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Spotify to Acquire Parcast, Podcasting Network Behind Cults & Serial Killers

Billboard reports: "Spotify announced plans on Tuesday to acquire Parcast, the podcast network behind Cults, Mythology and other highly scripted infotainment programs. Terms of...

Spotify Begins New Label Licensing Talks On The Offense

Hypebot reports: "Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify...

Music’s next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples

Tech Crunch reports: "Tech has a bad reputation for pulling money out of musicians’ pockets, but Splice is changing that. The audio sample marketplace and music...

Myspace may have lost more than a decade’s worth of user...

Tech Crunch reports: "It’s not as if the internet needed another cautionary tale about backing up data, but for many artists, this news is...

Africa’s Boomplay Inks WMG Licensing Deal

Hypebot reports: "African streaming and download service Boomplay has inked a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the company’s global music roster...

Facebook Expands Spotify Integration, Watch Party, More

Hypebot reports: "Facebook has announced several new music and video improvements including expanded integration with Spotify, a new look for its Watch Party shared...

Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and...

Venture Beat reports: "Spotify announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business...

Spotify U.S. Subscribers Will Get Hulu’s Ad-Supported Package for No Extra...

Variety reports: "Hulu wants to get more Spotify users hooked on its streaming TV package: All Spotify Premium users in the U.S. will get access to Hulu’s streaming VOD...

Music Video Streaming App XITE Rolls Out In U.S.

Billboard reports: "Music video streaming service XITE has formally debuted on several platforms in the United States today (March 12), with a catalog including...

Move Over Spotify, YouTube Has A Major Samsung Deal Too

Hypebot reports: "Samsung Galaxy customers will a free limited YouTube Premium! subscription which includes ad-free access to both YouTube and Google's latest streaming service,...