Music streaming service Tidal is in dire financial straits, reports say. Apparently, the company has only enough money to last six months, despite a sizeable investment from Sprint earlier this year.
Pretty soon, YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge into one service, Google has now confirmed. Google hopes this move could help its music streaming service attract more subscribers.
Internet July 28, 2017
Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.
Apps/Software June 23, 2017
Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.
Apple June 20, 2017
Google Play Music has launched New Release Radio, an exclusive radio station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The exclusivity of the feature for these smartphones, however, has been called into question.
Google June 20, 2017
Taylor Swift has finally returned to Spotify and Pandora, as she has brought all five of her albums back to all music streaming services. According to the singer's management team, the move was made to thank fans for their support.
Celebrities June 9, 2017
Pandora announced the launch of Premium, a new subscription tier for $9.99 a month.
Apps/Software March 13, 2017
Some of late singer Prince’s songs have appeared back on Spotify. The singer who died of drug overdose in 2016 was vehemently opposed to free music streaming apps and refused to put his work up on them during his lifetime.
Apps/Software February 16, 2017
SoundR is a new music app that creates playlists based on mood, emotions, activity and time of day that are presented as bubbles.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
Chance the Rapper made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards after winning Best Rap Album for the streaming-only 'Coloring Book.' The artist gave a shoutout to SoundCloud, the music-sharing platform which serves as his primary distribution channel.
Internet February 13, 2017
Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.
Internet February 10, 2017
Spotify and AccuWeather launched a new website that reveals what kind of music trends based on the weather in the user’s location.
Internet February 7, 2017
Pandora streaming data will now be included in the Billboard top chart rankings in various genres. The programmed streaming service’s inclusion has already resulted in significant Hot 100 chart jumps for several songs popular on Pandora.
Internet January 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran has started off 2017 with two new hits. His just-released tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill' both individually broke Spotify’s record for most song streams in a single day.
Internet January 13, 2017
The music industry experienced growth in 2016, thanks to the popularity of streaming. Streaming sales shot up during the year, while physical sales of music as well as digital downloads continued to drop significantly.
Internet January 11, 2017
Pandora's app has been around longer than Apple Music or Spotify Premium but has been sidelined by other music streaming apps. All this could change as the company plans to publicly release Pandora Premium by the first quarter of 2017.
Apps/Software December 8, 2016
Amazon Music Unlimited, the on-demand music streaming service that is looking to compete with Spotify, has gone live in the UK on Nov. 14. Subscribers in the UK will need to shell out £7.99 or £9.99 per month depending on whether they are Prime members or non-Prime customers.
Apps/Software November 15, 2016
Spotify could be slowly killing the storage devices of users on the PC, Mac or Linux. Investigations revealed gigabytes of junk data being written in less than an hour, with the problem happening even while the app is idle.
Apps/Software November 11, 2016
The Weeknd’s smash hit ‘Starboy’ has retained the top position on Spotify’s U.S. Streaming Chart for a second week. Runner-up ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers is still on top globally, however.
Life & Style October 30, 2016
Pandora has just reported new financial and subscriber losses. Can its new on demand streaming service compete with Spotify, Apple Music and upstarts Amazon and iHeartRadio?
Internet October 27, 2016
Spotify has committed to continue offering a free listening tier for non-paying subscribers. The company has also stated that it will no longer pursue exclusives despite competitor Apple Music’s strategy of doing so.
Internet October 26, 2016
The Weeknd has just topped the latest Spotify weekly streaming chart with his new smash single ‘Starboy.’ The song beats out The Chainsmokers' mega-hit ‘Closer,’ which was number 1 for the last ten weeks, by a small margin, leaving next week’s title up for grabs.
Internet October 23, 2016
Pandora launched an app extension for Apple’s iMessage App Store on Oct. 13, providing a new way for users to share and discover music.
Apps/Software October 13, 2016
Amazon finally rolled out its Music Unlimited streaming service, gunning for Spotify and Apple’s Music market. The service features affordable subscription plans, especially for Echo owners, and a myriad of neat features to boot.
Apps/Software October 12, 2016
Japan has recently gained access to the most popular music streaming service, as Spotify finally rolled out in the country. Spotify offers two different service plans, which should bolster its already large user base.
