Tag: Music Streaming Battle

On the Music-Streaming Price War

With several claiming that they “saw it coming”, the first of many-to-come streaming price wars has finally started. Started by Amazon’s joining of the streaming market, major players in the industry such as Google and Spotify have responded by dropping their prices significantly. Seems like Amazon’s entering the streaming market has triggered-off what is the …

Facebook Makes Another Move into Music

So what exactly is Facebook up to these days? Facebook Enters Interesting Territory as It Makes Another Move into Music In what can be considered a bold yet quite an odd move for the ultra-popular social networking site, Facebook advertised a totally new role last year – that of the ‘Head of Music Publishing.’ The …

Starting to Look Like an Apple-Owned Monopoly

It’s Starting to Look Like the Major Labels Could Turn the Music Streaming Industry into an Apple-Owned Monopoly The trajectory of Spotify’s marketing activities constitutes an important part of the music scene, and from what it looks like, the scene is getting more and more vulnerable by the day. While revenues earned by Spotify’s increased …

IHeartRadio Launched Its Own Streaming Service

In what is being considered as a major turning point for the music streaming industry, popular internet radio platform iHeartRadio has just launched its own streaming service as a rival to Spotify. Called the ‘iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster’ (What a mouthful!), the streaming service’s premium tier costs $9.99 a month, is a part …

Jay Z Sells 33% Of Tidal to Sprint

Jay Z bought Tidal 3 years ago for an investment of $56m. Which he has co-owned along with his wife Beyoncé, and other stake holders such as Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Dead Mouse, Kanye West, Jack White and Daft Punk! And now Sprint, which is owned by Japan’s Softbank, are estimated to be paying …

Pandora Launches Own Music Streaming Service

Pandora Launches Its Very Own, On-Demand Music Streaming Service – Premium Pandora was the company which had once kick-started the streaming music revolution through its radio station-based service which tailors itself according to the preferences and usage pattern of the user. Today, about a year after having acquired Rdio, Pandora has finally decided to reveal …

Five Must Know Facts About Music Streaming

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), revenue earned via streaming services rose to an impressive 45.2% in the last 12 months, representing 43% of digital’s $6.7 million. With such a phenomenal rise, it is expected that streaming will soon supersede downloads to be the #1 digital revenue source – something that …

Will the Music Streaming War Heat Up Further?

Rumour: Are Apple Music Considering a Serious Price Drop? According to a pair of sources working closely with Apple Music, the streaming service may be preparing for a major price cut. If the price drop is carried out, the cost of Apple Music could be cut by as much as 20%, putting the monthly price …

Apple Is Looking for A Team of ‘Lyrics Curators’

So another week, and another Apple Music vs Spotify article. This week we’re looking at lyrics and more importantly a job post from Apple. This seems like an awesome job! Apple is looking to hire a “lyrics curation manager,” this I imagine involves attaching the right words and lyrics to each song for Apple Music’s …

The Battle of Spotify Vs Apple Music Intensifies

The Battle of Spotify Vs Apple Music Intensifies, As Apple Launches in More Countries and Spotify Releases New Features. The fight between Spotify and Apple Music is intensifying, as both streaming companies are looking to bring more to the market, by either launching their app in new countries or releasing new features. Spotify has recently …