Music Streaming

Tidal is offering a hefty discount for first responders in the US

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Like other music streaming services, Tidal was already offering military and student discounts. Now it’s launching a “Community Heroes” discount for first responders. In the US, they’ll receive 40 percent off the premium and HiFi plans. That makes the premium plan $5.99 per month and the HiFi plan $11.99 per […]

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Tidal brings its streaming music and videos to Roku

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roku For streaming music listeners who prefer Tidal and its commitment to high-quality lossless audio, now its experience is available via Roku. Subscribers can already access it on a number of home theater receivers and other equipment, and with Roku getting into the soundbar / wireless subwoofer game later this […]

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New music platform Audius plans to capitalize on SoundCloud’s faults

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Audius A new streaming service, Audius, wants to make up for SoundCloud’s shortcomings. The free hosting service and music streaming platform launched today, and it’s positioning itself as a blockchain-based SoundCloud alternative that lets artists upload songs at no cost. The founders claim it’s built with artists in mind and […]

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Recommended Reading: The redesigned WWE Network

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links WWE WWE Network 2.0: How WWE rebuilt its streaming service after a split with Disney Chris Welch, The Verge After a flashy reveal at CES a few years ago, the WWE Network is by all accounts a success, amassing well over a million subscribers by early 2019. Disney threw a […]

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Pandora’s new desktop app is now available on Windows

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Pandora Just as Apple Music is making its way to web browsers, Pandora is moving in the opposite direction by unleashing a desktop app. The Mac version debuted in May, and now the Windows 10 app has arrived. It offers access to all tiers of the service: free, Pandora Plus […]

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Bowers & Wilkins’ Formation Flex is a pricey HomePod alternative

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bowers & Wilkins Bowers & Wilkins has finally built a competitor to Apple’s Homepod. Well, almost. Today, the company — best known for its luxurious Nautilus and 800 Series Diamond hardware — announced the Flex, a smaller speaker that sits alongside its existing line of Formation wireless products. The device […]

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Streaming dominates the music industry’s revenue

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The music industry is on the upswing, and the RIAA has services like Spotify and Apple Music to thank. Adoption has steadily increased, and they accounted for 80 percent of the revenue from the first half of 2019. Despite these record-breaking numbers, the artists who actually create and […]

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Recommended Reading: Taylor Swift and Spotify are… best friends?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Taylor Swift is getting friendly with Spotify ahead of her new album, ‘Lover.’ Times have changed. Tim Ingham, Music Business Worldwide Not too long ago, Taylor Swift shook off Spotify, pulling her entire catalog from the service and slamming music streaming as “a grand experiment.” Nearly five years […]

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Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for unlicensed streaming

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Amy Harris/Invision/AP Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style filed a suit in federal court Wednesday alleging that Spotify has streamed the artist’s songs without having properly licensed them. “Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which […]

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Spotify is getting its own TV mini-series

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Spotify The music business has been through a turbulent decade, with dwindling sales, record labels pushing “360 deals” on artists and concert venues beginning to take cuts of merchandise sales. The debates around the ethics of streaming apps are a high-profile example of the industry trying to regain traction, with […]

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