When it comes to paid subscribers, Spotify is now the king. The Swedish music streaming platform announced during a 2019 1Q financial performance review that it now has 100 million premium subscriptions surpassing Apples 50 million.
Amazon is looking to expand on the success it saw through advertising bringing which brought in more than $10 billion which is absolutely astounding. To do so, the tech giant reportedly rolled out very quietly ad-supported music streaming service that could help it gain ground on Spotify.
It is still very much Beyoncé season, this after the Houston superstar dropped both her 2018 Coachella performance documentary Homecoming on Netflix with a surprise live album of the same name. Now, the Bey Hive is joined in unison after it was announced that Mrs. Carter’s sixth studio album Lemonade is now available on all […]
Last year it was reported that Spotify’s reign at the top in the streaming wars came to an end when Apple surpassed the Swedish company in the US despite the numbers not being disclosed. Now according to the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant has more paid subscribers in the United States as well.
Well, this news shouldn’t really surprise anyone since streaming has been the goto option to listen to music for the past few years. A new report indicates that streaming now accounts for nearly half (47 percent) of global music revenue.
Hip-Hop fans worldwide watched patiently as De La Soul depicted via social media their battle in getting their back catalog digitally released. After the trio spoke upon the lopsided royal splits in favor of the label, Tommy Boy Records has decided to instead negotiate a better deal and will halt the release of the past […]
The Hip-Hop world was both elated and taken aback by news that De La Soul‘s back catalog will finally see the light of day but at the cost of nearly all their royalties. TIDAL has elected to stand with the Plugs and not stream their music until Tommy Boy Records offers a better royalty split.
Q-Tip famously rapped the iconic line, “Industry rule number four-thousand-and-eighty/Record company people are shady” and De La Soul has learned that lesson firsthand this week. Taking to social media, the Plugs let fans know that while their back catalog will be coming to streaming services, the royalty splits will be quite imbalanced in favor of […]
Spotify sees tremendous potential in the podcast game, so much in fact that it announced today (Feb 6) the acquisition of Gimlet Media & Anchor.
The music industry has shifted greatly since the advent of streaming, and no artist has benefited from that change in audio consumption in 2018 than Drake. The Canadian superstar was the year’s most streamed artist and it was also revealed that Hip-Hop and R&B dominated 30 percent of the streaming market.
Amazon just made its biggest push to become an even bigger player in the streaming wars. The company announced the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music in Mexico.
Pandora, a name in the music streaming game that has seen better days is a getting a shot in the arm thanks to SiriusXM radio.