YouTube Music lets free users cast uploaded music to speakers

YouTube Music users on the free tier can now cast there owned music to smart speakers. You’ll still need a Premium account to cast streamed music. Previously a Premium account was required to cast any…

Spotify Weekly Music Charts announce the most streamed tracks and albums in the USA and globally each week

Spotify launch their Weekly Music Charts to help you discover the top streamed songs and albums in the US and around the world in a given week. For some time now, Spotify’s Charts site has…

Spotify update collaborative playlists to make adding friends easier

Spotify make is easier to add collaborators and see who contributed which tracks. As the lockdown continues to affect many aspects of the music industry, Spotify are making efforts to help bring music and podcast…

Amazon are offering 4 months of Music Unlimited for $1 to Prime members

Prime members that haven’t already signed up can get 4 months of Amazon’s music streaming service Music Unlimited, with 60 million songs for just $0.99. Prime members already get access to Prime Music for free….

Loup Ventures predict Apple Music’s 82m subscribers will generate $6.8bn revenue in 2020

Investment firm Loup Ventures published a report detailing Apple Music’s subscriber numbers, market share and revenue for 2020. The report suggests Apple Music’s 82 million paying subscribers equates to $6.8 billion, which makes up around…

Germany’s recorded music revenues increased 4.8% in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19

Thanks to huge continued growth of music streaming, Germany’s recorded music revenues rose, despite physical media taking a hit during the global pandemic. Coronavirus has negatively impacted a large portion of the recorded music industry…

NetEase Cloud Music saw huge revenue growth – Q2 2020 earnings call

Internet technology company NetEase hint at big numbers from NetEase Cloud Music in their Q2 2020 earnings call. NetEase Cloud Music is one of the big three music streaming service in China, along with Tencent…

Tencent Music sign a partnership with Thailand’s largest media conglomerate GMM Grammy

Chinese entertainment company Tencent sign a deal with Thailand company GMM Grammy to cross-promote each other’s content in their respective countries. Tencent Music’s partnership with GMM Grammy hopes to discover and promote musicians from respective…

Spotify: For the Record takes listeners behind the scenes of the streaming platform

Spotify’s new podcast Spotify: For the Record, takes listeners behind the scenes, with chats from top artists and music streaming industry experts. For two years, Spotify have shared the background in big moments for music,…