Report: YouTube to up ads on music videos

YouTube is reportedly planning to up the number of ads that heavy music listeners are served between music videos. According to a Bloomberg report, YouTube will make the move in an effort to push people who use YouTube like a music streaming service to pay for its new premium music offering. “There’s a lot more people […]

Stingray passes subscriber milestone

Business-to-business music provider Stingray’s subscription video-on-demand offerings have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 paying subscribers across North America and Europe. Stingray’s SVOD offering is available through service providers such as Amazon, Comcast, and Telefónica.The SVOD service allows users to access unlimited, curated music programming for a monthly fee. Separately, Stingray has acquired Macquarie Media Operations-owned […]

Report: Amazon to launch new music streaming service within weeks

Amazon is reportedly due to introduce a new version of its Prime music streaming service in the coming weeks. According to a New York Times report, Amazon is due to introduce a music service with a “full catalogue” that will be available in the US for US$10 per month. Customers of Amazon’s voice-activated speaker system, […]

Report: Amazon prepares music streaming service

Amazon is reportedly preparing a standalone music streaming service, in a move that promises to further expand its existing entertainment options. According to a Reuters report, the Spotify and Apple Music-rivalling service will cost US$9.99 per month and will likely launch towards the end of summer or early autumn with label deals currently being finalised. […]

YouTube launches subscription music service

YouTube has launched a trial version of its much-rumoured music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, offering users ad-free and offline playback of music and music videos. The beta service has gone live in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland and Ireland, and is available online and on the YouTube app for Android and iOS […]

Amazon’s head of digital video to step down

Amazon’s vice president of digital video and music, Bill Carr, is reportedly leaving the firm after 15 years at the business. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Carr announced his departure internally earlier this week and is due to leave at the end of the year. It is unclear where he will go next. […]

Trace launches new music channel in Angola and Mozambique

Europe-based channel group, Trace, has launched a new Portuguese-language music network in Angola and Mozambique. Trace Toca went live this week on MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV service DStv in the two countries at slot number 595 on the EPG. It is available on DStv’s ‘Bue’ (Premium), ‘Grande’ (Compact) and ‘Facil’ (Access) packages. The channel, which […]

YouTube gears up for subscription music launch

YouTube is gearing up to launch a subscription music offering, despite failing to sign licensing terms with a number of independent record labels.  Speaking to the Financial Times, YouTube’s head of content and business operations Robert Kyncl said that it had agreed terms with labels representing 95% of the music industry, but would start to […]

LoveLive launches music app for LG TVs

London and New York-based music media company LoveLive is launching a live music app for LG smart TVs.  LoveLive TV is available to download for free from the LG Smart World app store and will feature coverage of music festivals, concerts and “intimate sessions” from around the world. At launch, content available on the app […]

BT to boost music offering

BT is set to boost its music offering through a streaming deal with major label Universal Music.  The agreement, which is yet to be formally announced, will see BT initially offer some 150 albums to stream, with plans to expand this offering with more content and label deals. The deal will extend BT’s existing TV […]