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Spotify hits 83 million paid subscribers 27 July 2018

Music streaming giant Spotify has 83 million paid subscribers amount to a total of 180 million daily active users as reported in its second-quarter earnings report from 2018. Spotify’s daily active user base has grown 30 percent year-over-year. Additionally, Spotify also states that its revenue has increased up to 26 percent year-over-year. The online music …

Music streaming services are on rise in UK 19 July 2018

According to reports, music streaming services have overtaken radio among the British youngsters. Online music streaming services now account for 8% of all audio listening in the UK. 15-24 year old Brits spend around 29% of their time on listening to online streaming music, and 9% using music video channels/ sites for background listening. The …

Online music streaming sets tune for global music industry as live streaming outshines digital download 26 April 2018

Online music streaming has finally edged out digital downloads and physical sales, becoming the industry’s biggest source of revenue. Live music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, now make up 34.3 percent of sales, up from 29% the year before. According to reports, global recorded music revenues led up to $17.4 billion in …

Amazon Music follows iTunes in Windows 10 Microsoft Store 15 February 2018

Amazon music streaming app debuts in Microsoft Store on Windows 10 following Spotify and iTunes. The app is available for consumers running the Windows 10 Anniversary update or greater in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. Although the app appears to be a port of the existing Amazon Music desktop app …

Spotify to hit 100 million subscribers soon 15 February 2018

There is no looking back for the Swedish online audio streaming giant Spotify, as it is going to enter the 100 million hallmark very soon. Spotify which was hit with a whopping $1.6 billion lawsuit recently, following allegations of bypassing mechanical licenses, according to rumors, may go public on the NYSE next month. Spotify has …

Facebook inks music deal with GMR, Kobalt, and Indie Publishers 15 January 2018

In its quest to become the alternative to YouTube, Facebook has joined hands with the YouTube’s most vocal critic Irving Azoff who has represented several popular music artists in the past. Tamara Hrivnak, Facebook’s head of music business development and partnerships, blogged, “Today, we are excited to announce that Global Music Rights, Irving Azoff’s US …

Build your own Spotify 15 December 2017

Building a music streaming service might not seem as daunting as launching a VoD service. The content in itself being not so data intensive creates a general perception that it’s easier to launch and run an online music streaming platform. Contrarily, that’s not the case. Although there aren’t as many players offering music streaming as that …

TurnUp music to launch streaming service 22 November 2017

TurnUp Music, a platform that has been dedicatedly hosting local music talents for over a year now, has partnered with Samsung to launch a streaming service on the Samsung Z Series mobile devices. The company has made the announcement at AfricaCom, one of the largest events among telecom, media, and technology companies in Africa. Through …

The rise and fall of MP3 27 October 2017

MP3 was a much sought-after term in the 1990s and early 2000s. A lot of us will be able to relate to the days of slow dial-up when downloading a song could take close to an hour. This was one of the major reasons why MP3 rose to power.   MP3, also known as MPEG-1 …

Spotify takes over Groove Music 16 October 2017

Microsoft is divesting from its music streaming service, Xbox Music that was rebranded as Groove Music in 2012. However, the service is not being shut completely and customers will be migrated over to Spotify. Starting January 2018, the Groove Music app will support playback and management of owned music but will no longer allow customers …

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