Music Streaming

  • Airtel's Wynk music streaming app crosses 1 lakh downloads in 4 days 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel's cross operator music application Wynk has crossed one lakh downloads in 4 days with more than 50 per cent of consumers are from other telecom players. "Wynk Music crossed its first milestone witnessing 1 lakh downloads in just 4 days of its launch. Wynk is now...
  • Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has launched Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic music streaming mobile application, with a music library of over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits, an official said Tuesday. "In India, Internet is predominantly on mobile. This music application Wynk can be used in both Android...
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor joins hands as a creative partner with online music streaming site Saavn August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today joined hands as a creative partner with Saavn (South Asia Audio Vídeo Network), a leader in digital streaming for Indian music. Ranbir will work side by side with Saavn (digital music service) team on consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content. "I am excited...
  • Google buys music streaming service Songza July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months. For...
  • YouTube to launch paid music streaming service June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc's YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, amid criticism that its existing, free video website might block the music videos of labels that do not agree to its terms. YouTube has partnered with "hundreds of major and independent" music labels...
  • Prime Music: Amazon launches free music streaming service for Prime members June 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99-a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music. The new feature, dubbed "Prime Music," allows subscribers of the $99-a-year program to stream or...
  • Amazon set to launch a music streaming service this week: Report June 12, 2014

    New York: US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The report, citing unnamed sources, said the service would have a more limited catalogue than some rivals but would be offered free and without advertising for...
  • Apple's Beats buyout: 5 things to know about the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38-year history May 30, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38-year history, will give the iPhone and iPod maker a line of trendy headphones known for their hip appearance...
  • Following hacker attack, Spotify users will need to upgrade Android app May 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach. The break-in so far has only resulted in unauthorised access to one user's account, according to a Tuesday disclosure posted online by Oskar Stal,...
  • Music streaming is 'game-changing' for record companies May 22, 2014

    Singapore: Stiff competition among technology giants for a share of the burgeoning online music streaming market has given traditional record companies a much-needed boost, a top Universal executive said Thursday. Industry behemoths such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are increasingly seeking to provide for tech-savvy consumers willing to pay to...
  • Why Apple is planning to buy music streaming service Beats May 19, 2014

    San Francisco: More than a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc's then-nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece. Now, the tables have turned and it's Apple that is being forced...
  • Rdio acquires Indian music streaming service Dhingana; paves way for India foray March 17, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based Digital music service Rdio has acquired Indian music streaming firm Dhingana, paving way for entering the Indian market. However, no financial details of the deal were disclosed. Set up in 2007, the Pune-based firm offered legal music streaming services across platforms with its portfolio of over one...
  • Milk Music: Samsung introduces free streaming radio service March 8, 2014

    New York: Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market. The South Korean gadget maker's Milk Music service, which launched in the US on Friday, includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs....
  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices December 12, 2013

    New York: Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smartphones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices. Spotify offers free music on desktop computers with advertising but customers previously had to pay for...
  • Spotify to launch new free mobile music streaming service December 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorised to speak about the feature. It...
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free September 10, 2013

    California: Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web - even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services...
  • iTunes Radio: Apple announces music streaming service June 11, 2013

    New York: Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalise listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio will be available this fall in the US. It will be free with advertisements...
  • Apple to sell audio ads on 'iRadio' music service: Sources June 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is gearing up to sell audio ads on a music-streaming service it intends to unveil at its developers conference next week, according to people familiar with the plan, going up against Google Inc and Pandora Media Inc in the increasingly competitive market for mobile tunes. The iPhone...
  • Apple signs deal with Warner for streaming music: Reports June 4, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has signed an agreement with Warner Music Group for music licenses in a push to create a streaming music service to unveil at a conference of its developers next week, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources. The iPhone maker...
  • Google All Access review: One more nice thing Android has going for it May 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Google's new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and a myriad of playlists curated along different genres provides a big playground for music...
  • New apps bring live music into the home May 14, 2013

    Toronto: Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like Livestream offer some live concerts, these apps are tailored exclusively...
  • Music streaming service Spotify to expand into Asia, North Europe April 16, 2013

    Stockholm: Music streaming web service Spotify said it was expanding into Asia and Latin America, announcing plans to launch in eight new countries as it attempts to catch up with larger rival Pandora Media Inc and keep ahead of new entrants to the sector. Unlisted Spotify, which has about 24 million...
  • Twitter acquires startup Australian music streaming app We Are Hunted April 13, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc has acquired We Are Hunted, a small, three-person music streaming startup based in Australia, the two companies said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase appears to reaffirm Twitter's intent to become a hub for multimedia content distribution. In the past year, the social...
  • BlackBerry to shut down BBM Music service on June 2 April 6, 2013

    Madrid: The BBM Music streaming service will be closed down June 2 after a 19-month run following the completion of "a strategic review of the business", Canadian tech company BlackbBerry said. The Asi cloud music platform will be shut down and customers will get a one-month subscription to the RDIO service,...
  • Google, Apple, Amazon test music streaming waters March 22, 2013

    San Francisco: Technology giants Apple, Google and Amazon are furiously manoeuvring for position in the online music business and looking at ways to make streaming profitable, despite the fact that pioneer Pandora has never made a profit. It has been more than a decade since the iPod heralded the revival of...
  • Apple in talks with Beats Audio over new music service March 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with...
  • Samsung confirms to bring its Music Hub streaming service to non-Samsung devices January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung is planning to make its Music hub streaming service - launched in the US last July - available for non-Samsung devices. According to a report from The Next Web, TJ Kang, SVP for Samsung Media Services said, "the plan to expand its availability goes beyond just...
  • Google to take on Apple's AirPlay November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Google is constantly upping the ante against Apple when it comes to its services. According to GigaOm, Google is working on an alternative to Apple's AirPlay service. The first step towards this was taken in the recent launch of YouTube's AirPlay-like video beaming. This allows users to 'send'...
  • HTC to launch music streaming service: Reports February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: If rumours are to be believed, HTC is planning to come up with its music streaming service. According to GigaOm, HTC, which acquired a substantial stake in Beats Audio, a company started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre last year, is said to be working with Iovine...
  • 'Music streaming can kill piracy' February 14, 2012

    In a tete-a-tete with me, Swapnil Shinde, co-founder, Dhingana.com, an Indian music streaming platform across mobile and web, provides insights about the music streaming market in India, the consumer base for streaming, and the opportunities that he sees in this market. He explains how the music streaming industry works and...