July 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Amazon Prime Music, part of Amazon’s Prime delivery service, launched just over a year ago in the US and it has finally made its way to the UK. It is offering a catalogue of 1m tracks for free streaming...

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July 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

File under: hmmmmm. Hits Daily Double has run a story claiming there are 10m people using Apple Music since its launch at the end of June. Apple has not officially commented on this or the launch apart...

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July 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Data from the BPI and the Official Charts Company show that there are now over 500m streams of music tracks a week in the UK – or close to 1bn if YouTube data was added in. This is almost double the...

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July 23rd, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

It has been promised by SoundCloud (and demanded by rightsholders) for a long time, but a subscription tier for SoundCloud is finally coming. Leaked documents recently suggested that this was something...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster now have more than three million subscribers, up from two million a year ago. The companies – Rhapsody is the parent but Napster the brand in certain countries...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Fresh from launching a streaming music service and appointing a new CEO, dance site Beatport is announcing a startling new partnership: with Spotify. Yes, that's right: the two companies are rivals,...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Some figures around Spotify are very public, like its 75 million active users; its 20 million paying subscribers and its $3bn of rightsholder payouts. Others need a bit more ferreting out. The company’s...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a...

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July 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify is rolling out a new feature today: Discover Weekly, a personalised playlist for each of the streaming service’s 75 million users. Spotify is describing the new feature as a “weekly mixtape”...

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