streaming music

YouTube rolls its music subscription services into 12 more markets

YouTube has rolled out its music streaming service to a bunch more international markets, adding 12 new countries today, and also launching the premium music video version of the service across the f

Pandora now offers a Premium Family plan for $14.99 a month

Pandora just launched a family version of its Premium service. For $14.99 a month, up to six users can access Premium features (the individual version costs $9.99 a month). The new subscription option

Philo and Pandora are offering a discounted, but temporary, 3-month bundle of TV and music

It seems like Hulu and Spotify had the right idea, when they launched a discounted package last month that combined both of their services. Now, the low-cost streaming service Philo is doing the same

Spotify and Hulu launch a discounted entertainment bundle for $12.99 per month

Last fall, Hulu and Spotify teamed up to offer students a bundle including both of their services for a discounted price, compared with paying for each subscription separately. Today, the companies ar

Spotify tests native voice search, groundwork for smart speakers

Now Spotify listens to you instead of the other way around. Spotify has a new voice search interface that lets you say “Play my Discover Weekly,” “Show Calvin Harris” or &#8220

Going public pits Spotify’s suggestions against everyone

The secret to Spotify's public market debut is actually an acquisition it made in 2014. The Echo Nest was powering music recommendations for Beats Music, Rdio, Vevo and iHeartRadio before Spotify pull

Apple debuts a dashboard for artists that tracks both streams and purchases

Apple today launched a new dashboard that will allow artists on Apple Music to track fans' listening and buying habits and view a variety of analytics about their music, according to Billboard, which

Spotify hits 70 million subscribers

Spotify just announced it's killing it on the subscriber front. As of today, Spotify has 70 million subscribers compared to Apple Music's 30 million. Last July, Spotify had more than 60 million paid

SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists

After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud’s first product push is a much needed step in the right direction. It’s filling its home page w

To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify

Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn't that anyone was stealing SoundCloud's underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardco

Spotify’s Wrapped feature is now live to break down your 2017 listening habits

Spotify’s annual Wrapped feature is now up to give users insights into what they streamed over the past twelve months. While obviously a promotion for the music service, Wrapped is a quick and amusi

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate alb

YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists’ video pages

YouTube today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists’ YouTube video

Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot

In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service earned t

Spotify launches an app for artists with real-time streaming data, audience demographics

In the music streaming era, artists want to know how their music is being discovered, who's listening, where, how many have streamed their release and what else their fans are into, among other things

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can't fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove M

Spotify’s newest personalized playlist, Your Time Capsule, is a blast from your past

One of Spotify’s better features – and a competitive advantage for its app in the streaming music market – are its personalized playlists. These compilations have long since expanded

Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students

Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering both services which will be jointly sold through a single subsc

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces him

Spotify preps to go public with 60M subscribers, outpacing Apple

Spotify's singular focus on music sees it adding subscribers faster than the iPhone company with a streaming app on the side. Spotify has added 20 million paid subscribers in less than a year, while i
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