CATEGORY: STREAMING

Apple Has Acquired Shazam [OFFICIAL]

Apple has acquired Shazam, the company confirmed on Monday. The deal for the music and audio recognition app is reported to be worth $400...



Why Playlists Matter More Than Ever

Although things like blogs and radio can still do a lot for bringing music to the attention of consumers, there has been a massive...


Shazam Is To Apple As The Echo Nest Is To Spotify [Mark Mulligan]

From Mark Mulligan of MIDiA: Shazam finally found a buyer: Apple. Ever since its affiliate sales revenue model crumbled with the onset of streaming...


What Is SoundScan and How Is It Used?

SoundScan, a tracking platform owned and operated by Nielsen, allows artists to get a close and detailed look at how their music's sales are...


How Will Soundtrap Acquisition Change Spotify? The Industry?

Here we look at the implications of Spotify's recent purchase of Swedish cloud-based collaborative creative space Soundtrap as the streaming giant looks to increase...


Apple To Acquire Shazam For $400 Million [REPORT]

Apple is reportedly days away from acquiring music and audio recognition app Shazam for a $400 million. The startup, which had been valued as...


Spotify Playlist Push: What Artists Really Need To Know

In this article entrepreneuring musician Brian Hazard gives his review of the service Playlist Push, a paid service designed to get your music on...


Full Text Of Spotify, Tencent Announcement

I n a deal certain to cause concern among labels and music publishers, Spotify, China's Tencent Holdings and its subsidiary Tencent Music today announced...


YouTube Planning New Spotify Competitor "Remix" [REPORT]

YouTube is planning a March launch of a music service internally dubbed Remix, according to a new report. The move comes amidst increasing calls...


Amazon Music Unlimited Adds 28 Countries

Amazon Music Unlimited, the third most popular music streamer in the US, is expanding to 28 new countries, mostly in Europe and and South...