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.
July 22, 2015
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...
June 5, 2015
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...
April 22, 2015
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:...
April 20, 2015
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...
March 23, 2015
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...
February 4, 2015
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...
January 30, 2015
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...
December 18, 2014
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...
November 21, 2014
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...
November 17, 2014
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...
October 18, 2014
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...
October 15, 2014