Streaming round-up – January 2023
The number of the month is the amount of subscribers across streaming platforms from an analysis by MIDiA. More info on RouteNote Blog.
Amazon partners with music video platform Xite. More info on Music Week. Amazon Music has also partnered with Fraunhofer IIS to develop 360° audio reality music embedded in the Audi e-tron car. More info on Music Ally.
In 2022, over 80% of Apple Music subscribers have listened to music in spatial audio. More info on Music Business Worldwide. Spotify, Basecamp and Deezer asked the European Commission to sanction Apple for anti-competitive practices. More info on The Verge.
Deezer has realized that one of its partners suffered a data breach, exposing the information of over 220 million users. More info on Music Business Worldwide.
Meta has been fined more than $400 million by Ireland for its targeted advertising practices. More info on The Verge.
The CNIL sanctions Microsoft for breaches of the Data Protection Act, imposing a record fine of €60 million. More info on France 24.
Shopify launches a new tool to better target ads. More info in the Financial Times.
Less than a year after its IPO, SoundHound lays off nearly 50% of its payroll. More info on Music Business Worldwide.
Spotify partners with voice streaming startup Logcast to provide artists with a new way to monetise their content. More info on Music Business Worldwide. Universal Music Group is being sued by artists over its stake in Spotify. More info on Music Business Worldwide. Meanwhile, Spotify remains the market leader in premium streaming, but Chinese services are experiencing impressive growth. More info on Complete Music Update.
TikTok signs a licensing deal for Rotana’s Arabic music catalog. More info on Music Week. TikTok has been fined in France for violating cookie acceptance rules. More info on TechCrunch. The star social network is slashing prices for digital advertising, hurting its competitors. More info in the Financial Times. TikTok teams up with Vevo for a show featuring clips of the week’s most popular songs. More info on Music Business Worldwide.
Universal Music sues Triller for failure to pay music licensing fees. More info on Billboard.
Tumblr is getting into livestreaming with a new service. More info on Digital Music News.
Billboard has analyzed how much revenue a billion YouTube streams can bring in for artists.
Following Apple’s lead, Amazon Music is raising the price of its standard monthly subscription. More info on Music Business Worldwide.
Following the latest update, some Apple Music users are complaining that uninterrupted playback no longer works. More info on BGR.
On the platform, DJs can now adjust the tempo of songs from their browser. More info on MusicRadar.
Instagram has launched Candid, a BeReal clone. More info on Social Media Today. In an upcoming redesign, Instagram plans to remove the Shop tab. More info on TechCrunch.
Meta is shutting down its “Creator Studio” page management application. More info on Social Media Today.
Created by a student, the Instafest application, which allows you to create your own festival poster from your Spotify playlists, has gone viral. More info on SF Gate. Spotify offers a time capsule to revisit your musical tastes from year to year. More info on TechCrunch. The next Stream On will take place on March 8. More info on Engadget.
Tidal is testing a DJ feature to share music in real time. More info on Music Tech.
TikTok launches a portal for talent managers to negotiate branding deals for their clients. More info on TechCrunch. TikTok adds thumbnails to make it easier to search through videos. More info on TechCrunch. TikTok tests an alert feature to warn when it’s time to go to bed. More info on TechCrunch.
New rules ban links to other social platforms. More info on Social Media Today. Twitter is considering auctioning off some handles. More info on TechCrunch. Social Media Today summarizes all the changes that have taken place since Elon Musk took over the social network.
A partnership with Feature.fm allows users to get conversion and attribution data from links to YouTube and YouTube Music. More info on Music Ally. YouTube will begin sharing ad revenue with Shorts creators on February 1. More info on The Verge.
Socially responsible initiatives
Mastercard launches a Web3-based artist development programme, Artist Accelerator. More info on Music Week
- Fundamental tips for artists on Spotify. Read the article
- A musician guide to TikTok: Introduction. Read the article
- A musician guide to TikTok: Strategy. Read the article
- Deezer’s magic Flow is now available in Moods. Read the article
- Labelcamp supports Dolby Atmos. Read the article
- User Centric: A fairer streaming model is possible. Read the article
- Spotify: Jennifer Masset’s advice for Indies. Read the l’article
- YouTube: Thematic channels. Read the article
- YouTube: The official artist channel (OAC). Read the article
- YouTube: Sun Records’ Rights managements. Read the article
- How the IDOL strategy, built on a TikTok trend, helped Else achieve double diamond certification. Read the article
- Enter the metaverse, Yndi and ill peach digitize their music. Read the l’article