Digital music startup Bop.fm’s key feature is its ability to make playlists playable on a range of streaming services, but now it has another feather in its cap: a partnership with Facebook to play songs directly in the social network’s news feed.
“Sharing with your music buddies on Facebook is easy, but having them open another tab is not as fun for them. Solution? We partnered with Facebook to let you and your friends listen to music from any music service directly in Facebook,” explained the company in a blog post.
Spotify announced today that it is launching a new form of ad targeting for brands which will allow them to use the context of what you’re doing while listening to music in order to target you with tailored ads.
Ahead of this year’s Great Escape, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke is chatting to some of the people set to share insights and expertise within the CMU Insights conference that sits at the heart of the TGE convention this year.
The second annual SXSW Music Hackathon Championship was a huge success, and we want to thank everyone involved in making it happen. Congratulations to the winner of the $10k grand prize, Dan Noskin a.k.a. Dandelion, who used Rdio and last.fm to create a QR code that aggregates listening data on an Apple Watch. This innovation allows the user to scan the code from another watch, which causes the currently playing song from that watch to appear on the user’s device.
MIDiA has just published its latest report on the global radio market: Radio’s Streaming Disruption: How Streaming And Smartphones Disrupt Radio Audiences. Here are some highlights from the report. MIDiA clients can get the full report and data sets here. Along with TV, radio is one of the most pervasive media platforms on the planet. It is also still one of the key drivers of music discovery. But things are changing. Historically Radio broadcasters had their audiences protected in the safe confines of dedicated devices and direct competition was thin on the ground. But audiences now have choice and spend progressively more of their entertainment time on multifunction devices.
After its initial announcement back in January, Sony is right on target with its intended “spring 2015″ launch of PlayStation Music – its Spotify integration with PS3 and PS4 consoles. The update is now live for users across 41 major markets.
Jay Z's ambitious entrance into the streaming music business, which came as a surprise to industry observers, debuted Monday (March 30) at an event at New York's James A. Farley Post Office in Herald Square with more than a few aces up its sleeves.
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