Shazam hits 10bn tags with TV business growing rapidly
Mobile app Shazam announced its latest milestone yesterday: 10bn tags. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' got the nod as the 10 billionth tag on the service, which launched in 2002 as a way for people to identify songs playing in the...
September 6, 2013
Justin Bieber now has 40m Twitter followers
Here’s a sobering thought: if Justin Bieber’s Twitter following was a country, it’d be the 32nd largest in the world, slotting in between Argentina (40.1m) and Kenya (38.6m). Yes, Bieber has become the first...
June 5, 2013
With 10m monthly active users, Mixcloud revamps its iPhone app
Streaming radio and DJ-mixes service Mixcloud has relaunched its iPhone app today, while also unveiling a new mobile website. The company says it's focusing much more on mobile, with the revamp of the iPhone app particularly...
May 28, 2013
OK Go’s Say the Same Thing game was Apple’s 50 billionth App Store download
Apple's App Store has passed 50bn app downloads for iOS devices, and it was indie band OK Go whose app hit the milestone. Apple announced today that Ohio resident Brandon Ashmore downloaded the band's new Say the Same...
May 16, 2013
iHeartRadio passes 30m registered users in race to catch Pandora
US radio giant Clear Channel is excited about the growth of its iHeartRadio streaming service, announcing yesterday that it now has 30m registered users: "second only to Instagram as the fastest-growing digital service in...
May 14, 2013
Slacker Radio has added 6m users and 100k subscribers since February
US personal radio service Slacker Radio has been enjoying rapid growth since its big relaunch in February. The company announced yesterday that it has added more than 6m new listeners and 100k paying subscribers in the last...
May 9, 2013
Songza has 4.7m active users, but it can’t rest on its laurels
Songza has come a long way from its roots as a music search-engine competing with Seeqpod. The company's last pivot in 2012 turned out to be a hugely successful one, turning it into an iOS app offering streaming, themed playlists...
May 3, 2013
With 60m active users, Shazam hires Rich Riley as CEO and plots path to IPO
Shazam has a new boss: Rich Riley, the former EVP Americas for Yahoo. He has joined the 'mobile engagement' company as CEO, replacing Andrew Fisher, who'd held the role since 2005. Fisher isn't leaving: he's taking what...
April 29, 2013
YouTube hits 1bn monthly users, fuelled by ‘Generation C’
When will a streaming music service reach 1bn people rather than 10m or 20m? Oh, it has. YouTube has announced a big milestone: "More than a billion unique users every single month". That's up from the 800m figure that...
March 21, 2013
Shazam hits 300m users and revamps iPad and Android tablet apps
A year ago, Shazam described itself in press releases as "the world's leading mobile discovery company". Now its burgeoning TV business makes it "the world's leading media engagement company" – a small but significant change. It's...
February 25, 2013
Apple’s iTunes Store sells its 25 billionth music track
Apps might be where it's at for Apple in 2013, but music remains a core feature of its iTunes Store. To emphasise the point, Apple announced a big milestone today: 25bn songs sold from iTunes. The 25 billionth track was...
February 6, 2013
Lyrics app MusiXmatch raises $3.7m after reaching 10m users
Lyrics-focused mobile app MusiXmatch has raised $3.7m of new funding from existing investors Micheli Associati and Paolo Barberis, The company has also announced that the app has reached the 10m users milestone, and trailed...
January 31, 2013