Spotify gaining subscribers at a phenomenal rate despite increased competition

Spotify’s new Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter has shared his opinion on streaming exclusives and the incredible growth of Spotify Premium. Troy Carter joined Spotify in June to head up their relationship with…

Social network VKontakte (VK) launching a music subscription service

Russian social network site VK (formerly VKontakte) have revealed plans to launch a music subscription service sometime this year. In a massive shift for the popular European social network VK they have revealed plans to…

AT&T Acquires Cricket Wireless and Muve Music to Bundle Music into Telecoms

AT&T has decided to acquire Cricket Wireless for $1.19 billion in cash ($15 per share). This includes net debt, which stands at $2.8 billion, the deal is worth about $4 billion. Cricket Wireless is a…

YouTube Paid Subscriptions Could Be a Good Revenue Stream for Artists

There have been a lot of reports this morning about YouTube launching a Paid Subscriptions option for partners. They havent announced what partners are onboard or what the exact pricing model will be, but it…