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Spotify, iHeartMedia facing playlist patent lawsuit

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Spotify and iHeartMedia have been sued on allegations that they are infringing on a patent for sharing and retrieving playlist information online. Post Media Systems is the plaintiff, representing Alan Bartholomew of SoniClear. The central patent is titled "System and Method for Creating and Posting Media Lists for Purposes of Subsequent Playback."

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Discovery wars heat up as music services seek to captivate users

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Is music discovery important in a society where most of the stardom and audience are concentrated in a few top acts? Research tells us it is, and new music discovery products tell us that major online music services know it. Music discovery initiatives from Spotify, Pandora, and SoundCloud are bringing music discovery into an era of personalized delivery.

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Study of Indonesian consumers reveals reluctance to pay for music; acceptance of advertising

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A new consumer survey called Indonesian Streaming Music Consumption 2016, commissioned by Australian company Tuned Global, shines light into the music-listening habits and preferences of Indonesian consumers. Tuned Global, which helps major brands connect with consumers via mobile music solutions, gave an early release of the study to RAIN News.

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