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Badshah breaks YouTube 24-hour views record… with a little help from Ad Words

YouTube has yet to confirm this officially, but Sony Music India claims that one of its artists has broken the platform’s 24-hour viewing record. The artist is Badshah, with new track ‘Paagal’ and a video that raced...
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Baidu says its DuerOS voice assistant now has 400m users

Chinese technology firm Baidu has announced a new milestone for its DuerOS voice assistant – the company’s equivalent of Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. DuerOS now has 400 million users, which suggests that its user-base...
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Spotify’s ‘Are & Be’ R&B playlist hits 5m followers milestone

The R&B-focused ‘Are & Be’ has become the latest Spotify-owned playlist to reach a notable milestone: five million followers. Spotify is celebrating by taking over a six-floor building in New Orleans for the Essence...
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Apple Music reveals latest milestone: 60m subscribers

There are now 60 million people paying for an Apple Music subscription, with the service having added 10 million since the end of January. That means Apple has been adding around two million new subscribers a month in 2019....
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Beats online-store BeatStars has paid out $50m so far

BeatStars is one of the websites where artists and producers can go to buy beats to use in their new tracks, and it’s currently enjoying a spell in the limelight thanks to being the source for the beat in Lil Nas X’s...
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Mixtapes website MixTape Monkey says it has 11m listeners

Hip-hop mixtapes website MixTape Monkey has an audience of 11 million listeners, according to its creator Mark Serrano. Interviewed by news site Startland, the Kansas City-based founder describes himself as an “enforcer”...
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Spotify has 1m users in India one week after launch

Spotify launched in India last week, amid a controversy surrounding its licensing – and a legal injunction filed by Warner Music Group. That row continues, but how is the Indian launch going otherwise? Spotify has confirmed...
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BTS break YouTube’s 24-hour debut record with 45m views

Ahead of their US tour, which has already seen tickets selling out in a jiffy, K-Pop stars BTS have just broken a notable YouTube record.
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India may have around 100m users of music-streaming services

Last week saw the All About Music conference take place in India, with plenty of talk about how big the Indian music market is, and how large it might grow in the future. Journalist Amit Gurbaxani has published some of his...
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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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Indian service Gaana says it now has 75m monthly users

In June this year, the CEO of Indian music-streaming service Gaana said that it had 60 million monthly active users. Just a couple of months later, that number has been upped significantly. CEO Prashan Agarwal revealed...
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Baidu says its DuerOS voice assistant is on 100m devices

For all the focus on Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, it’s been clear this year that voice assistants developed by Chinese technology companies are going to play a big role in the future of smart speakers – and indeed,...