August 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Apple Music

Apple has released the first official numbers for its Apple Music streaming service, telling USA Today that it has 11 million trialists, five weeks after its launch on 30 June. “We’re thrilled with...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Last August, SoundCloud launched its On SoundCloud initiative to run ads around the audio uploaded by some of its creators, and give them a share of the revenues. But how lucrative would those revenues...

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February 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

We already knew that Rhapsody’s subscribers grew 60% in 2014, because RealNetworks – which still owns a stake in the company – said so in its last financial report. Now Rhapsody has put a firm figure...

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February 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Vevo featured prominently in the end-of-year analyses of what’s popular on YouTube: it accounted for 43 of the top 250 channels in 2014, ahead of nearest rival Maker Studios’ 29 entries in that chart. Now...

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January 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


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


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


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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