The Latin American Music scene is as vibrant as ever as it celebrates the first-ever Spotify Awards on Thursday in Mexico City. Artists who dominated the awards include Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Karol G, among others.
Apparently feeling the stream of underwhelming reactions to Apple Music, the Cupertino giant has decided to overhaul and reboot the streaming app just in time for an unveiling at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016, which takes place just weeks away, in June.
Last year was the year of streaming, especially when it comes to music. According to Nielsen's recently released year-in-review Music report, digital streaming services grew a huge amount, taking some of the steam away from digital music sales.
This week in social media, Twitter finally got a boost from its partnership with Google. Meanwhile, leaked documents showed Snapchat lost a considerable sum of money in a short period of time last year. And Spotify, of all "social" platforms, angered users by asking for too much data.
Apple released 'Music' along with iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 this week. Far more than a Spotify rival, this app represents the most ambitious (and much-needed) update in years to Apple's iTunes-rooted music empire.
Amazon's Prime Music service and its accompanying apps were released recently, after a long buildup of rumors that the company was interested in launching a Spotify-like streaming service for Amazon Prime members. Those rumors were right about the music service but wrong that it would be like Spotify. This week, we look at Amazon Music — specifically the Android app — a mobile and web music service that can truly be described as "very Amazon-y."
Sprint announced Tuesday that it is teaming up with HTC, Spotify, and audio company Harman to produce a custom edition of the new HTC One (M8) that is geared toward music aficionados, USA Today reported.