The world’s two most popular music streaming services have been growing at a staggering pace over the past few years, but focusing too much on the global war for supremacy between Spotify and Apple Music can make you easily forget an equally important fact. In other words, Apple and Spotify are largely responsible for the doubling of a market that’s helping the entire US music business thrive. Pandora’s contribution , while significantly smaller, is not to be ignored either, as the region-exclusive Premium streaming app tallies 6 million+ users as well. We can’t say the same about Deezer , Tidal , or Napster , which weren’t even considered for the aforementioned 51 million US approximation, as they would’ve “only added a bit” to that monumental score, according to MusicWatch researchers. Meanwhile, Amazon Music Unlimited , iHeartRadio , and Google/YouTube Music have a reported 5 million paying customers between them, … [Read more...] about Apple Music and Spotify deemed driving forces behind US music streaming growth in new report
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Picking a music streaming service isn't easy. With at least six major platforms available in the US, there's more choice than ever if you're looking for a service that hits the sweet spot between price, catalog and personalized recommendations. We're comparing two of the biggest names to help decide which one's right for you. Now playing: Watch this: Apple Music vs. Spotify: Music streaming battle 7:57 Price and subscription options Both Spotify and Apple Music offer a free trial period for their premium services, which normally cost $10, £10 or AU$12 a month. It costs $5 for students or $15 for family plans. With the premium version, you can stream any song from the catalog on demand, plus listen to songs offline. Spotify is the only one that also has a free, ad-supported tier, so even if you don't want to pay for the premium version you can still listen. But many albums and playlists require you to listen in shuffle mode rather than sequential play and there's a … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs. Spotify: The best music streaming service is…
caption YouTube Red’s first hit show is “Cobra Kai,” a spin-off of the “Karate Kid” movies. source YouTube YouTube is taking on the likes of Apple and Spotify with a new $10/month music subscription service named YouTube Music Premium. The service pairs with YouTube Premium for $2 more, the new name for YouTube Red, to offer one monthly subscription to both services. Paying the additional $2 monthly gets rid of ads on YouTube and offers access to original YouTube content like “Cobra Kai” (seen above). Forget about YouTube Red – on Thursday morning, YouTube rebranded its paid YouTube service as “YouTube Premium” and is now offering it bundled with a streaming music service. The name of the music service: “YouTube Music Premium.” For $10/month, YouTube Music Premium offers access to ad-free music that can be downloaded for offline … [Read more...] about YouTube’s new music subscription service takes on Apple Music and Spotify
When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting flak for not paying artists enough.Now that time has passed, and the hype has died down, it's worth asking yourself: should you really subscribe to Apple Music over Spotify, which still leads the space in terms of paid subscribers?Apple Music is an ideal service if you rely heavily on iTunes and have an iPhone. It combines your iTunes library on your computer, with any songs you add from Apple Music's cloud servers. The catalogue is extensive, it gives you access to music videos, along with some exclusive content from select artists. It also has the 24 hour Beats 1 radio station, which is a great place to discover new music.Spotify is the current King of music streaming, with over 70 million paying subscribers. You can add your own music to your Spotify library, but it's not as simple … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs Spotify: What’s the difference?
We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream out every last note. Music makes us better, brings us together, and I owe my life to rock and roll! Music subscriptions have the power to make our lives brighter, louder, and happier. There are plenty of music subscriptions worthy of their price tags, but in the battle for your monthly stipend, there can only be one winner. So, how do three of the biggest names in music — Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music — stack up in our comprehensive comparison? Pricing Things are relatively even here. For a single, non-student subscriber, Play Music, Apple Music, and Spotify each cost $9.99/month in the United States. For a family of up to six users, Google Play Music, Apple Music and Spotify each cost $14.99/month, though Spotify's family plan requires you all to live at the same address — and Spotify turns off your family … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown