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On ne les voit pas, mais on les entend un peu partout. Quoi? Les listes de lecture musicales de l'entreprise montréalaise Stingray Digital, qui compte 200 employés et a un chiffre d'affaires de 100 millions de dollars.
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A look at how Apple's new music streaming service iRadio stacks up against competitors such as Spotofy, Google Play Music All Access and Pandora.
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Listening to the radio was something I did -- when I was a teenager.
It's not just me. Every morning, my wretched millennial friends awake to freshly brewed tunes from our favorite blogs. New music from my friends fills up my Spotify inbox at a seemingly never-ending pace (and vice versa). I would be scared to hear how loud the laugh would be if anyone asked if we'd discovered a half-decent new song on the radio in the past five years. I don't know even know what channel to find that on!
Since the iPhone has replaced my Walkman, my friends have replaced the DJs, and the ability to listen to whatever I want at any given moment kicked out radio stations' playlists, I would say it's time to turn off the radio for good. But I already did that five years ago.
Clic"Companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are eyeing the streaming and on-demand music business now dominated by smaller niche companies such as Pandora and Spotify. When they do -- and most analysts agree it's really just a matter of time -- they could give nearly everyone the ability to listen to whatever they want, whenever they want -- and mostly for free," wrote San Jose Mercury News' Heather Somerville yesterday....
f true, this brings up a whole host of issues, some of which Somerville explores, like the impact on artists, consumers' relationship with music, and others. But where does it leave Internet radio: both pureplays like Pandora, and music broadcasters who'll rely more and more on digital efforts to grow? Smaller companies will have to become even more creative and agile to offer a value proposition the larger companies can't -- a sort of "boutique" existence, catering to niche and local audiences...
Complete post : http://kurthanson.com/news/how-would-radio-and-webcasters-fare-when-google-and-apple-barrel-streaming
Original article here : http://www.siliconvalley.com/news/ci_23210775/music-web-google-facebook-and-apple-set-battle
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Songza, the New York-based music streaming service, has recently hit the 6 million download benchmark, and the startup is celebrating the occasion by launching enhanced UI and functionality updates to its iOS app.
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Songza distinguishes itself within the music streaming space with its eye toward the human side of content curation. In lieu of algorithms, the app wil ask specific questions (for example, are you working right now? Do you want to relax?) in order to understand how the user’s daily routine intersects with his or her genre preferences. Subsequently, the app will offer playlists intended to fit the given situation, each one curated by a real-life industry expert.
Global revenues from mobile streamed music services are expected to rise by more than 40% to $1.7bn, according to a new report from Juniper Research. For the first time, these revenues will thereby overtake those generated by full-track downloads to mobile devices.
Mobile Operator Music Bundles Boost Growth
iRadio set to challenge Pandora
Other Key Findings from the Report Include:
· Mobile music services are increasingly context driven and are increasingly evolving social aspects such as sharing, activity feeds and follow options.
· Revenues from legacy services such as ringtones and ringback tones will continue to decline sharply, with ringtones in Western Europe now worth just 2% of their peak value.
Its great to see music spreading and its becoming more of a social media as opposed to art. Its somewhat scary because it discourages quality as opposed to quantity. I can remember when there was buzz around a new album. Now they leak and are out and no one stands in line or orders prereleases. Just goes to show that the live show is where the inudstry's money is shifting to.
Asia’s fragmented music fanbase and subscription habits may stand between Spotify and its total domination of the region, or at least so its competitors hope.
The music streaming service recently launched in the Asian countries of Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. When we spoke to Spotify’s head of new markets in Asia-Pacific, Sriram Krishnan, he was evasive on how extensive the company’s Asian catalog was, saying that the company is working with labels here and does feature local music, but emphasized that “mainstream” (read: US-originated) music is big here, and that catalog Spotify has plenty of.
But several Asian-originated competitors say that their experiences here have been quite different. Taiwan-based KKBOX was launched in the region in 2005, and is available in its home country, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, with plans for other Asian countries, said representative, Inman Lin.
Mark Zuckerberg announced in a livestreamed event today that the HTC First ($100, AT&T) will be the first in a series of Facebook Home phones starting April 12, from partners including AT&T, Alcatel, EE, HTC, HTC, Huawei, Orange, Samsung, OneTouch, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Sony, and ZTE. In other words, it will be a lot of phones, rather than just one. Not only that, but owners of the above Androids can install Facebook Home without buying a new phone....
