Good news for the German online music market: After years of negotiations GEMA and the industry association BITKOM have finally reached an agreement on online music services. As announced in a press release on Dec 8, the agreement covers the compensation for authors, that music services have to pay to the GEMA, and allows for […]
As posted the other day, with the release of v0.8.0 Spotify apps now go live for the general public.
A new music streaming service called Rara.com (that’s “Lala” in Chinese I believe) launches in the US and 15 European countries. Check it out on Rara.com. I do wonder though: With 10 Million songs at their fingertips – THAT’S the one they pick for their promotional video?!
Today Deezer (“the world’s leading music streaming service”) released details of its world-wide launch plan: Starting on 8th December, 2011 their ambitious goal is to be in 200 countries by June 2012. This is their launch schedule: December 8th, 2011: Ireland, The Netherlands By December 31st, 2011: Greater Europe: 45 countries including Spain (Dec. 13th), […]
Spotify announced that they are introducing Apps within Spotify. Basically little add-ons similar to what you know from your Firefox or Chrome. As of now apps are only available for the beta version of Spotify. The list of apps so far includes well-known players such Last.fm, Songkick as well as music reviews from Rolling Stone […]
Previously only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Simfy announced earlier this week that they are now available in Belgium as well. According to Gerrit Schumann, CEO of Simfy, the Belgium launch marks the starting point of a more aggressive expansion strategy.
Approaches to pricing can be categorized into three groups that are based on either costs, competition or customer value (Ingenbleek et al. 2003, p. 291). Cost-plus pricing Cost-plus pricing implies the determination of prices based on fixed and variable costs. While the implementation of cost-plus pricing is straightforward (Simon & Fassnacht 2009, p. 190) – e.g., […]
Now that’s an interesting social network slash dating platform: Tastebuds is the best place to meet new people who share your taste in music. Discover new bands, find concert buddies and chat with music fans. Check it out on http://tastebuds.fm/.