October 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


The number of music tracks streamed by Americans has nearly doubled in the first nine months of 2015, according to the latest figures from Nielsen SoundScan. That’s 232bn streams between January and September, compared to 118.1bn in the same period last year. Nielsen converts this into Stream-Equivalent Albums (SEA) which rose 96% year-on-year to 154.6m units.

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October 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Streaming music service Pandora is buying ticketing firm Ticketfly, in a deal valued at $450m with a "nearly equal balance of cash and stock". Ticketfly has tended to focus...

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September 14th, 2015 by Music Ally


The topic of “playola” – labels paying independent curators of playlists on music-streaming services to include their tracks – has received much coverage in the music...

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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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