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Indian streaming app MX Player looking to expand internationally

When we write about music streaming in India, we tend to focus on the big, local audio services like Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music; the international players like Spotify; and YouTube for video. We shouldn’t forget about...
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MENA service Anghami generated more than 10bn streams in 2019

We reported earlier this month on speculation that Middle Eastern and North African streaming service Anghami might be up for sale, with a mooted valuation of $400m. Now the company has offered an official line on what’s...
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Gaana reiterates hopes for strong Indian streaming growth

Indian music streaming service Gaana has published its annual trends report, with several talking points emerging so far. The first is a familiar topic: the growth of regional music (i.e. from outside India’s main cities)....
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Report suggests streaming service Anghami is up for sale

Given the growing activity and interest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, 2020 is arguably a very good time to consider selling up if you’re the leading streaming service in that part of the world. Bloomberg...
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Zoë Keating reveals her latest per-stream payouts data

Zoë Keating has become the go-to artist for raw data on streaming payouts to musicians: because she’s fully independent with a distribution deal that gives her 100% of her recorded-music royalties. Her streaming numbers...
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LiveXLive says that it now has 820k paying subscribers

Live music-streaming firm LiveXLive has published some end-of-year figures showing its growth. The company, which also owns streaming service Slacker Radio, says it ended the year with 820,000 paid subscribers, having added...
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Americans notched up 1.15tn on-demand music streams in 2019

The UK and Germany – saw annual audio music streams pass the 100bn mark in 2019: 114bn and 107bn respectively. Now, with the greatest respect, the US is telling those fellow ‘big four’ global recorded music markets...
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Video-streaming service Quibi raises $400m of new funding

In August 2018, Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and tech exec-turned-politician Meg Whitman made waves by raising $1bn of seed funding for their startup NewTV, with plans to stream high-quality TV shows and films broken...
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German music listeners streamed 107bn tracks in 2019

We saw some 2019 music-consumption stats from the UK’s BPI earlier this month, with 25.6% year-on-year growth in the number of tracks (114bn) streamed by British listeners. Now German industry-body BVMI has put out its...
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CTA study predicts 15% growth in US music-streaming revenues

It’s the week of the CES consumer-tech show in Las Vegas, which means a feast of headlines about smart toothbrushes, giant televisions and cuddy robots. The organiser of the show, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA),...
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Jimmy Iovine sees problems ‘on the horizon’ for music-streaming

Former Apple Music figurehead Jimmy Iovine has been interviewed by the New York Times about his views on music-streaming. “The streaming business has a problem on the horizon, and so does the music business. That doesn’t...
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Music-streaming service 8tracks has now shut down

Five years ago, US firm 8tracks was a true rarity: a music-streaming service claiming to be profitable. Sadly, it didn’t turn out to be a sustainable affair: the company shut down at the end of 2019. Founder David Porter...