Apps/Software September 30, 2016
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is offering new subscribers a streaming-only subscription for six months at the bargain rate of $30. The company is now actively promoting its streaming capabilities in the hopes of competing with existing streamers.
Internet September 29, 2016
Spotify has reportedly entered advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, which could secure its leading position even as the on-demand music market gets more crowded. A SoundCloud acquisition could help Spotify be even more competitive, and maybe even cut labels from the equation.
Business Tech September 29, 2016
Apple Music will continue to pursue exclusive music streaming deals with recording artists and record labels, despite controversy over the practice. The streamer is also set to introduce new algorithm-based playlists similar to those of Spotify, using prior iTunes listening data to help determine content.
Internet September 28, 2016
Drake's album ‘Views’ has reached a major music milestone, becoming the first to be streamed more than 1 billion times on Apple Music.
Apple September 27, 2016
iHeartRadio is reportedly readying its own on demand streaming service to debut next year. Its new streaming options mirror those recently announced by rival Pandora, and both streamers will now compete directly with Spotify and Apple Music in the on demand streaming sector.
Apps/Software September 23, 2016
It may be difficult to navigate Apple Music with all the changes for iOS 10. Here’s how to finally figure out how to stop playing the same song on repeat over and over.
Apps/Software September 22, 2016
New data indicates that purchases of music via digital download from iTunes and other online music sellers have continued to fall. Meanwhile, use of paid streaming music services have surged, as has use of stream ripping technology.
Internet September 22, 2016
Pandora leads the U.S. in weekly music streams by far, with a full 30 percent of listening attributed to the streamer. Apple Music, on the other hand, accounts for a mere two percent of weekly U.S. streaming.
Internet September 21, 2016
Lady Gaga has come out swinging against the concept of any exclusive streaming deals for her upcoming album 'Joanne.' The singer stated that she would rather leak her music than enter such an agreement with Tidal or Apple Music.
Internet September 17, 2016
Music streaming service Pandora has just upgraded its $5 paid listening tier. Subscribers will now be able to replay songs and access cached content offline, and will receive more skips of unwanted songs per hour.
Apps/Software September 16, 2016
A campaign to help #SaveNelly has kicked off this week, where fans are continuously streaming the rapper’s music in an attempt to get him out of debt.
Celebrities September 15, 2016
Spotify has just announced it has surpassed 40 million paid subscribers. Meanwhile, smaller streaming rival Tidal continues to falter, with widening losses reported.
Apps/Software September 14, 2016
Pandora's new on-demand subscription service looks as if it will be ready to launch soon. The company just announced deals with two of the three biggest music labels in preparation to take on rivals Spotify and Apple Music.
Apps/Software September 13, 2016
It appears as if Spotify has attempted to bury the recent release of Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' album on the streamer. The move is consistent with prior reports that claimed Spotify intended to retaliate against music that has been exclusively released on other streaming rivals such as Apple Music and Tidal.
Apps/Software September 13, 2016
Drake’s 'One Dance' dominated as the top summer song on Spotify’s global and Billboard’s U.S. tallies. Justin Timberlake, Sia and The Chainsmokers placed in the top 5 on both charts, while Desiigner’s 'Panda' won most U.S. streams.
Internet September 9, 2016
A new report claims that Spotify will allow artists and labels to release new music on its paid tier only. The music will be available exclusively to paying subscribers for a select window of time before being featured on the streamer’s free tier.
Apps/Software August 30, 2016
A new study of the habits of music streaming service subscribers reveals how and why users choose to create and listen to playlists. Over 90 percent of listeners to Apple Music and Spotify actively create their own playlists.
Internet August 30, 2016
Spotify has officially taken a stance on exclusives, claiming they are bad for consumers. The company has announced record growth for its paid tier, despite multiple exclusives on other paid services, which Spotify now plans to de-emphasize in the future.
Apps/Software August 28, 2016
Amazon is expected to roll out an ad-free $5 music streaming service with unlimited access to songs in its library, according to industry sources. But it's apparently only going to work with Echo.
Apps/Software August 22, 2016
Milk, Samsung's critically acclaimed music service, is now on its way out. Galaxy smartphone owners will have to contend with third-party music streaming services going forward, which shouldn't be difficult.
Apps/Software August 20, 2016