BMI revenues topped $1bn in its last financial year
US performance rights body BMI has announced its latest financials, revealing revenues of just over $1bn for its last fiscal year, which ended on 30 June. The company says it paid out $877m to its songwriters, composers and...
September 11, 2015
BandPage now driving 1m music fans a month to artist stores
D2C firm BandPage has announced its latest milestone: it says it is sending more than 1m fans a month to musicians’ own stores via its partnerships with Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Vevo and other music services. The company...
September 11, 2015
PewDiePie is first YouTube channel to reach 10bn views
Gamer PewDiePie may no longer be the most popular channel on YouTube on a monthly basis, but he’s just become its first to reach 10bn all-time video views. Tubefilter has been running the number and associated data through...
September 8, 2015
Snapchat matching Facebook with 4bn daily video views
The number of videos watched in Snapchat’s app every day has doubled since May, according to figures reported by Business Insider. Snapchat is now generating 4bn daily video views, up from 2bn in May and 3bn in July. 4bn...
September 4, 2015
More than 1bn people used Facebook on Monday
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social network’s latest milestone last night. “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect...
August 28, 2015
Periscope has 2m daily active users watching 40 years of video
Twitter launched its Periscope live-streaming video app earlier this year, but hasn’t published too many stats on how it’s growing. The subsidiary remedied that yesterday with a post on Medium providing some figures....
August 13, 2015
SoundExchange passes $3bn payouts milestone
US rights agency SoundExchange has announced its latest milestone: $3bn of payouts to artists and labels since it went independent in 2003. The company cited “the explosive growth of the digital radio space and the crucial...
August 6, 2015
Apple Music has 11m trial users five weeks after launch
Apple has released the first official numbers for its Apple Music streaming service, telling USA Today that it has 11 million trialists, five weeks after its launch on 30 June. “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far,”...
August 6, 2015
SoundCloud ads: $1m paid to creators and labels since August 2014
Last August, SoundCloud launched its On SoundCloud initiative to run ads around the audio uploaded by some of its creators, and give them a share of the revenues. But how lucrative would those revenues be? Today, the company...
March 2, 2015
Rhapsody reaches 2.5m subscribers but won’t ‘pump the brakes’
We already knew that Rhapsody’s subscribers grew 60% in 2014, because RealNetworks – which still owns a stake in the company – said so in its last financial report. Now Rhapsody has put a firm figure to that growth:...
February 12, 2015
Will Vevo’s 10bn monthly views finally attract a buyer?
Vevo featured prominently in the end-of-year analyses of what’s popular on YouTube: it accounted for 43 of the top 250 channels in 2014, ahead of nearest rival Maker Studios’ 29 entries in that chart. Now Vevo has...
February 5, 2015
How to interpret Spotify’s latest 15m-subscriber milestone
The last quarter of 2014 was a problematic one for Spotify, with Taylor Swift’s pullout sparking a renewed debate about its business model and musicians’ streaming income. However, it was also a period of sharp growth...
January 13, 2015