Triton Digital measures internet streams of broadcast radio stations and pure-plays and now reports that nearly half of all radio streams are done so on a mobile device, according to an article on Radio World.
Google’s music offering has been at the center of much discussion about the future of streaming audio, and it looks like things are beginning to take shape in terms of what the service will look like. According to The Guardian, Google Music could feature a tie-in with YouTube, a move that might make deals with the record labels a little sticky.
With some new functionality and an improved user interface, Songza has received a well-received face lift. According to The Next Web, the streaming audio service with a focus on human interaction and recommendations, has surpassed the 6 million user mark.
New Siruius CEO James Meyer thinks Sirius needs to be more involved as streaming audio capabilities continue to evolve for in-car dashboards. According to Radio Ink, in-car apps will continue to be a focal point for them.
Grooveshark, the boundary-pushing streaming music service, is launching a user-created online platform. Dubbed “Broadcast,” users will be able to create their own unique streams with a variety of functions. According to Music Week, the service will include real-time stats and a recording function.
Twitter finally launched their much-anticipated #Music service, if you haven’t yet heard of it, you will soon. Songs are derived from iTunes, Spotify, or Rdio and can be listened to in their entirety by linking each of those services to the Twitter #Music app.
For those who felt that Spotify lacked in the discovery category, their new update should be a welcomed upgrade. According to Cult of Mac, they have no included a “Follow” tab to the desktop app that allows listeners to follow their favorite musicians and discover what they are listening to.
Twitter has acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted. According to an article on TechCrunch, this is another sign that Twitter is looking to become a hub for all types of media.