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Sandbox Issue 224: Up Hit Creek. THE DRY STREAMS PARADOX

Lead: The Dry Streams Paradox is when there is a huge gap between the number of streams an act gets and the number of fans they have or can reach. Just because someone plays one of your songs, it does not follow that they...
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Amazon Prime Music making hay with older streamers in US

Pretty soon we’ll have to stop calling Amazon Prime Music an under-the-radar success – there is mounting evidence of its popularity, certainly in the US.
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Last.fm reaches 100bn plays milestone

Remember Last.fm? The CBS subsidiary has been quiet in recent years, but yesterday it popped up with a notable milestone: 100bn plays.
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UK and French Streams H1 2015 – August 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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TuneCore Q2 payments up 6% to $35m

TuneCore has revealed that it has paid out $35m to artists on its distribution platform in Q2 this year. This marks a 6% rise in payments from the same period in 2014. The company adds that, since its launch in 2006,
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US Album And Single Sales and Streams July 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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David Lowery: ‘It’s not that we’re against the coal mine…’

Musician and digital activist David Lowery has given an interview talking about his campaigns for artists and songwriters to be better rewarded for streams of their work. “I’m seen as a digital critic, but I don’t think...
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Google+ splitting out into photos, streams and Hangouts

Google+ has a new boss, although Bradley Horowitz has actually been involved with the company’s social offering since it started. Yesterday, he confirmed a recent rumour that Google+ is splitting up into its constituent...
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Spain gets combined sales and streaming chart

Spanish music body Promusicae is the latest to launch a chart combining sales and streams. Its new weekly chart integrates its existing individual singles charts for downloads and streaming, which were launched in 2007 and...
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Ed Sheeran enjoys slowest-burning UK chart-topper

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the UK’s number one single this week, but also the latest illustration of how streaming is changing the dynamics of the chart. The song has actually spent 19 weeks inside the Official...
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Meghan Trainor charts in the UK based on streams alone

It’s all about that bass for Meghan Trainor, but also all about those streams in the UK, where her song wasn’t on sale until this week. On streams alone last week, ‘All About That Bass’ charted at...
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Music Ally Report 323: Pre-Release Me

Our lead feature looks at the highly competitive and crowded world of pre-release streams. Pretty much every album today has some form of pre-release access, but putting it on the act's own website or SoundCloud will only...