Report: global app spending was $50bn in first half of 2020
Could a global pandemic take the shine off the growth in the amount of money people spend on and within mobile apps? It could not. "Consumers spent a combined total of $50.1 billion worldwide on the App Store and Google...
July 1, 2020
Dating app Tinder now has a ‘Festival Mode’ for music fans
Dating at festivals has come a long way since the days of drinking seven cans of mind-altering cider then finding a friendly face in the crowd. In 2019, inevitably, the culture of swipe-right dating apps is coming to music...
May 3, 2019
What can music learn from Tinder’s secret ‘Select’ tier?
Well, it’s not secret any more: TechCrunch blew the lid on ‘Tinder Select’ yesterday, describing it as “a members-only version of the platform… which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including...
March 8, 2017
Spotify swipes right on Tinder with new app partnership
The biggest subscription music service has hooked up with the most prominent mobile dating service, but Spotify and Tinder are hoping for more than a one-night stand. The two companies have partnered to make Spotify one...
September 20, 2016
Sounds takes music discovery to Instagram and Snapchat
As we’ve noted regularly over the past few years, it’s relatively easy to make a slick mobile music-discovery app, but far harder to actually make a business out of it. Such apps have come and gone regularly without...
October 12, 2015
Sandbox Issue 134: Snap Decision
Lead: Snapchat, now with 100m daily active users and a lucrative IPO on the horizon, is far more than a social media gimmick. Plus it is heavily skewed towards younger users, a demographic the music industry is finding increasingly...
June 3, 2015
Line tests $2 streaming service as Tinder starts selling music
Two news stories that are seemingly unrelated this morning, but which show the potential for companies in the social apps world to extend their businesses into music. First: Japanese social network Line is testing a $2-a-month...
May 22, 2015
Jason Derulo launched his new single on Tinder
Musician Jason Derulo is on dating app Tinder, but he’s looking for multiple hookups. With his music, we mean. Derulo is one of the celebrities testing Tinder out – with its full approval – for branding purposes. Last...
April 9, 2015
Next app is Tinder for unsigned/indie musicians
Dating app Tinder has millions of people swiping profiles right and left to accept or reject potential romantic matches. Now a new app called Next is trying to do the same thing for music discovery. It gets musicians to upload...
July 24, 2014