- Tidal livestreamed an Emilie Sande concert in London, released another music video from Bon Jovi's latest album, a single from Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte and an excerpt from a book about influential Iggy Pop-fronted punk band The Stooges.
- Apple Music will exclusively host "808," a documentary on the evolution and influence of the iconic 808 drum machine. Unfortunately, Blaque and Kanye West aren't a part of the project.
- If you want to show your age, you can pick up the two-disc CDs that Miranda Lambert and Metallica, respectively, debuted this week. (Though if it was a collaboration I might actually be interested.)
- Two of my biggest guilty pleasures, Bruno Mars and John Mayer, released new music this week. Mars' soul-infused third album, 24K Gold, and the first sappy single from Mayer's upcoming record are available to stream on all platforms.
The fight for Prince's music is getting heated. Jay Z's Roc Nation entertainment company and Prince's estate are fighting for the streaming rights to the late artist's catalog. Tidal is currently the only place to stream Prince's music a la carte, but after all of this mess, who knows, maybe you'll find it on Spotify again soon.
This one's for the gym rats. Gatorade partnered with Spotify to bring you Gatorade Amplify, an easy way to make an energizing playlist for high-intense training.
Imagine landing in New York and automatically being recommended a playlist full of Frank Sinatra's most romantic songs about The Big Apple, or songs from new and noteworthy local bands. Google Play Music will begin to recommend music for you based on the what you've used the Google search engine for as well as signals like your current location.
Amazon rolled out its streaming music service last month and now it's available in the UK, Germany and Austria. The company also announced that US customers will be eligible to sign up for a family plan.