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...
March 20, 2017
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...
March 7, 2017
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...
February 28, 2017
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...
January 13, 2017
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.
December 19, 2016
Apple Music reaches 20m subscribers, adding 1m a month
You may spy mischief in the announcement of a significant Apple Music milestone on the same day that Pandora unveiled its new on-demand subscription tier, which will be a direct rival in 2017. But there are plenty of other...
December 7, 2016
As it passes 1bn downloads ‘Shazam is a profitable entity’
Shazam has announced a major new milestone: more than 1bn downloads of its app. Just as significantly, though, the mobile music-turned-advertising firm says it has now achieved “EBITDA profitability”. The company has...
September 29, 2016
Spotify reaches 40m subscribers six months after passing 30m (plus $5bn total payouts)
The growth of Spotify Premium continues apace: the music-streaming service now has 40 million paying subscribers, having added 10 million of them in the last six months alone. CEO Daniel Ek revealed the new milestone in...
September 14, 2016
Juan Gabriel death brought him 316m YouTube views
Mexican artist Juan Gabriel died aged 66 last month, and the flood of fans playing his music on YouTube since then has now been quantified. Gabriel is currently top of the YouTube Music Global Top 100 chart by some distance,...
September 9, 2016
Spotify conversions accelerate as it passes 39m subscribers
Spotify’s last official figure for its subscribers total was 30 million in March 2016. Now we have a new figure – 39 million Spotify subscribers – courtesy of the company’s new global head of creator services Troy...
August 26, 2016
Mixcloud has signed up 1m curators: ‘We haven’t killed radio’
Mixcloud might be a near-namesake with music/tech flop Crowdmix, but the former company is still going strong seven years after launching. Today, the UK-based streaming radio service has announced that it has reached the...
August 23, 2016
Facebook Messenger now has 1bn active users globally
You know what's cool? One BILLION active users of Facebook Messenger. It's more cool than reheating old quotes from The Social Network anyway. Oh, wait... But yes, Facebook has a major new milestone for Messenger, announcing...
July 20, 2016