Shazam wants a five-fold increase in monthly mobile users. Already a must-have app for identifying songs, Shazam is betting different types of identification, and new markets, will help it reach that goal.
Silly numbers, big shifts in behavior and strategy, and artists to watch in 2015: Next Big Sound have compiled their annual report on social and streaming data, highlighting the prevalent trends of the past year in the music industry.
It’s a new year and at Bandsintown, we’re starting on a high note. After brushing the confetti from our desks and dumping the champagne bottles, we took some time to reflect on just how far we’ve come in this past year.
Guest Post by Bobby Borg While social networking has been around for almost 15 years (and some would argue it’s been around longer), many people still haven’t gotten the hang of it. In short, social networking is about being social online.
EDM, or electronic dance music, is crazy popular among millennials, but they’re not the only ones interested in the genre, as you’ll see in this flowchart, which profiles their interest and engagement on Google Search and YouTube.
Here is one more nail in Flash’s coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube first introduced HTML5 support back in 2010.
Six months after the similar iOS and Android update, Windows Phone’s should see an update for Spotify that aesthetically gives a darker overall theme, along with consistent fresh typography and rounded icons.
“Regardless of what you may think about David Bowie, his music or his other artistic pursuits — and that’s assuming you think of them at all — it’s hard to look away from this animated GIF showing his vast multiplicity of hairdos over the past 50...”