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Op-Ed: In period of streaming upheaval, Vevo shows intrinsic value

It's been an interesting quarter for streaming music. Platforms are growing, merging and partnering. Valuations are shooting up, plummeting and veering sideways. One company, Vevo, just keeps growing, despite losing its CEO and facing stiffer competition.

Armin van Buuren is EDM king on Spotify

Armin van Buuren has accomplished a major milestone. He has the second most streamed artist playlist on Spotify and he is nearing One Direction.

SoundCloud joins billionaire club, but will it matter?

For all of its recent controversy over its business tactics, giant German music streaming platform SoundCloud seems to have emerged mostly unscathed. Let's take a closer look.

Tears for Fears celebrate 30 years of 'Songs From The Big Chair'

Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith are marking the 30th anniversary of Tears For Fears' groundbreaking second album with a first-ever live Spotify Landmark Session and the release of a deluxe edition box set of 'Songs from the Big Chair.'

All Taylor Swift music pulled from Spotify free music service

As her latest album climbs the charts, musician Taylor Swift and her record label Big Machine Records are insisting as many listeners as possible pay to access her music on their computers or mobile devices.

Ariana Grande scores a Number One album across the globe

Not only has the pop diva hit the top spot on the Billboard charts, but her second album, 'My Everything,' is Number One in 85 countries (on iTunes) and has garnered over 200 million streams (on Spotify). It's truly a historical week for Ariana Grande.

With Rockbot investment, Universal adds another partnership

With its recent investment in social jukebox company Rockbot, Universal Music Group is continuing a trend of teaming with start-ups in the fledgling streaming music sector.

With sale looking likely, Vevo keeps growing brand

Can Vevo survive life after YouTube? Will it be sold to the highest bidder? The company is hoping for both, and moving swiftly in the new-media sphere to hedge its bets.

Universal Music Int'l CEO: Asia holds key to industry’s future

In his recent keynote address at Music Matters in Singapore, Universal Music Group International CEO Max Hole told the audience of Asia's massive importance in the future of the music industry.

Streaming's stalling profits force record companies to diversify

Iggy Azalea recently achieved the rare feat of having the No. 1 and 2 songs on the Hot 100. Her parent company, Universal Music Group, is trying to match her success.

Spotify hits 10 million subscribers

The Internet streaming music service Spotify has announced that it has reached 10 million premium subscribers. The service also has also has 40 million monthly active users in 56 countries.

Review: Foster The People shares Best Friend playlist on Spotify Special

In anticipation of the release of their new album, Supermodel, on March 18th Foster The People shared another single on Spotify along with tracks from some of their best friends.

Spotify seeks to hire U.S. filings expert as bankers eye IPO

Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S.

YouTube to launch a music service?

It seems as though YouTube isn't satisfied with being the main place go to for practically any video, especially music-related, that a user could want to view.

David Byrne lambasts music streaming

Former Talking Head David Byrne has attacked streaming music services for knocking back creativity and for paying a "pittance" to artists.

Spotify users in Germany no longer need Facebook account to join

Yesterday it was announced individuals in Germany who are interested in using the Spotify music service no longer need a Facebook account to join.

Op-Ed: Spotty music streaming site Spotify launches in Australia

Sydney - Swedish is a site which allows you to stream music ad-free. It pays a small amount of royalties to the record companies, and artists are the last thing on anyone’s minds. The launch of Spotify has Australian musicians very annoyed.

Spotify launches iPad app

Millions of Spotify users worldwide have been craving an iPad app since the launch of the iPad itself. Today, those millions of users got their wish.

Obama's 2012 campaign playlist released on Spotify, rap excluded

Washington - President Barack Obama has released his campaign playlist. The list includes 29 songs from a wide variety of artistes representing different genres, including ELO, Al Green, Wilco, Jennifer Hudson, and oldies such as Aretha Franklin's "The Weight."

Spotify to utilize Facebook-esque apps

Spotify, an online streaming music service who joined forces with Facebook recently, has now taken a hint from its social contemporary and yesterday launched an experimental version of its new service called Spotify Apps.

Google Music launches, will allow social music sharing

Tonight, Google launched its online music service, featuring the ability to listen to songs on Android devices and the Google+ social network. It's unclear when Google Music will be available outside the U.S.

Enhance your music with this free equalizer for Spotify

A free add-on has recently been released for Spotify on Windows, which adds an equalizer to allow you to enhance the sound of your music.

Op-Ed: A review of music-sharing software Spotify

Spotify, a music-sharing program that has been popular in Europe for a while, has just stepped foot into the United States. Is it worth the price?

Apple approves Spotify app, surprises critics

Apple has made a somewhat unprecedented move and approved a music streaming application called "Spotify" into the iTunes app store.

Spotify launches iPhone app, brings music streaming to the iPhone

Spotify has announced it has submitted an app to Apple for the iPhone app store which will allow users to stream music from the service onto their iPhones.

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