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Apple Music’s new ‘For You’ gives you different themes to soundtrack your day

Apple Music’s ‘For You’ is getting themes to soundtrack your life that update throughout the day. As with all of the major streaming services, Apple Music pride themselves on presenting their users with curated playlists and recommendations that suit them. They’re updating their ‘For You’ section to make it an even more exciting and personalised place to come for listening suggestions. The new layout will be organised around ‘themes’ of music that are personalised for each user. Example...
Tags: Apple, Themes, Music, Streaming, Recommendations, Playlists, Apple Music, For You, Digital Music News, Personalised


TikTok may be launching a music streaming service

From letting anyone make short music videos to streaming music in full, TikTok’s business could be changing. TikTok is one of the world’s favourite apps, with over 500 million users creating short clips and music videos on their video platform. Despite global success the company have reportedly been working at a loss. Now reports are suggesting that TikTok are looking to create a new service to turn profits around. The South China Morning Post reported last week that TikTok’s owners, By...
Tags: Music, Streaming, Warner Music, Labels, Digital Music News, Digital Music, South China Morning Post, Bytedance, Tiktok, Online Music Streaming


Amazon will launch a free music streaming service, reports suggest

Amazon are looking at launching an ad-supported music streaming service as their first free on-demand music offering, according to reports. Amazon have had a big influence in developing the digital music industry we have now, pioneering the smart speaker generation and launching multiple music services in digital downloads and on-demand streaming. Now reports suggest they’re launching a new service to offer free music streaming. The reports come from “sources familiar with the plan” spe...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Spotify, Music, Free, Amazon Prime, New, Streaming, Stream, Amazon Echo, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify Amazon, Smart Speakers, Ad-supported


Apple Music now has more subscribers than Spotify

It’s been 4 years since Apple launched their alternative to Spotify for music streaming and after a long battle Apple have taken the lead. Apple Music now officially has more paying subscribers in the US than Spotify. Last week The Wall Street Journal reported the new leader in US music streaming service after Apple had grown it’s streaming service 2.6% to 3% on a monthly basis. According to their numbers Spotify had roughly 26 million paid subscribers at the end of February, whilst App...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Apple Music, Subscribers, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Premium, Listeners, Paying


How to stop Canvas videos playing on Spotify albums

If you’re finding the new animated backgrounds on some Spotify albums annoying then you aren’t the only one – here’s a fix. Spotify recently added video backgrounds to some albums when listening on their app, a feature they tested early last year. The ‘Canvas’ feature overlays the Now Playing screen with moving animations which, though it may look cool, totally gets in the way of controls for playback. Many have said that they are an annoyance and make the experience worse rather than e...
Tags: Videos, Spotify, Music, Albums, Streaming, Animations, Digital Music News, Disable, Stop, Canvas, Turn Off, Playback, Now Playing


MySpace have recovered hundreds-of-thousands of their lost songs

Millions of songs on MySpace were reported lost, assumed gone forever but thankfully they’ve managed to find a chunk of them again. Last month musicians from around the web were horrified to hear that MySpace had made a slip up at the cost of 50 million songs. The social media platform that dominated before Facebook came to rule over the internet was hub for artists but a change of server saw over 14 million artists’ music gone. Old users of MySpace were reporting photos, videos, and au...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Server, Artists, Songs, Myspace, Social Network, Digital Music News, The Internet Archive


Billie Eilish proves that albums still thrive in the age of music streaming

They say streaming has changed the value of the album but Billie Eilish has shown they still thrive when done right. As the majority of music consumption now comes from music streaming people are listening differently. Playlists are the port of call for most people’s music discovery making singles far more valuable than they were when physical music made up the market. Despite music streaming helping to boost music revenues worldwide after a nearly 20 year slump, some are critical of th...
Tags: Music, Featured, Albums, Streaming, Drake, Digital Music News, Singles, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Oliver Schusser, When we all fall asleep where do we go


Get Amazon Music Unlimited – 3 Months Free Music Streaming!

