SoundCloud Subscription Services Kick Off in the Netherlands

Soundcloud recently kicked off the launch of both their subcription services, SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+, in the Netherlands. SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+ arrive in the Netherlands Today, we flipped the switch bringing music fans in the Netherlands more ways to enjoy SoundCloud with the launch of our consumer subscription… Read more »

One of SoundCloud’s First Employees Has Now Left the Building

One of SoundCloud’s original crop of employees has now left the troubled social music media platform which has transitioned towards an increasingly aggressive revenue generation model in recent years. A Business Insider report following his departure went as follows… Noël started as community manager and evangelist at SoundCloud in July… Read more »

SoundCloud release Pulse app for music creators

Soundcloud recently released a mobile application aimed at content creators and curators specifically. The application which was only available for Google Android at launch will come to Apple’s iOS too soon. The following quote was made available on their blog on the day. Today, we’re excited to share some big… Read more »

A guide to the iTunes Radio directory

The iTunes radio directory is a handy client for browsing internet radio stations. The browser itself is built into the iTunes software client and can be accessed through means of the highlighted radio tower icon visible in the picture below. Within the directory all the available radio stations are organized… Read more »

Listeners want control, sound quality and in-car functionality

A newly published study by Music Watch into what streaming audio consumers want in 2016 has listed control, sound quality and in-car functionality as their respondents top priorities coming in at 39%, 11% and 11% respectively. The survey in question was specifically aimed at current users of free streaming audio… Read more »

Apple CarPlay: More than 100 models to choose from

Apple has made a complete list available of 100 cars which now come with their in-car phone use service pre-installed. CarPlay allows access to a wide array of third party applications many of which center around music and radio of course including iHeartRadio, Spotify and Pandora which the driver controls… Read more »

Pandora and SoundCloud raise new funds in 2016

Pandora’s music streaming service looked set for change at the start of 2016 as it aims to raise cash and make a bid for struggling rival Rdio for 75 million dollars. With claimed assets of 180 million dollars in the bank, Pandora is hoping to raise another 300 million thanks… Read more »

Huge growth in streaming media consumption recorded in 2015

Figures published earlier this month by Nielsen Music and commented on by music industry pundits Billboard show the volume of streamed media being accessed in the United States doubled in 2015. With the total number of individual songs streamed increasing from 164.5 billion the year before to 317.2 billion last… Read more »

Apple rumored to be working on a new high resolution music format

Japanese blog Macotakra is making noises such that Apple may well be working on a new high resolution music format which it plans to release in the none too distant future. The blog post in question refers to “several insiders familiar with Apple saying the company has been developing high… Read more »

Apple puts an end to free music service iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio announced this week that’s it’s advertising revenue supported internet radio service would no longer be available as of the end of January 2016. The service was originally launched in 2013 and was available initially only in Australia and the United States. According to reports the news was announced… Read more »

A guide to the biggest and best internet radio directories

It can be a challenge promoting a new internet radio station in today’s market space crowded with tens of thousands of stations. So this article will focus specifically on the goal of getting your station listed in all the major radio directories. These are the directories with the biggest audiences… Read more »