Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

Facebook Debuts “Music Stories,” A New Way To Discover And Share Songs From Spotify And Apple Music
/ November 5, 2015 1:16 pm
Facebook Debuts “Music Stories,” A New Way To Discover And Share Songs From Spotify And Apple Music

TechCrunch reports "Facebook announced this morning a new feature called “Music Stories,” that will allow users to better discover new music or share tracks with their friends. Essentially a new post format for Facebook, Music Stories integrates with Spotify and Apple Music to provide a 30-second preview of the shared song or album that can be played directly on Facebook itself.". Read More

‘Serial’ and Pandora Are Teaming Up on Much-Hyped Season Two
/ November 2, 2015 1:10 pm
‘Serial’ and Pandora Are Teaming Up on Much-Hyped Season Two

NBC News reports "After the first season, which delved into the conviction of Adnan Syed for the murder of Hae Min Lee, became a huge hit last year, Pandora grabbed the exclusive streaming rights from iTunes. People will still be able to download shows from the "Serial" website. Last year, more than 8 million people downloaded each episode. "Serial" creators hope that Pandora's 78 million monthly users can boost the show's audience.". Read More

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How Can Spotify Shrink and Grow the Music Business at the Same Time?
/ October 29, 2015 12:41 pm
How Can Spotify Shrink and Grow the Music Business at the Same Time?

Re/code reports "Economists Luis Aguiar and Joel Waldfogel looked at music sales in countries Spotify operated in between 2013 and 2015, and concluded that yes, “Spotify use displaces permanent downloads” — that is, if you’re getting your music from Spotify, you don’t need to buy it from iTunes. But they also found that “Spotify displaces music piracy,” and that the two trends balance each other out: “Interactive streaming appears to be revenue-neutral for the recorded music industry.”". Read More

Pandora Shares Down 20% In After-Hours Trading After Company Posts Q3 Loss
/ October 23, 2015 12:03 pm
Pandora Shares Down 20% In After-Hours Trading After Company Posts Q3 Loss

TechCrunch reports "Pandora continues to face stiff competition in the crowded music streaming sector from Spotify, Google and Apple. Today’s report was the first to show the impact of Apple’s fledgling streaming service, which launched in late June, on Pandora.". Read More

As Apple Music Trials Wrap, Spotify Snags The #1 Top Grossing Spot In US App Store For First Time
/ October 20, 2015 12:40 pm
As Apple Music Trials Wrap, Spotify Snags The #1 Top Grossing Spot In US App Store For First Time

TechCrunch reports "Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday may have been touting the number of Apple Music music paying subscribers – 6.5 million, but at the same time rival Spotify was quietly hitting a milestone of its own. The company’s music streaming app just moved into the No. 1 position on the iPhone App Store’s “Top Grossing” charts for the first time in the U.S.". Read More

Spotify Moves Closer To Launches In Indonesia And Japan
/ October 19, 2015 11:48 am
Spotify Moves Closer To Launches In Indonesia And Japan

TechCrunch reports "Spotify has 75 million users (20 million paying) across more than 60 countries worldwide, but it only supports six markets in Asia. It launched in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia in April 2013, but has moved very slowly in Asia, adding just the Philippines and Taiwan since then. It’s fair to say that a larger rollout in Asia is long overdue, particularly since Apple Music is widely available across the continent.". Read More

Vevo, Pandora and Spotify Top Streaming Music Services for Millennials
/ September 25, 2015 1:05 pm
Vevo, Pandora and Spotify Top Streaming Music Services for Millennials

Variety reports "Millennials are discovering and enjoying music differently than the generations before them: Younger listeners spend on average 25 hours a week streaming music from a variety of online services, according to Vevo’s new “Music Fan Report,” which the music video platform is going to widely release early next week.". Read More

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