Montreal-based music provider Stingray Digital is pushing its international expansion deeper into Asia by acquiring Swiss company iConcerts, a television station devoted to live music that reaches 250 million households.
Billions of streams have pulled the rug from under the financial footing of many artists. Now the purveyors of free suggest the model may be more fool's gold than pixie dust.
One of Asia’s biggest online media companies, Tencent, has inked a partnership to distribute Believe Digital’s content in mainland China.
Rdio has been gobbled up by US webscaster Pandora Radio, but don't get excited. It is unlikely the internet music service is in any hurry to conquer Canada.
Last Friday we jumped the gun in announcing YouTube's new fee-based music streaming service is officially available. It is, but not in Canada...yet!
Spotify and Apple Music have a big bully staring hard at them in the music streaming ring today and its name is YouTube Music.
Consumers in Canada are spending more on telecommunications and mobile Internet access is climbing, but data costs remain a hindrance to widespread adoption of fee-based music streaming services for the Boomerang generation who favour smartphones for social interaction via Facebook and texting.
The way you listen to music on your smartphone is becoming a prickly issue with some of the country's wireless carriers; after all, data usage is a big profit centre for the carriers.
The UK chapter of Music Managers Forum has published a report that simplifies the complex web of digital music streams and has made it available online for free.
Hundreds of billions of streams could add up to a sizeable chunk of income for artists — or they could add up to very little, as is the case for a number of acts who have spoken out about the disparity between what the labels take in and what they pay out.
The money in the music business is being winnowed down to the one-percentile, but what else is new? Times change, get on board or get out of the way...
The CRTC has given the green-light to Stingray Music's licence renewal. With it there is a commitment to fund a galaxy of Canadian music initiatives.