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Spotify trumpets its role in global success of Tones and I

Australian artist Toni Watson – aka Tones and I – is riding high with her track ‘Dance Monkey’, which started as a viral buzz track but has flowered into a bona-fide global hit. In fact, at the time of writing...
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Sony 360 Reality Audio will launch with four streaming services

Technology firm Sony has revealed more of the plans for its 360 Reality Audio format, which was announced earlier this year. From late autumn, there will be around 1,000 songs available in the format through four streaming...
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Lessons from game streaming: the platform, not the gamer, rules all

The State Of The Stream report from Stream Elements covering Q3 2019 has been published and offers plenty of insights into the game-streaming world. Unsurprisingly, Twitch is the dominant platform here, accounting for 75.6%...
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Deezer IPO is back on – possibly; Middle East growth is happening – definitely

Way before Spotify did its direct listing, Deezer was shaping up to be the music streaming service most likely to do an IPO. Everything was going swimmingly until October 2015 when it announced that it was postponing its...
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Wizkid plans his own streaming service

Nigerian star Wizkid says he is planning his own music streaming app – done in partnership with the United Bank For Africa. “We intend to create a streaming platform for people to be able to market their music, put...
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UMG’s video growth plans

Universal Music Group has long had bold ambitions in visual content – with its Globe Production arm being the most obvious place to point towards in terms of what it has been doing here over the years. But there is more...
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OPM music from the Philippines has passed 10bn Spotify streams

An interview with Gautam Talwar, Spotify’s new managing director for south-east Asia, has yielded some interesting stats about the popularity of ‘OPM’ music from the Philippines. OPM? That’s ‘original Pilipino music’...
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JioSaavn says regional-language music is on the rise

In keeping with a trend playing out across audio-streaming services in India, regional language music has emerged one of the biggest drivers of growth for JioSaavn, the platform announced in a press release this week. With...
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Music metadata expands with DDEX’s new MEAD standard

Music-metadata standards organisation DDEX is launching its latest standard: Media Enrichment and Description (or MEAD for short). It’s a significant expansion of the metadata that labels and distributors provide to digital...
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YouTuber Shane Dawson sparks 800k streams for Catie Turner track

Singer/songwriter Catie Turner’s song ‘Prom Queen’ is finding an audience on Spotify. Since its release earlier this year, the track has been streamed nearly 1.3m times on Spotify, while a live acoustic video has been...
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YouTube Music app to be pre-installed on new Android devices

The transition continues from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. Google has announced that the latter app will now be pre-installed on all devices running the latest versions of its Android operating system. That’s Android...
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MusicWatch report claims 183m Americans now stream music

Hot on the heels of the RIAA’s mid-year figures (not to mention the IFPI’s Music Listening 2019 report) research firm MusicWatch is preparing for the release of its latest report on US music-listening habits....