Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

by / on April 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm / in Music Charts

The best selling albums of all time, re-ranked by streaming numbers

Back when everyone used to purchase their music in physical form it wasn’t difficult to work out who was the best selling artist in the world. There was a paper trail to follow…  just look at the receipts and the answer was right in front of you.   Now, with the majority of music worldwide being streamed, it’s not quite […]

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by / on March 30, 2016 at 11:57 am / in News

Spotify Musical Map tells you what songs define your city

Ever wanted to know what’s blowing up the radio in Tallinn, Estonia or who’s capturing the public’s attention in La Paz, Bolivia? Well wonder no more – Spotify have just released an interactive map that will transport you to locales across the world, showing playlists of the most “distinctive” music culled from almost a thousand cities. 

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by / on March 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm / in Music Charts, News

Spotify launches in Indonesia

Indonesian music fans have got a reason to celebrate with the news that Spotify has set up operations in the South-east Asian nation.

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by / on July 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm / in Music Charts

What’s the value of 34 million streamed plays? The answer may surprise you

It’s not a new narrative. Musicians and bands toil away in their artistic endeavors, pouring their heart and soul into producing the music we love and record companies take the lions share, leaving little left for those actually making the music. Few of us could really imagine just how little musicians actually receive though.

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by / on May 14, 2015 at 1:10 am / in Digital & Mobile, Music Business

Warner Music Group just made more money from streaming than downloads for the first time ever

A report from Warner has highlighted how quickly the public have embraced music streaming services, with streaming revenue surpassing revenue from selling downloads for the fist time.

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm / in Digital & Mobile, News

Why Apple Will Dominate The Market With Their New Music Streaming Service

   The way we consume music is changing. Across the course of three decades the music industry has seen a shift from cassettes to CDs to digital downloads and now, increasingly, we’re having our music streamed to us either through our computers or other digital devices. And, like they have done in the personal computer, smartphone and tablet markets, Apple is set […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 10:15 am / in Music Business

Rhapsody Continues Growth And Climbs To Over 2.5 Million Subscribers

As more people begin to use music streaming services, the paid subscription service has reported a 60 percent growth in its user numbers. Rhapsody, the company which helped pioneer the subscriber pays model in the music streaming industry has reported an unprecedented jump in user numbers. In April last year, the service had 1.7 million users but now, despite operating in […]

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by / on November 20, 2014 at 6:24 am / in Apps, News

Uber and Spotify Announce Partnership

Two of the most exciting new technology start-ups have announced an exciting partnership allowing users to listen to their own customized playlists through the stereo whilst being driven to their destinations.   From tomorrow, Uber users with premium accounts (sorry cheapskates!) will be able to connect via Bluetooth into their cab’s music system and choose what gets played in their ride. So […]

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by / on September 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm / in Events

5 Reasons To Attend SG MUSO’s House Party

SGMUSO is hosting a HOUSE PARTY on October 5 at Aliwal Arts Center, SG. Thinking about going? We’ve got five reasons why you should.

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by / on May 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm / in Digital & Mobile

Beatport gets Spotify connectivity…kinda.

Programmer Roy Iacob has taken it upon himself to bring Spotify and established electronica/beatmaking portal Beatport together through his new website Beatport 2 Spotify. Read more.

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by / on May 20, 2013 at 8:37 am / in News

The Flipside: Should We Give Up on Consumers of Developing Countries Paying for Music? – Spotify

Sriram Krishnan from online music streaming service, Spotify discusses.

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by / on April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm / in Apps, Digital, Digital & Mobile

Spotify now available in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong

This is how it works, and how much it will probably cost you.

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by / on February 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm / in Music Business

Big news today for the music industry.

To begin with, the Australian Recording Industry Association has reported a 4% increase of the recorded music sales (value) for 2012 in the country. It is the first time since the drastic drop between 2009 and 2010 (-14%) that the trend shows a notable positive evolution. The digital sales took a tally of 46,3% of the global music sales (vs. 27,2% […]

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

Illegal download? LEGALIZE IT!

Here’s a clever way to keep people from illegally downloading music: Legalize It. Developed on Music Hack Day Barcelona by Ben Fields, this app indicates the most shared albums on Bit Torrent, and leads the users to listen to those tracks on Spotify instead. Spotify, in return, will let you stream music for free – and give you the chance you […]

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by / on October 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm / in Apps, Digital & Mobile, Music Business

Spotify and Beatport join hands in global distribution agreement

Whoever thought of the fabled slogan “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” must be cashed up to the teeth these days, with many of the world’s top online streaming portals joining forces as a rapid pace. Yesterday’s revelation that established electronica/beatmaking portal Beatport was to join hands with the incredibly popular streaming site Spotify marked a huge step in […]

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by / on October 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Music Business

New technologies threaten Apple’s music-loving user-base

The poor folks over at Apple must be shaking in their boots. Yesterday’s somewhat embarrassing unveiling of the iPhone4S (instead the iPhone5, as promised) has sparked a renewed interest in the progress of iCloud; Apple’s largest online music and data storage space, conceptualized as a means of keeping information in the same place, aka. Not localized to a particular phone, […]

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm / in Digital, Music Business

Gently down the stream: Why free music streaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

If my mother taught me nothing else, it’s that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Music is no exception; since the dawn of Napster (and all the other trendy downloading and torrent-based sites that have justifiably been closed down), greedy music-mongers have been desperately searching for an alternative method of gaining access to their favorite tunes, without the […]

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