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Inside Apple Music's Second Act - BuzzFeed News

Music streaming is a buyer's market, and over the course of its first 14 months, Apple Music has pitched itself to customers in a few marquee ways. There's the army of in-house music experts, working to craft note-perfect playlists for your commute and ...and more »

Spotify finally launches in Japan, the world's second largest music market - TechCrunch

Afters years of waiting, Spotify has finally launched its music streaming service in Japan. We reported earlier this month that the launch would happen before September is out, and the company just about delivered on that timeframe. Spotify has had an ...and more »

Spotify finally launches in Japan, a nation where other music streaming services have struggled - The Japan Times

Popular music streaming service Spotify is trying its luck in Japan, where consumer demand for packaged media such as CDs is traditionally strong and the market for streaming still has huge potential to grow. Visiting Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek ...and more »

Spotify launches new karaoke style streaming in Japan - The Local.se

Online music giant Spotify said on Thursday it is launching a streaming service in Japan with a karaoke twist. The country is the world's second-biggest music market but one still dominated by compact discs. Sweden-based Spotify said it will offer a ...and more »

The Vinyl Resurgence Ends, While On-Demand Music Reigns Supreme - Forbes

The RIAA released U.S. music industry sales figures for the first half of 2016 last week. Most of the attention on those figures focused on the dramatic increase in revenue from digital streaming services and the industry's apparent return to overall ...and more »

Spotify is reportedly in talks to acquire SoundCloud - The Verge

Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase SoundCloud, according to a report from the Financial Times. The move would give Spotify a larger library of content — SoundCloud has over 125 million songs — and remove a competitor from the ...and more »

Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, reports say - The Guardian

Swedish music-streaming service provider could acquire German rival, the Financial Times reports, amid competition with Apple and others to turn profit. Reuters. Wed 28 Sep 2016 18.04 EDT Last modified on Tue 21 Feb 2017 12.13 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Spotify Interested in Buying Soundcloud - Softpedia News

Music streaming service Spotify is in secret talks to acquire its main rival, Soundcloud, according to a report from The Financial Times. Negotiations are in their initial stages, but this is the third time Spotify has approached Soundcloud with a bid ...and more »

Where do record labels stand in music's streaming wars? - The Independent

In his Mercury Prize acceptance speech, grime artist Skepta noted how Konnichiwa's songs “travelled the world, no record label or nothing, they just travelled the world”. And in 2016, independence doesn't need to be justified. For many artists, it's ...and more »

Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud - Financial Times

Spotify, the music streaming service, is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, as competition heats up with Apple for the future of digital music, said people briefed on the discussions. SoundCloud, which raised $100m in June from a group of ...and more »