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Posthumous popularity drives David Bowie to 1bn Spotify streams

David Bowie has reached a milestone of sorts on Spotify: more than 1bn streams on the platform. Billboard reported the milestone, noting that ‘Heroes’ is the late star’s most popular track on the streaming service....
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Look what you made Taylor Swift do to Psy’s YouTube record

Another day, and another online record broken by Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. The venue for its latest milestone is YouTube again: the official video for Swift’s new track racked up 43.2m...
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Taylor Swift criticised for Ticketmaster gamification program

The numbers are already looking good for the musical return of Taylor Swift. New track ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ broke Spotify’s first-day record with more than 8m streams; set a new YouTube mark with more than...
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Latin artists are a third of YouTube most-viewed musicians in 2017

Congratulations to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose official music video for ‘Despacito’ has just overtaken Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ to become the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time. Not only that:...
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Spotify now at 60m subscribers as it prepares new podcasts push

Spotify reached its latest milestone yesterday: 60 million paying subscribers. Reported in the Financial Times and confirmed to Music Ally by Spotify, the figure means Spotify has added 12 million paying subscribers in...
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Despacito is most-streamed song ever… thanks to YouTube

Universal Music Group is understandably trumpeting a new milestone for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’. Aided by a Justin Bieber-starring remix, the song has now been streamed more than 4.6bn times across...
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iHeartRadio reaches 100m registered-users milestone

iHeartRadio has announced its latest milestone: 100 million registered users, with the last 10 million having been added since August 2016. That means the radio-streaming service is adding around 1.4 million new registrations...
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Drake More Life races to 78m streams on Spotify

Unlike his last album 'Views', Drake's new release 'More Life' is available on every streaming service from day one. It's already reaping the rewards on Spotify. The album (although it's officially being referred to as...
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Pandora is third biggest US Google Play Android app ever

Google had a milestone to celebrate yesterday: the fifth birthday of its Google Play store, which opened its doors on 6 March 2012 as a rebrand of the company’s existing Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore...
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Ed Sheeran added 1.4m YouTube subscribers in January

With the ‘value gap’ debate making headlines again, one musician was quietly building his audience on YouTube in January: Ed Sheeran. According to Tubefilter’s monthly chart of the top YouTube channels by new subscribers...
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Ed Sheeran double-comeback does 79m first-week Spotify streams

Ed Sheeran's two comeback tracks, 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill', have been streamed 78.9m times on Spotify alone in their first week of release. Meanwhile, the two tracks' lyric videos have notched up 63.6m views...
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Troy Carter cheers 1bn Spotify streams for ‘One Dance’ by Drake

Drake has squeezed in one last milestone for 2016, reaching more than one billion streams of his ‘One Dance’ track on Spotify since its release in April.