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Amazon set to add music videos to Amazon Music Unlimited

Fresh from adding an ‘HD’ tier to its Music Unlimited streaming service, Amazon appears to be preparing to add another element in to the mix: music videos. At least, that’s the gist of a ‘direct license amendment’...
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Tencent Music saw strong subscriber growth in Q3 2019

Tencent Music (TME) has announced its latest quarterly financial results, with the headline being a 42.2% year-on-year increase in paying online-music users to 35.4 million. As the company pointed out, this growth has been...
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Qobuz ditches its MP3-quality tier and lowers hi-res price

Hi-res music-streaming service Qobuz is (in the US, at least) getting rid of its cheapest MP3-quality tier, and lowering the cost of its higher-resolution offering. “MP3 is really bad for music, artists, and listeners –...
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Gaana financials include growth in subscriptions revenue

We’ve seen lots of big numbers this year for the amount of people streaming music in India, but what is that growth in listeners meaning for the underlying financials of the platforms providing those streams? One of the...
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Midia boss calls for music-streaming equivalent of Disney+

The imminent launch of video-streaming service Disney+ has put the cat among the pigeons in the TV and film worlds, in terms of the competition it provides to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Mark Mulligan, boss...
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US digital-audio listening tipped to overtake radio in 2020

Research firm eMarketer has published some new estimates and predictions for the size of the US digital-audio market – music-streaming, podcasts, online and satellite radio. The big claim is that by 2020, American adults...
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Lady Gaga keen for ‘more variety’ in music-streaming

Way, WAY back in 2009, Lady Gaga was at the centre of one of the first artist-royalties controversies around Spotify, when it was reported that she’d only earned $167 for a million streams of her ‘Poker Face’...
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Hungama launches loyalty program for music and video streamers

Indian digital-media firm Hungama has launched a new loyalty program that spans its music and video-streaming services. It’s called Hungama Rewards, and involves people earning virtual ‘coins’ (no, not in a cryptocurrency...
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Indian video-streaming service MX Player raises $110m funding

MX Player isn’t one of the Indian streaming services we’ve written much about, in comparison to Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music. It’s interesting though: a video-streaming service that has a catalogue of music videos...
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Streaming revenues grew by 21% for Sony Music in Q3

Sony Music also enjoyed a good third quarter of 2019, according to its parent corporation’s latest financial results. Sony’s overall music division reported ¥37.5bn in operating income (around $344m) in Q3, up 19% year-on-year,...
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The NFL is launching content on music-streaming services

American-football league the NFL (or for American readers, simply ‘football league the NFL) is getting into music streaming in an interesting way. It’s launched a ‘hub’ on services including Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud,...
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The Fader investigates UMG’s streaming-compilations strategy

Music website The Fader has been doing some digging into a series of streaming compilations released by Universal Music Group. It claims that UMG has released ‘hundreds’ of albums on Spotify based on specific topics...