July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster now have more than three million subscribers, up from two million a year ago. The companies – Rhapsody is the parent but Napster the brand in certain countries...

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June 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services....

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June 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve been thinking for some time now about the potential for marrying the massive data generated by streaming music services with the world of direct-to-fan sales and crowdfunding. Or, in short,...

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May 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The heated debate about whether streaming music is sustainable for musicians continues, but it’s always useful to remember the parallel discussion about whether streaming music is even sustainable for...

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March 25th, 2015 by leo@musically.com

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Lead: Artists often run multiple social media accounts as part of their marketing. But just how well are they using them? And are they tailoring content to the specifics of each platform? Or treating them...

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March 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve seen several phases of social streaming, with the most notable one being Facebook’s debut of “frictionless” sharing in 2011 – also known as “blatting out everything you play to everyone...

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February 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

We already knew that Rhapsody’s subscribers grew 60% in 2014, because RealNetworks – which still owns a stake in the company – said so in its last financial report. Now Rhapsody has put a firm figure...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music subscription service Rhapsody grew its subscriber total by 60% in 2014, although the company isn’t yet saying how many paying customers that meant by the end of the year. “Rhapsody achieved very...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

RealNetworks recently filed its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and as usual they included some figures for Rhapsody, in which it owns a significant stake still. The key figures: the...

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