Tag: Music Streaming

Spotify to Allow Its Users to Listen to Playlists Suited to The Weather

In what is being considered as a developmental breakthrough in the music streaming industry, Spotify, the famous Swedish music streaming service has collaborated with weather forecasting source Accuweather, and is now set to launch a new website that will map the weather in users’ geographical location and create suitable playlists accordingly. Called Climatune, the website …

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 …

Songwriters Wage War

In what is being considered a groundbreaking move on the part of songwriters, more than 2,000 of them have decided to fight all major streaming services (including but not limited to Amazon, Google, Spotify, Pandora and Apple) for better rates. As part of an ongoing campaign that was launched before the court hearing on March …

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 …

Music Industry in the UK Reaches an All-Time High as Streaming Services Increase Phenomenally

In what is being considered as a major milestone for the UK music scene, the music industry in the UK has been moving by leaps and bounds, thanks to a surge in streaming services and the revival of vinyl recording sales, according to the latest industry figures. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has stated that …

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 …

Prince’s Music Is Now Available On All Streaming Devices

There’s nothing subtle about this news. As Napster recently announced “The rumors are true… music fans rejoice!”, Spotify plastered its bright purple advertisements on a New York City subway station, while iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and Amazon Music confirmed the news to music publications beforehand. In what is being considered a ground-breaking move in the streaming …

Global Music Streaming Has Finally Surpassed NETFLIX in Paying Subscribers

For the first time in its history, statistics have finally put one of the several deflating facts about the extent of the global music streaming business to rest, for the time being at least. Despite having gained immense popularity in the last half-a-decade, and superseded almost every other streaming service in terms of total number …

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 …

Ed Sheeran Breaks The Spotify Record

Despite having a brilliant start on Spotify with his pair of hit singles on the 6th of January, it doesn’t seem that Ed Sheeran is slowing down anytime soon, with the play count growing by leaps and bounds. On the very day of its release, Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill scored 5.63m streams on Spotify, …