Tag: Spotify

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Despite having gained immense popularity in the last half-a-decade, and superseded almost every other streaming service in terms of total number …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 …

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 …

Spotify Is Most Likely to be The Best Streaming Service of 2016

While Spotify and Apple Music are undoubtedly the top contenders in the streaming industry, it seems that the former will gain the ultimate top spot of having the highest number of paid subscribers in 2016, in spite of Apple Music’s phenomenal growth in subscribers. While Apple Music is, without a doubt, a ruler within the …

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 …

Spotify Say They Are Committed to Offering Free Streaming

Out of most of the major players, Spotify is the only company that looks committed to offering an ad-supported free service. Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter appeared at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference last Tuesday, and defended the streaming company’s choice to continue to offer a free service. “I don’t …