In November 2104, Billboard changed the way it tabulated album sales to include music streams from services like Spotify and Pandora. But in its first, wildly successful month, none of Apple Music's streams counted, potentially impacting…
Sources say that Apple Music has racked up over 10 million subscribers in the four weeks since the streaming service's June 30 launch. The question is whether the user base will stick with the streamer once free trials end.
Following in the footsteps of the FTC itself, Senator Al Franken has asked the commission to examine whether the tech giant is using anticompetitive measures to benefit Apple Music over other music streamers.
The FTC has launched a formal investigation into whether Apple's 30 percent App Store tax is unduly harming third-party music streaming services. The company is facing increased scrutiny in light of its own music service's launch.
Spotify's Discovery Music, a new playlist refreshed each Monday, tries to surface songs you'll like based on your listening history and the tastes of other people who prefer the same artists and albums.
Linking up with an independent research firm, ticketing agency Eventbrite found that, as streaming music listeners are discovering more and more music online, the result is increased ticket sales for live shows.
Hot Chocolate Party, an LA-based sketch comedy troup, has posted an entertaining video that looks at some of the differences between streaming services by personifying them. In the sketch, a woman leaves her boyfriend, Spotify…
With CD shipments declining by tens of millions each year, the format could become obsolete in the music industry by 2020. The shift to New Music Fridays will further push the listening experience toward the Web and social media.