Qus joins cross-platform playlisting scene, but can the trend last?

The cadre of apps for listening and playlisting across streaming services has got yet another member. Qus is an app that can pull tunes from YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Deezer in addition to locally stored tracks. This is becoming a more common approach to mobile listening, but few of the latest entries have shown anything that indicates they’ll stand the test of time. Continue Reading


A vision for agnostic playlists at Soundsgood

Last year marked the beginning of a trend toward music players attempting to create a platform-agnostic listening experience, a single service where you can pull songs from all around the web to get the most comprehensive library possible. The first wave of those platform-agnostic apps has largely fallen silent, but the latest to try a hand at it is Soundsgood. Continue Reading


How Spotify’s expanding content options could create new businesses

After launching in October, Spotify has continued adding to its roster of In Residence shows. These playlists bring a new content approach to the streaming service, one that sounds more like a podcast or a radio show. Now that Spotify is also finally beginning the rollout of its long-awaited video options, it appears that the company is positioning itself as an entertainment hub for more than just on-demand music. Continue Reading