Spotify and Hulu launch joint subscription plan

Spotify and Hulu launch joint subscription plan

Spotify and Hulu have linked up once again, this time offering customers in the US the chance to pay a single monthly subscription to enjoy both services. The $12.99-a-month subscription bundle combines Spotify Premium with Hulu’s Limited Commercials service giving subscribers access to ad-free music streaming and a video streaming library of over 75,000 TV […]

Paste Music and Daytrotter made a free app for live music lovers

Paste Music and Daytrotter made a free app for live music lovers

You have a few options when it comes to streaming music and whether you’re subscribed to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or something else, there’s a lot of music right at your fingertips. But live recordings offer their own sort of listening pleasure, and while you may find some on those streaming services, Paste Music thinks […]

Mobile Music Streaming is a $220m Ad Opportunity

Mobile Music Streaming is a $220m Ad Opportunity

A joint study by music streaming service Spotify and WPP-owned investment management firm GroupM claims that mobile music streaming represents a $220m (£179m) opportunity for advertisers that is not being taken advantage of. GroupM and Spotify have a multi-year data and research partnership aimed at studying streaming media consumption and finding new ways to monetise […]

Apple Music for Android launches out of beta, gets an equalizer

Apple Music for Android launches out of beta, gets an equalizer

Apple has launched its Apple Music music streaming app for Android out of beta. The update arrived yesterday in the Google Play Store. The app now features an equalizer. You can access it by opening the app’s settings from the drawer and double-tapping the EQ option. It’s off by default, so you’ll have to toggle […]

Twitter invests £50m in SoundCloud

Twitter invests £50m in SoundCloud

Twitter has invested £50m in Berlin-based music streaming service SoundCloud, after walking away from an acquisition deal in 2014. According to Re/code, Twitter’s investment is part of a bigger £70m round, which would value the streaming service at around £500m. Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, confirmed the deal to the publication. “Earlier this year we […]

Spotify Introduces Sponsored Playlists

Spotify Introduces Sponsored Playlists

Music streaming service Spotify has introduced a new marketing feature, enabling brands to sponsor the 400-plus playlists the company curates, reaching and engaging target audiences through the passion point of music. The feature was unveiled with Kia Motors sponsoring the New Music Friday playlist to introduce its new Kia Sportage model. Through the sponsorship, Kia […]

Spotify Launching 12 Original Video Series

Spotify Launching 12 Original Video Series

Spotify is expanding its video offering with the launch of 12 original series in the UK, US, Germany and Sweden. The streaming app isn’t straying too far from its roots, though, at least initially. The first wave of series will all revolve all around music in some way, including music history documentary “Landmark”, hip-hop concert […]