has launched a new music streaming service that charges by the minute. It’s called MusicTime and has launched initially as an Android app. MTN customers who download it can buy 120 minutes for RWF 200...
March 2, 2021
Deezer and uduX announce their latest deals with telcos
There are still plenty of partnerships to be done between music streaming services and telcos, in established and high-potential markets alike. The latest example of the former is Deezer’s tie-up with Austrian company...
December 8, 2020
Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo adds western music with Napster deal
Streaming is finally (if slowly) taking off in Japan, thanks in part to competition from local and global services. One of those belongs to telco NTT DoCoMo, via a partnership with Japanese firm RecoChoku. The service...
September 30, 2020
MTN Nigeria and Tidal announce partnership
African telco MTN Nigeria and Tidal have announced a partnership which allows MTN users to access Tidal’s streaming service via their phones in a wide variety of short and long-term subscriptions. In December 2018, MTN...
September 3, 2020
Reliance Industries investment might help TikTok beat India ban
With so much media attention focused on TikTok's potential acquisition and/or ban in the US, we shouldn't forget that the app remains blocked in what was previously its biggest market: India. Now it seems an investment...
August 13, 2020
Google joins Facebook with stake in JioSaavn’s parent telco
Reliance Jio Platforms is the parent company of Jio, the largest telco in India and the owners of the JioSaavn music streaming service. The company has been on a spree of funding announcements in recent months – raising...
July 16, 2020
T-Mobile US launches three-month Tidal trial for customers
Telco bundles can help drive up subscriber numbers when certain networks buddy up with particular DSPs. It is no surprise that T-Mobile US users are being offered three months of Tidal for free given that Tidal has a long-standing...
May 7, 2020