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YouTube blocked huge amounts of music in Finland
YouTube blocked huge amounts of music in Finland
YouTube has surprised the people of Finland today, as they have been unable to listen to their favorite songs on one of the more popular online ...... 30 Nov 2017
Spotify's Time Capsule takes you down the memory lane
Spotify's Time Capsule takes you down the memory lane
Spotify has added its streaming service another AI powered features. This time around Your Time Capsule brings you songs from the past according ...... 03 Oct 2017
Deezer launches subscription streaming service in the U.S.
Deezer launches subscription streaming service in the U.S.
Deezer, an on-demand music streaming service popular in parts of Europe, has launched in the U.S. The company was available in 180 countries ...... 20 Jul 2016
Music streaming services drive rise in Vinyl sales, research shows
Music streaming services drive rise in Vinyl sales, research shows
A rise in the sale of physical Vinyl copies of albums has been linked to music streaming services in a research poll conducted by ICM. The ...... 14 Apr 2016
Tidal reaches 3 million subscribers thanks to Kanye
Tidal reaches 3 million subscribers thanks to Kanye
Thanks to a high-profile album launch by Kanye West, HiFi streaming service Tidal now claims 3 million subscribers. 45 percent of the subscribers ...... 30 Mar 2016 - 3 comments
Samsung is in talks to acquire HiFi music streaming service Tidal
Samsung is in talks to acquire HiFi music streaming service Tidal
A few months ago, it was rumored that HiFi music streaming service Tidal and its majority owner Jay-Z were in talks with Samsung over a possible acquisition. ...... 01 Mar 2016 - 3 comments
Spotify acquires two startup apps to beef up music discovery software
Spotify acquires two startup apps to beef up music discovery software
Spotify has acquired Soundwave and Cord Project this week, two apps it hopes will help make it easier to discover music and then share it with friends. ...... 21 Jan 2016
Apple Music surpasses 10 million subscribers?
Apple Music surpasses 10 million subscribers?
Apple Music's launch was far from the perfection we're used to seeing from Cupertino. Quickly Apple racked millions of users and by August 11 ...... 10 Jan 2016
Another major executive leaves Tidal following Jay-Z acquisition
Another major executive leaves Tidal following Jay-Z acquisition
Ever since rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z acquired high fidelity music streaming platform Tidal this year, there have been questions about whether ...... 14 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
Music streaming company Deezer cancels its IPO
Music streaming company Deezer cancels its IPO
The French-based music streaming company Deezer has canceled its IPO indefinitely citing "market conditions." Deezer had planned to raise ...... 28 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Streaming revenue shines in new Universal Music Group earnings report
Streaming revenue shines in new Universal Music Group earnings report
Universal Music Group, the largest of the record labels, reported an increase in revenue and profits for the 1H 2015, following nice growth ...... 05 Sep 2015
Streaming revenue surpasses digital download revenue at major record label
Streaming revenue surpasses digital download revenue at major record label
Warner Music Group, the second-largest record label on the planet, has announced a major milestone in the industry's shift towards streaming. ...... 12 May 2015
Jay Z buys his own music streaming service
Jay Z buys his own music streaming service
Rap mogul Jay Z is preparing to buy his own music streaming service. The rapper and entrepreneur is currently in the process of buying the ...... 02 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
Spotify now caters to mostly mobile users
Spotify now caters to mostly mobile users
The web is quickly shifting towards the mobile and not unlike web, the music streaming is one of the more popular activities on a mobile device. ...... 12 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Spotify's revenue increases significantly in 2013, but losses remain
Spotify's revenue increases significantly in 2013, but losses remain
Spotify saw its revenue grow significantly in 2013, but the large losses remain as the company continues to iron out a business model that will ...... 28 Nov 2014 - 1 comment
Spotify unveils Family plan allowing sharing between family at a discount
Spotify unveils Family plan allowing sharing between family at a discount
Spotify has unveiled a new "Spotify Family" plan that will allow up to four family members to share one account but keep their listening separate. ...... 23 Oct 2014
Rdio's library has been upgraded to 320kbps AAC
Rdio's library has been upgraded to 320kbps AAC
Streaming music service Rdio has upgraded their entire library to 320kpbs AAC for premium subscribers, says the company, but free users will ...... 19 Oct 2014 - 8 comments
Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands more tracks
Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands more tracks
Amazon has added hundreds of thousands of tracks to its fledgling Prime Music streaming service. In June, the e-commerce giant said the service ...... 23 Jul 2014
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music service will support FLAC streaming
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music service will support FLAC streaming
In January, MEGA founder Kim Dotcom unveiled his music streaming platform Baboom in a very early beta. The platform is preparing for its ...... 23 Jun 2014
Beats Music streaming service now live
Beats Music streaming service now live
Beats Music is now available in the U.S. on iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, PC and Mac. The headphone company, run by music industry exec ...... 21 Jan 2014
Spotify streaming music expands to Argentina, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan
Spotify streaming music expands to Argentina, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan
Spotify has expanded to Argentina, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan, meaning the platform is now available in 32 nations. The music streaming company ...... 25 Sep 2013
Spotify to begin publishing most-streamed songs and most-shared songs lists
Spotify to begin publishing most-streamed songs and most-shared songs lists
Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced today that it will begin publishing top 50 lists for its most-streamed and most-shared songs. ...... 22 May 2013
Google launches 'Play Music All Access' unlimited streaming music service
Google launches 'Play Music All Access' unlimited streaming music service
Google used their I/O conference today to unveil their oft-rumored unlimited streaming music subscription service, dubbed "Google Play Music ...... 15 May 2013 - 3 comments
Google to launch YouTube music streaming service
Google to launch YouTube music streaming service
According to Fortune, Google will launch a subscription streaming music service later this year. The service will be backed by the YouTube ...... 06 Mar 2013 - 3 comments
YouTube, Spotify boost Warner Music's earnings
YouTube, Spotify boost Warner Music's earnings
It appears that Spotify, Pandora and YouTube have helped boost Warner Music's earnings this quarter. Overall, streaming services accounted ...... 10 Aug 2012 - 6 comments
Spotify expands to three more countries
Spotify expands to three more countries
Spotify has now expanded to three new countries, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria. Last month, the company expanded to Denmark, the ninth ...... 16 Nov 2011
RIM to launch BlackBerry music service
RIM to launch BlackBerry music service
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is prepared to introduce their own music streaming service, say multiple sources. The company is in late-stage ...... 19 Aug 2011
Spotify U.S. has over 1 million users already
Spotify U.S. has over 1 million users already
After three weeks of availability, Spotify reportedly has 1.4 million users. Perhaps more importantly, the service already has 175,000 paying ...... 13 Aug 2011
Spotify signs U.S. deal with EMI
Spotify signs U.S. deal with EMI
According to AllThingsD, Spotify has signed a distribution deal with EMI, bringing the streaming service one step closer to a launch in the U.S. ...... 18 Feb 2011
Sony finally launches Qriocity music streaming service
Sony finally launches Qriocity music streaming service
Sony has finally launched their music streaming service Qriocity, in an effort to take a share of the still growing online music market. ...... 23 Dec 2010 - 6 comments
     

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