• News tagged "music"

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

Spotify defends itself, says it has paid more than US$2 billion to labels, publishers and artists

Spotify defends itself, says it has paid more than US$2 billion to labels, publishers and artists

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek has just wrote a long blog post defending Spotify and said that the company has thus far paid more than US$2 billion to recording labels, publishers and artists.

Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014

Spotify no longer has any music of Taylor Swift

Spotify no longer has any music of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has never been a big fan of music streaming services, but the artist took things a step further by removing all of her older albums on Spotify.

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

Don't like U2? Here's how you can remove them from your iTunes account

Don't like U2? Here's how you can remove them from your iTunes account

As part of last week's new iPhone and Apple Watch announcements, the company also gave all its iTunes customers free copies of U2's new album, much to the annoyance of some of its users. Here's how you can remove them.

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014

Shazam streams full tracks for Rdio subscribers

Shazam streams full tracks for Rdio subscribers

An update to the Shazam app brings new benefits for Rdio subscribers, including the ability to stream a full track after Shazaming it.

Friday, 4 Jul 2014

Music Streaming Possibly Replacing Downloads in the Future

Music Streaming Possibly Replacing Downloads in the Future

With Nielsen's recent report on music consumption in the US, it seems like music streaming will soon replace digital downloads, much like how the latter has taken over physical album sales. Read on to find out more.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013

Google Play Music Rolls Out to Seven More Countries

Google Play Music Rolls Out to Seven More Countries

Google Play Music is now available in seven more countries. Users in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Ireland and Portugal are now able to store their music in Google Play for free, and stream them to their Android devices from anywhere.

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has reported that global music revenues have increased by 0.3 percent over 2012. This is the first time since 1999 that the music industry has reported an increase in revenue.

Friday, 11 Jan 2013

Amazon Launches AutoRip Service

Amazon Launches AutoRip Service

Online retailer Amazon has launched an auto-ripping service which stores free digital copies of selected CDs purchased from its store. Customers can access the music via Amazon's Cloud Player or mobile apps.

Thursday, 10 Jan 2013

Vinyl is Alive

Vinyl is Alive

A recent music industry report compiled by the Nielsen Company & Billboard suggests that sales of digital music albums are on the rise, while CD sales are on the decline. More surprisingly, however, is the increase in vinyl sales in 2012.

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012

Apple Delays iTunes Overhaul to November

Apple Delays iTunes Overhaul to November

Apple has just announced that it will be pushing back the release of the new major iTunes update back a month to November.

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