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Anghami offers music-streaming for travellers at Dubai airport

Travellers to Dubai’s international airport (DXB) will now be getting some free music playlists, courtesy of the facility’s partnership with streaming service Anghami. “Customers of DXB will now have uninterrupted free...
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Wynk Music says it has overtaken rivals for daily active users

Indian telco Airtel says its Wynk Music service is now India’s top music-streaming app when measured by daily active users (DAUs). What it hasn’t said, however, is a specific figure for that. Instead, Wynk’s press...
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WMG boss bullish on growth after $2bn of annual streaming revenue

“We’re now five years into the industry’s recovery. There are over 280 million streaming subscribers globally. And we still see plenty of room for more growth.” The words of Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper in his...
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US has generated one trillion on-demand music streams in 2019

The US music-streaming market has reached another milestone: more than 1tn (one trillion) on-demand audio and video streams in a calendar year. And there’s still more than a month to go in 2019. Billboard reported the...
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Sony Music is latest major label to license Boomplay in Africa

African music-streaming service Boomplay now has a full set of deals with the global major labels, with Sony Music the third and final major to strike an agreement. Sony’s catalogue of both African and international artists...
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UK Music and ERA reports offer positivity for UK music industry

The UK was the third largest recorded-music market in the world last year, according to the IFPI, with £1.05bn (around $1.4bn at the time) of trade revenues in 2018. For streaming specifically, it was the second biggest...
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Amazon’s free-streaming ambitions expand to more devices

When Amazon launched a free, ad-supported music-streaming service in April, it was only available in the US, for Echo smart speakers. That careful rollout is now expanding considerably: Amazon’s ad-supported music tier...
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Deezer takes its HiFi tier to smartphones and the web

When Deezer launched its hi-res music tier back in September 2014 in the US, it was called ‘Deezer Elite’ and was only available through Sonos devices. Since then it has been rebranded as ‘Deezer HiFi’ and made available...
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Bytedance streaming service could launch ‘as soon as next month’

Could the music industry be in for an early Christmas present of a new streaming service this year? The Financial Times has reported that Bytedance’s long-rumoured music-streaming service “aims to launch as soon as...
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Music may be losing out due to the growth of spoken-word audio

It would be wrong to generalise that ‘labels’ are unhappy with Spotify’s push into podcasts. It’s true that some executives do view the strategy with suspicion, as a development that will cannibalise both music-listening...
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A day after its launch, Disney+ had more than 10m signups

What qualifies as a successful launch for a new video-streaming service? How about 10m signups by your second day? That’s the number being touted by Disney yesterday for its Disney+ service, which launched on Tuesday. The...
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Idagio classical-music streaming service launches free tier

Classical-music streaming service Idagio is launching a free tier, which will make a catalogue of 2m tracks available to listeners without the need for a subscription. The company clearly hopes that the new tier will provide...