Japan’s Line Music gets a free tier, music videos and more this year

It’s going to be a massive year for Line Music as they launch a new freemium tier and bring music videos to their popular service. Japanese music streaming service Line Music are celebrating their fourth…

Spotify’s re-designed app brings on-demand streaming to free users

For the first time free streamers can choose what they want to listen to as Spotify launch the new version of their app. As rumoured last week, Spotify yesterday revealed the new look for their…

The first album Spotify and YouTube won’t let you listen to free is released

Pioneers of listening to music for free online, YouTube and Spotify have just released an album for streaming that is only available to paid subscribers. Around the beginning of the year Spotify had to renegotiate…

Spotify testing new mobile app with unrestricted playlists

Spotify are experimenting with a pretty drastically different interface for their mobile app which will make some big changes for free users. Certain users have noted changes to their Spotify mobile apps recently with a…

Loss-making Aussie music streamer Guvera gets new CEO to take the company forward

Guvera co-founder is stepping in as the new CEO¬† Australian music streaming service Guvera have switched up their management with a new CEO after making a loss for the past 2 years to move forward….

Deezer US does have a freemium tier after all… kind of

French music streaming service Deezer launched in the US earlier this week and seemed to be Premium only, but it’s usual free tier is available – just not immediately. Deezer has become a well recognised…

Could Spotify end their Freemium offering soon?

Spotify’s Premium subscription has more users than any other paid music streamers and is earning more every day, but could this mean an end to free streaming soon? In a blog post by Music Industry…

Spotify Set To Have 100 Million Users By Christmas

Spotify are anticipating hitting the 100-million user count by Christmas this year, chief revenue officer Jeff Levick told an advertising conference in New York. Only last November Spotify reached 50 million users, then 75 million…

Spotify’s ‘freemium’ Model To Undergo Changes Says Universal Music CEO

Rumours have been circulating for the past few weeks that changes will be coming to Spotify as artist royalties have become increasingly controversial with Beatport’s 5% royalty commissions and Taylor Swift’s outrage at Apple Music’s…