”Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on mobile,” Ingrid Lunden reports for TechCrunch. 244 more words
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Apple Music can't even beat Spotify, but, regardless, music streaming just might be a lousy business anyway
”Apple, the pioneer in selling digital music, has clearly met its match when it comes to streaming,” Emily Bary writes for Barron’s. “Last week, Spotify announced it had reached 50 million paid streaming subscribers. 607 more words
Pricing has long been an issue for streaming music subscriptions, with the $/€/£ 9.99 price point above what most people spend on music each month. Streaming services have navigated around the issue with a combination of tactics such as telco bundles and aggressive price discounts (e.g. 700 more words
”Apple Music continues to pay more cash per stream to artists than Spotify, even as the latter service is putting pressure on labels to reduce what it pays even further, that’s the cold, hard, truth about music streaming according to artist-rights blog, … 267 more words
The final issue of Music & Copyright for 2016 is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights.
GMR hits back at RMLC with antitrust complaint… 665 more words