Tag: country

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YouTube poaches execs from rivals to beef up its Nashville presence

In Music Ally’s recent report on country music and streaming, one of the key points was about the efforts that have been made by streaming services to build their teams on the ground in Nashville. Now they’re poaching...
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Spotify says non-US country streaming-share is up 21% since 2015

One of the themes Music Ally explored in our recent report on country music was how streaming is helping the genre and its emerging artists find new audiences abroad. Now Spotify has published a blog post on the trend to...
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Pew study confirms rural broadband access can still be spotty

One of the points made in our recent country-music report was that access to reliable broadband internet in rural areas of the US is one of the factors that may entice more country fans to start streaming music. A study published...
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Report 417: Islands in the Streams

This month’s report focuses on country music and how the genre is finally leaning in to streaming, with the major streaming services also making it a priority. We’ve talked to Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and the Nashville...
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Dan + Shay ‘Tequila’ is most-streamed country track of 2018

Country artists Dan + Shay have had a big hit with their track ‘Tequila’ this year – including on streaming services. Label Warner Music Nashville says that the duo have just crossed 1bn on-demand career streams, including...
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Country concert-bookings growing fast outside the US

Billboard has an interesting piece on the burgeoning demand for country-music concerts outside the US, based on new data from the Country Music Association. It claims that the number of country concerts booked internationally...
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Spotify poaches country-music expert John Marks from SiriusXM

Spotify has a new uber-curator on its roster: John Marks, who’ll be overseeing country-music programming for the streaming service. Marks joins from SiriusXM, and is the latest example of a radio veteran being tapped by...