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Music Ally Quarterly Report :: The State of Music Streaming – May 2022

Our spring 2022 quarterly report is for anyone who engages with music streaming platforms and wants to maximise their success on them: i.e. you, quite probably.  In this report, we take a comprehensive look at the state...
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Spending on music and audio apps grew to $1.95bn in 2021

There are also some interesting quarterly charts of the top music and audio apps ranked by downloads.
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DSPs at Christmas: Deezer’s Christmas Flow; YouTube Music’s 2021 Recap

Deezer’s Christmas channel has released a “Christmas Flow Mood Wheel” and YouTube Music gets retrospective with 2021 Recap, a Youtube Music app-only experience.
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Brit Awards remove gendered categories and add genre gongs

The Brit Awards, like all major music industry awards, have sparked lots of debate in recent years about the diversity of nominees and winners, and the structure of the awards themselves. Now a change has been made to...
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YouTube Music app will be audio-only for free users in Canada

There’s a bit more clarity about the full changes that YouTube Music is introducing, initially in Canada with a global rollout to follow.
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Google’s new Pixel Pass subscription includes YouTube Music

Google unveiled its Pixel Pass plan yesterday, as part of the press event launching its latest own-brand Android smartphones.
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YouTube Music gets background listening for free users in Canada

Record labels are very keen for YouTube to migrate a greater share of its more than two billion monthly music users to paid subscriptions. One of the features dangled as temptation has been the ability to play music...
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YouTube Music now has more than 50m paid subscribers

It has been a while since YouTube announced how many premium subscribers it had: 30 million in October 2020. Now there's an update...
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YouTube Music launches ‘Artist on the Rise’ in new countries

Hotly-tipped artist Zoe Wees has been named this morning as YouTube's latest 'Artist on the Rise' as part of its program focusing on emerging stars.  However, the news around that is that the scheme is expanding to new countries:...
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YouTube Music, Spotify and Deezer make new smartwatch moves

We don’t write that much about music streaming and smartwatches because it feels like a bit of a niche. It’s nice to be able to control or play music from your wrist, but not groundbreaking. Even so, we’re seeing a...
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CD Baby’s YouTube Music revenues more than doubled in 2020

Distributor CD Baby says that it collected more than $125m of streaming revenues for its artists in 2020, which was 13.9% year-on-year growth. As in 2019, Spotify accounted for the biggest share of those revenues: 40% in...
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YouTube Music to improve discovery of user-created playlists

YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan has been blogging about some of the platform’s plans for 2021, including music. Mohan promised “more personalised mixes” based on activities and moods, as...