Apple has announced a new bundled subscription model called Apple One. The bundle includes Apple Music, Apple Aracde, iCloud storage, Apple TV+ and their newly announced Apple Fitness+. The basic tier starts at only £5 more than Apple Music alone was previously, offering Music, Arcade, TV+ and 50GB of iCloud storage for £14.95 a month. Other Family and Premium bundles are also available.
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' and 'Hello Nasty', with this short form offering made up of work the outfit knew wouldn't fit onto the latter album.
Amery 'AWOL' Smith, of New York rockers Suicidal Tendencies, joins the trio on drums, a collaboration that began after he helped the hip hop crew set up in the studio. The release packs a weighty hardcore punk punch, cramming an impressive number of tracks into its brief running time.
90% of streams go to the top 1% of artists, according to research conducted by analytics company Alpha Data.
As reported by Rolling Stone, 1.6million artists released music to streaming services in the past year, but nine in ten tracks played were made by just 16,000 top tier artists. Almost half of all artists on streaming platforms received less than 100 plays.
Spotify has launched a DJ-curated playlist series.
Launching the new suite this week in their dance and electronic hub, streaming giant Spotify have teamed up with some of the world's leading DJs for the first instalment of the new playlist series: track IDs.
Spotify has reached a $50 billion market valuation.
Founded in 2006, Swedish streaming giant Spotify has grown into one of the world's biggest streaming platforms, and has now touched a $50 billion market valuation after stocks soared last week.
We just added 65 new songs to our DJ curated Feel Good spotify playlist.
In this difficult time of isolation, we chatted with some of our favourite DJs to find out what feel good music they're listening to, and asked for their help curating a strictly positive playlist.
From Deee-Lite, David Bowie, and Mac Miller, to ELLES, Empire of the Sun, and Primal Scream, the playlist operates on a simple policy: no genres, no rules, good vibes only.
Spotify has launched a new feature, Group Sessions, that will allow premium users to listen to a shared queue of music at the same time.
The beta version of the feature went live yesterday (11th May). Host users who create a queue of music can share a barcode with other users, who can then listen along to the selections in real time, as well as pause, play, skip, and select upcoming tracks.
We've just added 75 new songs to our DJ curated Feel Good Spotify playlist.
In this difficult time of isolation, we've been trying to stay poisitve with the help of uplifting music. Last month we had a chat with some of our favourite DJs to find out what feel good music they're listening to, and asked for their help curating a strictly positive playlist.
From Deee-Lite, David Bowie, and Mac Miller, to ELLES, Empire of the Sun, and Primal Scream the playlist operates on a simple policy: no genres, no rules, good vibes only.
Spotify has introduced a new 'tipping' service to the platform. The new Artist Fundraising Pick concept lets fans donate either to worthy causes selected by the artist or to the artist themselves via PayPal.me and Cash App. About the initiative, Spotify said in a blog post: "Given the urgency and impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we’re working as quickly as we can to develop this new product and get it out to as many artists as possible. However, we’ve never built a fundraising feature like this before.
Newly released figures reveal just how many plays your tracks would need to have on streaming platforms in order to make the equivalent of the UK minimum wage.
With data acquired from The Trichordist, PRS For Music’s Tom Gray shared the breakdown of major streaming platforms’ average payments per play. The chart shows how many streams an artist would need to rack up to earn £1, and how many they would need in order to make one hour of minimum wage pay in the UK (£8.72).