Tag: Subscription Service

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 Despite having gained immense popularity in the last half-a-decade, and superseded almost every other streaming service in terms of total number …

YouTube Red is Now in 5 Markets

With the launch of YouTube Red, along with its sister app YouTube Music in South Korea the video subscription service is now fully available in 5 countries. First launched in the month of October in the US the year before, YouTube Red has garnered considerable criticism from various sources in the music business for its …

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 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 …

Prince’s Company sue Jay Z’s Tidal over catalogue streams

Prince’s record label has sued superstar rapper Jay Z’s entertainment company for copyright infringement. According to court records, Tidal has been illegally offering the late musician’s tracks on it subscription-based streaming service. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by NPG Records through the United States District Court in Minnesota. It claims that Jay Z’s Toc …

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 …

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 …

Pandora Is to Launch an On-Demand Streaming Service to Go After Spotify

Pandora is aiming to join the big leagues of music streaming… The Internet-radio service is planning to start offering two paid subscription tiers, which could be available as early as next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. These tiers would make the company better suited to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, …

Amazon Wants to Offer a Cheaper Music Service to Compete with Spotify, But It Will Only Work On Its Echo Player

Amazon is looking to launch a music streaming subscription service that would work the same way as Spotify and Apple Music, offering just as large a digital music catalogue but for half the price. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well there is a catch, the cheaper service will only work on its Echo …