Tag: streaming

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Disney+ video service signs up 50m subscribers in five months

It took Spotify eight and a half years to sign up 50 million subscribers; it has taken Disney+ five months. And yes, that’s an unfair, apples to oranges comparison in terms of different kinds of services at different...
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BPI study reveals strength in streaming of catalogue tracks

British music industry body the BPI has been analysing its data on music streams in 2019. It includes the finding that tracks from that year accounted for 21.1% of all streams, with tracks released in 2018 accounting for...
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Tencent plans Africa expansion for Joox music streaming service

In its last set of financial results, Tencent Music revealed that it had 644 million mobile monthly active users of its online music services, including 39.9 million who were paying. That represents the scale of its business...
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Report: there were 358m music subscribers by the end of 2019

The IFPI has delayed the publication of its Global Music Report, with no new date yet set for its analysis of recorded music figures for 2019. A new report from Counterpoint Research is plugging one of the knowledge gaps:...
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Despite 2019 growth, Spanish industry braces for slump in 2020

There’s good news from Spain about the growth of its recorded music market in 2019, but very bad news expected for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Industry body Promusicae announced both yesterday. Recorded...
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Huawei Music claims 160m monthly users, as it launches in Europe

Back in November 2018, we wrote about Chinese technology firm Huawei’s claim that its Huawei Music streaming service had 100 million monthly active users – a surprise to many people in the west who hadn’t been following...
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Report explores potential subs growth for Indian music services

Indian management consultancy firm RedSeer has published a report about the ‘audio OTT’ (i.e. music streaming) market there, including exploring the potential for growth in paid subscriptions. Some of the figures are...
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Resso swells its catalogue with Shemaroo licensing deal

Bytedance’s new music streaming service Resso is live in India and Indonesia, and it launched with a decent catalogue of local content. Now that’s growing, courtesy of a licensing deal with Indian music company...
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Apple Music Browse page is tuned for self-isolating listeners

We’ve been writing about what streaming services are doing to support music-industry relief efforts and artists, but the coronavirus pandemic is also having an impact in how they’re recommending music (and other...
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The Infinite Dial study reveals latest US streaming data

Edison Research and Triton Digital have published the latest edition of their The Infinite Dial report, which surveys 1,500 people aged 12 and older in the US, then weights the results to the national population. Among its...
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Facebook in talks to buy 10% of JioSaavn’s parent company

Facebook has been very clear that it doesn’t, at present, plan to launch its own music streaming service – preferring to explore other ways of working with music companies and artists. It didn’t say anything...
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Deezer launches ‘Stay at Home’ hub for housebound listeners

There have always been plenty of ‘concentration’ or ‘focus’ playlists for people trying to get some work done while streaming music. Given the current situation, expect ‘working from home’...