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
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...
January 9, 2013
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...
October 9, 2012
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...
July 7, 2011
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.
April 15, 2009