Streaming music usage has doubled in the UK this year, says BPI
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 body the BPI,...
October 9, 2014
Spotify’s Daniel Ek: ‘The more people play, the more likely they are to pay’
You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement, including...
July 30, 2014
Rhapsody / Napster reach 2m subscribers, talks licensing and YouTube
Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will already have worked...
July 29, 2014
BitTorrent reaches 100m bundle downloads and streams milestone
Just over a year ago, BitTorrent launched the alpha of its 'Bundles' initiative, getting artists and other creators to create packages of files for fans to download (and latterly stream) for free, often in return for an email...
June 17, 2014
Pandora attracted 76.2m listeners in December despite iTunes Radio
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: iTunes Radio isn’t a Pandora-killer yet. The latter company announced its December 2013 audience metrics yesterday, revealing that in the final month of the year it attracted 76.2m...
January 7, 2014
Apps pushed Vevo to 4bn video streams and 526m viewers in June 2013
Vevo has published its latest metrics in a US Music Video Viewership Report for January-June 2013, showing strong growth for the music videos service both in the US and globally, fuelled by its apps. In June 2013, Vevo...
September 9, 2013
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