SiriusXM, the satellite radio service now used by millions of U.S. subscribers, is now looking to promote its offerings to new customers without the use of a separately purchased satellite radio device installed in their home or car. The company is marketing a new six-month streaming-only subscription in the hopes of competing with streamers like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora.
Source: Tech Times
Sending a clear signal that in-car entertainment is in the driving seat for automakers, Jaguar Land Rover rolls out the big guns of the rock world by using the Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman to launch its new music app.
Ricky Wilson, lead singer and song writer for the U.K. band, was joined by Elliot Gleave, aka Example, to be the first to try the Spotify app which offers streamed music personalized playlists based on users’ tastes and in-car listening habits.
Digital properties have quickly worked their way from novelty products to serious award show contenders (and winners) in only a matter of a few years, which is an impressive jump that many brands and artists wish they could replicate. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and even smaller online distributors and creators have started collecting trophies at the Emmys for various shows, and Netflix has even made an appearance of two at the Oscars.
If the slightly more established business of on-demand video streaming can make waves on the award circuit, why not streaming music?
Expecting Lyor Cohen to make peace with labels is like believing Roger Waters will get back together with David Gilmour for a concert in support of Israeli statehood.
This shows how out of touch YouTube is, I hope the ink isn’t dry.
As for Lyor himself…KUDOS! He crawled from the wreckage into a brand new car.
Source: Lefsetz Letter
Another day, another industry-rattling potential buyout for the streaming music vertical. According to a report posted on the Financial Times website, Spotify is currently in talks to buy SoundCloud. While nothing has been confirmed by either company at this point, the mere prospect of such a combination of powerhouses is exciting, and the idea isn’t too far-fetched either.
Are you a Spotify user who has a list of favorite bands and songs, but do not have the motivation to find and organize all of them into useful playlists?
Today, the streaming company is launching a new service called Daily Mix that is partly aimed at you. Tapping into your own history of albums and tracks that you have listened to on the platform, Daily Mix brings together a selection of these alongside a few new things to create long, “bottomless” playlists of music to keep you listening.
As its name implies, the playlists change every day, and range in number between one and six, depending on how prolific you are on Spotify.