Amazon is currently giving away 3 months completely free on Amazon Music Unlimited. Unlimited access to 50 million songs – including all the latest and greatest artists and albums, as well as thousands of playlists and stationsNew music all the time – the newest releases as soon as they are availableAd-free listening – uninterrupted, high quality audioOffline listening – download to listen to your favourite music, wherever you areHands-free listening with Alexa – exclusive voice features ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Free, Music Streaming, Alexa, Digital Music News, Amazon Music Unlimited


Music Subscription Pricing Wars in India: Apple Music Drops Price and Now Cheaper Than Spotify

It seems like the pricing wars of music subscription services is heating up in India. It has been reported that Apple Music have implemented a huge price cut. An Apple Music subscription in India now costs just 99 rupees per month ($1.43 USD), versus the 120 rupees per month ($1.73 USD) it was previously. Additionally, Apple will also be dropping the price of their student plan from 60 rupees per month to 49 rupees per month; and the Family Plan is now 149 rupees per month versus the 19...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, India, Pricing, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Music Subscriptions


Still Life Left in Radio? iHeart Media Has Filed for IPO

iHeart Media (the US Radio Group) has filed an IPO in the USA that could raise up to $100 million. The news comes just a couple of months after the company won approval for its financial restructuring plans, having filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2018. iHeart is claiming 275 million monthly listeners all based on iHeartMedia’s network of 848 live broadcast-radio stations, but also its iHeartRadio streaming app. The post Still Life Left in Radio? iHeart Media Has Filed for IPO app...
Tags: Music, Usa, Ipo, Iheartradio, Digital Music News, Iheartmedia, iHeart, US Radio Group


Music revenues worldwide are up 9.7% with massive growth in streaming

2018 saw another year of growth for recorded music all around the world as music streaming gets bigger in more and more countries. In 2018 the global recorded music market grew by 9.7% according to the recorded music industry trade group IFPI’s Global Music Report 2019. This is the fourth year of consecutive growth for music worldwide after the advent of online piracy caused revenues to drop for an extended period. Music streaming services offered a legitimate solution to the issue of m...
Tags: Asia, Music, Music Industry, Industry, Streaming, South America, Revenues, Digital Music News, Industry News, IFPI, Frances Moore, Global Music, Global Music Revenues


Pandora want you to talk to adverts with your voice

Pandora are going to start testing interactive voice ads on their music streaming service later this year. The future of advertising could see us having a conversation with AIs like Siri as we find out more about products. With the prevalence of smart speakers in homes and assistants on our phones people are finding talking to a machine less threatening all the time, it was only a matter of time before these features were used for marketing. Pandora are looking to start introducing inte...
Tags: Music, Advertising, Siri, Pandora, Music Streaming, Streaming, Ads, Ai, Voice Control, Digital Music News, Picard, Smart Speakers, Instreamatic, Voice Ads, Eric Picard, Audiomack Global


LiveXLive & iHeartMedia join forces to stream the best in live music

A multi-year agreement will see iHeartMedia and LiveXLive combine their livestreaming and online radio businesses. iHeartMedia are purveyors of one of the biggest collections of radio stations online through iHeartRadio. They have teamed up with livestreaming and live music company LiveXLive Media for a multi-year deal combining their content, production, distribution and promotion. The partnership gives LiveXLive exclusive rights to stream 17 iHeartRadio events globally. Events include...
Tags: Music, Live, Streaming, Livestreaming, Partnership, Iheartradio, Digital Music News, John Sykes, Iheartmedia, Digital Video News, LiveXLive, LiveXLive Media, Ellin, Robert Ellin


SoundCloud’s new playlists help artists get heard and fans discover music

Handcrafted playlists make a truly special music streaming experience and SoundCloud know that. SoundCloud are bringing a new range of personalised weekly playlists to enhance your listening experience and discovery. New curated playlists from “some of the leading names in music” will also be bringing fresh new life to SoundCloud’s playlist selection. The curators defining the playlists are made up of “music industry VIPs” like former Editor-in-Chief at Pitchfork – Mark Richardson, electr...
Tags: Music, Discovery, Community, Streaming, Soundcloud, Playlists, Curation, Discover, Digital Music News, Playlist, Mark Richardson, Curated, David Turner, Personalised, Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Philip Sherburne


Apple Music are leaving a mark on Android phones with 40 million installs

Natural rivals Apple and Android are seeing an increasingly larger crossover in the shape of music streaming. In the smartphone industry there are two big dogs battling head to head; Apple and Android. New stats show that even with smartphone users that aren’t on iPhone, Apple are still reaching a lot of them. According to new data from Apple’s music streaming service, Apple Music, is currently installed on 40 million Android running devices. Whilst that doesn’t necessarily equal subs...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Music, Russia, US, Smartphones, App, Music Streaming, Streaming, Application, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Great Britain Brazil


