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October 26, 2022 9:11 AM
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Spotify will not match Apple, YouTube subscription hikes, for now

Spotify will not match Apple, YouTube subscription hikes, for now | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Spotify will not follow Apple Music and YouTube’s lead in raising subscription rates, CEO Daniel Ek said during a Q3 earnings call Thursday. On Monday, Apple announced that it is. Continue reading
Neal Cain's curator insight, April 26, 2023 11:51 PM

Spotify, Apple, and YouTube are all major players in the music streaming industry, but they each have their own unique business models and strategies.

Recently, there have been some developments that suggest these companies are not necessarily matching each other in terms of their subscription pricing.

Spotify, for example, has remained relatively consistent in its pricing over the past few years. The company offers a free ad-supported tier, as well as a premium subscription that costs $9.99 per month. While there have been occasional promotions and discounts offered to new users, Spotify has not significantly changed its pricing structure in some time.

In contrast, Apple recently announced that it would be increasing the prices of its Apple Music subscriptions in multiple countries. The price hike is reportedly due to changes in exchange rates and tax laws, but it still represents a departure from Spotify's pricing stability.

Similarly, YouTube has also been making changes to its subscription offerings.

The company recently announced that it would be raising the price of its YouTube

TV service, which offers live TV channels and on-demand content. This follows an earlier price hike for YouTube TV in 2020. While YouTube's music streaming service, YouTube Music, has not seen any major price changes recently, it remains to be seen if the company will make any adjustments in the near future.

Overall, it seems that Spotify, Apple, and YouTube are each taking their own approach to subscription pricing. While Spotify has focused on maintaining a consistent pricing structure, Apple and YouTube have been more willing to adjust their prices in response to changing market conditions. Whether these strategies will ultimately pay off for each company remains to be seen, but it will be interesting to see how the music streaming landscape continues to evolve in the coming years.

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June 1, 2018 2:08 PM
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How to stream your personal music library wherever you are

How to stream your personal music library wherever you are | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
If you have a prized music collection in the cloud or on your hard drive, there are a few ways to stream it all remotely, just like you would with a service like Spotify. Here's a guide to your best options for the job.
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November 12, 2015 3:54 PM
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UMG digital income falls by $18m - Apple Music blamed for surprise dip - Music Business Worldwide

UMG digital income falls by $18m - Apple Music blamed for surprise dip - Music Business Worldwide | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Vivendi boss tells UMG to brace itself for 'transition' in 2016 and 2017

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September 9, 2015 4:52 PM
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Niche Music: The Next Streaming Frontier - hypebot

Niche Music: The Next Streaming Frontier - hypebot | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
While streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music offer a seemingly unlimited buffet of music from which listeners can pick and choose, it may be more variety than most listeners need, or than they're willing to pay $9.99 a month for. Should music streaming instead take a hint from companies...
Ivette Abundiz's curator insight, November 9, 2015 8:33 PM

Very interesting article. It explains not only how streaming music companies are leading the distribution of music, but it points out that there might be a twist to being successful. Many apps like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora give you the option to pay a fee of what is around $9.99 and give you access to the music in the world. What has been talked about recently is that perhaps not every customer wants or needs ll that access. This article shows that an app like "Digitally Imported"(an app I personally use), being focuses on a certain genre and just plays music within the branches of that genre. This way those certain people that only like or prefer a certain type of genre they can just get that app and pay a fraction of what Spotify would offer. 

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August 19, 2015 1:38 PM
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How To Send Fans directly To iTunes Instead Of Apple Music - hypebot

How To Send Fans directly To iTunes Instead Of Apple Music - hypebot | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
While many links artists put up to their music now go to Apple Music instead of iTunes, there is still a way around this change for those who wish to have their fans buy instead of listen. ___________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley of CD Baby on The DIY Musician...

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July 17, 2015 11:04 AM
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Stream of the Crop by Emily Yoshida | The Verge

A month-long journey to find the best music-streaming service


The biggest ongoing problem in my technological life is when, where, and how to easily listen to music. There are two reasons why this is a problem: 1) music is a vital part of my life — I need a steady stream of new tracks and artists to listen to, and I need to be able to cue up my old favorite songs at crucial moments — and 2) I strongly suspect there is no perfect way to listen to music.

