Big Machine Label Group is Now Streaming It’s Own Media

Big Machine Label Group announced the launch of their streaming media platform Big Machine TV this week. Artists which are set to feature and have their own individual channels include Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett. “We found ourselves asking, ‘is there a… Read more »

UK Music Industry Revenues Jump to 5 Year High

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) association have published data showing UK music industry revenues grew 5.1% overall in 2016. London, 13th April 2017 – UK record company trade income1 – the combined revenues generated through streaming, sales of music across physical and download formats, performance rights, and ‘sync’ music licenced for use… Read more »

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 »

Study Shows Streaming Media Most Common Use of Virtual Assistants

Research firm Morning Consult have published the details of new a study entitled ‘For All Their High Tech, Millennials Use Virtual Assistants for Simple Tasks’ which they conducted recently on the primary uses of virtual assistants by a sample group of end users devices ranging from Google Home, Google Assistant (the smartphone virtual… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.9 has been released

Centova Technologies released the latest monthly update to their internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast not long ago. This release includes security fixes for PHP, OpenSSL, zlib, and libpng, an update to the latest available release of Pure-FTPd and feature enhancements over any substantially new functionality. Centova Cast version 3.2.9… 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 »

Centova Cast version 3.2.8 has been released

Last December Centova Technologies released the latest update to their ubiquitous internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast. This release includes as yet unspecified security updates for PHP and OpenSSL, an update of the ‘Let’s Encrypt’ client and Liquid Soap installer URLs, as well as some lesser bug fixes. However… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.7 has been released

Something close to a month after the release of version 3.2.6 which was not initially officially announced. Centova Technologies have now released a further update to their ubiquitous internet radio streaming software stack Centova Cast. The full detail of this release are below, however this release appears to have predominantly… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.6 has been released

Centova Technologies have released an update to their ubiquitous streaming software stack Centova Cast. This version was previously unannounced because it featured “no major changes” which an informal post on the company’s forum explained as follows. “There were no “major changes” to notify you of. In fact (as noted by… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.5 has been released

Centova Technologies have released an update to their ubiquitous streaming software stack Centova Cast. The full detail of this release go as follows. Centova Cast v3.2.5 is now available. This release fixes one security issue and includes several improvements and bug fixes. The following is a complete list of changes… Read more »

Beatport’s streaming, events and video services are shutting down

Internet music store stalwards Beatport have announced the closure of their streaming service in a recent blog post entitled: An Update on Beatport Services. Today, we have an important update regarding the Beatport platform and the services we offer. When Beatport was acquired three years ago, part of the vision… Read more »

iHeartRadio goes beyond 85 million users

Having only just recently hit the 80 million user mark in January of this year. iHeartRadio, the now eponious internet radio streaming service, have announced having registered 5 million more since then in a somewhat jubilant press release entitled: “iHeartRadio Breaks Another Record: 85 Million Registered Users!” Coming at you… Read more »

Radionomy launch radio apps and new partnerships

Seemingly keen to capitalise on the recent demise of rival market leading radio hosting platform Live365 and other rival Rdio. Radionomy have just launched a pair internet radio apps for iOS and Android. Distribution aggreements with streaming device Roku and Samsung were also made public. Radionomy hosted stations will also… Read more »

Beatport is up for sale

Reports have it that well known music sales platform Beatport is being put up for auction as owning company SFX works through bankrupsy proceedings. SFX, a United States based events promotion company which has diversified Beatport into audio streaming as well as music sales, has already received quite a number… Read more »

Centova Cast version 3.2.4 has been released

A little more than a week ago now Centova Technologies released an update to their ubiquitous streaming software stack Centova Cast. Most notably this release includes an ID3 editor and the ability to export custom track reports to CSV format along with the usual improvements and fixes. The full detail… Read more »

TuneCore earns 142 Million dollars for it’s artists in 2015

TuneCore have released details of their performance for 2015 along with an infographic available below showing a 7% increase in revenue and earnings of 142 million dollars. Last year TuneCore also saw a 370% rise in royalty fees earned from YouTube which obviously also meant better revenues for any of… 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 »

EDM streaming growing fast

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) association published survey data at the end of last year showing the popularity of music streaming over the internet as classified by genre. The data showed that electronic dance music or EDM was growing the fastest of all streamed genres. In a piece entitled “Dance… Read more »

Grooveshark resurrected by Peruvian clone

Although it’s legal status was never fully determined by the courts. Immediately after Grooveshark officially closed it’s doors in early 2015 in a settlement with the music industry after a string of court cases claimed it hadn’t secured the proper licenses for the music it was distributing. Several clones quickly… Read more »

What difference is there between Shoutcast and Icecast?

You really have to options when it comes to choosing a steaming audio server solution, Shoutcast and Icecast. Now from a technical standpoint there’s a great deal of similarity between the two, however there are reasons to chose one over the other as we’ll see here. First it’s worth mentioning… Read more »