Amazon will launch a free music streaming service, reports suggest

Amazon are looking at launching an ad-supported music streaming service as their first free on-demand music offering, according to reports. Amazon have had a big influence in developing the digital music industry we have now,…

Almost 1m new subscribers made Pandora’s Q3 a success

Pandora have transformed from their free radio roots in recent years and their premium options are giving them a whole new lease of life with booming revenues. Pandora have released their earnings report for Q3…

Spotify are nearing 50/50 subscribers to free listeners

Spotify revolutionised music consumption by offering almost the entire world’s music catalogue to people for free but their efforts to get people paying are paying off. When Spotify launched it offered an unheard of platform…

Pandora are thriving post-radio now with 6 million subscribers

It’s almost 2 years since Pandora enhanced their radio streaming with on-demand music streaming and it’s paying off with 6 million users now paying to stream with them. Pandora are one of the biggest names…

UK Top 40 singles chart will now count video streams towards rankings

As the world catches up to the fact that music has found it’s primary home online and around the world through the wires, the UK Charts are updating to show that. The charts are catching…

You can listen to Pandora on-demand free as they take on Spotify

Spotify just gained another rival in Pandora as they’ve launched a free on-demand streaming tier supported by ads. Free streaming was Spotify’s bread and butter but more and more services are getting in on the…

Music streaming will have a greater impact on chart positions next year

Billboard have announced a change to how they count streams from services like Spotify and Apple Music towards chart positions. Starting in 2018 Billboard will have 2 different values for streams based on whether it…

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…