Apple Music will have 3m more subscribers than Spotify by Christmas, say executives

The Apple Music/Spotify race has been going for years but it looks like Apple Music may finally edge into the lead by the end of the year. Since Apple Music launched in 2015 they have…

How to stand out and get heard on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is full of amazing music and artists but being noticed in that crowd can be hard. These tips will help you stand out from the rest of them. SoundCloud have released their latest tips…

Spotify cut off paid ‘Payola’ playlist SpotLister from their service

Spotify have disconnected SpotLister from their API, a playlister that allows artists to pay to get on playlists with 11.5 million collective followers. Spotify strictly forbid ‘payola’ or pay-for-play services using Spotify to tout artists…

YouTube’s head of music announces music subscription service… again

YouTube have been discussing a music subscription service for years and Lyor Cohen just re-announced it’s existence saying, “we know we’re late to the party”. At SXSW this weekend YouTube’s global head of music Lyor…

Spotify hits major milestone of 70 million subscribers

Spotify are still the king of streaming and reminded everyone yesterday when they revealed that they now have over 70 million subscribers. Spotify have announced 70 million subscribers, only 4 months since they announced 60…

YouTube are launching a music subscription service next year

At last! It looks like YouTube want to rectify their damaged relationship with the music industry with a new paid service for music. YouTube have long been criticised for their extremely low payouts on music…

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…

Stream Spotify on the Google Home Speaker for free

With Google Home it’s as simple as asking “Ok Google, play Spotify” to stream music around your home, now it’s available to free users. Google Home is the home speaker from Google using an AI…

Spotify are adding 2m users a month as they pass 60m subscribers

It’s been 5 months since Spotify reached the half a million mark for paid subscribers and they’ve already passed 60 million. Spotify have announced their latest milestone, surpassing 60 million subscribers paying for their Premium…

NIN and Apple Music’s Trent Reznor says free music is “here to stay”

The Nine Inch Nails frontman-cum-Apple Music executive Trent Reznor shares his thoughts on streaming, emphasising that free music isn’t going anywhere. The singer and music industry veteran spoke on Wednesday about the future of music,…