Google to host audio ads tool for publishers on Spotify, Pandora and iHeartMedia

Google to support audio ads for publishers to advertise on streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartMedia. Google Ad Manager are adding audio ads for ad-supported music services such as Spotify Free. This allows…

How Much Does Soundcloud Pay Per Stream?

Soundcloud and other music streaming services dont pay per play. The payment model is based on a pro-rata model, which means it has a huge number of factors such as country, type of account, marketshare…

Spotify add over 100k tracks to Indian catalogue

Spotify have recently signed a deal with Indian record label Saregama, adding their full catalogue of over 100,000 songs to the platform in India. Spotify launched in India last year, since then it has been…

Tidal Access is a video focused free-tier

With its standout feature being HiFi streaming, Tidal has up until now been a premium-only music platform. Tidal announced earlier this week, it would be launching a new free membership tier for video content. Tidal…

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…