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Bandsintown Manager tool now used by 300k artists

Concert discovery service Bandsintown announced a new milestone yesterday: more than 300,000 artists are using its Bandsintown Manager tool to manage and promote their tours.
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Spotify hits $3bn of rightsholder payments after $300m in Q1

A new milestone for Spotify yesterday: $3bn of royalties paid out to music rightsholders since its service launched in 2008, with $300m paid out in the first quarter of 2015 alone. Time to look back at the company’s payout...
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Guvera has now signed up 10m users around the world

Streaming music service Guvera has announced a new milestone: 10m users. That’ll be registered users as far as we can tell, given CEO Darren Herft’s “As a young brand, we welcome the 10 millionth user to the Guvera...
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WhatsApp now has more than 800m active users

Facebook’s messaging app WhatsApp has a new milestone: 800 million monthly active users. CEO Jan Koum announced the news on his Facebook profile, complete with a passive-aggressive jab at journalists covering the industry:...
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Ticketfly reaches $1bn of ticket sales

Ticketing firm Ticketfly has a new milestone: $1bn of cumulative tickets sold since its launch in June 2009 – with $500m of that coming in 2014 alone. The company says it sold 16m tickets last year, 38% up on 2013, while...
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Bandsintown adds more analytics to its Manager platform

Artists using the Bandsintown Manager platform for their live activities have some new features to play with: behavioural analytics for its community of gig-goers. “The tool was created as a key feature for musicians to...
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Messaging app Kik has 200m users (but won’t talk MAUs)

Kik is one of the messaging apps battling for a space on teenagers’ smartphone homescreens, and yesterday it published some stats. They included the milestone of 200 million registered users, although unlike rivals like...
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How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to ‘wire the world’

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been open about his mission to connect the world – as in taking Facebook, and indeed the internet, to remote places in emerging markets. Time now has a profile outlining what his company...
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Patreon now paying out $1m a month to creators

Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms a massive cultural shift...
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Facebook Messenger now has 500m active users

Facebook announced a new milestone yesterday for its spin-off messaging app Facebook Messenger: 500m monthly active users, which is up 150% on a year ago. Its growth isn’t a huge surprise, since the social network has...
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Pitbull passes 1bn streams milestone while Spotify goes Dutch

The latest artist to reach the milestone of 1bn streams on Spotify is Pitbull: the third most-streamed American artist on the service behind Eminem and Katy Perry. The rapper is celebrating the milestone by bobbing around...
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YouTube says it has paid out $1bn through Content ID system

YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around them. YouTube says that...