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Digital downloads and streaming show big increases

London - New data relating to downloads of movies and music has been released, showing significant increases. Does this present the beginning of the end of physically owning products like CDs and DVDs?

YouTube to challenge Spotify and Apple Music with new service

YouTube has announced it is to take on its rivals at Amazon, Spotify and Apple and it will launch a video and audio music streaming service.

Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products'

Spotify is preparing its own range of physical hardware products, according to company job postings discovered online. Spotify is intending to create "category defining" devices built to rival smart speakers including the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Listen up: Pandora Premium is here to take on Spotify

Pandora, one of the first online music providers, has announced its own on-demand subscription service to rival Spotify and Apple Music. Using technology it acquired from Rdio, the internet radio provider aims to "change the way" you consume music.

Soundcloud announces subscription service called Soundcloud Go

Soundcloud announced their intentions to compete with Spotify and Apple Music with a paid, ad-free subscription service called Soundcloud Go.

Streaming music rips off artists, says David Byrne

New York - Musician David Byrne has criticized music streaming services. The former Talking Head notes that artists are receiving pennies for millions of plays. Moreover, music labels, distributors, and streaming companies will disclose how much money is made.

UK streaming platform Audioboom hit 1M app downloads in Q2

London - British streaming service Audioboom, the only social media site on the LSE, gained over 1 million app downloads during the second quarter.

Apple unveils its own music streaming service

Among many announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference was one long-rumoured: the tech giant has entered the music streaming market with Apple Music.

Apple plans major international launch for new streaming service

Apple is planning an early launch in Russia for its upcoming music streaming service, according to a report in Billboard — indicating that it is likely to see a large-scale global launch.

Apple wants to end free music streaming — here's why

Spotify's free music streaming tier was meant to be the first step in saving the music industry. Since 2009, the streaming service has offered a free tier that uses an ad-supported model to bring in revenue.

Op-Ed: Streaming music will not save the music industry... in some ways

London - Music streaming may appear to save the industry and bring a lot of artists to the public realm that may have not had a chance, but it turns out that people still go for the biggest and the best of the industry.

Amazon launches a music streaming service

Amazon is adding a new sector to their latest list of offerings. Amazon is offering a music service that will compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora and will expand over the course of the next few months.

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