O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Indonesia-based telco Telkomsel has created a four-episodes romantic comedy series to improve its digital lifestyle experience for its customers. The series, titled ‘Unscripted Man’, is available on the telco’s streaming video application, MAXstream, and was created in partnership with video platform Viddsee. The story revolves around Bas, an office employee who finds a sacred script […]

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Music streaming service, Spotify, is ramping up its fight against ad blockers by explicitly banning them in its terms of service.  The firm has long been anti-ad blockers. Until now, Spotify users who employed ad-circumventing software had their accounts suspended and were send a warning via email. The suspension would be revoked if they removed their ad blocker […]

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

According to a new report into Traditional TV, Online Video and Streaming from marketing technology firm, AudienceProject, 57% of consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its streaming service. When asked whether they would stop watching Netflix content featuring ads even if the subscription price was lowered, 42% of […]

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

India now has a true competitor to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music following the merger of Reliance Jio’s music service with Saavn. Earlier in 2018, Reliance Industries acquired over-the-top platform Saavn. At the time, it was announced that JioMusic would eventually be integrated with Saavn to form a combined platform worth $1bn – […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

YouTube adds 100 new feature films that you can watch for free but you’ll have to sit through ads

YouTube adds 100 new feature films that you can watch for free but you’ll have to sit through ads

Streaming website YouTube has added about 100 new feature films that you can watch for free- but there’s a catch. You don’t need a subscription to watch these full-length films but you will have to sit through ads. Around 100 films have been added to the website’s free movie collection through partnerships with studios. The […]

Alexa or Alex? Neuroscience research reveals younger people prefer assistance from female voices

Alexa or Alex? Neuroscience research reveals younger people prefer assistance from female voices

A major study of consumers’ subconscious reactions to digitised voices has revealed a significant bias towards female voices amongst people under the age of 35. The study, which used brain imaging technology to explore the neurological response to male and female voice assistants, discovered that respondents of both genders within a younger age group found […]

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify is celebrating its growing library of podcasts on International Podcast Day on 30th September 2018 with a one-day Twitter campaign developed by media agency UM, in collaboration with creative agency Byte and tech platform Blue Robot. On 30th September, Spotify will be owning Twitter’s most premium product, First View, where the first promoted tweet […]

Spotify deepens relationship with Nielsen to offer better measurement for brands

Spotify deepens relationship with Nielsen to offer better measurement for brands

Spotify has expanded its relationship with data and measurement firm Nielsen to help brands gain a better understanding of how their ads are performing on the music streaming platform. The extended collaboration will see Nielsen Brand Effect adopted across Spotify in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan, and Australia. This will […]

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