Why 2017 is the Year of Reckoning for the Streaming Music Business — www.fastcompany.com
Can Spotify make a profit? Will Tidal and SoundCloud survive? Streaming music is on the verge of its moment of truth.
iHeartMedia Inks Deal to Integrate Audio Into Layer3 TV Service — www.billboard.com
iHeartMedia will integrate its digital radio and on-demand streaming products into Layer3 TV’s television service, Billboard has learned.
“Streaming is like the Atari era in video gaming. It’s just gonna get bigger.”
Recently, Dish Network launched Dish Music, a mobile app which allows customers to sync music throughout their home via a central control..
Apple Music Personalized Playlist Chill, Algorithmic And Editorial — techcrunch.com
This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’..
‘A proxy for personality?’: How Spotify is using music data to understand how its users behave — mumbrella.com.au
While many organisations struggle to corral and verify the data for their customers, streaming platform Spotify has the opposite problem – how to make the
MelodyVR strikes partnership with Microsoft – funding included — musically.com
Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR has announced its latest partnership: with Microsoft. The deal includes marketing and funding for the company
Twitter suspends accounts of The Fader and other popular music sites — www.theverge.com
Suspensions are rare for big publications
Inside Spotify’s Financials: Is There a Path to Profitability Or an IPO? — www.billboard.com
As Spotify continues to scale (50 million users) yet not make a profit (its net loss doubled to $568M), the streaming service is faced with many paths towards profitability (including renegotiating royalty rates) and having its long-awaited IPO.
Cue sad playlist: Pandora departures point to uncertain future — venturebeat.com
Capping a tumultuous year for the music-streaming pioneer, Pandora is losing founder and CEO Tim Westergren as well as its president and chief marketing officer.