June 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Just over a year ago, BitTorrent launched the alpha of its 'Bundles' initiative, getting artists and other creators to create packages of files for fans to download (and latterly stream) for free, often...

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January 7th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: iTunes Radio isn’t a Pandora-killer yet. The latter company announced its December 2013 audience metrics yesterday, revealing that in the final month of the...

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September 9th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Vevo has published its latest metrics in a US Music Video Viewership Report for January-June 2013, showing strong growth for the music videos service both in the US and globally, fuelled by its apps. In...

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September 6th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Mobile app Shazam announced its latest milestone yesterday: 10bn tags. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' got the nod as the 10 billionth tag on the service, which launched in 2002 as a way for people to identify...

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June 5th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Here’s a sobering thought: if Justin Bieber’s Twitter following was a country, it’d be the 32nd largest in the world, slotting in between Argentina (40.1m) and Kenya (38.6m). Yes, Bieber...

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May 28th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Streaming radio and DJ-mixes service Mixcloud has relaunched its iPhone app today, while also unveiling a new mobile website. The company says it's focusing much more on mobile, with the revamp of the...

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May 16th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Apple's App Store has passed 50bn app downloads for iOS devices, and it was indie band OK Go whose app hit the milestone. Apple announced today that Ohio resident Brandon Ashmore downloaded the band's...

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May 14th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


US radio giant Clear Channel is excited about the growth of its iHeartRadio streaming service, announcing yesterday that it now has 30m registered users: "second only to Instagram as the fastest-growing...

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May 9th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


US personal radio service Slacker Radio has been enjoying rapid growth since its big relaunch in February. The company announced yesterday that it has added more than 6m new listeners and 100k paying subscribers...

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