Data·ai, the analytics firm formerly known as App Annie, has published its latest ‘State of Media & Entertainment on Mobile’ report. Among its stats: the estimate that consumer spending on music and audio apps in 2021 grew by 29% year-on-year to $1.95bn.

There are also some interesting quarterly charts of the top music and audio apps ranked by downloads. Between the final quarter of 2020 and the end of 2021, ByteDance’s Resso streaming service climbed from fifth place to second place, behind only Spotify in the global chart, having overtaken Shazam and YouTube Music. India is the key reason for Resso’s growth, and also for the fact that JioSaavn (fifth in Q4 2021), Wynk Music (sixth) and Gaana (eighth) are so prominent in the chart.

2021 also saw a new player – literally: it’s a player for downloaded music files – emerge. Hong Kong-headquartered Lark Player’s Android app was the seventh most downloaded music and audio app globally in Q4 2021, with its website claiming it has already been downloaded more than 300m times.

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