Tag: audio streaming

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Socan reports record revenues but highlights songwriter payouts

2017 was a good year for Canadian collecting society Socan, which has reported record revenues and distributions to its membership. The society’s performing-rights revenues grew by 6.4% to more than $350m in 2017, with...
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Jeff Buckley’s record collection can be streamed online

There have been a number of ‘new’ albums from Jeff Buckley since his untimely death, but now his estate has launched a website for other records: those from his personal collection.
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Rhapsody completes Napster rebrand but subs stuck at 3.5m

“Yes, the cat is back,” claimed a blog post yesterday from ‘The Napster Team’ as Rhapsody completed its rebrand in the US, which like its business elsewhere in the world is now just Napster.
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Report claims UMG closing in on vKontakte licensing deal

Russian social network vKontakte has been a controversial entity for the music industry thanks to songs being shared on its platform. Its launch of a licensed (by Sony Music and Warner Music) streaming app in May was a big...
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Spotify takes 64.1% digital share in Mexico – report

We knew Spotify was doing well in Mexico, which has become its third-biggest market in terms of volume. Now research firm The Competitive Intelligence Unit has put some more figures on that success, claiming that Spotify...
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Hungama launches Drive in-car streaming app

Indian digital music service Hungama has launched a new spin-off app for in-car use called Hungama Drive. “What drives you? A long drive? Music? Or both? Gear up for Hungama Drive, an app that streams music on your car...
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Amazon Prime Music making hay with older streamers in US

Pretty soon we’ll have to stop calling Amazon Prime Music an under-the-radar success – there is mounting evidence of its popularity, certainly in the US.
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Audio streams overtook video streams in the US – but why?

Nielsen has confirmed the trend revealed earlier this month by research firm BuzzAngle: that the volume of on-demand audio streams overtook video streams in the US in the first half of 2016.
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Spotify study: free tier reaches 16.8% of UK listeners

Spotify is trumpeting the results from a TNS research study of its free tier’s reach in the UK – particularly compared to commercial radio. The study claims that Spotify’s free version now reaches 16.8% of the UK listening...
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SoundCloud gets Pandora-style artist stations feature

Fresh from adding tens of millions of major and indie tracks to its catalogue for its premium tier, SoundCloud is also beefing up its discovery features.
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Analytics firm claims audio streams have passed videos in US

There’s plenty of excitement in industry circles around the news that audio music streams may have overtaken video music streams in the US in the first half of 2016. A note of caution: these aren’t official RIAA or Nielsen...
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