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Spotify for Kids app launches in beta, starting in Ireland

Spotify now has 248 million monthly active users, but how many of them are children? We don’t know, and neither does Spotify: its minimum age varies across the world, but the lowest is 13 years old with parent or guardian...
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Study finds music still rocks for US tweens and teens

Common Sense Media has been surveying more than 1,600 American 8-18 year-olds about their media habits, and there are plenty of findings relevant to the music industry. The toplines include the fact that tweens (8-12 year-olds)...
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Spotify upgrades family plan with new features (but same price… for now)

Last week, it was reported that Spotify will test a price increase for its family-plan subscription in Scandinavia. This morning, the company is announcing that it is launching an “upgraded” version of the plan globally,...
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Top Baby Shark videos doo-doo doo-doo-doo-do 4.6bn views

We are genuinely sorry for what’s on your internal jukebox for the rest of today. But this is a genuinely-interesting data story about viral hit ‘Baby Shark’, with some stats collated by video-analytics firm Tubular...
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USP Studios brings its children’s songs to streaming services

Have you heard of Indian company USP Studios? You may not have done, but if you have young children, you may well have seen some of its characters and heard some of its music. The company runs a network of more than 550 channels...
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YouTube children’s-music channel Little Baby Bum gets acquired

You likely won’t know Little Baby Bum unless you’ve had toddlers in the last few years: it’s the most successful nursery-rhymes channel on YouTube, with its animated songs proving hugely popular. How popular? The British...
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New Hope Club contest will see children ‘engineer’ a music video

British boy band New Hope Club are turning to a new source of ideas for their next music video: children. The band are working with TV show Blue Peter and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on a competition...
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YouTube adds music videos to its YouTube Kids app

Children, believe it or not, aren’t *just* watching gamers like Ali-A play Fortnite on YouTube. They’re also fans of music videos. That means YouTube’s latest announcement should be of interest to the music industry:...
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Fruit Punch Music promises to be ‘Spotify for kids’

On a recent family road-trip, while skipping the *many* tracks currently in Spotify’s Top 50 chart that have explicit lyrics, we wondered again why the streaming service hasn’t ever offered a ‘radio edits’ mode for...
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Musical.ly under fire for self-harm and eating-disorder videos

“One word sums up my experience: Nowayismykidgettingthisapp.” A blog post by a parent about social-music app Musical.ly has been getting wide circulation in recent days, with some scathing criticism of the kind of...
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Former 7digital boss launches Yoto smart-speaker for kids

Smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are a sensitive subject when it comes to children. While both those companies are encouraging developers to create child-friendly ‘skills’, there are concerns around...
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Meet the centennials: SuperAwesome boss talks kids in 2017

The opening session at Music Ally's Sandbox Summit conference in London today was a keynote by Dylan Collins, the CEO of children's network SuperAwesome. His focus was on the new generation of consumers (mainly those under...