We Asked a Search Analytics Company to Tell Us the Most Popular Music Services

We Asked a Search Analytics Company to Tell Us the Most Popular Music Services

Spotify gets the most attention — and paying subscribers.  But if search analytics can predict the future, YouTube, Amazon and Apple are just getting started. YouTube Music hasn’t even launched yet.  And Spotify has more than 70 million paying subscribers. But when it comes to search, YouTube is already winning. For years, YouTube has easily been the biggest music platform.  […]

Latest Industry: Vivendi, Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Amazon, Cardi B, Warner Music, BMG, More…

Latest Industry: Vivendi, Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Amazon, Cardi B, Warner Music, BMG, More…

Vivendi isn’t ‘pulling a Sony’ — but UMG might be going public. Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine stated that his group is a “strategic partner Spotify.” He clarified that Vivendi has no intentions selling its stake in the streaming music platform. But, the Vivendi chief did concede that a Universal Music Group IPO could be ahead.  “We have started work that […]

What YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Are Paying Artists In 2018

What YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Are Paying Artists In 2018

Napster, Tidal, Apple Music, and Amazon still have the highest per-play rates.  And don’t expect to make much on Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube. How much should artists expect to receive on streaming music platforms?  That’s a complicated question. Last year, Digital Music News published a list outlining the most popular streaming music platforms’ per-stream rates.  At $0.0190 and $0.0110 per […]

Fair Warning: Amazon Music Will Delete All of Your MP3s on April 30th

Fair Warning: Amazon Music Will Delete All of Your MP3s on April 30th

A friendly reminder: unless you download and save all your Amazon-stored MP3s, you can bid them farewell – for good. Underscoring the death MP3 downloads, Amazon Music quietly scrapped MP3 imports several months ago.  The e-commerce giant decided to completely shutter its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, Amazon is ficially cleaning out some abandoned closets. Amazon Music users have received […]

Two Packages Explode In Austin Outside of SXSW — At Least 1 Person Killed, 1 Injured

Two Packages Explode In Austin Outside of SXSW — At Least 1 Person Killed, 1 Injured

At least two packages have denoted in Austin, TX, just outside the SXSW festivities, according to details confirmed by the Austin Police Department.  The first explosion killed one person and injured another. Update: 2:15 pm CDT Austin Time: A second package has also detonated on the southern side Austin.  Austin Police have confirmed the additional incident. A package delivered in […]

Millennials Feel More Bonded to Apple Than Any Other Brand, Study Finds

Millennials Feel More Bonded to Apple Than Any Other Brand, Study Finds

Once again, another study finds that people, especially millennials, absolutely love Apple. Calling itself the “Brand Intimacy Agency,” MBLM published its annual study analyzing over 54,000 brand evaluations from 6,000 consumers in the US, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates.  The study, spanning 15 different industries, studies which brands have the strongest emotional bonds with the customers. MBLM found that […]

Spotify Is Building Its Own Speakers and a Bunch of Hardware Products

Spotify Is Building Its Own Speakers and a Bunch of Hardware Products

Can Spotify branch its business model beyond streaming music? Speaking on the state the streaming music industry several months ago, Jimmy Iovine, head Apple Music, admitted that his company couldn’t prit from just streaming music.  In a direct swipe at Spotify, Iovine told Billboard last November, Now, following the much-hyped release Apple’s HomePod, how does the Swedish streaming music platform […]

Amazon's Alexa can Make Playlists on Amazon Music

Amazon's Alexa can Make Playlists on Amazon Music

Amazon’s Alexa is getting more intuitive, especially when it comes to music. Virtual assistance devices are increasing in use.  And they’re getting smarter by the minute.   Now, Amazon’s Alexa can create playlists on Amazon Music — just ask Alexa to add music to a previously created or new playlist.  Amazon says the feature being able to create playlists has been […]

The Beatles Launch a Massive, $100 Million Legal War Against Counterfeiters

The Beatles Launch a Massive, $100 Million Legal War Against Counterfeiters

If successful, the lawsuit would force multiple online retailers to take down unauthorized merchandise featuring The Beatles. Apple Corps Ltd — a business entity founded by the Beatles — has launched a $100 million against fifty online sellers.  Naming sellers like shirtsforyou.net and Mochistore88, The Beatles’ company alleges that the sites have sold counterfeit goods copying their trademarks. Along with subsidiary Subafilms […]