SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business.
The initial news of FilmStruck, a collaboration between Turner and Criterion, was met with a sigh. As part of the development of the new streaming channel Criterion would be ending their relationship with Hulu and Hulu Plus subscribers would be losing over 500 films currently available exclusively through Criterion.
Netflix had some 75 million paying subscribers around the world—but how many of those people are getting the most out of their subscription? You can supercharge your viewing experience with these browser extensions and online apps that will take your Netflix game to a whole new level.
Jay Z is mad. Why is Jay Z mad? Because he threw $56 million at Tidal, the oft-controversial streaming service that even his own friends are slowly backing away from. With things maybe not going exactly according to plan, Beyoncé’s husband has decided he can’t take it any longer, and the businessman has started…
So Spotify's invited music-hungry Americans to the service after months, nay years, of teasing. But when is it actually going to launch? According to All Things D, Spotify reps have told record labels it'll be next week...though I wouldn't hold your breath.
Google's streaming service for YouTube will be launching in Europe first, the NY Post is claiming today. Last we'd heard, the service would charge for each individual stream, but the latest whispers are saying it'll be an unlimited subscription, similar to Netflix.