McDonalds French fries unlock music with Spotify

Some marketing initiatives can be more playful than others, but rarely are they as interactive as this new collaboration between Spotify and McDonalds. A Spotify code printed on McDonalds tray liners has given customers a means of unlocking music using their French fries. Customers line their chips with the pattern outline on the tray, chomping […]

Amazon’s Voice Assistant to be Integrated into Cars

Alexa really could soon be everywhere – including your car. At the annual Vegas tech gathering CES dozens of firms have revealed the smart assistant is coming to everything from dashboards to power chargers, bringing the smart assistant war to cars. Amazon’s new Alexa Onboard technology will let users access the Alexa voice assistant through their car’s infotainment […]

2015 report: Streaming grew 82% in the UK

(07/01/15) The British Phonographic Industry has released its music market report for 2015. It finds that UK music consumption rose 4% in 2015 to a retail value of £1.1 billion. Streaming was a big factor in the overall growth. Last year saw 26.8 billion streams served to UK listeners, an 82% increase over the previous […]

WeTransfer announces free music streaming service

(03.12.15) Cloud-based file transfer application WeTransfer is getting into the music game. That’s good news for anyone who regularly finds themselves waiting for batches of large files to arrive via the very handy site. However, and we’ll see when it launches in early 2016, it might not be good news for artist bank accounts. In […]

Disney plans to launch audio/video streaming Platform in the UK

The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to launch a new streaming service in the UK. DisneyLife will combine both music and video content from several of the entertainment company’s ventures, including Disney Channel TV episodes, the entire Pixar catalog, books, and music albums. “This is the future, in many respects,” Disney CEO Bob Iger […]