Independent artists snapshot 2020 – fastest growing part of the music industry

At this year’s Eurosonic, Mark Mulligan spoke on the music industry and especially independent artists’ position in it. MIDiA Research have kindly provided a snapshot of how independent music looks in 2020. 

Pandora and SiriusXM bundles could be on the way

SiriusXM and Pandora look to come together to provide your music needs in and out of the car for one discount price. Last February the US’ favourite car-streaming service, SiriusXM, acquired Pandora to make a…

Anghami could be up for sale at a value of up to $400m

One of the biggest names in music streaming for the Middle East right now, Anghami are weighing up their options for the future. Anghami is a major music streaming service based in the Middle East…

Germany streamed over 100 billion songs in 2019

Germans have joined the UK in a landmark year of music streaming with people listening more than ever. Around the world, music streaming services have become the number one destination for music addicts to casual…

Roland’s new mixing studio is perfect for livestreamers on smartphones

Roland are tapping in to the leagues of vloggers and streamers using their phones with a plug and play broadcast studio. Roland have announced the GO:LIVECAST, their first announcement for the Consumer Electronics Show –…

Gaana announces 125 million monthly active users

India’s biggest music streaming service enters the new year strongly with 125 million users and new partnerships. Just before we entered 2020 and a new year of growth and competition in music streaming, Gaana announced…

Music streaming made up 4/5 of US recording revenues in 2019

Last year music streaming peaked as its reach around the world expands constantly to evolve and grow the international music industry. The past decade has seen music business re-invigorated after piracy caused a major dip…

UK music at it’s highest point since 2006

The surge in music streaming popularity has overtaken a 10+ year dip in music sales and reinvigorated the UK music industry to it’s highest point in 14 years. British music started declining in after 2006…

Official: Tencent, Consortium and Tencent Music Entertainment Acquire 10% of Universal Music Group for $3 billion

It now official. Tencent consortium has officially confirmed they are acquiring 10% of Universal Music Group for over $3 billion. Two other key elements of the deal: (i) the Consortium can, over the next 12…

YouTube Music launches new personalised playlists for your tastes

YouTube Music has added 3 new playlists that presents you with a different mix of music based on your personal tastes. Personalised playlists are the cream of many music streaming services. When Spotify launched Discover…