Spotify is a Swedish-American Media Streaming company founded in 2006 in Sweden. The company's primary business is its audio streaming platform that provides DRM- protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as improved streamin quality and commercial-free listening, are offered via paid subscription. Launched on October 7 2008, the Spotify platform provides access to over 50 million tracks. Users can browse by parameters such as artist, album, or genre, and can create, edit, and share playlists. Spotify is available in most of Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand,and parts of Africa and Asia, and on most modern devices, including Windows,MacOS, and Linux computers, and IOS, and Android smartphones and tablets.
Tidal is a subscription based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and speccial features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014 by Norwegian public company Aspiro. With distribution agreements with all three major labels and many indies, Tidal claims to offer access to more than 60 million tracks and 240,000 music videos. It offers two levels of service: Tidal Premium and Tidal HIFI. Tidal claims to pay the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market. In March 2015, Aspiro was acquired by Jay Z's Project Panther Bidco LTD., which relaunched the service with a mass-marketing campaign.
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio stations Beats1, which broadcasts live to over 100 countries 24 hours a day. Ther service was announced on June 8 2015, and launched on June 30 2015 in over 100 countries worldwide. New subscribers get a three-month free trial period before the service requires a monthly subscription. Originally strictly a music service, Apple Music began expanding into video in 2016. Executive Jummy Iovine has stated that the intention for the service is to become a "cultural platform", an dApple reportedly wants the service to be a "one-stop shop for pop culture" The company is actively investing heavily in the production and purchasing of video content, both in terms of music videos and concert footage that suppirt music releases, as well as web series and feature films.
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