Akazoo is an on demand social streaming music service with various social features. Users can subscribe for unlimited use of the service; additionally users have the option for a la carte purchases of high quality audio albums and tracks.
The Akazoo platform is entirely integrated with Facebook, hence making the music experience more social, and users can see what their friends are listening to in real time through the social activity feed.
Users have the option to use their personal cloud based library and listen to their purchases in offline mode from any device. The service is accessible and optimized for the web, mobile devices, tablets and Smart TVs. The supported options of the service include standard, premium and mobile only models.
Valleyarm is a music industry company that is specialized in digital distribution, publishing and online marketing of music and video content. The company’s headquarters is in Melbourne, with offices in Berlin, Brisbane and New York and partners based in China, Japan, Fiji, South Africa, England and Jordan.
As a digital distributor, Valleyarm works largely with independent artists and record labels to make content available online through various international digital music stores including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Nokia Ovi, Telstra Bigpond Music, Guvera and Chinese bilingual digital music store Wawawa. For their digital distribution services, Valleyarm uses a flat-fee business model for its distribution which is unique to the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012 Valleyarm were presented an iAward for New Media and Entertainment recognising the companies pioneering method of content delivery
is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project. The service, operated by Pandora Media, Inc., is available *only in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The service plays musical selections of a certain genre based on the user’s artist selection. The user then provides positive or negative feedback (as “thumbs up” or “thumbs down”) for songs chosen by the service, and the feedback is taken into account in the subsequent selection of other songs to play. The service can be accessed either through a web browser or by downloading and installing application software on the user’s device such as a personal computer or mobile phone.