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UK music streams doubled in 2014 as digital revenues overtook physical sales

Happy new year! But how was the old one for the British music industry? As the last strains of Auld Lang Syne trailed off tonight, industry body the BPI released its figures for physical and digital revenues in 2014. The...
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Instagram now bigger than Twitter with 300m users

Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app Instagram announced new milestones yesterday. “We’re proud to announce that there are now more than 300 million Instagrammers. Over the past four years, what began as two friends...
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Mixcloud: 12m users and four hours’ audio uploaded every minute

Happy birthday to Mixcloud, the streaming radio service that launched five years ago. The UK-based company has released some new stats to celebrate the milestone. It now has 12m monthly active users and a catalogue of more...
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Streaming music usage has doubled in the UK this year, says BPI

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry body the BPI, as...
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Streaming music usage has doubled in the UK this year, says BPI

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry body the BPI,...
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Spotify’s Daniel Ek: ‘The more people play, the more likely they are to pay’

You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement, including...
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Rhapsody / Napster reach 2m subscribers, talks licensing and YouTube

Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will already have worked...
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BitTorrent reaches 100m bundle downloads and streams milestone

Just over a year ago, BitTorrent launched the alpha of its 'Bundles' initiative, getting artists and other creators to create packages of files for fans to download (and latterly stream) for free, often in return for an email...
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Pandora attracted 76.2m listeners in December despite iTunes Radio

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: iTunes Radio isn’t a Pandora-killer yet. The latter company announced its December 2013 audience metrics yesterday, revealing that in the final month of the year it attracted 76.2m...
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Apps pushed Vevo to 4bn video streams and 526m viewers in June 2013

Vevo has published its latest metrics in a US Music Video Viewership Report for January-June 2013, showing strong growth for the music videos service both in the US and globally, fuelled by its apps. In June 2013, Vevo...
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Shazam hits 10bn tags with TV business growing rapidly

Mobile app Shazam announced its latest milestone yesterday: 10bn tags. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' got the nod as the 10 billionth tag on the service, which launched in 2002 as a way for people to identify songs playing in the...
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Justin Bieber now has 40m Twitter followers

Here’s a sobering thought: if Justin Bieber’s Twitter following was a country, it’d be the 32nd largest in the world, slotting in between Argentina (40.1m) and Kenya (38.6m). Yes, Bieber has become the first...