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US and UK stats offer latest summaries of streaming growth

US industry body the RIAA has offered some stats from an upcoming last-decade report on the recorded music market in its homeland. Among them: the fact that streaming accounted for 80% of the market in 2019, up from a mere...
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Tencent Music launches repurchase programme for $400m in shares

Tencent Music’s board of directors has approved a programme that could see the now-public company repurchase up to $400m of shares over the next 12 months. “The Share Repurchase Program reflects the Board’s confidence...
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India’s most-streamed tracks of 2019 show DSP differences

India may have more audio-streaming services than most countries – there are now ten if you count ByteDance’s Resso – but there’s something to be learned from how each of them attracts a different audience, through...
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Napster reveals a new partnership with startup Super Hi-Fi

We profiled startup Super Hi-Fi earlier this year. The US firm has developed technology that uses AI to make streaming services sound much more radio-like, with branded stings, artist name and track title announcements,...
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Boomplay strikes Merlin deal and says it’s grown to 62m users

African streaming service Boomplay’s latest licensing deal is with indie-agency Merlin. The company already had a full set of deals with the global major-labels, as well as a catalogue of music from African labels and artists....
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Major labels heading towards $1m-an-hour of streaming revenues

We’re hardly sticking our necks out when we predict that 2019 will be the fifth consecutive year of growth for global recorded-music revenues, even if the IFPI stats showing it won’t be published until mid-2020. Figures...
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Taylor Swift tops Amazon Music’s most-streamed chart of 2019

Amazon is the latest streaming service to publish some year-end charts, including a new name as its most popular artist of 2019 in the US. Taylor Swift takes that honour for Amazon Music, joining Post Malone (Spotify) and...
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Report: Spotify has 36% market share of music-streaming subs

Spotify, Tencent Music and Pandora announce their subscriber figures on a quarterly basis, but other music-streaming services can be more selective about when they publish stats (if they do at all). Consultancy firm Midia...
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Streaming-led recorded-music revival in Italy is lasting

Recorded music revenue in Italy increased 6.7% in the first nine months of the year, according to recorded music body FIMI, with streaming up 28%, a result that suggests the streaming-led revival is having a lasting impact...
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Spotify’s annual Wrapped feature for fans and artists goes live

Expect to see a LOT of Spotify-branded social posts from artists and fans alike today, due to the launch of the streaming service’s annual ‘Wrapped’ promotion. Fans can log in to see data on their listening not just...
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Aaliyah’s catalogue to finally make it onto streaming services?

The catalogue of late R&B star Aaliyah has long been held back from streaming services – with the exception of her 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number and a handful of early singles and EPs. Now it...
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Gaana invests heavily in original podcasting series in India

Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer have all thrown their considerable weight behind podcasts – investing in podcasting companies and/or bankrolling new podcast titles to create a broader and hybrid listening experience for...