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Entertainment low on the list for mobile app consumption

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has released another piece of research into how US smartphone owners are using apps, splitting out time spent per category.
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500k customers for Muve Music in its first year

Muve Music has signed up 500,000 customers in the first year for the service, which bundles music access with mobile handsets
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Analyst says Apple will account for 53% of paid app revenues in 2012

Strategy Analytics has published a report claiming that Apple will account for more than 53% of paid apps revenue in 2012.
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Social commerce firm Moontoast raises $6m led by The Martin Companies

Social commerce firm Moontoast raises $6m led by The Martin Companies
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Forbes hails Daniel Ek as ‘most important man in music’

A few stats from Daniel Ek’s Frobes man of the year article... More than 1.5bn Spotify tracks have been shared on Facebook so far. Predictions are that Spotify will account for 50% of all recorded music revenues in...
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Adele tops 2011 US albums chart with 5.82m sales

Nielsen SoundScan has published its end-of-year charts for 2011, with Adele sitting proudly atop both the album and singles lists
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Columbia University study explores US attitudes to piracy

The American Assembly at Columbia University has published a report titled 'Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US'.
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iPad app downloads pass 3bn mark says ABI Research

ABI Research is claiming that since the original iPad launched in April 2010, more than 3bn apps have been downloaded by owners of the tablet (and its iPad 2 successor). That's 19% of all iOS app downloads, according to ABI...
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WeGotTickets launches WeGotFestivals site

WeGotTickets has a new offshoot focused on festivals, called WeGotFestivals. It will sell tickets to more than 200 festivals, both music and non-music. Field Day, All Tomorrow's Parties and Soundwave Croatia are all on its...
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Next Big Sound raises $6.4m for analytics ambitions

Next Big Sound reveals a $6.4m funding round. The round is led by IA Ventures and the Foundry Group.
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Bandcamp reveals $1m of December D2C sales

Artists pulled in more than $1m from music and merchandise sales through D2C site Bandcamp in December, the company has announced. That brings the total revenues generated through the site to date to $12.6m. More stats?
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UK’s top 10 albums of 2011 took 10.9% of unit sales

The Official Charts Company has released sales figures for the top 10 albums, which sold 12.34m units between them - 10.9% of the total.