Spotify’s playlists are evolving to become more like you

Spotify are making some big changes to their massive playlists, making them more personal no matter the selection. Spotify are renowned across the world for their plethora of quality playlists. With everything from expert curated selections updated every week for specific genres, to playlists using algorithms to present listeners with personalised recommendations each week, Spotify streaming is synonymous with the best playlists around. Spotify have announced they will be combining the ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Artists, Editorial, Playlists, Digital Music News, Curated, Personalisation, Personalised, Spotify Analytics


See where people are Shazam-ing music on the map

Find the songs that people are loving and discovering the most in each city with this Shazam map. Whether you’re a DJ looking for the tracks that are going to have the best impact where you’re playing, or you’re simply curious about what’s popping off in a random city, a tool from Shazam gives you the lowdown on what’s being scanned where. Using the Shazam tool you can easily see the top 50 most Shazamed tracks for hundreds of cities around the world. The lists are updated every day so ...
Tags: Music, Charts, Map, Shazam, Digital Music News, Trending, Tracks


Storytelling through podcasts, that’s Spotify’s new arena

Spotify have purchased Parcast to tell stories through the ever-expanding platform of podcasts on the music streaming giant. Earlier today Spotify announced their acquisition of Parcast; “a premier storytelling-driven podcast studio”. They’ve been making waves across the podcast world since starting in 2016, with their 18 original series touching on Serial Killers, Cults and Conspiracy Theories, and more. Parcast’s podcasts will be a valuable addition to Spotify’s podcast offerings whic...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, Cult, Conspiracy, Storytelling, Streaming, Acquisition, Digital Music News, Los Angeles California, Dawn Ostroff, Parcast, Unsolved Murders, Max Cutler


Watch Apple Event Live for Free Worldwide (Livestream Video)

Want to watch Apple’s special event live from the Steve Jobs Arena in Cupertino? Here is a link to the livestream on the Apple website. The event starts on the 25th March at 10am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). Apple sent out invitations for the event stating that it was “Show Time”. From this a lot of press are predicting that Apple will be launching their Netflix competitor today in which they have already budgeted over $1 billion on content. The post Watch Apple Event Live for Free Wor...
Tags: Apple, Music, Netflix, Event, Livestream, Cupertino, Announcement, Digital Music News, Steve Jobs Arena, PDT Pacific Daylight Time Apple


Get a free smart speaker when you stream Spotify as a family

If there’s one thing that brings families together, it’s a Spotify Family Premium account. Add a Google Home Mini and the kids may even join you for some tunes. As if unlimited music streaming for up to 6 people, without ads, for just £14.99 wasn’t enough – get a smart speaker on top of that at no extra cost. Spotify are giving away Google Home Mini’s to subscribers of their Family Plan, for both new and existing users. Spotify’s Family Plan is a great deal, even if there’s only two of ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, UK, Amazon Echo, Digital Music News, Don, Google Home Mini, Spotify Family Premium


Use music without permission; get sued, Peloton finds out

Bike makers and motivators Peloton are being sued for using songs from Drake, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and more without a license. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people that using music without copyrights is very much illegal. Somehow Peloton didn’t get the message and have been using big label music to accompany their fitness videos and pump people up. The fitness bike manufacturers have made a name by encouraging people to get moving with motivational videos playing as you pedal; t...
Tags: Videos, Music, Lawsuit, Fitness, Bikes, Bruno Mars, Sue, Digital Music News, National Music Publishers Association, Peloton, Motivational, David Israelite, Drake Rihanna Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran Lady Gaga Rihanna Ariana Grande Drake, Downtown Music Publishing Ultra Music


Anghami are bringing podcasts to the Middle East and North Africa

Music streaming is becoming bigger in the MENA region and native streamers Anghami are betting on podcasts being the next big thing. Anghami is a music streaming service from Lebanon that wanted to bring the power of unlimited, on-demand music to the Middle East and North Africa. As one of very few streamers local to the region, Anghami has built an impressive audience with a reach of nearly 70 million registered users. They have built a community of over 2 million artists gaining 1 bil...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Podcasts, Digital, Middle East, Dubai, Podcasting, Music Streaming, Streaming, Basel, Lebanon, Snoop Dogg, Deezer, Digital Music News, Mena, North Africa


