By now if you haven’t heard of streaming stores you must be living in a sealed room at the bottom of a very, very dark hole. Since Napster (the legal version) first started right through to the recent US developments with Rdio it seems that every new music service is embracing streaming. Why? Well firstly… Read more »
Get Fit Quick With The Orchard
So, Christmas is over. Time to get fit. We all know the score, you’ve eaten too much turkey, drank too much beer and scoffed too much chocolate. What’s the solution? THE ORCHARD’S ULTIMATE WORKOUT PLAYLIST! We don’t guarantee weight loss. We don’t guarantee toned abs. Nor do we even expect you to get off your… Read more »
Why Every Label Should Care About Streaming? Why Now?
Listen. We all know streaming services have existed in the US from the very beginning; Rhapsody and Napster began in the early days of digital. Then Spotify, Deezer, Beezik, and others launched in EU and rocked the ad supported competition into a crumpled dusty mess, while demonstrating how ad funded models can (and should) work…. Read more »
Streaming vs P2P (Round #543324): Why Does Spotify Feel So Much Faster?
Spotify allows you to play an unlimited number of streams (and cache songs to your mobile and desktop) through their service. You can listen for free up to 20 hours / month, or if you’re a premium user, you can stream anything you want for as long as you want – “all you can eat.” … Read more »
Ad Funded Streaming: Effects On Sales
As ad-funded / subscription streaming services are becoming more widespread and even the big ones (Spotify, Google) possibly reaching the USA by early next year, we’ve been running tests with releases to see what effects streaming services have on sales. With the help of our friends at Spotify we tracked several releases and looked at… Read more »