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Apple TV+ raises subscription price by 40%

Apple has confirmed it is raising the prices for its TV+, Music and services-bundle subscriptions for the first time since their respective launches. Since its launch, Apple TV+ has been priced at £4.99 per month in the UK. Effective immediately, the SVoD service will now cost £6.99 per month, and the annual price has gone […]

October 25, 2022

Apple sponsors Super Bowl Halftime show

The NFL and Apple have announced a five-year deal that sees Apple become the official sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime show. The deal is worth a reported $50 million (€51.5m) per year. Additionally, Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation have revealed that Barbadian singer, actress and entrepreneur Rihanna will take centre stage at […]

September 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

DistroKid launches DistroVid

DistroKid, a distributor of independent music, has launched DistroVid, a new music video distribution service that enables any artist to upload an unlimited number of music videos to leading digital service providers for one price. DistroVid’s launch partners include Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Vevo, with more digital service providers expected to come online in the coming months. DistroKid says […]

June 29, 2022

Research: Inflation affecting music streaming market

With a cost-of-living crisis potentially looming for millions of people around the world, and inflation rates of some countries top 10 per cent, there are signs of music subscribers cutting back on their subscriptions. But how heavily is this going to affect the different platforms in the Music on Demand (MoD) market, asks marketing data […]

June 16, 2022

Apple Music now on Roku platform

Apple Music is now available in the Roku Channel Store. Subscribers can unlock ad-free access to Apple Music’s  library of more than 90 million songs and 30,000 playlists with fresh tracks dropping daily. Music lovers can create personalised playlists, access expert-curated playlists, or tune-in to Apple Music Radio’s live streaming to hear the newest music […]

May 3, 2022

Analysis: Amazon to take Spotify’s crown in 2022?

According to Craig Armer, Strategic Insights Director at Kantar, 2022 could be the year Amazon dethrones Spotify as the UK’s biggest music streaming platform.  Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study into the UK’s music habits has uncovered the following trends: 53 per cent of UK consumers with a music streaming subscription have a Spotify account, compared […]

February 17, 2022

Report: App usage patterns shift over Xmas

Users engage with their mobile phones as much as ever, with overall session and install numbers remaining consistent, but the apps they engage with shift for a few weeks, reports app marketing specialist Adjust. Someone who typically uses a health and fitness app every day might take a break and gravitate toward food delivery, and […]

January 19, 2022

Apple Music on LG TVs

LG Smart TV owners globally can now access Apple Music. Now available in the LG Content Store for LG Smart TVs running webOS 4.0 and higher, the Apple Music app provides subscribers with access to over 90 million songs ad-free, over 30,000 curated playlists, music videos in 4K and the Apple Music Radio live streaming […]

November 18, 2021

Report: Digital Audio market gaining momentum in LatAm

Digital Audio (streaming radio and podcasts) currently represents a limited market in Latin America. In 2020, it generated only $25 million (€21.4m) in advertising; a figure that, comparatively, was equivalent to 5 per cent of the total income of traditional radio stations. However, a wide range of regional media types have started to embrace digital […]

October 21, 2021

Apple introduces Apple Music Voice Plan

Apple has announced the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier for Apple Music designed around the power of AI assistant Siri. The Apple Music Voice Plan offers subscribers access to the service’s catalogue of 90 million songs; tens of thousands of playlists, including hundreds of brand new mood and activity playlists, personalised mixes, […]

October 19, 2021