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Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service

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(…) Amazon’s achievement is even more impressive than it first appears. Amazon’s music streaming adoption is concentrated among 4 of its Amazon Prime markets: US, Japan, Germany and UK. In these markets 35% of Amazon Prime subscribers are Amazon Prime Music or Amazon Prime Music Unlimited users.

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At MIDiA we have long argued that Amazon is the dark horse of streaming music. That horse is not looking so dark anymore. We’ve been tracking weekly usage of streaming music apps on a quarterly basis since 2016 and we’ve seen Amazon growing strongly quarter upon quarter. To the extent that Amazon Prime Music is now the 2nd most widely used streaming music app, 2nd only to Spotify which benefits from a large installed base of free users to boost its numbers. So, in terms of pure subscription services, Amazon has the largest installed base of weekly active users.

But it’s not just in terms of active users that Amazon is making such headway. It is racking up subscribers too. Based on conversations with rights holders and other industry executives we can confirm that Amazon is now the 3rd largest subscription service. Amazon has around 16 million…

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The Global Implications Of The BBC’s Streaming Strategy

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(…) Watch the BBC’s streaming endeavours closely because the outcomes will likely provide blueprints for thriving in the streaming era for media companies of all types and sizes right across the globe.

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Yesterday the BBC’s Director General Tony Hall laid out a vision for the future of the BBC (for an excellent take on this see the blog post from MIDiA’s video analyst Tim Mulligan, and yes the name may look familiar, he’s my brother!).  The BBC has long played a crucial innovation role in the digital content economy but it has yet to carve out a convincing role for itself in online music.  It has built up a compelling YouTube content offering and it has pursued a streaming coexistence strategy with its innovative Playlister initiative but the bigger play has yet to be made.  That looks set to change, with the announcement that the BBC is planning to launch a ‘New Music Discovery Service’, which would make the 50,000 tracks broadcast by the BBC every month available to stream for a limited period.  The initiative is interesting in itself…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

10. September 2015 at 15:34

Auf PCs ist „Spotify-Killer“ Apple Music ein Rohrkrepierer (Update: Jetzt funktioniert’s … aber mit neuen Fehlern)

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Ich bin überrascht, dass ein Konzern mit den Ressourcen von Apple nach 39 Jahren immer noch keine reibunglos verlaufenden Produkteinführungen hinbekommt – vor allem, wenn es sich um ein Hype-Produkt wie Apple Music handelt.

Bei dessen heutigem Launch las ich, dass der neue Streaming-Dienst für stationäre Nutzer ein Update von iTunes auf Version 12.2 benötige. Ich klickte also in iTunes auf „Nach Updates suchen“ und erhielt diese Meldung:
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Written by Peter Jebsen

1. Juli 2015 at 0:28

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