Spotify's has announced the 2013 financial results for its global parent company. The headline is a -12% operating loss, down from a -19% loss in 2012. The numbers are in stark contrast to the small operating profits recently reported in Spotify's UK and France subsidiaries. Both were able to do so because only a portion...
Spotify has published its consolidated financial results for 2013 - figures that cover its global business that year, rather than just the individual markets like the UK and France where its subsidiaries have published their own figures recently.
By: Michael Guarente, Loyalty360 Back To Results Like Taking Candy from a Piñata For many brand marketers, today's unhampered digital flow of free information has empowered consumer control to convey powerful insight back to brands. However, in the music industry, Napster's introduction in 1999 burst open the piñata of purchased music, transforming customer experience to consumer entitlement practically overnight.
Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which focuses on enhancing and re-mastering audio quality.
Music consumers over the age of 18 are more likely to purchase music after listening to it on streaming services than if they were to hear it on AM/FM radio. That's according to a new study carried out by the Country Music Association, which quizzed consumers about a track that they heard in the previous seven days.
Amid a bitter feud between music artists and streaming services over royalties for online music, Pandora appears to be extending the olive branch. In an attempt to lure musicians back to the site, the streaming radio service recently announced its new Artist Marketing Platform, which provides listener data to music artists who are being played ...
Apple could grow Beats Music much faster than Dr. Dre ever could. Source: Flickr/Karlis Dambrans . Just a few years ago, streaming music was a niche product, but in 2014 it's gone mainstream. Beats entered the market with Beats Music, which prompted Tim Cook to purchase the company in Apple 's largest acquisition ever.
As the NH7 Weekender festival kicks off on Saturday in Delhi, India, not just attendees, but the bands and artists taking the stage are coming armed with the FireChat app. At big outdoor festivals, cellphone coverage is often spotty and capacity is severely limited, but FireChat overcomes that network problem by letting smartphones link together directly in big Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mesh networks.
Gracenote has long been present in our cars. Its music recognition technology is used to recognize CDs inserted into the dashboard, interpret voice prompts for particular artists and songs in newer infotainment systems and the supply the album art and track metadata for any number of automotive music streaming apps.