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Spotify is testing feature within Group Sessions
Spotify is testing feature within Group Sessions
World's largest music streaming service has made immense investments recently in non-music audio. Most importantly the company acquired the ...... 29 Jul 2020
YouTube Music is now pre-installed on new Android devices
YouTube Music is now pre-installed on new Android devices
Google has tried to capture the music market with different iterations of streaming services for quite a while without much success. Previously ...... 27 Sep 2019
RIAA rejoices as streaming continues to grow music industry
RIAA rejoices as streaming continues to grow music industry
Streaming music has been a thing ever since Spotify launched in 2006, but started off really, really slowly. It took years upon years for the ...... 07 Sep 2019 - 3 comments
Google's music services are not even close to catching up to Spotify and Apple
Google's music services are not even close to catching up to Spotify and Apple
Google has some massive services that reach hundreds of millions or even billions of people. Whether it is the all-encompassing search or Gmail, ...... 09 May 2019
Spotify blows past 100 million paid subscribers
Spotify blows past 100 million paid subscribers
Streaming music pioneer Spotify has grown with a stable and fairly rapid pace for years now, and there seems to be no stopping it. Not even ...... 29 Apr 2019
Spotify testing a new subscription tier for two that only costs $2.50 more
Spotify testing a new subscription tier for two that only costs $2.50 more
Spotify has started testing a new subscription tier which would allow two users simultaneously. Premium Duo offers a discounted price if you ...... 29 Mar 2019
Love vinyl? Soon there's a new, better sounding HD version
Love vinyl? Soon there's a new, better sounding HD version
In recent years, as physical music media has largely disappeared from use and from stores, there's been one exception that has seemed to cement ...... 13 Apr 2018 - 6 comments
Apple Music is growing fast, hits another major milestone
Apple Music is growing fast, hits another major milestone
Just as Spotify entered the stock market in an unusual direct listing that determined its market value at nearly $30 billion, Apple has announced ...... 05 Apr 2018 - 1 comment
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. 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. 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. 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 rap mogul Jay-Z was spotted at Samsung’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. He was seen leaving the office of Samsung Research America where the Samsung MSCA unit is located, this particular unit creates content strategy for services li 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 the service can compete against heavy hitters like Spotify, Apple, and Google. 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. 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 in its streaming business. 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
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