ProSiebenSat.1 buys German music site

ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired online song lyric and music news portal in a bid to bolster its music streaming service Ampya.  ProSiebenSat.1 said that the platform will remain separate, but Ampya customers will benefit from being able to access music lyrics, getting extra value from the service. Describing the “mutual synergies” of the agreement, the […]

BBC Playlister service launches out of beta

The BBC’s recently announced music service, BBC Playlister, has now launched out of beta with two major updates added from the trial phase.  The service, which lets listeners export music they hear on BBC programmes to online playlists, now also includes presenter playlists and integration with the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app. The playlist function enables […]

Deezer partners with NetRange for smart TV app launch

France-based subscription music service Deezer is launching a smart TV app after partnering with German smart TV services firm NetRange. The Deezer app by NetRange will be available on TVs made by Loewe, Dune, TCL and Sharp, with music fans able to login to up to three different accounts simultaneously on the app. Deezer, which […]

YouTube reportedly planning pay music service

YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a premium music video service later this year.  According to a Billboard report, the service will have a free and a premium tier, with the latter to offer unlimited access to a full catalogue of tracks – similar to Google’s existing All Access music subscription service – but with […]

Google reportedly to launch Spotify-type music services

Google will reportedly unveil new Spotify-type music subscription services at its I/O conference today, having signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for YouTube and Google Play. According to US tech site The Verge, citing music industry sources, Google will launch separate services for YouTube and the Google Play Android market. […]