From a music perspective, the big deal here looks to be the removal of friction between listening to something and sharing it with someone, because Facebook will be the main place where you “hang out” on that phone. You’ll be able to see what everyone else is listening to right there, as well as, we assume (as we must before we get a look at this thing) sharing songs in the chats that pop up within apps. At the very least, though, you’ll be able to notice that someone is listening to something, and go check out the song yourself, more seamlessly than on other phone platforms.
Julius Marchwicki, Ford’s global product manager for Sync AppLink, interviewed by Leslie Stimson from Radio World.
As global product manager for Ford Sync AppLink, he’s at the center of what automakers are doing to entice young people into buying cars. Bigger engines don’t do the trick anymore, according to experts in that world; so Marchwicki works with companies like Pandora, Stitcher and Clear Channel to deliver in-vehicle connectivity to infotainment sources.
Sync is the automaker’s connectivity system, AppLink is an application programming interface. Marchwicki works with companies in application development and content creation and distribution, wireless handset and platform development, to deliver features into cars that consumers want.
The Northwestern University computer engineering grad spoke with Radio World News Editor/Washington Bureau Chief Leslie Stimson about how “radio” in all of its forms fits into the new dashboard, part of a new series of articles on radio’s role in the evolving world of consumer electronics.
Complete interview here : http://www.radioworld.com/article/hes-fords-man-for-apps/218584
Spotify imagines a world with a billion users, healthily-paid musicians, and a scaled-out business model that makes sense. But right now, that isn't the reality, and it may never be the reality with music alone. Which is also why Spotify is plotting an expansion into video, and a move into Netflix territory.
Except now there's a twist, because struggling Spotify competitor Rdio has just beaten Spotify to the punch.
Automaker BMW today announced the addiition of apps for music subscription service Rahpsody and online radio aggregator TuneIn to its BMW Apps for the iPhone.
Audible (downloadable audio books and spoken-word content) and Glympse (location sharing) were also part of the launch.
No pennies needed for iOS music app MusicTube, which lets you listen to and watch music videos from YouTube's huge swath of content for free.
Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out a music streaming service to capitalize on the power of YouTube...
Sources in the record industry told Fortune that it is not yet clear if a subscription-based model is more lucrative (and therefore preferable) to an ad-subsidized approach. Free nets more customers, but the subscription model has consumers actively paying for music -- a good thing, if you're in the music business, which just posted its first year-on-year increase in sales in thirteen years....
Google is entering an already crowded field: Spotify, Pandora (P), Rdio, Soundcloud, and Muve Music all offer customers similar access to large online music libraries. Apple is rumored to be building a "radio" feature in its iTunes program that would deliver streaming music based upon a user's tastes -- a service something like Pandora -- that further merges the experience of being in a "store" to purchase music, and then listening to it in a "player."
They're all fighting over a still small pie. U.S. consumers have been fairly slow to join -- and stick with -- subscription music services. The most popular, Muve Music, has just 1.4 million customers. (Spotify is close behind, with about 1 million.) Its success is in large part due to the fact that it bundles its price into a cellphone bill, as if it were a cable operator charging for an MTV/VH1 package. The mobile carrier that owns Muve, Cricket, is then able to sell subscriptions at less than $5 a month, far lower rates than Spotify, which generally costs about twice that much.
Soundcloud, a free music streaming site that is user-curated and is, in many ways, similar in spirit and practice to YouTube, has recently begun partnering with major artists and large companies, such as Snoop Lion (nee, Dog) and Red Bull. Soundcloud boasts that it is the fastest growing music streaming site, with its users uploading about 10 hours of content a minute. In 2010, YouTube users uploaded 35 hours of content per minute; in 2011, they posted 48 hours per minute; as of last May, it was up to 72 hours a minute. It's not all music, but a lot is.
