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Jay Z’s Tidal Names Third CEO in Nine Months
/ December 2, 2015 12:18 pm
Jay Z’s Tidal Names Third CEO in Nine Months

Variety reports "Tidal bowed with musical star power recruited by married superstars Jay Z and Beyonce. The company has been billed as being more artist-friendly than other digital music services by offering a more generous royalty rate. But the perception is that the subscription service has struggled to gain traction in an increasingly crowded digital sector.". Read More

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Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.
/ December 1, 2015 1:29 pm
Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.

TechCrunch reports "Spotify is the world’s top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this morning from App Annie. However, while Spotify bested last year’s top streaming music app Pandora Radio from a global standpoint, Pandora is still strong in the U.S. where it remains the number one streaming service by active users on iPhone and Android.". Read More

Rdio’s Shutdown Begins Today: Music Subscription Service Stops Billing Customers
/ November 23, 2015 12:48 pm
Rdio’s Shutdown Begins Today: Music Subscription Service Stops Billing Customers

Variety reports "Failed Spotify competitor Rdio has started to wind down operations ahead of a planned acquisition by Pandora: Rdio informed its paying users over the weekend that it won’t be renewing their subscriptions starting Monday. Users will be able to listen to the free, ad-supported Rdio tier for the time being, but a full shut-down is expected to happen some time in the coming weeks.". Read More

Adele’s Streaming Decision: Not Unexpected, Not Easily Copied
/ November 20, 2015 11:49 am
Adele’s Streaming Decision: Not Unexpected, Not Easily Copied

Billboard reports "The streaming services were said to be uncertain about 25 until Thursday (Nov. 19). Whether Adele made a last-minute decision or the label wanted to wait as long as possible to transfer the files -- a common tactic for preventing leaks -- one service was ready to ingest the songs on very short notice, according to a person with knowledge of the process.". Read More

Spotify Bets On Data To Lure Artists To Its Platform
/ November 17, 2015 12:06 pm
Spotify Bets On Data To Lure Artists To Its Platform

TechCrunch reports "Music streaming service Spotify is getting big, and its streaming data is now becoming valuable for artists. Today, the company announced that artists and their managers can now access a new Fan Insights portal.". Read More

Pandora Is Acquiring Music Streaming Service Rdio For $75 Million
/ November 17, 2015 11:48 am
Pandora Is Acquiring Music Streaming Service Rdio For $75 Million

Variety reports "Pandora is acquiring San Francisco-based music subscription service Rdio, the Oakland, Calif.-based company announced Monday after the close of markets. The announcement came minutes after Variety exclusively reported about the deal being imminent.". Read More

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Spotify To Listeners: Here Are Some Concerts You Should Like
/ November 12, 2015 11:24 am
Spotify To Listeners: Here Are Some Concerts You Should Like

Billboard reports "Spotify has joined the procession of streaming services trying to help artists sell more concert tickets. The company announced Thursday a new feature called Concerts that recommends nearby concerts. The feature has immediately started rolling out on Spotify's iOS and Android apps.". Read More

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