Spotify want to make 2019 the year of the podcasts

Spotify continue to dominate music streaming worldwide and as they look to the year ahead after a phenomenal year in streaming they’re focusing on areas outside of music. After the most phenomenal year for music…

Spotify release 5 new exclusive tracks from Coldplay from live session

Spotify refuse to release exclusive albums, opting for a more original route of exclusive releases by getting bands in for live sessions at their headquarters. Back in November Spotify had Coldplay come to their headquarters…

Deezer want to launch exclusive releases, but not like Apple Music and Tidal

Whilst Apple Music and Tidal focus on getting exclusive music releases Deezer are looking at creating their own exclusive content to appeal to new types of fans. Whilst Apple Music lock down Drake and Frank Ocean…

Apple Music execs talk streaming exclusives, Beats 1 and their future

It’s been a rollercoaster first year for Apple’s streaming service Apple Music which has faced numerous criticisms, industry controversy and remained a defiant success. Some of the top brass at Apple Music recently spoke to Buzzfeed…

Apple Music now at 17 million subscribers and growing

Apple Music only launched in June last year and has already seen incredible growth with Tim Cook revealing they now have 17 million subscribers. It’s only been 3 months since Apple Music announced they had 15 million…

Spotify consider backtracking and windowing certain releases

After decrying windowed releases on music streaming platforms for years Spotify look like they could go back on themselves to offer certain releases exclusively to paid subscribers. Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service, once…

Spotify gaining subscribers at a phenomenal rate despite increased competition

Spotify’s new Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter has shared his opinion on streaming exclusives and the incredible growth of Spotify Premium. Troy Carter joined Spotify in June to head up their relationship with…

Universal Music ban exclusive releases on streaming services

As music streaming becomes increasingly competitive and exclusive releases present an easy upper hand Universal Music want to end that. It may just be coincidence, but in the wake of Frank Ocean dropping his new…