Spotify will let influencers post stories to showcase their playlists
To make it easier to discover new songs and strengthen the bond between playlist creators and users, Spotify is developing a Story tool on its application.
CES 2020 : Roland Launches Go:Livecast, Turning Your Smartphone into a Streaming Studio
Do you want to enter the vast world of streaming? Roland is committed to providing you with an all-in-one solution with its Go:Livecast. A true pocket studio that will only require your smartphone.
The ad “ extrêmement ciblée ” will be coming to Spotify
Well aware that it’s sitting on a real gold mine with its Podcasts division, Spotify is introducing an intensive ad targeting system, firstly for its own exclusive content.
Once reluctant to stream, Radiohead now publishes all its albums for free on YouTube.
In the family of weather vanes, I ask for Radiohead. Making themselves one of the most virulent voices against the streaming music business model a few years ago, the British band has just published their entire discography officially on YouTube.
Billboard, the reference of the American music industry, will take into account YouTube broadcasts.
The magazine takes note of the evolution of music consumption among users and will integrate the number of views of the clips recorded by the streaming platform. The first updated rankings will be available from January 2020.
Spotify Tastebuds: a new feature for discovering music through your friends’ tastes
Spotify is working on a double-edged sword. Called Tastebuds, it will allow users to discover new songs based on their friends’ music preferences… Hopefully they taste (really) good.
After Sony, it’s Dolby’s turn to offer its multi-dimensional music via Tidal HiFi
The new format will compete with 360 Reality Audio by also offering more immersive sound.
Netflix to focus on the rise of Spotify in new series
While waiting for Spotify to make a series of podcasts about the rise of Netflix, the SVoD giant is preparing to launch a show dedicated to the history of the Swedish streaming service.
Netflix to adapt the Spotify Untold book on the rise of music streaming service
Netflix will soon be releasing a new programme, which will chronicle the meteoric rise of the Spotify giant.
Xiaomi makes a grand entrance on the Japanese market, to titillate Apple?
The world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer is coming to Japan with its Mi Note 10 and 108 megapixel photos.
Sleep function comes to Spotify for iOS
Spotify currently deploys the Sleep Timer feature on , via the latest application update.
Apple announces the Apple Music Awards, the ceremony will be held tomorrow
While some people assumed that Apple would organize a surprise keynote this December, the firm is showering our expectations and announces that it will hold the first edition of the Apple Music Awards tomorrow.
Free Spotify lands on Alexa
Spotify is letting go and starting to allow a free version of its service on Alexa-compatible devices.
Apple would work on an application to replace iTunes for Windows 10 and Xbox
At Apple, the publication of a job posting to “build the next generation of media applications for Windows” suggests that a wave of change may be coming for Apple’s suite of tools for Windows 10. On Microsoft’s OS, the replacement of iTunes by at least one brand new application is thus expected.
Amazon Music launches free version with advertising, like Spotify
Amazon Music now has a free version on devices other than just Echo speakers. A way to gain users in a time of fierce competition.
Basses, percussion : voice, an open source AI from Deezer allows to separate tracks from songs
Spleeter allows you to separate an audio file into up to five different tracks to isolate the voice or a particular instrument. The tool remains complex to use and will be reserved for audio professionals.
Deezer announces Spleeter, an open source solution to separate tracks
The Deezer group unveils Spleeter, an open-source tool that takes care (among other things) of separating the different instruments (and the voice) of a musical piece.
After Apple Music, it’s Spotify’s turn to sync the lyrics to your music!
Spotify is currently working on a feature to display the lyrics in sync with the music.
Qobuz says goodbye to MP3s and makes high-resolution streaming more accessible
Founded in 2008, the French music streaming service Qobuz abandons the mp3 format in favour of high-resolution audio files.
Apple could combine News+, TV+, Music and Arcade in a single subscription
A few days after the launch of TV+ and a few weeks after the launch of Arcade, Apple is thinking about grouping all of its subscription-based offers under a single offer.
Spotify Augmented Reality application as a foretaste of a screenless future
…but with glasses. Spotify now makes its debut in the augmented reality world of Magic Leap. The application thus offers the possibility of associating music to different rooms in the house, while continuing to use other functions of the device.
Spotify now also works on Sonos speakers as a free version
Following the successful launch of its Ikea-partnered speakers, Sonos is going on the offensive by offering the free version of Spotify across its entire line-up.
Deezer launches its application dedicated to the new 360 Reality Audio format
After the announcement of this new technology by Sony, the streaming service presents its dedicated application for Deezer HiFi subscribers. It is available now on Android and iOS.
Surprisingly, Spotify reports third quarter profits
The streaming service recruited no less than 26 million paying subscribers in a single year and saw its turnover jump year-on-year by 28% to €1.73 billion.
Native podcasts are still little listened to in France, but their popularity is growing.
According to one study, less than one French person in ten regularly uses native podcasts, i.e. podcasts initially intended for online distribution. Nevertheless, even if this practice remains marginal, it is attracting more and more amateurs, especially among a young, urban and connected public.
Amazon Music is available on the Apple TV
A few days after Spotify arrived on Apple TV, Apple invites a new competitor to join its media box.
Spotify is finally available on Apple TV
Until now, Apple TV users had to make do with Apple Music (and the famous U2 album they were offered), but that time is over. Spotify also has a dedicated application on the media box.
Google Play Music is gradually disappearing from the Play Store … the beginning of the end?
