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Approx 2 million users accessing Spotify Premium without making payment 29 March 2018

Swedish music streaming giant, Spotify whose operating losses are growing each year has done a shocking revelation that almost 2 million users are accessing Spotify Premium service without paying a penny.   The news was disclosed by the company ahead of its NYSE listing next month. The company said,  “On March 21, 2018, we detected …

Spotify optimistic about closing 2018 with 92-96 million paying users 28 March 2018

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is expecting to register 92-96 million paying customers by the end of  2018 against 36 million paid subscriber count of its arch-rival Apple Music. Spotify quotes premium subscribers as the ones who have completed registration with Spotify and have activated a payment method for a premium service. Spotify is also …

Amazon Prime Music inks deal with IPRS for ad-free music streaming 15 March 2018

Amazon India and Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) have joined hands for ad-free music streaming service, Amazon Prime Music. Amazon Prime Music will have access to more than a million titles in multiple languages of different era and genres. IPRS which is the authorized body to issue licenses for usage of musical works and literary …

Spotify spreads musical vibes to Israel, Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam 15 March 2018

Swedish audio streaming giant Spotify has expanded its footprint to Israel, Romania, South Africa, and Vietnam. The expansion has come just ahead of Spotify’s public enlisting in New York stock exchange. Expansion to the above-mentioned countries takes Spotify’s global tally to 65 markets. The music streaming giant’s counterparts such as Deezer (189 countries) and Apple …

Tencent expands, invests in Indian music streaming service 05 March 2018

India’s popular music streaming service, Gaana has attracted “ a sizeable investment” from the Chinese web giant Tencent. Gaana, the 2010 music firm is a property of media firm The Times Of India. Tencent which is a pretty dominant player in the rapidly expanding Chinese digital music domain has shown concern in Gaana as a …

Twitter writes off its investment in SoundCloud 28 February 2018

Twitter has written down almost $70 million investment in SoundCloud referring that digital music industry is a challenging industry to rake in. Jack Dorsey, CEO Twitter, invested in music streaming service SoundCloud in 2016 and has written off the deal in one year. It is said that Twitter has realized that the invested amount cannot …

Comcast upgrades Pandora on X1 set-top box 21 December 2017

Comcast has released an upgraded version of Pandora on its X1 set-top box. With this upgrade, the device will completely support the music streaming platform. The upgrade also includes access to Pandora’s premium on-demand service at $9.99 per month, its ad-free Radio Plus offering at $4.99 per month, and its ad-supported radio stations as well. …

YouTube plans to launch new music subscription service 13 December 2017

According to sources, YouTube has plans to introduce a paid music service in March 2018. Seemingly, Warner Music Group, one of the biggest major record labels globally, has already signed a deal with YouTube, and Alphabet Inc. is also in talks with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The company is aiming big to …

Deezer launches in Japan with HiFi audio output 13 December 2017

Deezer is partnering with Onkyo & Pioneer and Yamaha to launch its service in Japan. The company claims that it will be the first streaming platform to offer lossless CD-quality audio in the region. The Deezer HiFi service will stream 16-bit FLAC CD quality on Onkyo & Pioneer high-resolution DAP systems, and Yamaha Network Receiver …

Stingray music to be carried by Amazon Channels 08 December 2017

Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Karaoke will now be available on Amazon Channels. The multi-platform music services provider, today announced that it has successfully been added to Amazon Channels in Germany and the UK. Prime members in the UK can now subscribe to Stingray Classica and Stingray Karaoke, while Stingray Classica is available to …

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