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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Cricket’s Muve Music reports 1.1m subscribers

US mobile operator Cricket Communications has announced that its Muve Music service reached 1.1m subscribers by the end of 2012, putting it right up there with Spotify and Rhapsody in the US music subscriptions market. The...
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Deezer confirms $130m funding and claims 2m subscribers

News of Deezer’s monster funding round leaked over the weekend, but the company confirmed it yesterday: $130m from WMG owner Access Industries. Deezer also announced some new figures: 7m monthly active users and 2m...
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More milestones for Foursquare and GetGlue

Social location firm Foursquare has announced that more than 500,000 businesses are now registered on its service. That means they can offer special offers to their customers (if they're on Foursquare), get analytics about...
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IHeartRadio app doing well on BlackBerry App World

Clear Channel has revealed that its IHeartRadio BlackBerry music application has been downloaded by more than 250,000 people since its launch on 1 April, making it the second most popular app on the BlackBerry App World store.