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Spotify challenging Apple with category defining device?
Spotify challenging Apple with "category defining" device?
Apple and Spotify are not necessarily the oldest and the most typical competitors. However, especially since Apple decided to launch their new ...... 25 Apr 2017
Pandora unveils new logo, new paid tier called Plus
Pandora unveils new logo, new paid tier called Plus
Internet radio giant Pandora has unveiled a new logo and a new paid tier, Pandora Plus. Pandora Plus allows listeners to pay $5 per month ...... 14 Oct 2016
Amazon's unlimited streaming service is now live
Amazon's unlimited streaming service is now live
Amazon's oft-rumored Music Unlimited service has gone live, available to Prime members for $79 per year, or $7.99 per month if you choose that route. ...... 14 Oct 2016
Apple close to buying streaming service Tidal
Apple close to buying streaming service Tidal
Just 18 months after rapper Jay Z purchased the service for $56 million, it appears that tech behemoth Apple is close to acquiring Tidal. ...... 03 Jul 2016 - 4 comments
Music industry back from a 20 year slump, still blames YouTube
Music industry back from a 20 year slump, still blames YouTube
As many of you know, the music industry, just like Hollywood, loves to play the blame game. Whether it's Napster or Spotify, the new technologies ...... 13 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
Spotify raises another $1 billion, but the terms are not too favorable
Spotify raises another $1 billion, but the terms are not too favorable
In their efforts to take on Apple Music, Spotify has raised another $1 billion, although this time the terms do not appear to be too favorable. ...... 30 Mar 2016
Streaming revenue has surpassed digital download revenue in 2015
Streaming revenue has surpassed digital download revenue in 2015
The RIAA has announced that revenue from streaming has surpassed digital for the first time ever. In 2015, streaming accounted for $2.4 billion ...... 23 Mar 2016 - 4 comments
Spotify tops 30 million subscribers
Spotify tops 30 million subscribers
Spotify founder Daniel Ek has proudly announced that the company has reached 30 million paid subscribers. The last milestone was reached ...... 23 Mar 2016
Spotify to pay $21 million in unpaid royalties
Spotify to pay $21 million in unpaid royalties
Spotify has agreed to pay $21 million in unpaid royalties to the NMPA (National Music Publishers Association) over tracks that were missing ...... 19 Mar 2016
Spotify closes in on 30 million paying subscribers
Spotify closes in on 30 million paying subscribers
According to multiple reports, Spotify is nearing 30 million paying subscribers, a large increase from previously announced milestones. Spotify ...... 19 Feb 2016
Don't forget: Beatles music available via streaming music services
Don't forget: Beatles music available via streaming music services
The most notable holdouts in the streaming era, the Beatles, now have their music available via the most popular streaming services. As of ...... 24 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Google updates Chromecast Audio with new features
Google updates Chromecast Audio with new features
Two months after launching the Chromecast Audio, Google has already updated the features of the cast streaming hardware. The Chromecast Audio ...... 12 Dec 2015
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
The RIAA has settled its lawsuit with music streaming service Aurous for $3 million. The service had been sued just 72 hours after launching in October. ...... 10 Dec 2015
Google confirms Songza is shutting down permanently on January 31st
Google confirms Songza is shutting down permanently on January 31st
Nearly a year after Google acquired Songza, the search giant has confirmed the closure of the service. On January 31st, you will no longer ...... 03 Dec 2015
Following bankruptcy, Rdio cancels premium subscriptions
Following bankruptcy, Rdio cancels premium subscriptions
In the wake of the company's bankruptcy, Rdio has announced that it will stop accepting new customers this Monday. Additionally, all existing ...... 22 Nov 2015
Beats Music is shutting down on November 30th
Beats Music is shutting down on November 30th
Apple has announced today that Beats Music will officially shut down on November 30th. "Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription ...... 14 Nov 2015
Apple finally brings Apple Music to Android
Apple finally brings Apple Music to Android
Apple has released the beta version of Apple Music for Android this week, the first true user app Apple has created for the operating system. ...... 11 Nov 2015
Amazon Prime Music now allows offline playback and supports SD card saves
Amazon Prime Music now allows offline playback and supports SD card saves
Amazon has updated their Prime Music service this week, adding some highly requested features. The company will now allow desktop and mobile ...... 01 Nov 2015
Apple Music up to 6.5 million subscribers
Apple Music up to 6.5 million subscribers
