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Paid streaming music subscriptions in US top 60M, says RIAA

Streaming music subscriptions continue to drive the U.S. music industry’s growth and revenues, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of...

Spotify partners with Disney on a new streaming hub aimed at...

In an effort likely aimed at boosting family memberships, Spotify this morning announced a new partnership with Disney on the creation of a Disney...

MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in...

Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos,...

Streaming accounted for nearly half of music revenues worldwide in 2018

The scales are about to tip in favor of streaming music becoming the number one driver of global recorded music revenues — a shift...

Something magical happens if you google Rihanna and your birthday

Seriously. Do it. Go to Google.com, type in “Rihanna (your DOB),” you’ll get… a picture of Rihanna taken on the anniversary of your birth. To Rihanna...

Spotify will now let brands sponsor its Discover Weekly playlist

Spotify has begun testing a new type of ad in Discover Weekly, its personalized playlist of music that’s the streaming service’s flagship feature. The...

Google’s Music Transformer can generate piano melodies that don’t sound half...

Google’s song-composing artificial intelligence (AI) might not measure up to Mozart or Liszt anytime soon, but it’s made impressive progress recently. In a blog post...

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others...

A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what’s offered today by the major music platforms like Apple...

Google Chromecast can now sync music with Home speakers

Google Home speakers and Chromecasts can now be included in a Home audio group for music, podcasts, or audiobooks, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat...

Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app

Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify’s...