Tag: Music Licensing

Soundcloud Go Launched in Germany

In what is being seen as the company’s success going from strength-to-strength, popular music platform SoundCloud has launched its subscription service, SoundCloud Go in Germany at a €9.99-per-month rate. The service offers a healthy mix of premium music releases and amateur uploads, and has been pitched by SoundCloud as “giving music fans access to the …

Spotify Backs Out from Soundcloud Acquisition Deal

According to recent reports, Spotify has decided not to go forward with acquiring Soundcloud, an acquisition that had the potential to considerably broaden the popularity of the leading service of the streaming industry. Rumours of the deal began to go around when Daniel Ek, the founder of Spotify expressed his wish to establish a direct relationship …

Bad News for Pandora in 2016

Pandora, the U.S. based music streaming service, has enjoyed great successes over the past decade since its inception. As a pioneer in its particular niche, it enjoyed the advantages of being first out of the gates with year-on-year profitability and user-base expansions. Recently, however, it seems that a fly must have fallen into the ointment …

iHeartMedia Are Launching Paid Streaming Service

US radio giant iHeartMedia are set to announce this week the launch of their own major paid music streaming service. Bob Pittman, who is Chief Executive of iHeartMedia, is expected to announce the launch during the company’s music festival based in Las Vegas this week. Before iHeartMedia can launch this service they still need to …

Spotify May Be Set to Block New Releases for Free Users

Spotify is currently involved in some tough negotiations over licensing, which couldn’t come at a worse time for Spotify, as the front-runner in the music streaming industry is being chased by rivals such as Apple Music and Amazon. The Financial Times has reported that new high-profile releases may be subject to what is being called …