Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SXSW: Live Streaming Is Fully 'A Thing,' HD Audio Isn't

The same can’t be said of high-definition audio -- it isn’t yet "a thing." But can it become a thing? Two years after Neil Young unveiled his hi-def iPod, the Pono, on the keynote stage of Austin's Convention Center, executives -- Allen Weiner of Parks Associates, Julien Simon from Deezer, Sonos product manager Kristen Bender, Warner Music digital strategist Oana Cornis-Pop and Vince Bannon of Getty Images -- discussed the topic during a the “High Definition Audio: FLAC or Fluke more

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Two-Thirds of U.S. Homes Stream Audio Over Broadband, With Amazon in a Surprising Lead

Among paid subscription streaming services, Amazon Prime Music leads with 9.76 million U.S. subscribers, or 10 percent of broadband households, followed by Pandora One at 6 percent, Spotify Premium at 4 percent, SiriusXM Streaming at 4 percent, iTunes Match at 2 percent and Google Play Music at 2 percent. All other paid services were at 1 percent or less.

The report draws on surveys of 10,000 U.S. broadband households. The surveys took place prior to the June 30 launch of Ap more

Monday, October 05, 2015

Spotify Expands Auto Presence as Android App Comes to MirrorLink

Mirroring” platforms such as MirrorLink, CarPlay and Android Auto allow drivers to use their cars’ controls and speakers for apps that run on their mobile devices. Some carmakers, such as GM, also offer their own built-in interfaces.

For Spotify and other streaming services, it makes sense to make their apps available in as many in-car platforms as possible, says Jennifer Kent, connected-car analyst at Parks Associates. “We definitely see that music services are among the mo more

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