Spotify: 60 Percent of Music Streamers Now Listen on Mobile
With the proliferation of music streaming apps, mobile and audio are inextricably linked — and over 60 percent of music streamers are now listening on mobile, according to research from Spotify.
The unsurpassed reach of the Internet and the emergence of a range of new digital technologies have transformed virtually every corner of the music industry for fans and creators alike. While consumers enjoy vastly more options, these market disruptions are presenting a range of important challenges for creators, producers, and distributors of music.
What If YouTube Was a Radio Station? — www.digitalmusicnews.com
Is traditional radio done ignoring YouTube, SoundCloud and the entire internet? Now, a new startup wants to serve the under-25 demographic.
“We do believe Nigeria could return to a top spot with regards to a music consumption market in the world. We were a top music market about 30, 40 years ago when the majors were actually in town. We dropped off that chart, but we are looking at the strength of the population… as well as the strength of our music,” says Michael Ugwu, the general manger for Sony Music West Africa.
In the age of podcasts, the era of communal listening is over — www.newstatesman.com
Where once the nation would listen to radio events together, now, it is the booming podcast market that commands our attention
Multiple music streaming options welcome, but big players offer virtually identical catalogues — www.scmp.com
There’s so much apparent choice online for music lovers it could paralyse some of us — so how can subscribers, and providers, distinguish one plan from the next?
Apple Music: Sometimes humans are better than algorithms in getting things done — tech.firstpost.com
Apple Music is priced at Rs 120 per month. Where you get access to the complete Apple Music library for one user. You can also opt in for a family membership for Rs 190 per month with access for up to six people.
CD Baby Back Online After Multi-Day Outage — www.hypebot.com
CDBaby.com is back online after an outage that lasted much of the last 5 days. The indie music and musician’s services company blamed a corrupt database caused during routine maintenance.