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Jay Z Relaunches Tidal Streaming Service
Jay Z’s recently acquired music streaming service Tidal is kickstarting its first major campaign, #TidalForAll. The campaign is focused on artists changing their profile and background image to a turquoise color. “The Tides They Are-A Changing” #TIDALforALL — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) March 30, 2015 Several prominent artists including Beyonce,... Read more
Spotify Pressuring Music Labels To Cut Freemium Model
Several major music labels have publicly attacked Spotify’s freemium model, stating the streaming service should remove or severely limit free streaming to gain more customers. It follows a downturn in iTunes and physical sales, with more music listeners moving over to Spotify, Rdio or Pandora. Figures claim over 20... Read more
Spotify Premium Will Soon Show Lyrics
Spotify Premium is a great service. The ability to listen to (almost) anything I want at anytime is amazing. Where I used to spend tons of money on CDs every month, now I spend $10 and have so much more in my catalog (Albeit I don’t “own” any of... Read more
Apple to Force Beats Service to All iPhones in 2015
Do you like it when things are pushed on you? No doubt you don’t. If you own an iPhone though, it looks as thought you are not going to have a choice next year.  According to a report in the Financial Times newspaper Apple is planning to push its... Read more
Taylor Swift Yanks All Her Music From Spotify
There’s good news and bad news for the music world. We’ll get the good out of the way first. Last week, Taylor Swift released her new highly-anticipated album 1989. This album is apparently a radical departure from the Nashville music scene and is actually marketed as pop music. (Not that... Read more
Official UK Music Chart To Now Include Streaming
I remember when I was child, my big sister would go nuts if she was going to miss ‘taping’ the Official Top 40 on a Sunday afternoon.  I guess she wanted to listen to the tape all week until next week’s Official Top 40 was announced.  The sales of... Read more
Spotify Gets A Major New Design
Spotify has launched its biggest overhaul since it was first released back in 2008. Whether you use the service on the web, desktop or iOS, straight away you will notice that its new look is flat and dark, with a colour scheme that is black, black and more black.... Read more
Spotify Connect Available For Android
Recently, online music service Spotify, introduced Spotify Connect for iOS devices.  The company has now provided the service to their Android app, this now ticks all the boxes and makes it a multi-platform feature from Spotify. Spotify Connect allows you to stream music over WiFi to select speakers. Unfortunately... Read more
Google All Access Launched: Unlimited Music Streaming
The online radio streaming service niche does not leave much room for newcomers, but if the newcomer has big a name as Google, then the picture suddenly changes. Google has been known to enter markets that are already crowded, and with its propensity for innovation, it has also been... Read more
Spotify Arrives to the New Windows Phone 8
If you love music and have a Windows 8 Phone you are in luck.  Spotify is now available on the Windows Phone 8 platform.  The app was previously only available on iOS, Symbian, Android, and legacy Windows Phone users.  Thanks to the change, it is now available on the... Read more
Spotify Premium Hits 5 Million Users Worldwide
Spotify’s streaming music service has become an instant hit in every single country where it has launched, now just over one year since arriving in the United States the company has proven its proof of concept. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced during a Thursday press event in New York... Read more