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With 10m monthly active users, Mixcloud revamps its iPhone app

Streaming radio and DJ-mixes service Mixcloud has relaunched its iPhone app today, while also unveiling a new mobile website. The company says it's focusing much more on mobile, with the revamp of the iPhone app particularly...
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OK Go’s Say the Same Thing game was Apple’s 50 billionth App Store download

Apple's App Store has passed 50bn app downloads for iOS devices, and it was indie band OK Go whose app hit the milestone. Apple announced today that Ohio resident Brandon Ashmore downloaded the band's new Say the Same...
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iHeartRadio passes 30m registered users in race to catch Pandora

US radio giant Clear Channel is excited about the growth of its iHeartRadio streaming service, announcing yesterday that it now has 30m registered users: "second only to Instagram as the fastest-growing digital service in...
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Slacker Radio has added 6m users and 100k subscribers since February

US personal radio service Slacker Radio has been enjoying rapid growth since its big relaunch in February. The company announced yesterday that it has added more than 6m new listeners and 100k paying subscribers in the last...
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Songza has 4.7m active users, but it can’t rest on its laurels

Songza has come a long way from its roots as a music search-engine competing with Seeqpod. The company's last pivot in 2012 turned out to be a hugely successful one, turning it into an iOS app offering streaming, themed playlists...
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With 60m active users, Shazam hires Rich Riley as CEO and plots path to IPO

Shazam has a new boss: Rich Riley, the former EVP Americas for Yahoo. He has joined the 'mobile engagement' company as CEO, replacing Andrew Fisher, who'd held the role since 2005. Fisher isn't leaving: he's taking what...
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YouTube hits 1bn monthly users, fuelled by ‘Generation C’

When will a streaming music service reach 1bn people rather than 10m or 20m? Oh, it has. YouTube has announced a big milestone: "More than a billion unique users every single month". That's up from the 800m figure that...
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Shazam hits 300m users and revamps iPad and Android tablet apps

A year ago, Shazam described itself in press releases as "the world's leading mobile discovery company". Now its burgeoning TV business makes it "the world's leading media engagement company" – a small but significant change. It's...
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Apple’s iTunes Store sells its 25 billionth music track

Apps might be where it's at for Apple in 2013, but music remains a core feature of its iTunes Store. To emphasise the point, Apple announced a big milestone today: 25bn songs sold from iTunes. The 25 billionth track was...
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Lyrics app MusiXmatch raises $3.7m after reaching 10m users

Lyrics-focused mobile app MusiXmatch has raised $3.7m of new funding from existing investors Micheli Associati and Paolo Barberis, The company has also announced that the app has reached the 10m users milestone, and trailed...
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Cricket’s Muve Music reports 1.1m subscribers

US mobile operator Cricket Communications has announced that its Muve Music service reached 1.1m subscribers by the end of 2012, putting it right up there with Spotify and Rhapsody in the US music subscriptions market. The...
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Deezer confirms $130m funding and claims 2m subscribers

News of Deezer’s monster funding round leaked over the weekend, but the company confirmed it yesterday: $130m from WMG owner Access Industries. Deezer also announced some new figures: 7m monthly active users and 2m...