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Epidemic Sound’s music is heard 1.5bn times a day on YouTube

Production music firm Epidemic Sound gets quite a few people's backs up in the music industry, it's fair to say.
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22 stats to help you understand India’s music industry in 2022

Facts and figures about India’s music industry are hard to come by, and when they are shared, the numbers are most often self-proclaimed.
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US Senator Marco Rubio wants TikTok to be banned in the US

What was that we wrote yesterday in our look back at the big TikTok news stories of 2022?
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SoundCloud ended 2021 with 130m listeners and 19.2% revenue growth

SoundCloud doesn't describe them as listeners, we should note.
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1% of Anghami’s music is Arabic but it generates 60% of listening

CNN's profile of Middle Eastern streaming service Anghami includes some interesting stats on the role that local music plays for the platform
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Tidal turns listeners into DJs while Deezer adds music quizzes

Tidal and Deezer are ending 2022 by adding some interesting features to their streaming services.
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Tracklib finds sampling still rising – and the 2000s are hot

Sample-clearance service Tracklib has published its end-of-year report: 'State of Sampling 2022'.
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Minibeats lets people play with songs, starting on Snapchat

Snapchat has a new music feature, although it comes from an external company called Minibeats, a spin-off from music-creation startup Artiphon.
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Instagram adds text notes and BeReal-inspired Candid Stories

The march of progress in social media continues: and by 'progress' we mean 'all the apps getting ever-more similar as they copy one another's features'.
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Study: image-generating AIs may be less original than claimed

There's an important debate raging in the wake of the rapid rise to popularity this year of text-to-image AIs like Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2.
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7 reasons why AI music was fascinating AND controversial in 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made great strides in recent years, and one area where it is beginning to have an impact is music.
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Music NFTs roundup: Public Pressure, 3lau, UMG…

Three interesting music NFTs and web3 stories from startup Public Pressure, artist 3lau and Universal Music Group