January 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The last quarter of 2014 was a problematic one for Spotify, with Taylor Swift’s pullout sparking a renewed debate about its business model and musicians’ streaming income. However, it was also a...

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January 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Happy new year! But how was the old one for the British music industry? As the last strains of Auld Lang Syne trailed off tonight, industry body the BPI released its figures for physical and digital revenues...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app Instagram announced new milestones yesterday. “We’re proud to announce that there are now more than 300 million Instagrammers. Over the past four years, what...

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December 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Happy birthday to Mixcloud, the streaming radio service that launched five years ago. The UK-based company has released some new stats to celebrate the milestone. It now has 12m monthly active users and...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement,...

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July 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will...

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June 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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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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