music streaming

SoundCloud lays off 8% of staff as it aims to reach profitability this year

Music streaming platform SoundCloud has laid off 8% of its staff according to multiple reports. The fresh round of job cuts comes after the company laid off 20% of its employees last August. In a memo

SoundCloud debuts a fan engagement tool for artists

Music streaming platform SoundCloud is today launching a new tool to let artists engage with their fans better. The new product, conveniently called Fans, lets artists direct message their followers a

ByteDance is making its music streaming service Resso premium-only

Three years after first launching the music streaming app Resso in India, ByteDance is making it a paid-only service. The company notified users on the app and website saying that “Resso will up

Tidal’s new Live feature will let you host a live DJing session

Tidal is rolling out a new feature that lets you act as a DJ and allow your friends to listen to your choices. The feature called Live is available for both HiFi ($9.99 per month) and HiFi Plus ($19.9

Apple Music Classical is now available for download to everyone

Apple's new app for classical music, Apple Music Classical, is available for download to iPhone users.

SoundCloud is testing a TikTok-like feed for music discovery

A lot of music streaming services and discovery apps have followed a formula for introducing new artists and songs to their users: an AI-powered vertical feed that highlights clips of songs. SoundClou

YouTube launches its new commercial music licensing resource, Creator Music

YouTube today announced its new marketplace, Creator Music, is now fully open to all YouTube Partner Program participants in the U.S. First announced last September, the online destination offers a la

Spotify now lets you select which playlists you’d like to impact your recommendations less

Spotify is finally introducing a highly requested feature. The streaming service announced today that it’s launching a new “Exclude from your Taste Profile” feature that lets you kee

Amazon Prime now comes with a full music catalog of 100 million songs and ad-free podcasts

Amazon today announced a new benefit for its Prime members which could lure some subscribers away from other music services, like Apple Music or Spotify. The company said it will now offer Prime subsc

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is the priciest digital album Tencent has sold

Taylor Swift’s latest album “Midnights” has dropped, and it might be setting a new standard for China’s digital music industry. Within a day of its release, the 13-track album,

Spotify Island on Roblox launches a new virtual destination for hip-hop listeners

It’s been four months since Spotify debuted its virtual Spotify Island on Roblox, which made it the first music streaming service to have an official presence within the gaming platform. Today,

Daily Crunch: Meta partnership allows Indian WhatsApp users to browse and buy groceries via JioMart

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UK antitrust authority sees no competition concerns in music-streaming industry

Some nine months after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it was carrying out a market study into music-streaming services, the government department has revealed it bel

Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings listeners into a truly immersive audio experience w

Spotify confirms it’s testing a new ‘Car Mode’ interface with some users

Spotify has started testing a new “Car Mode” interface with some users, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. The test comes a few months after Spotify announced that it was retir

Amazon Music to overtake Pandora as No. 2 US music streamer this year

According to estimates from Insider Intelligence (previously eMarketer), Amazon Music will surpass Pandora this year to become the music streamer with the second most number of users in the U.S. Notab

Mdundo eyes more telco partnerships after music streaming revenue growth from Tanzania, Nigeria deals

Mdundo, an Africa-focused music streaming service, is banking on more partnerships with telcos across the continent to grow its earnings and user base. Last year, the company signed deals with MTN and

Spotify CEO hints HiFi tier delay is related to licensing issues

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has hinted that the delay of the streaming service’s HiFi subscription tier is related to licensing issues. Speaking to analysts and investors during Spotify’s quarte

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new ‘Music Mode’ feature

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new “Music Mode” feature where users will hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential match’s chosen song while checking out their pr

UK’s antitrust regulator to probe music streaming market

The UK’s antitrust watchdog will take a close look at the music streaming market. Today the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it will be conducting a market study of music s
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