Basically, what SoundCloud are announcing is that the Premiere offering will soon be available to DJs and producers. For now, you can sign up; there’s no word yet on who will get included when. Maybe the most interesting detail here is actually that SoundCloud specifically calls out DJ mixes/remixes
*SoundCloud issued the following statement to Billboard following the initial publication of this article:
"While we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we can say the latest Recode article doesn't accurately portray the current state of the SoundCloud business...."
Pandora is becoming an OnDemand Streaming Service:
However, there are different licensing rules for these stations, which allows Pandora to stream songs from albums like Jay Z’s “The Blueprint” or Aaliyah’s self-titled album — titles that are all out of reach for Apple and Spotify. “
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White label streaming service provider are the basis for some strong competitors to Spotify. Thats where the data/music is coming from for services like musical.ly or the MediaMarktSaturn Streaming Service. Now the 2 biggest companies in this field combined.
Spotify’s most recent filings show that while it had record revenues of $2.18 billion in 2015, it also had a loss of $194 million. Two main reasons stand behind the company losing so much money: It pays out a lot, and charges little.
Looks like Spotify is currently A/B testing losssless audio quality. With Apple choosing the Lightning connector over the headphone jack and Android manufacturers switching to USB-C at a rapid pace, there are now millions of smartphone owners who can experience lossless audio.
Spotify tops 50m subs as growth rate slows, while in Germany people still prefer CDs #Musicbiz
Artificial intelligence in the Musicbiz? How can this work? Is it just another hype? A panel at the by:LARM conference in Norway: “The music industry isn’t charging in as fast as a lot of other people, like the tech world."
Das BVMi hat die neuesten Zahlen grafisch aufgehübscht. Immer noch gilt: Der physische Tonträger erfreut sich nach wie vor hoher Beliebtheit. Sicherlich kommt es auch immer darauf an, welches Genre man sich hier ansieht.
Yesterday (March 2), Spotify confirmed that its platform has now surpassed 50m subscribers.
It’s a big moment in the company’s history – but means that in the six months between September’s 40m milestone and the new 50m figure, Spotify posted a 25% subscriber increase.
Spotify wants to drop again revenue for labels, while F. Keeling (VP, Global Head Of Licensing) is leaving the company.
Labels: "Why should we drop our revenue share to such a degree just because Spotify has failed to create a sustainable business model in the past?"
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By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe.
+ it has some iconic radio jingles from the past, like this one from former east German youth radio: DT64