While Apple Music’s subscriber count is currently at 21 million, just edging out Spotify with 20 million, feeding this is the fact that Spotify has a free, ad-supported tier that users can choose, while Apple Music does not.
Spotify still controls the global paid music streaming market with a roughly 62 percent share.
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We launched the first of our curated playlists this week with a collection of our favs for the fall season. The playlist includes NEEDTOBREATHE, Ingrid Michaelson, The New Schematics, for KING & COUNTRY, Paper Jackets, RayLand Baxter + more!
Try on Our Fall Flannel here.
“The Senate’s passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) is a milestone by any measure. It is also just the beginning.”
We’re still pinching ourselves. Read more about just how significant this new law is here.
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY. The Australian duo, comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, raised expectations with the release of 2012’s Crave, winning Billboard’s New Artists to Watch for 2012 & their sophomore effort RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. debuted at […]
Streaming becomes more and more relevant with the steady growth of paid subscribers (now totaling 46.3 million), while “old school” CDs are continually being replaced by the even older school medium, vinyl records.
Read more about the revenue growth in all sides of the music industry here.
Don’t have a distributor for your new release? This could be a non-issue very soon. Spotify has now launched a new beta feature that allows you to directly upload your music. This feature is invite-only for now, but it looks like it will be open to every artist in the near future.
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The quiet licensing deals Spotify has been conducting over the past year are becoming not so quiet anymore…
Large record companies, the big three in particular (Warner, Universal, & Sony), see this initiative as a potential threat that continues the path of reshaping the music business altogether.
What do you think? Should they be shaking in their boots or thinking “ain’t no thang?”
Read the full New York Times article here.