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Cardi B album races to 100m first-week streams on Apple Music

It’s been at least a few days since the last Apple Music vs Spotify stream-count battle, so take a bow Cardi B, who’s the latest artist to be sending records tumbling in the streaming world. Her album ‘Invasion of Privacy’...
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Apple Music’s latest milestone is 36m paying customers

Apple says its Apple Music service now has 36 million subscribers, up from “well over” 30 million in late September 2017. The milestone was shared with the Wall Street Journal as part of a wider piece on Apple Music’s...
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iHeartRadio hits new milestone, but user signups have slowed

Personal radio service iHeartRadio has announced its latest milestone, although frustratingly as ever it focuses on registered users, rather than active listeners. More than 110 million people have now registered for iHeartRadio’s...
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NetEase Cloud Music now has 400m users in China

Chinese music service NetEase Cloud Music says it now has 400 million users, having increased its monthly active users (MAUs) by 44% year-on-year. The company also says that its users are skewed towards the 15-35 year-old...
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Despacito video nears 4bn views – or 5.6bn including UGC

Cast your minds back, way way back, to when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ became the first video to reach 3bn views on YouTube. Oh wait, that was only a couple of months ago. Yet the video is now storming...
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Apple Music now ‘well over’ 30m paying subscribers

Apple Music’s latest milestone should not be a surprise: the service’s growth rate has been such that it was on track to reach 30 million subscribers by the autumn. In fact, we were surprised the announcement wasn’t...
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Posthumous popularity drives David Bowie to 1bn Spotify streams

David Bowie has reached a milestone of sorts on Spotify: more than 1bn streams on the platform. Billboard reported the milestone, noting that ‘Heroes’ is the late star’s most popular track on the streaming service....
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Look what you made Taylor Swift do to Psy’s YouTube record

Another day, and another online record broken by Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. The venue for its latest milestone is YouTube again: the official video for Swift’s new track racked up 43.2m...
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Taylor Swift criticised for Ticketmaster gamification program

The numbers are already looking good for the musical return of Taylor Swift. New track ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ broke Spotify’s first-day record with more than 8m streams; set a new YouTube mark with more than...
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Latin artists are a third of YouTube most-viewed musicians in 2017

Congratulations to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose official music video for ‘Despacito’ has just overtaken Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ to become the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time. Not only that:...
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Spotify now at 60m subscribers as it prepares new podcasts push

Spotify reached its latest milestone yesterday: 60 million paying subscribers. Reported in the Financial Times and confirmed to Music Ally by Spotify, the figure means Spotify has added 12 million paying subscribers in...
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Despacito is most-streamed song ever… thanks to YouTube

Universal Music Group is understandably trumpeting a new milestone for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’. Aided by a Justin Bieber-starring remix, the song has now been streamed more than 4.6bn times across...