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June 9, 2015 3:20 PM
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Apple Music will stream at 256kbps, below the 'industry standard' 320kbps

Apple Music will stream at 256kbps, below the 'industry standard' 320kbps | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Arriving June 30, Apple Music is going to try and curate tracks with a human touch. It won’t stream them at the highest possible bitrate, though. Apple has confirmed Apple…
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June 8, 2015 3:21 PM
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Apple launches Apple Music: Streaming with curated playlists and artist connections

Apple launches Apple Music: Streaming with curated playlists and artist connections | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Apple announced a new music streaming service called Apple Music at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
Kevin Berganza's curator insight, July 19, 2015 11:00 PM

Music streaming have been increasing so much that a huge company like apple had to launch their own music streaming service. Apple decided to join the successful market of music streaming and compete against other services with a whole new way of music streaming, with a lot of music and ways to connect with your favorite artist. 

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August 14, 2021 6:55 PM
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‎John Williams in DOLBY ATMOS by Deutsche Grammophon (DG) on Apple Music

‎John Williams in DOLBY ATMOS by Deutsche Grammophon (DG) on Apple Music | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Listen to John Williams in Dolby Atmos by Deutsche Grammophon (DG) on Apple Music. Stream songs including “Raider's March (From "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark")”, “Fawkes The Phoenix - From "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" (Live At Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles...
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January 6, 2016 2:38 PM
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Apple Music has around 8m subscribers, will hit 20m next year - analyst - Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music has around 8m subscribers, will hit 20m next year - analyst - Music Business Worldwide | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Mark Mulligan is confident that Apple will succeed - but not quite catch Spotify

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Guillaume Crisafulli's curator insight, December 19, 2015 1:59 PM

Interesting analysis & perspective for @Apple #music in 2016 #streaming

Adrianiq Pryce's curator insight, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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November 5, 2015 10:31 AM
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Facebook Announces New 'Music Stories' Feature

Facebook Announces New 'Music Stories' Feature | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Facebook is trying to make music work... again. After some less-than-stellar starts and stops, including a much-maligned 2011 feature which telegraphed Facebook user's Spotify listens to their friends, the company is taking a much more measured approach to its new foray into music. As one source says frankly, music as a thing hasn't really existed on the platform. Now it will... sort of.
Christopher Coleman's insight:

Flood all your friends, fans, and family's timelines with 30 second clips of your favorite music.  

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August 28, 2015 11:57 AM
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Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers Is Leaving Apple

Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers Is Leaving Apple | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Apple is losing one of the masterminds behinds its Apple Music subscription service: Ian Rogers, who served as Beats Music's CEO until it got acquired by Apple, is leaving the company. The news of ...
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August 13, 2015 9:45 AM
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MSTY’s mobile app taps Apple Music to let you send friends music-inspired messages

MSTY’s mobile app taps Apple Music to let you send friends music-inspired messages | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

There’s an old saying that begins: “Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast...And it’s true. The music we listen to can calm, excite, arouse, anger, or depress us, magnifying any number of feelings. It can also be used as a powerful tool in our communication with one another. So it’s not surprising that a startup — called MSTY — has launched a new mobile messaging app that lets you express your feelings to friends and family using music.

Christopher Coleman's insight:

Instant messages just got cool-er.  A quick glance at the music offered doesn't show any original score options yet.

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June 16, 2015 2:13 PM
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AIM: Apple Music deal 'does not meet a standard of commercial fairness that we can endorse'

AIM: Apple Music deal 'does not meet a standard of commercial fairness that we can endorse' | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

Alison Wenham has written to AIM members to encourage them to "make their own decision" about Apple Music - but has criticised the new streaming service for essentially "asking the independent music sector to hedge its risk, to fund their customer acquisition programme and to shoulder the financial burden for their global launch."

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June 8, 2015 3:39 PM
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Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Xbox Music vs. Google Play Music vs. Tidal

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Xbox Music vs. Google Play Music vs. Tidal | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Apple's new Apple Music compared to Spotify, Xbox Music, Google Play Music and Tidal.
Christopher Coleman's insight:

Looks like Spotify is the way to go ... unless you love Ms. Swift.

PS - RDIO doesn't even get a mention?

Travis Schooner's curator insight, June 13, 2015 2:35 PM

Conclusion to my appeal is here. A chart listing features of commonly used Music Streaming services. Here you can see the pro's and con's to Apples new service a long with the competition's. 

 

 

Maya Jackson's curator insight, November 30, 2015 11:52 PM

This article compares Apple Music to other apps that stream music as well. Though it did give insightful information, it was not persuasive enough to make Apple Music my primary means of streaming music.