Music Streaming Subscriptions see phenomenal rise in revenue

As music streaming services continue to grow massively, growing the music industry after 2000’s stagnation, subscription services are making massive gains. A chart from Statista published by Business Insider shows that whilst ad-supported music streaming…

Microsoft To Drop Free Xbox Music Streaming

Launched two years ago, Xbox Music has given its users the option of music through ad-supported streaming, subscription streaming, and purchase through the Xbox Music Store. It’s attraction lies in the platforms available. Tracks can…

Universal Music Group and Google Partner for Vevo

The rumours are true and Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG’s music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two. The full press release…

SpiralFrog Goes Under

There have been a lot of reports over the weekend about the demise of SpiralFrog. SpiralFrog was an ad supported music streaming and download service that never really took off. Having raised as much as…

Qtrax Signs Sony BMG To Their Ad Supported Service

Qtrax has released a press release this morning stating that they have finally signed Sony BMG to their catalogue. Qtrax is a legal P2P downloading service. In January 2008, Qtrax was overeager to announce it’s…

Universal Music, Are They Starting To Adopt Digital Business Models Correctly?

In the last year or so it has been tough times for the major record labels. The majors have not really been moving into the digital as fast as they should, whilst at the same…

We7 Launches Out of Beta With New Design and Added Features

After spending months in public beta and lots of changes to the ad supported music service, We7 is about to launch out of beta with a bang. We7 have launched with a “Big Listen” campaign….

Spiral Frog: Ad Supported Startup Has Three Million Tracks in their Catalogue

A lot of people are talking about how a weak economy is affecting advertising revenues and from my experiences this is definitely the case. However, because advertising is suffering some journalists also expect that to…

BBC Worldwide Plans Ad-Supported Music Service

BBC Worldwide is working on an ad-supported music service that would offer free streaming or paid downloads of songs and videos from the BBC archives, including live performances from its “Top of the Pops” and…