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....
August 30, 2017
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...
August 30, 2017
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...
August 29, 2017
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:...
August 7, 2017
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...
August 1, 2017
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...
July 19, 2017
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...
March 24, 2017
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