50 million songs have been lost forever by MySpace

If you’re one of 14 million artists whose old haunt used to be on MySpace then I hope you backed up your tracks. Before Facebook and Twitter came MySpace. It was a unique social media space that became as popular for music as it did connecting with friends. Artists treated it at as a home for their music before and after the time of SoundCloud. Many of its users have jumped ship since the launch of more popular social networks but MySpace hasn’t disappeared. Unfortunately for many of it...
Tags: Music, Social Media, Online, Artists, Archives, Myspace, Social Network, Deleted, Digital Music News


Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV in USA

Apple Music has launched on Amazon Fire TV in the US. Amazon Fire TV is a natural extensions for Apple Music as it has been rolled out on Amazon’s Echo speakers since December. Apple Music subscribers will now the ability to access the full catalogue of 50 million songs by just asking Alexa. “Alexa, play today’s hits on Apple Music,” or “Alexa, play music by [artist’s name] on Apple Music,” for example. The post Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV in USA appeared first on RouteNote Bl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Usa, Fire, Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV, US Amazon Fire TV, Alexa `` Alexa


How To Get My Music into YouTube Content ID for Free

RouteNote allows artists, labels and copyright holders to control their music rights in YouTube Content ID for Free. Anyone is able to signup for a RouteNote account and then upload their music to the worlds largest music streaming services, download stores and rights management platforms. Simply signup, upload your music and then select YouTube Content ID in the stores section. The post How To Get My Music into YouTube Content ID for Free appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Free, Youtube, Content Id, Digital Music News, Distribution, Rights Management


Moby’s new album is exclusively playing on a meditation app

Producer Moby is has released his new album exclusively through a mobile app for sleeping and meditation. The producer of 90’s hit Porcelain, Moby has teamed up with Calm Music for his latest release. His new album Long Ambients 2 was released today on World Sleep Day and will only be available exclusively through the Calm Music app for 30 days. The app provides gentle music to be used for meditating or aiding sleep. With over 45 million downloads the app has a massive potential audien...
Tags: Music, Sleep, App, Meditation, Exclusive, Ambient, Digital Music News, Calm, Moby, Long Ambient, Porcelain Moby, Michael Acton Smith OBE


Facebook and Spotify bring the music to your profiles with new features

Share the songs that are special to you with everyone who comes to your profile and more new features announced at SXSW. Facebook unveiled some cool new things coming to the world’s biggest social media site yesterday at the South by Southwest conference. Last October Facebook announced their journey into making music more social with music on Facebook stories and the rollout of adding songs to your profiles. Facebook are expanding the feature so that when you add a song to your profile...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Spotify, Music, India, Social Media, Thailand, Social Network, Sxsw, Digital Music News, Southwest, Facebook Profile, Music Sharing, Profile, SXSW Facebook, Zee Music Company


Chinese Music Distribution

RouteNote is one of the first music distributors in the world to ink deals with Tencent (QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo), Netease and Kanjian (who cover over 30 different music streaming services). RouteNote has been working in China for the past 2 years and helping to distribute some of the best chinese music to the world! Distributing your music into mainland China has never been this easy or comprehensive! Any RouteNote artist and label can take advantage and get their music in front of a...
Tags: Music, China, Tencent, Digital Music News, NetEase, Music Distribution, QQ Music, Kanjian, Kugou, Kuwo, Tencent Netease


Watch Hulu and listen to Spotify in one cheap package

Watch your favourite shows and stream unlimited music ad-free all for one sweet price with Spotify Premium which now comes with Hulu included. As of today Spotify Premium subscriptions now include Hulu at no extra cost. This means that customers in the US can stream Hulu’s giant library of TV shows and films as well as stream from Spotify’s catalogue of over 30 million songs for $9.99 a month. If you’re already a Spotify Premium user, it only takes a few seconds to add Hulu’s ad-support...
Tags: Spotify, Music, TV, Film, US, Shows, Streaming, Hulu, Subscription, Package, Digital Music News, Premium, Spotify Premium, Digital Video News


Samsung Galaxy owners are getting free YouTube Premium subscriptions

Samsung owners may get Spotify pre-loaded but Galaxy devices are getting YouTube and Google Play music ad-free. YouTube Premium gives it’s subscribers an advert-free experience of it’s giant video site as well as on it’s music streaming service YouTube Music. Samsung Galaxy owners can celebrate with all of their favourite tunes as they’ll be getting free limited subscriptions to YouTube Premium. As if it couldn’t get better a YouTube Premium subscription also provides access to Google’s...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Free, Youtube, Samsung, Phone, Smartphones, Trial, Tablet, Galaxy, Partnership, Samsung Galaxy, Digital Music News, Premium, YouTube Premium