Deezer’s music streaming service launches in the US this week

French¬†music streaming service Deezer arrives in the US in the next week to enter market dominated by competitors like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music. Deezer has built up it’s popularity, particularly in Europe with it’s…

Apple hit out at Spotify and YouTube with streaming royalty rate proposal

In a proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board Apple have suggested introducing a flat rate for music streaming royalties, at the expense of ‘freemium’ streaming services. It’s something that has become a common conflict in…

Music streaming is by far US teens’ favourite music format, study finds

A new study finds that US teens, aged 15-19, love streaming music more than any other format, in particular on YouTube and Spotify. It may not be a surprise but now it’s official, teens are…

Guvera users jumping ship after update makes them pay

Australian music streaming service Guvera has been losing popularity after a recent update adding a paywall to their previously free music streaming. Guvera most recently updated their app on June 8th, an update that has…

Streams from Spotify, Apple Music and others overtake YouTube for first time ever

In a mid-year report BuzzAngle Music have found that music streaming services have generated more music streams than video sites for the first time ever. Video services like Vevo and particularly YouTube have been behemoths…

Spotify expanding personalisation after Discover Weekly’s 5 billion streams

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists have been an incredible success and one of Spotify’s distinguishing features against competitors, and now it’s informing future products from Spotify. Discover Weekly is a playlist, updated every monday, that brings…

Streaming Accounts For Over 1/4 Of Album Chart Sales In UK – New BPI Report Reveals

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) have revealed new data that shows 27.3% of “chart-eligible album sales” and 66.4% of the “chart-eligible single sales” came from music streaming. When we say chart-eligible that’s because the UK…

Chance The Rapper 1st Artist On Billboard’s Top 200 From Solely Music Streams

Chance the Rapper’s success has defied industry standards and now he’s breaking records as the first artist to land on the Billboard 200 chart from just streams. Chance the Rapper’s career has broken ground in…

Spotify’s Own Playlists Get Billions Of Streams Every Week

Spotify have revealed that their own playlists get a billion streams every week making over $5 million in streaming profits to rights holders. Spotify’s own created playlists, like ‘Today’s Top Hits‘ are massive, and now…

How Did Streaming Services Do In 2015?

Billboard¬†have released a “scorecard” that pits the pros, cons and secret weapons of various streaming service against each other to see how they fared in the highly competitive year of 2015. Included in Billboard’s “Streaming…