Will Google Play Music soon join the long list of applications that the web giant has discarded in recent years? A few users have noticed the disappearance of the application from the Play Store.
Spotify: Podcasts can now finally be added to playlists
Spotify will finally allow users to add podcasts to their playlists.
Audius: a new music platform that wants to beat SoundCloud on its own ground
After raising $5.5 million this summer, Audius, the “blockbuster music platform”, officially opens its doors.
Streaming movies and series: VPN services to the rescue
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Spotify now allows artists to see their audience numbers in real time
Spotify for Artists, will provide real-time information about the number of listeners to an artist.
YouTube Music now offers a weekly updated playlist (like Spotify)
Google continues to promote its streaming service as a competitor to Spotify and Apple Music. The automatic playlist now gives access, every Wednesday, to 49 tracks chosen according to the user’s tastes.
Amazon launches high quality music streaming
No one expected it, Amazon did it anyway. Today, the Web giant is launching Amazon Music HD: an extension of its music streaming service giving access to 50 million tracks in CD quality and more.
Radio stations want French-language quotas imposed on streaming services
Many French radio stations have sent a joint letter to the Minister of Culture requesting that music streaming services be subject to the same laws in terms of music quotas.
Spotify will ask Family subscribers to prove that they live well together
Spotify users with a family subscription will soon be closely monitored by the platform.
Listen to Spotify on your vacuum cleaner robot? There’s a hack for that.
One developer had fun turning his Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner into a Spotify speaker. This hack will probably not revolutionize our daily lives, but we can salute the imagination of its author.
Deezer creates a mini site to propose a new distribution of artists’ remuneration
The French music streaming platform Deezer proposes a new system of remuneration for artists, which is intended to be more equitable, since it is based on individual listening by subscribers.
Devialet and Qobuz propose an expensive offer combining loudspeaker and streaming subscription
Qobuz, a music streaming service specialising in very high definition, is teaming up with Devialet, a creator of loudspeakers and audio amplifiers, to launch a joint offer at 39.90 euros per month.
Spotify now allows you to share tracks and podcasts via Snapchat
With Spotify, it will soon be possible to quickly share a piece of music in your Snapchat story.
40 years later, Sony plays on the nostalgic fibre and releases two Walkman
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Walkman, first marketed by Sony in 1979, the brand is offering two new devices bearing this name.
Apple is FINALLY releasing a Web version for Apple Music (but in beta)
It’s no shame, as the other one would say. Nearly four years after its launch, Apple Music finally has a browser-accessible version to do without iTunes.
Spotify widget makes a comeback on Android, at the request of users
A few weeks ago, removed his Android widget via an application update. A widget obviously very much missed, which will soon be back!
Fitbit launches its Versa 2: new design, Alexa and Spotify
The Fitbit Versa 2 is now available for pre-order, and has a few new features.
Apple Music: Android beta brings support for Chromecast
It is often forgotten, but Apple Music is not a streaming service reserved for Apple devices. Moreover, the Android version of the application is now equipped with Chromecast support.
Like Apple Music, Spotify Premium offers three months for new subscribers
After the recent increase in its family subscription, Spotify seems to be making amends.
Spotify story to be made into a TV series
The French group Banijay will adapt the history of the streaming service by focusing on its competition with Apple. No release date has been communicated at this time.
The Apple Music application will be natively integrated into the future electric Porsche Taycan.
Owners of the future Porsche Taycan will be able to enjoy their Apple Music collection directly on board their new car.
Spotify may soon be raising its prices
Services based on a subscription system do not hesitate to increase their rates by a handful of euros. It must be said that a small increase, applied to millions of subscribers, can provide a comfortable new source of revenue for these giants.
Siri may soon be able to start listening to your Spotify tunes soon
Apple and Spotify have reportedly entered into talks so that Siri, the voice assistant for Apple devices, can launch tracks and playlists hosted on the Swedish streaming platform.
In Spotify, you’ll soon be able to choose a favourite delivery device
Streaming music giant Spotify may soon offer users a new feature to help them enjoy music on their favourite device.
The Apple Music For Artists statistics analysis application is available on iOS
In beta for more than a year, the Apple Music For Artists statistical analysis service is officially launched, and accessible via a dedicated application on iOS.
Spotify is (still) growing in user numbers, but average revenue is dropping
Created in 2006, the Swedish firm is still being emulated. Despite constantly increasing registrations, the turnover of the music streaming platform continues to decline.
Music streaming continues to gain ground in the first half of the year
The French music market grew in the first part of the year, with significant growth in digital and a decline in physical sales.
Speakers that display song lyrics? And why not!
The speaker is a limited edition that displays the lyrics of your songs. Careful, you won’t have to be very observant of the price.
YouTube Music: users can now switch from video to audio instantly
In the music streaming market, three great champions stand out from the competition: Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. Others are trying a foray into the field like Google with YouTube Music. Unfortunately, the sauce is still hard to take and the service is trying to offer new features to bring potential users to the table.
To take the wind out of Spotify’s sails, Apple is considering funding exclusive podcasts.
After music, what if podcasts were the new El Dorado of streaming platforms? This seems to be the opinion of Apple, which, according to Bloomberg, is preparing to invest heavily in exclusive content.
Rockstar Games releases today the soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption II
In demand by players since the launch of Red Dead Redemption II, the soundtrack to the Rockstar western is now available on streaming services. It is also available for just under 10 euros on Apple’s download platform.