The third in the IFPI’s trio of global awards for 2021 has been announced, and it was won by Adele. ’30’ was the biggest album of 2021 by the music body’s calculations.
Adele’s latest achievement is killing off Spotify’s shuffle button! Well, sort of. There are some misleading headlines out there about the change.
Adele released her comeback single ‘Easy On Me’ on Friday, and late that day both Spotify and Amazon Music announced that it had broken records on their services.
British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR, which focuses on music, is reportedly (ahem) rolling in the deep funding-wise, after Adele became its latest investor.
At least, this is according to the Evening Standard newspaper, which reported that the musician invested in MelodyVR’s parent company EVR Holdings “through a nominee account so her name does not show up on the shareholder register”.
EVR Holdings is actually a public company, listed on the UK AIM index, so any artist, label or other music company can buy and sell shares in it.
Concerts and ticketing tech firm Songkick has revealed some stats on its recent partnership selling Adele tickets directly to fans.
The company has sold nearly 500k tickets for Adele on her recent tour, including two thirds of the tickets for her 2017 gigs at Wembley Stadium in London.
If you’ve been trying to get tickets to see Adele’s gigs at Wembley Stadium in London next June and July, the sheer weight of demand may have made it a frustrating experience. Especially if you’ve also seen tickets for those gigs pop up on secondary sites with vast markups.
Here’s some good news: there’s a high chance the people trying to flog their tickets on those sites will have them cancelled, rather than trousering a profit.
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PewDieWho? Musician Justin Bieber remained the biggest channel on YouTube in January, with another startling views total.
Bieber’s Vevo videos were watched 824.3m times last month according to the chart produced for Tubefilter by analytics firm OpenSlate.
Following 866.2m views in December 2015 and 669.7m views in November, that’s 2.36bn views in the last three months alone for Bieber’s channel.