Google is holding its annual I/O developer conference this week, a fortnight ahead of Apple’s similar event. While there were no direct music announcements during Google’s keynote last night, there was plenty for our industry to think about. Starting with some big numbers: there are now more than 1bn Android users globally, and in the last 12 months alone they installed more than 50bn apps on their devices. (Yes, that suggests 50 apps installed a year by the average Android user, which sounds...
May 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
May 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde
A report by Bank Of America analyst Justin Post has valued YouTube at $70bn. It adds that the video site’s revenues will grow by 34% to $8.2bn this year, charging ahead...
March 31st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
As things stand, there are three ways to make meaningful revenues from streaming music: First, be an artist popular enough to rack up tens of millions (or ideally hundreds...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast