SoundCloud acquires Musiio in a bid to improve music discovery

Musiio will aid SoundCloud in identifying both “talent and trends” to provide the best music discovery experience to SoundCloud users.

Amazon Music Unlimited is going up $1/month for Prime and Single Device Plan members

Music streaming service Amazon Music Unlimited is going up from $7.99 per month to $8.99 per month for Prime subscribers.

Sonicware SmplTrek: Make music anywhere with this portable production sampler

Sonicware has revealed the SmplTrek, a portable sampler for music production. It’s a handheld groove box that lovers of the Roland SP-404 and its recent MKII may find interesting.

Nearly a third of artists earning over $10,000 on Spotify released music through an artist distributor in 2021

These 15,150 leading artists using distribution services represent a 171% increase since 2017. Plus more stats from Spotify’s updated site.

Playlisted music by Gaana gets personal with new AutoQueue feature

Indian streaming service Gaana has launched AutoQueue, a feature that personalises your playlists, reading listener’s minds.

How music grew in the UK 2021 revealed

Nearly twice as many artists earning “meaningful royalties” from streaming than they were in the CD era.

Spotify launches in Iraq, Libya, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Republic of the Congo, and Democratic Republic of the Congo

The music streaming service expands to six more countries, letting more artists and fans connect around the world.

Founders of Indian streaming service JioSaavn to step down

Changes at Jio Entertainment Services have apparently led to the sudden departure of the three co-founders of JioSaavn.

NetEase Cloud Music and Emperor Entertainment partner up

Two giants of China’s music industry have joined forces, looking to promote Chinese music to younger demographics.

The state of Indian artists and music streaming in 2021

At the fifth All About Music, industry experts and figures discussed where the Indian music industry stands right now and where it’s heading.