From our friends at The Daily Dot.There's no reason why you can't combine your playlist of Disney tunes with Spotify's awesome curation of the best throwback jams. YouTube superstar Todrick Hall has done it for you.In his newest video...Show More Summary
Don't be surprised if, at age 42, you find yourself turning to Top 40 once again. A taste expert at Spotify, Ajay Kalia, turned to data from the service to determine that we're most into chart-toppers in our teenage years, the Guardian reports. But "around age 42," Eliot Van Buskirk...
Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in its battle with rival services, such as Pandora and Spotify It had technical superiority; unlike those other services, Tidal streams music at the near-CD quality level of 1411 kilobytes per second. Show More Summary
Monthly "all you can eat" subscription services are now mainstream for music, movies, and TV. Will they be as popular for e-books as well? A move made recently by New York-based startup Oyster casts some doubt on this. Oyster recently launched a traditional e-book retail feature, which complements the $10/month subscription e-book service that the company [...]
How do you know when you've reached middle age? According to an analysis of user data collected by Spotify -- loosely speaking -- it's the point at which you say something like, "Music was better back then." Ajay Kalia, Product Owner for Taste Profiles at Spotify, analyzed the music streaming site's user data. Show More Summary
Spotify is rumored to be raising $400 million on an $8.4 billion valuation, while Pandora is currently valued at less than half that figure, at $3.6 billion. These numbers belie the actual size of the markets in which the respective digital music companies compete. On-demand services generate higher average revenue [...]
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That's one way to save a business. Ever since rapper-mogul Jay-Z introduced the world to Tidal in March, a music streaming service that is supposedly better than Spotify or Pandora, the app has majorly flopped. Two weeks after Tidal made it's way onto the U.S. IPhone Top 20 download chart it has rapidly crashed under the top 700.
OK, so I have a confession: I really like the idea behind Tidal. I think many artists are being perfectly reasonable when they say that streaming services such as Spotify are giving them a raw deal and that they would love to have a streaming service that pays them more for their work. Show More Summary
As YouTube turns 10 years old today, Google is putting the finishing touches on an on-demand music streaming service as an add on to its video service. With Spotify, Apple, and Deezer and others, YouTube’s significant foothold in the industry, a YouTube streaming service seemed almost inevitable. Guest Post by...
Tidal, the new music streaming service from Jay Z, already looks like a wash. Less than a month after launching, it is sitting in the deep, subterranean reaches of the App Store's U.S. app charts, at No. 664. By comparison, Spotify, the leader in on-demand streaming, is the 17th most downloaded app in America. Show More Summary
Delicious music-industry hypothesis of the week goes to Tero Kuittinen of BGR.com: It seems that Jay Z's much-hyped streaming-music service, Tidal, has not only massively flopped, but it has done so while driving more attention and users to its bigger, better rivals, Pandora and Spotify. App Annie data shows that... More »
Spotify may or may not be worth more than the entire U.S. recorded music business, but it has reason to feel confident about its chances competing against Tidal.
If you thought you could safely dismiss Algoriddim’s djay as some entry-level player, something for non-serious users, you might change your mind. And that could also cause Spotify to make a bigger splash with DJing. The company has a few surprise announcements today. Show More Summary
"Like Spotify, but you have to pay for it" hasn't turned out to be a great business model for Tidal, the music service Jay Z and other superstar co-owners relaunched last month. After a month, the service has already dropped out of the iPhone top 700 download chart and the...
While the valuation of Spotify skyrockets, the news isn't so good for its newest rival.
The music industry landscape is constantly shifting as CD sales and downloads are being forced out by streams and YouTube views and a new report says that Spotify is worth more than every major label combined. Even the mediums in which artists are discovered are changing as, for the first time, a...
Straight after his announcement that he is returning to Australia for another tour, it has been revealed that British singer Ed Sheeran has become the second person to reach two billion streams on digital streaming app Spotify. Rapper Eminem was the first person to reach two billion streams, getting the honour earlier this year. Show More Summary