Tag: Music Streaming Wars

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Amazon Launches Its Full Music Streaming Line-Up of Music Streaming Services

Amazon’s rumoured line-up of on-demand music streaming services are now available. The new service which is going to be direct competition for the likes of Spotify and Apple Music is called Amazon Music Unlimited. The service launched last Wednesday (12th October) and is being offered at a few different price points. The first of these …

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 …

Apple Music Signs deal with British Wireless Carrier EE

The UK’s largest wireless carrier EE (Everything Everywhere) is going to give its customers free Apple Music subscriptions. EE will offer new and upgrading customers a free trial of Apple’s music streaming service for up to six months. The offer will be live from September 1st. This is a big move for Apple Music in …

Are Spotify Deliberately Punishing Artists Who Sign Exclusive Deals with Rivals?

Katy Perry’s Failed New Single Seems to Suggest So… When any international pop star puts out a new track, especially someone as big as Katie Perry, you would have thought it would draw huge attention, with radio stations and streaming providers promoting and playing the next big hit song. But this isn’t the case for …

Music Streaming Exclusives Could Soon Be Coming to an End

The whole thing of Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal offering music streaming exclusives might be finally coming to an end – and music consumers can’t wait. The frustration and annoyance for consumers of trying to find out which service the next hot new album will be exclusively released on, and the necessity to have multiple …