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…

US Music Streams Almost Doubled in 2015 So Far

Photo credits: www.perspecsys.com   The number of tracks streamed in the US so far this year are almost double the amount of streams in the US last year. With two new massive players to streaming this…

SoundCloud’s Top 10 Played Artists This Year

So far 2015 has been an eventful year for the music streaming landscape with two major new services (Tidal and Apple Music), plenty of controversy and record-breaking numbers of streams. With all the news around…

Calvin Harris Hits 1 Billion Streams

Calvin Harris broke a record recently for becoming the first British artist to receive 1 billion streams on Spotify alone. With each stream paying just $0.007 in royalties, Calvin has massed a total of around…

Qtrax Signs Sony BMG To Their Ad Supported Service

Qtrax has released a press release this morning stating that they have finally signed Sony BMG to their catalogue. Qtrax is a legal P2P downloading service. In January 2008, Qtrax was overeager to announce it’s…

P2P Music Downloads Worth $69 billion. Is Digital Music Distribution Going Down The Toilet?

In 2007 P2P music downloads were worth a staggering $69 billion, and all other forms of movie/television piracy are on the rise. Techcrunch has been talking a lot about using music online as a free…