Pandora Is Thinking Out of the Box; Why Spotify’s IPO-less IPO is a Smart Idea
Streaming Music Service Pandora Is Thinking Out of the Box — fortune.com
Pandora’s new on-demand service will be a costly upgrade to its ad-supported online radio service, used by 80 million people.
Why YouTube Music should be the future of Google’s music ambitions — www.itworld.com
Google Play Music is a solid service, but it needs a major rethink for Google to gain traction against more popular streaming competitors.
Breaking Down Spotify’s Potential Non-IPO: Why Would the Company Roll the Dice on a Direct Listing? — www.billboard.com
News that Spotify is mulling a direct listing rather than an IPO spurred plenty of confusion. How could it all shake out?
Bas Grasmayer examines the implications of windowed streaming releases.
The ‘Streaming Generations’ Present New Challenges For M&E Marketers — www.cmo.com
New devices, advanced technology, and more flexible options for consumption are changing habits across all age groups, according to a new Deloitte study.
Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will include a “very unique area” for broadcasting its Beats 1 radio station.
Is the free version of Spotify still worth it? — www.theverge.com
For years, Spotify’s ad-supported tier has been the easiest way to access an enormous catalog of free music on the internet. Now it’s the last of its kind — if you don’t count YouTube — and it’s…
It’s a hard knock life (if you’re a Jay Z fan on Spotify) — musically.com
In 2017, the dust is starting to settle on the question of how ‘exclusives’ will work on music-streaming services. But Jay Z is taking his own path.
People are now dumping their partners on Spotify and here’s how you can too — metro.co.uk
Some people go to great creative lengths to ensnare a partner.
How the music industry has been collecting and understanding consumer data over the years, and how that data is being used.
Free Qantas wi-fi makes Netlfix and Spotify available — www.dailymail.co.uk
Qantas has launched in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers travelling on domestic Boeing 737–800 flights in Australia, with Netflix and Spotify available and Stan and Foxtel to be launched in the coming weeks.
Cupertino’s so keen on Android it took eight months to repair interception bug.