Facebook Messenger now has 1bn active users globally
You know what's cool? One BILLION active users of Facebook Messenger. It's more cool than reheating old quotes from The Social Network anyway. Oh, wait... But yes, Facebook has a major new milestone for Messenger, announcing...
July 20, 2016
Instagram now has 500m monthly active users
Facebook's Instagram has announced a big new milestone: 500 million monthly active users. What's more, the photo and video-sharing app now has more than 300 million daily active users, double the estimated total of Snapchat. Instagram...
June 21, 2016
Messaging app Line has 218m active users – and an IPO
Messaging app Line’s parent company has filed to go public in mid-July with the aim of raising $1bn in an IPO that would value the company at $5.5bn. The company also announced a new figure for its user base: 218 million...
June 13, 2016
Spotify PlayStation partnership has generated 5bn streams
It’s a year since Spotify launched its service for Sony’s PS3 and PS4 consoles as PlayStation Music. On Friday, the streaming service said the partnership has generated more than 5bn streams so far. That averages out...
April 18, 2016
Spotify now has 30m paying subscribers
Spotify has reached a new milestone: 30 million paying subscribers, having added 10 million in the last nine months. The announcement was unorthodox: rather than a press release or blog post, chief executive Daniel Ek tweeted...
March 21, 2016
Bandsintown has added 8m new registered users in last year
Live-music discovery service Bandsintown has been growing at pace in the last year, according to data shared with Music Ally. The BandsintownConcerts service now has 23 million registered users, up from 15 million in February...
March 4, 2016
Spotify closing in on 30m subscribers
For some time now, the music industry has been anticipating a big milestone for Spotify: 100 million active users. Actually, though, the more important milestone to think about is 30 million paying subscribers – a figure...
February 17, 2016
5m Google Cardboard virtual-reality viewers have shipped
The cheapest way to get into virtual reality? Pay $15-$25 for a Google Cardboard viewer, which you slot your smartphone into, then can watch VR content delivered through apps on your device. Now Google has published some...
January 28, 2016
WhatsApp messaging app about to reach 1bn active users
Messaging app WhatsApp is about to reach a major milestone: 1bn active users. And it’ll come as the Facebook-owned app makes some changes to its business, including dropping its $1 annual subscription fee for users,...
January 19, 2016
David Bowie beats Adele’s Vevo daily views record
Fans flocked to watch David Bowie’s music videos on the day that his death was announced, according to Vevo. In fact, so many did that Bowie managed to break Adele’s record for the most single-day views on Vevo by...
January 15, 2016
With 10m subscribers, Apple Music is growing fast
When Apple said in October that its Apple Music service had 8.5m paying customers, it was an impressive figure. However, it included people who’d forgotten to cancel their subscription before the initial three-month...
January 11, 2016
Facebook Messenger has 800m users – what does that mean for music?
Facebook says its Facebook Messenger messaging app hit the milestone of 800 million active users at the end of 2015, up from 500 million in November 2014. In fact, the social network's VP of messaging products David Marcus...
January 7, 2016