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Spotify now has 2.5 million paying subscribers worldwide, the company announced Wednesday morning; 500,000 of those new customers came on board after the service launched its new Facebook integration in September, according to Bloomberg.
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Today at GigaOm's RoadMap conference in San Francisco, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad revealed that his company aims to monetize the vast majority of listeners who pay little or nothing per year for music. Conrad explained that "Over half of the U.S.
On the international Internet radio front, French streaming service Deezer has big plans. They'll launch in 100 countries in the next few weeks, but stay away from the US to avoid high royalties an...
Interview de Yves Riesel, cofondateur de Qobuz
“Seuls les imbéciles pensent que la musique ne peut être que gratuite sur Internet. Au contraire, elle a un grand avenir. Pour des offres de qualité, l’utilisateur accepte de payer.” Lancée il y a quatre ans par Yves Riesel, la plateforme d’écoute et de téléchargement de musique s’est installée dans un secteur de la distribution de musique digitale largement dominé par les Américains.
Champion français méconnu, à l’inverse de Deezer, vedette du grand public, le site promeut sans relâche qualité audio et service sur mesure. Qobuz affiche désormais des ambitions internationales. La difficulté ? conserver cette tendresse militante de passionnés de la musique avec une organisation nécessairement plus automatisée, voire industrielle.
Metta, l'entité d'édition de radios thématiques créée par Lagardère Active, vient de conclure un accord avec Onde Numérique pour l'édition de 12 radios thématiques qui seront diffusées dans le bouquet numérique payant que développe Onde Numérique...
Big business awaits as TV content owners worldwide increasingly move online during the next five years.
Global online TV and video revenues will grow five times their current size to reach $21.52 billion in 2016 from $3.48 billion in 2010, according to London-based media research company Digital TV Research.
In five years, worldwide online advertising sales for TV/video programming will grow to $9.8 billion from $2.2 billion. But subscription fees will climb at a faster pace, rising to $5.6 billion from $626 million in 2010.
Internet ha logrado que cada vez más espectadores vean sus programas favoritos en la web, por lo que se espera que el número de hogares sin suscripción a ningún tipo de servicio de televisión por cable se triplique en Estados Unidos, hasta llegar a los 9 millones. De ellos, 4 millones serán antiguos suscriptores que hayan cancelado su contrato a favor de los contenidos online que consumen en sus televisores conectadas al ordenador o a una top box
At f8 last Thursday, music services such as Spotify, Vevo, Rdio and Mog gained the ability to publish the listening activity of their users to Facebook’s new home page Ticker. The exposure to the friends of their users through the tickers has led to big gains for some music partners.
Most significantly, Spotify has gained one million new monthly active Facebook-integrated users since f8 to reach 4.4 million MAU. It spiked from 1.12 million to 3.25 million daily active users the day after f8, and appears to be settling back to roughly a quarter million new DAU. Rdio, MOG, and Deezer have also seen significant gains in their numbers of Facebook-integrated users.
Music streaming service MOG has announced that it is adding a free, advertising-supported subscription plan. The move, which is almost certainly a response to the recent U.S. launch of Spotify, is designed to attract more people to the service's 11 million song library of all-you-can-stream music.Previously, MOG was only available in one of two paid "premium" flavors. European sensation Spotify launched in the U.S. with two premium tiers as well, but crucially included a free subscription service with ads and some modest limitations on streaming. Spotify picked up 1.4 million American users in its first few weeks.
The core challenge for music subscription services is helping people find enough new and compelling tracks each month to persuade them to keep paying the monthly fee.
Subscription streaming service MOG is now available on the Boxee Box, bringing MOG’s library of 11 million songs to Boxee users, available in 320 kbps. MOG continues to increase its support for third-party devices.
Music subscription service Rdio has officially unveiled its new family pricing plans.As announced last month, the new plans will let families or households have multiple Rdio Unlimited accounts under one payment interface.
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.
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Coldplay released a new album this week and didn't license subscription services such as Spotify to play it, a strategy that is raising concern for on-demand services. There's been a debate brewing...
On the Culture Bully blog, Chris DeLine takes whack at almost every indie band, label and publicist that ever tried to get the attention of a music journalist.
La chaîne lance un service de VOD en streaming pour attirer les adeptes du téléchargement illégal.
The large Hispanic population in the US will soon be able to watch many of their favourite shows online as Univision, the most watched Spanish-language channel, will make much of its content available on Hulu, the online video site.
Il n’aura pas fallu longtemps à Canal + pour réagir à l’annonce de Netflix d’étendre ses services au marché européen. Déjà présent sur le marché de la VOD depuis 2005 grâce à CanalPlay, le groupe télévisuel a en effet annoncé le lancement de CanalPlay Infinity, le premier service français de VOD illimité par abonnement.
Les professionnels de la radio et d’internet se réunissent pour se concerter sur le futur de la radio en ligne, à l’occasion de la première édition en France des « RENCONTRES RADIO 2.0 Paris », le 19 Octobre 2011.
According to the study, 91 percent of people still “prefer to own music,” listing a number of reasons such as unlimited listening, security that their music won’t disappear, and support for artists. And while only 13 percent of people surveyed pay to stream music online, the majority of those (84 percent) still buy music as well.
These tendencies become even stronger among those who count themselves as “independent” music fans, many of whom use streaming services like Spotify, Mog and Rdio as ways to try new music before they purchase.
It’s always worth being skeptical of surveys, but noises like this have to sound good to the likes of iTunes and Amazon — and while it may not be enough to those who think streaming will emerge as the only true victor, it indicates there’s life in retail yet.
French music-streaming service Deezer is looking to replicate its strategy of partnering with a telco and/or ISP for the British market, when it launches here later this month.
When is a stream not a stream? When it’s a download. While a video making the rounds today makes it seem as if Apple’s upcoming iTunes Match service will stream music from Apple’s servers to a user’s device, that’s not the case.
Here’s the BlackBerry Music service : it’s 50 songs, tethered to your phone, for $5 a month.
Spotify has faced some heat from indie labels that weren’t happy with the service’s payoff, and the company is now responding with a statement about how it hopes to help the music industry.