Apple Music ditch artist-to-fan social platform Connect

Apple are renovating artist pages on their music streaming service but as they do so they’re getting rid of their under-appreciated Connect platform. Apple Music has come a long way since it launched all the…

Artists may have to pay for Spotify for Artists soon

Spotify’s artist platform offering fan insights, streaming analytics and customisation of their artist profile’s on the streaming service is going to be monetised – boo! hiss! Spotify’s third quarter for 2018 showed the streaming service…

SoundCloud say their revenues topped $100 million last year

SoundCloud’s bottom line is looking up as they reveal that they passed their revenue goals for 2017. For a lot of 2017 there were worries that SoundCloud faced the imminent end of their era as…

Apple Music and iTunes analytics platform launches for more artists

Apple are giving more power to the artists to see who’s loving their music and where they come from. In January Apple revealed that they were rolling out an analytics platform for ‘a few thousand…

Basically half of all Swedes and Norwegian’s pay for music streaming

48% of people in Sweden and Norway have paid music streaming services like Spotify, with Nord’s in general loving streaming music. YouGov have discovered some really interesting facts about the popularity of music streaming in…

Facebook’s new video platform launches with 30+ shows

Facebook have finally made good on their word and launched a brand new video platform for original shows and videos – Facebook Watch. Facebook have unveiled ‘Watch’ a new video platform that is sure to…

Digital radio is super popular accounting for almost 50% of radio listening

As we see streaming take over music all around the world radio is going digital as well, confirms a new study. RAJAR have revealed their latest data, comparing Q2 2017 to Q2 2016 and showing…

Pandora add even more promotional tools for indie artists on AMP

Pandora have enhanced their AMP platform with a bunch of new features to help promote artists and customise their profiles. Pandora have a bunch of tools to help artists get their name out there, particularly…

Soundtrack your games with SoundCloud now on Xbox One

With SoundCloud’s new app you can stream from millions of tracks whilst you play your games on Xbox One. SoundCloud have just launched an app for Xbox One that puts the music in your hands…

Apple’s iTunes Still Most Popular Music Platform Among U.S. Music Listeners

Music streaming seems to be the definitive way people consumer music going forward. However, this chart from Statista suggests that more consumers are still favouring Apple’s iTunes over other popular music streaming platforms. It seems…