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

Spotify’s ‘Community’ mobile hub: see what friends are listening to, iOS users can access it now

Spotify’s ‘Community’ hub is a new feature coming to the platform. It’ll provide a social hub of sorts that’ll allow mobile users to see what music their friends are enjoying and what playlists they’re updating.

How to see your YouTube Music Spring Recap – like Spotify Wrapped but for each season

YouTube Music Recap is not just a yearly event. Now you can see your most played artists and songs as the year goes by.