August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units less than the top 200 for the same period in 2013 – a 13% year-on-year decline. “Consumers' embrace of streaming service has started to impact their digital purchasing habits,” wrote journalist Glenn Peoples in his analysis. It made us wonder what the corresponding rise in streams of popular tracks might have been over the last year. Spotify’s weekly Top 50...

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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Russian digital music service Zvooq has closed a $20m Series A funding round, led by local retailer Ulmart, with Finnish private equity firm Essedel Capital chipping in. Zvooq...

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July 15th, 2014 by Karim Fanous


The removal of the star button in the recent Spotify redesign has had two very clear effects on me as a music consumer and regular Spotify user: 1) I listen to less music 2)...

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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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

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