Sweden Loves Streaming!

In the birth place of streaming giants Spotify and SoundCloud, Sweden love streaming! In fact, according to Music Business Worldwide 2014 statistics, 80% of all music sales in Sweden come directly from streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music and WiMP. Strangely, of the remaining 20%, 15% is generated from CD and Vinyl sales, with only 4% from downloads (iTunes etc.)

Streaming In Sweden

Next door in Norway, new stats reveal piracy have fallen in the last 5 years, from 2009 80% admitting ‘Yes’ to illegal downloading, to last years 96% saying ‘No’.

Norway Music Download

Youka creates karaoke videos from any YouTube music video

Using AI, ‘YouTube to Karaoke’ site would isolate the instrumental track of any YouTube music video and sync the lyrics with the muted vocal line. Unfortunately, this has since caught the attention of copyright holders…

YouTube will soon let you upload music to your own private cloud

YouTube Music have set out their plans to launch a cloud library where users can upload their own music to access from anywhere. Google have released some exciting documents – well the documents themselves aren’t…