In a new interview today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a milestone for the fledgling Apple Music service: 6.5 million paying subscribers. ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Aurous gets sued by major labels just 72 hours after launch
Aurous gets sued by major labels just 72 hours after launch
Just three days after launching in alpha this weekend, music streaming service Aurous and its lead developer Andrew Sampson have been sued by ...... 14 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
Pandora will now allow you to pay $1 for a Day Pass that gives you ad-free streaming for 24 hours
Pandora will now allow you to pay $1 for a "Day Pass" that gives you ad-free streaming for 24 hours
Internet radio giant Pandora has officially made their previously announced "Day Pass" subscription available. Pandora will now allow you ...... 09 Sep 2015 - 2 comments
Survey: 48 percent of Apple Music users have already stopped using it
Survey: 48 percent of Apple Music users have already stopped using it
According to a new survey, 48 percent of consumers who have tried using Apple Music have already stopped using it. The survey comes via MusicWatch, ...... 24 Aug 2015 - 3 comments
Baboom, started by Kim Dotcom, launches to disrupt streaming music industry
Baboom, started by Kim Dotcom, launches to disrupt streaming music industry
First teased in 2011, music streaming service Baboom has finally launched. The service is inviting consumers to sign up and begin creating ...... 19 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
U.S. streaming music sees major growth as digital downloads slow again
U.S. streaming music sees major growth as digital downloads slow again
According to Nielsen, consumers in the U.S. are streaming almost twice as much music as they were last year. For the first half of 2015, ...... 07 Jul 2015
Rdio launches cheap $3.99 per month subscription tier
Rdio launches cheap $3.99 per month subscription tier
Streaming music player Rdio has launched a new $3.99 per month subscription tier, cheaper than the competition. At the low-end tier, consumers ...... 15 May 2015
Streaming music service Rhapsody sees losses extend
Streaming music service Rhapsody sees losses extend
Pioneering streaming service Rhapsody has taken out a $10 million loan as its losses unexpectedly deepen. Thanks to a filing with the SEC, ...... 12 May 2015
Spotify reports huge revenue growth but larger losses
Spotify reports huge revenue growth but larger losses
Spotify has reported their earnings figures for 2014, showing huge growth in revenue and an even larger growth in losses. For the year, revenue ...... 09 May 2015
Don't forget to get 3 months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents
Don't forget to get 3 months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents
Spotify has brought back their popular introductory trial offer for Spotify Premium: 99 cents for three months of the service. Spotify Premium ...... 07 May 2015
Spotify now valued at $8 billion
Spotify now valued at $8 billion
Music streaming giant Spotify has raised another $350 million at a valuation of about $8 billion. Reportedly, one of the largest investments ...... 03 May 2015
Apple wants Taylor Swift, others to exclusively stream their music on Beats
Apple wants Taylor Swift, others to exclusively stream their music on Beats
Apple has unleashed their hefty checkbook in an effort to bring exclusive music to their new Beats Music streaming service. Among the hit ...... 13 Apr 2015 - 4 comments
Stream your favorite EDM tracks for free via Beatport with new Android, iOS apps
Stream your favorite EDM tracks for free via Beatport with new Android, iOS apps
Beatport, the popular electronic dance music (EDM) desktop streaming service, is now available for free on Android and iOS. After downloading ...... 05 Apr 2015
Music streaming service Deezer launches FLAC service worldwide
Music streaming service Deezer launches FLAC service worldwide
Music streaming service Deezer has launched its 'Elite' HD offering globally, following a beta period in the U.S. Deezer normally costs $9.99 ...... 21 Mar 2015
Pandora offers ad-free music for a day for $0.99
Pandora offers ad-free music for a day for $0.99
Pandora has announced today that it will offer a 'one-day pass' for non-subscribers, giving them 24 hours of ad-free music for just $0.99. ...... 09 Mar 2015 - 3 comments
Jay Z's new streaming service already expanding to 22 new countries
Jay Z's new streaming service already expanding to 22 new countries
Tidal, the high-quality music streaming service recently acquired by rapper Jay Z, is already planning a major expansion. The service will ...... 09 Feb 2015
Report: The record labels continue to leech all the money that should be going to artists, songwriters
Report: The record labels continue to leech all the money that should be going to artists, songwriters
Thanks to a new report from Ernst & Young in conjunction with French record label trade group SNEP, we can see that artists and songwriters ...... 08 Feb 2015 - 4 comments
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