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Apple hails 26m first-day streams for The Weeknd’s new EP

If Spotify needed a reminder yesterday to focus on the music-streaming competition rather than swinging share prices, Apple provided it. The latter company announced that The Weeknd’s new EP ‘My Dear Melancholy’...
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Spotify gets exclusive videos from Taylor Swift and The Weeknd

We reported last Thursday on Apple Music adding a dedicated music-videos category. Just after we clocked off for Easter, Spotify launched its own salvo in what’s shaping up as a new battle for ‘exclusives’ between the...
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The Weeknd hits 40m daily streams on Spotify

Last week, Spotify said that The Weeknd had broken its record for the most daily streams by a single artist – without saying how many streams that was. Over the weekend, the streaming service released an update, including...
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The Weeknd Spotify success shows growing clout of playlists

Spotify’s announcement yesterday that The Weeknd has broken its record for the most daily streams by a single artist came without the actual number of streams. However, public data available on the streaming service...
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The Weeknd Starboy album is doing 32.8m daily Spotify plays

The Weeknd has broken Spotify’s record for the most daily streams by a single artist. How many streams is that? With Amazon-grade statistical unhelpfulness, Spotify isn't saying. We’ve been running our own calculations...
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Brand Aid Part 1 – Sandbox 159

Brand partnerships used to be straightforward for musicians. But with the steady march of digital, these deals can include anything from app sponsorship to VR. Over the next two sandboxes, we will examine where brand partnerships...
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The Weeknd launches virtual reality video on YouTube

The Weeknd’s new video may be “presented by Apple Music” but it’s available on a competing platform: YouTube. In fact, ‘The Hills Remix featuring Eminem’ is a 360-degree virtual reality video designed to be...
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The Weeknd tops Spotify artists chart with 24m monthly listeners

The Weeknd is currently the most popular musician on Spotify, with nearly 24m monthly listeners. That puts him ahead of Calvin Harris (19.4m) and Ed Sheeran (19m) on the streaming service. How do we know? Earlier today,...
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Songs Music Publishing’s Matt Pincus talks Spotify, YouTube, Lorde and digital disruption

Music publishing is changing. It's the longest established sector of the music industry, but in the last decade it's also fielded a lot of criticism from within the industry (i.e. labels) concerning publishers' appetite for...
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The Weeknd and Alex Day secure unsigned success

We're always a bit suspicious of hype around 'unsigned' artists taking the digital world by storm, especially when they're backed by a slick PR campaign.