Paid Music Subscribers Growing Fast – Spotify Still The Leader

Paid music subscriptions increased by 32 percent in 2019 to reach 358 million. Spotify at 35% market share Apple Music 19% Amazon 15% Tencent 11% YouTube Music 6% Remainder 14% Source: Counterpoint Research

Support SoundCloud artists with the click of this new button

SoundCloud have added a new feature to help artists raise money either for themselves in these difficult times or for others like charity. Many artists have been forced into a tight spot by the Coronavirus…

Marshmello, A$AP Ferg and others curate brand new artist playlists on Pandora

Pandora have launched a new series of playlists with some major artists sharing the music they love right now. Listen In… Pandora have recruited some beloved artists to come on to their streaming service and…

Fitbit adds Spotify to their new Charge 4 devices

Fitbit have revealed a brand new wearable to join you on your exercises with music streaming from Spotify. This could either be the best time or the worst time to get a FitBit – it…

Russia’s Yandex Music seeing huge growth with over 3.3 million subscribers

The Russian streaming service has been building a steady user-base for years which is now growing rapidly. The last time we looked in on up-and-coming Russian streaming service Yandex Music was in early 2017. They…

Spotify Kids comes to the US, Canada and France at the best possible time

Spotify have launched their standalone kids app in 3 new countries just when parents will need it most. Last November Spotify launched their new music streaming app aimed just at children in Ireland. After a…

Resso, music streaming service from the creators of TikTok, is getting a major boost of new content

A new licensing deal with Shemaroo Entertainment builds upon Bytedance’s brand new music service Resso. Bytedance are the company behind the massive social video app TikTok and it’s Chinese equivalent Douyin. This year they launched…

Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

Apple Music collect all the good vibes in their ‘Come Together’ space

Apple haven’t shied away from trying to make the best of the current situation by making Apple Music a hub for positive vibes through tailored music. Apple Music started their COVID-19 response with a brand…

How much money does a play make on music streaming services? (2020)

How much a single play earns on music streaming services depends on a great deal. Here’s a rough guide to streaming royalties in 2020. A single stream of a track can be worth a very…