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Spotify has confirmed details of its new royalty policy, which will get rid of payments for tracks under 1,000 streams. The move forms part of...

Spotify royalty model change 2024

Spotify is set to introduce a trio of significant changes to its royalty model, which the audio streaming giant hopes will ensure revenue reaches 'legitimate'...

Apps

The UK music industry is set to establish a “landmark agreement on streaming metadata”. Created by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and published on 31st...

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SoundCloud has taken the “difficult” decision to lay off 8% of its global staff as part of a bid to make the streaming platform profitable...

Daniel Ek

Spotify has expanded its controversial Discovery Mode program, which will offer artists more exposure for less royalties. The streaming giant first announced its move to...

Spotify AI DJ

Spotify has launched an AI DJ function with "stunningly realistic" voiceover. This latest development allows users to listen to bespoke selections tailored to their tastes...

Napster

Napster is set to launch a new web3 arm, Napster Ventures, and have hired former vice president and global head of music at online gaming...

Heardle

Spotify has acquired Heardle, the Wordle-inspired viral online music game which sees players tasked with guessing a song in six attempts based on its opening...

Marine Snow

A new music streaming platform called Marine Snow offers to pay artists upfront for exclusive tracks. Self-described as "a digital oasis for vivid music lovers"...

Four Tet has been granted permission to add a breach of contract claim to his lawsuit against the label

The recent removal of Four Tet's Domino-released albums from streaming services has been described the artist's legal team as "deliberate, cynical and outrageous".

Four Tet...

The streaming platform was also 37% up year-on-year in 2019

SoundCloud has reported its first ever profitable quarter.

In January this year, streaming giant SoundCloud reported that in 2019 it had turned over more than...

The recording makes its digital debut, with eight tracks in 11 minutes 

Beastie Boys have shared their 1995 EP, 'Aglio E Olio’, to streaming services. 

The 25-year-old recording was released in between the iconic albums 'Ill Communication'...

The cross-platform research mirrors Spotify's own study

90% of streams go to the top 1% of artists, according to research conducted by analytics company Alpha Data. 

As reported by Rolling Stone...

The music streaming giant is now catering to iguanas, birds, hamsters, dogs and cats

Spotify has announced personalised playlists for pets following consultations with "experts in the industry". 

The company has created a playlist generator specifically designed for owners...

Music streaming also helped overall music sales increase by more than 7%

A report released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has found that sales from music streaming last year exceeded £1 billion in the UK for the...

That's according to a survey by Deezer of over 2000 adults in the UK

15% of music fans under the age of 25 in the UK say they have never listened to a full album, according to a new...

The platform's entire library is now available in CD-quality audio... 

Amazon music has launched a high-definition streaming service, making 50million songs available in CD-quality audio. 

Subscribers to the new offering will have access to the...

The service allows artists and engineers to buy and sell services

Spotify has acquired music talent marketplace SoundBetter.

Set up in 2012, the company is described as the "de facto LinkedIn for music professionals" and allows...

The app was developed by San Francisco ambient producer, Tycho... 

A new website will create custom playlists based on the weather in your location. 

The appropriately-titled Forecast app identifies where users are and then selects...

A new 'yearly storage clean-up' will begin in the coming months... 

Beatport has announced it will remove all tracks released before 2019 that have never sold. 

The first of a new 'yearly storage clean-up procedure' for...