C’était il y a tout juste une semaine. Réuni pendant plus de sept heures, le conseil d’administration de Deezer, le site français de streaming musical, passe en revue les dossiers chauds, et élabore son plan d’attaque pour 2014, alors que la pression concurrentielle est de plus en plus forte. Améliorations du service, stratégie gratuit-payant, implantation locale et surtout, lancement aux Etats-Unis … Les membres du « board » discutent longuement, mais un consensus se dégage. Il faut vite réagir face à son très offensif concurrent suédois Spotify, qui vient de lancer un nouveau service gratuit sur les téléphones mobiles et, face à ceux qui arrivent, Beats Music, lancé il y a quelques jours aux Etats-Unis par le groupe Beats, fabricant de matériel audio, et YouTube, dont le service de streaming payant devrait être lancé dans les prochaines semaines.
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London-based music streaming service rara.com has inked an international partnership with BMW to integrate its platform directly into the manufacturer’s cars across Europe.
Launching this week across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands for BMW’s new 5 Series, the rara service - powered by Omnifone - will be delivered by the car’s ConnectedDrive Online Entertainment system.
The system will provide 12 months of unlimited music streaming via Rara.com with Vodafone providing the mobile network.
An international deal with Vodafone will mean that drivers can stream music from anywhere in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands without incurring any roaming costs - paying with a one-off annual fee instead.
Today at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced a new music streaming service called Google Play Music All Access. The service will compete with other entries to the market like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora.
Google Play Music All Access will run $9.99 in the US, with a 30-day free trial and it launches today. If you start your subscription by June 30 the price drops to $7.99 monthly.
“Music unites us, it’s universal,” says Google’s Chris Yerga. “We set out to build a music service that didn’t just give you access to a world of music, but helped to guide you through it.”
Helienne Lindvall: A YouTube subscription service without ads may be tied in with its Spotify-like audio-service
Google is said to be pushing for an ad-free YouTube subscription service to be tied in with its planned Spotify-like audio service. According to an executive familiar with the issue, the tech giant already has deals in place with a multitude of record labels, including the majors, for the audio subscription service. However, there is said to be disagreements regarding how Google should remunerate the labels for the bundled YouTube part of the subscription.
Grooveshark has created a way for its users to create there own live streaming playlists, enabling them to share their favorite music, complete with their own personal interruptions.
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AOL annonçait vendredi dernier lors d’une réunion interne l’arrêt immédiat de l’activité de sa division AOL Music. Dévoilée en direct par les employés sur Twitter, cette fermeture n’avait pas fait l’objet d’annonce officielle et n’a toujours pas été commentée par le groupe américain.
Face à la concurrence de Spotify ou Pandora aux États-Unis, AOL Music rejoint ainsi les rangs de MSN Music, fermé par Microsoft en 2006, ou encore des services de divertissements de Yahoo!, arrêtés en 2008. Yahoo! avait déjà, un an plus tôt, mis fin à l’activité de MusicMatch, son jukebox musical acquis en 2004 pour 160 millions de dollars.
The deal – the financial terms of which remain a mystery – is important for both the connected industry and the Berlin start-up scene, which has long been holding out for a big exit....
The deal is reminiscent of Harman’s 2010 purchase of Aha Radio, whose in-car Aha platform is found these days in vehicles from Subaru, Honda and Acura. Aupeo, meanwhile, has partnerships with Mercedes, BMW, Mini and Pioneer for its platform, which covers news and weather, radio, podcasts and audiobooks, and also uses text-to-speech technology. As for Panasonic, that company is already involved in Chrysler’s Uconnect platform — as is Harman, albeit as developer of a hands-free communication system — and Chevrolet’s MyLink.
A new report suggests that today's young music fans are moving away from physical ownership and traditional radio towards a streaming future.
No, Spotify has not just officially announced a reported move into video services, but the music streaming startup is continuing to put itself into the same places where video is. Today, Spotify announced with LG that it would be integrating its premium, paid service on to a range of connected media devices from the consumer electronics giant. Devices will include Blu-ray home cinema systems, speakers and more, and they will start getting sold in April.
When the radio station at 101.9FM in New York went from rock/alternative to sports talk last fall, it was yet another blow to the New York rock radio market.
Le site de téléchargement de musique gratuite Beezik, lancé en juin 2009, ferme ses portes. Ce dernier, difficilement exportable à l’international pour des raisons liées aux exigences des maisons de disques françaises, ne correspond plus à la stratégie du groupe eBuzzing, présent à ce jour dans plus de 6 pays.