Tag: streaming

Read More

How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music streaming services have?

Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
Read More

Catalogue marketing rejuvenated

Catalogue marketing used to mainly be about the 20th anniversary box set (with some demos and a couple of new photos added in) or about the same 15 songs in a slightly different order, popped in a slightly different sleeve...
Read More

Reliance invests $19.6m in its JioSaavn music streaming service

With the competition in India’s music streaming market only intensifying, telco Reliance Industries is giving its JioSaavn streaming service a financial shot in the arm. According to news site Inc42, Reliance has invested...
Read More

Deezer is turning its playlists into live music events

Deezer is taking three of its biggest genre-based playlist brands – Rocket, Popstar and Certified – and turning them into a series of invitation-only live events in small venues. The series kicks off in Paris tomorrow...
Read More

Ragya hopes to find streaming niche with Indian classical music

We’ve written a lot about the big Indian streaming services like Gaana and JioSaavn, as well as emerging startups like Flutin. Now there’s a new name for the latter group. Ragya is a streaming service focusing just on...
Read More

Nielsen report sheds light on American video streaming habits

Research firm Nielsen’s latest ‘Total Audience Report’ is its first to tap smart TV data from Gracenote, and focuses on American homes that are (in TechCrunch’s words) “capable of over-the-top streaming” – i.e....
Read More

10.7m Americans may be ‘mooching’ music streaming accounts

To us, ‘mooching’ means strolling slowly without any particular purpose, with your hands in your pockets, and possibly whistling. Who could have a problem with that? But no: research firm MusicWatch has a different definition...
Read More

India growth continues with 200m people now streaming music

India’s growth as a music-streaming economy (if not, just yet, a music subscriptions economy) continues apace. Blaise Fernandes, the head of record trade body Indian Music Industry (IMI), says that there are now 200 million...
Read More

ERA boss delivers warning: ‘More music is not better music’

The theme of UK indie body AIM’s AIM Connected conference this week was ‘strong opinions’, and Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) boss Kim Bayley absolutely did not disappoint on that score. Her speech offered...
Read More

NCS’ music catalogue has been streamed 235bn times on YouTube

No, that’s not a typo. NCS – the music company that began life as NoCopyrightSounds – has announced a big milestone: its music has generated more than 235bn streams on YouTube to date. NCS started life as a YouTube...
Read More

Spotify ended 2019 with 271m listeners and 124m subscribers

Spotify has published its latest financial results, for the final quarter of 2019, and thus the entire year too. The music streaming service ended 2019 with 271 million monthly active users (MAUs), up 31% year-on-year, having...
Read More

Gaana reaches an eyebrow-raising new milestone: 150m users (updated)

Imagine Music Ally’s surprise this morning when we read in a Wall Street Journal profile of Indian music streaming service Gaana that it now attracts ‘152 million monthly users’. Surprise, because it was only mid-December...