Recently, Twitter announced they invested $70 million in the music service SoundCloud so I decided to take a look at the company and what I found was pretty surprising. SoundCloud was much, much larger than I expected.
With its star-studded concerts, popular awards show and gigantic social media presence, iHeartRadio has quickly transformed itself from “just another radio app” to a “must-have” internet radio platform. Through creative and significant marketing, iHeartRadio has been very successful in positioning themselves as a leader in a very crowded market.
I recently sat down to see what I could find for iHeartRadio statistics and what I found were some pretty impressive tallies…
There are a bunch of music streaming services in existence. No doubt, there will be quite a bit of attrition and consolidation in this space as many of them struggle to turn a profit in spite of large operating costs.
So how many people are using these services? I wondered that recently, so I decided to investigate…
Spotify announced last night that they are expanding again. Now, anyone in Italy, Poland and Portugal can enjoy the services of one of the world’s largest music streaming services.
The music-streaming service Spotify debuted in the U.S. last July and quickly became a darling of many.
A few of the big draws to Spotify were a) that it was highly-connected to Facebook, being one of their very first Open Graph partners; b) you were make music selections by artist, by album or by track; and c) it was free.
The free part is about to change.
Forbes is reporting that Facebook and Spotify are working on a deal to bring music sharing to the social network.
According to the article, in as little as two weeks, Facebook users may begin seeing a spotify logo in their news feed.