Music piracey levels have dropped over 10% in 20 countries in the 16-64 years old demographic, a report from The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has detailed.
The IFPI, which is reponsible for representing the recorded music industry globally, has issued a Music Listening report for 2019 which shows a year-on-year drop in piracy levels.
Joy Orbison will digitally release his back catalogue on Friday.
Apple Music have extended their free trial period for new users.
In a move similiar to Spotify, whereby the streaming giant changed its 30-day trial period to three months, Apple Music have joined forces with LivingSocial to increase their gratuitous period to four months.
Apple Music has long been a thorne in Spotify’s side. While Spotify has twice the subscribers than its main competitor, Spotify is now extending free trials of its Premium services to three months to match Apple’s offer.
Spotify previously only offered a 30-day free trial. But it’s now hoping to bring in more users who will then become long-term paid subscribers.
Amazon have added to their streaming capabilities with a free music service which will not require an Amazon Prime subscription.
In an interview with Music Week, Amazon Music UK Director Paul Firth shared that Amazon had plans to build on its subscription base by introducing streaming through Alexa devices.
Spotify have cancelled plans to become a distributor.
In September last year, Spotify announced a new Spotify For Artists beta service which allowed independent artists to upload their own music cost-free, without any need for a record label or third-party.
Today, the streaming giant announced via a blog post that the beta service would cease to operate later this month.
DENON DJ today announced that they'll be updating their PRIME series DJ hardware to include streaming capabilities. The new update, which will be rolled out throughout the summer, will include streaming directly from Beatport, SoundCloud, TiDAL and Beatsource without a computer.