Apple is known for its attention to detail, but this revelation takes that to a whole new level. Instead of using less-than-perfect lyric services to provide lyrics alongside its music streams, Apple Music has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics."
Tunecore and CD Baby have each just added China's largest streaming music service - Tencent Music, its subsidiaries and partners - to their indie and d.i.y. music distribution networks. When users deliver their music to Tencent, they will be available on:
Chinese music streaming giant Tencent Music Entertainment is experimenting with driving revenue by making some content exclusive and unavailable to its ad-supported users. It's a practice once popular in label circles but vehemently opposed by streaming leader Spotify.
Shazam finished 2018 with 478 million users, up 78 million from the previous year. The stat came as part of a UK financial filing that also showed that revenue fell 23% to just $38 million USD last year. But the drop didn't really matter since Shazam was acquired by Apple in November of 2018.
Musicians held rallies across the country calling for streaming residuals for music in television and film even as the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed negotiations this week.
[UPDATED] Instead of using yesterday's announcement that Siri now included voice control of Spotify to make nice with Apple, the streamer seemingly doubled down on criticism of its much larger tech rival.
Live radio-like shows have always been the cornerstone of Apple Beats 1 programming, including artist-driven shows from the likes of Nicki Minaj. But that's jist the beginning of Apple Music's growing emphasis on live appointment-worthy music programming.
Apple has officially killed iTunes with its latest Mac software update dubbed Catalina. Apple has moved each iTunes service into separate apps - Apple Music, Apple TV and Podcasts - replacing the once-revolutionary iTunes, which launched in 2003, two years after the debut of Apple's iPod.
While music streaming is undeniably a global business, a lot of artists are missing out on certain international revenue opportunities owing to cultural and geographic differences, such as those that exist between the US and China. Fortunately, Far East Global thinks they have a solution to this problem.
The drive on the Autobahn just got more interesting with the launch of Spotify's Daily Drive in Germany. Previously, the personalized playlist which combines music with short podcasts was only available in the US.
Apple is set to launch Apple TV+ on November 1st, priced at $4.99 (£4.99) per month. Bundling Apple Music with Apple TV+ and perhaps other Apple services at a discount would make marketing sense for Apple.
While for years millennials were the target demographic of most music business marketing, Generation Z has since risen up as the primary stakeholder in the contemporary marketplace, which is in turn reshaping how artists, labels, and companies market themselves.
With the Beatle's Abbey Road near the top of the charts 50 years after release, MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan explores how older, physical-focused music fans remain the quickest route to high-value, large-scale revenue, as well as, much and how little has changed in the music industry.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has asked Spotify for information about its anti-competitive complaint against Apple, according to Reuters. Earlier this year, Spotify filed a formal complaint in the EU alleging that Apple was limiting access to its customers through restrict practices and high app store fees.
Spotify's much-anticipated addition of Apple Siri voice control officially launched on Monday morning. Users must first download a new update to the Spotify app as well as have the latest version of iOS 13 installed.
Music marketing has never been easy or straightforward and that's particularly true in this time of fractured media, shifting consumption and an overabundance of new music. MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling found five shifts and a hint of possible solutions that will reshape modern music marketing.
In this anonymous interview, Chris Castle/Music Technology Policy speak with an independent publisher about their role in a streaming-based music economy where money is made in percentages of pennies, and what the future looks like for both publishers and artists trying as they try to cultivate a career in the music business.
Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) will share its Q3 2019 financial results and letter to shareholders on Monday, October 28th before market opens. The streamer will hold a question and answer session to discuss financial results at 8AM Eastern Time.
Even to industry insiders, determining what exactly each streaming service pays out per stream can be a confusing and complex process, with each platform having its own unique formula for calculating what an artist actually earns. Here we break down some of the numbers in a more digestible format.
EU based music streamer Deezer surveyed UK fans and found that 49% are listening to fewer full albums than they were just 3 -5 years ago. The survey found that 42% were putting favorite songs on shuffle or playing individual tracks. Under 25, the stat rises to 55%.
In this review, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience using the Spotify PR service Virtuoso Music, whether the service delivered on it's promises, and whether or not it might be right for you.
The RIAA promises to cut through the complexities of consent decrees, the Mechanical Licensing Collective and other issues related to streaming in an intensive 60 minutes session at the Mondo. NYC conference later this month.
Music analytics and fintech startup Paperchain and Centrifuge, a decentralized platform that connects the global financial supply chain, has advancedmade its first advance based on future Spotify royalties.
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30% of the Beatles' plays on Spotify are coming from the 18-24 year old age group, the streamer revealed. The Fab Four have been streamed an impressive total of 1.7 billion times on Spotify, so far this year.
Here AWAL speaks with several veterans of the digital marketing space about some of the most common (but by no means all) marketing mistakes advertisers make when attempting to promote their music across social media and streaming platforms.
Spotify recently updated its 'Spotify for Artists' app, providing artists with an exciting host of new features, including live listener tracking, monitoring of milestones, improved profile management, and more.