Tencent Music’s Q3 financial results show 51.7 million paying subscribers

Image credit: Tencent Music Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent release revenue and subscriber numbers for music streaming service Tencent Music Entertainment. Tencent Music Entertainment Group published their Q3 2020 results last Tuesday, showing statistics from the…

Spotify will launch in Russia next week, reports suggest

Spotify are finally launching their music streaming service in Russia after years of attempts. At least, that’s what reports are suggesting from Music Business Worldwide who say that Spotify will launch in Russia next Wednesday,…

Apple Music has launched in 52 new countries!

Apple aren’t leaving anyone on lockdown with a whopping new roster of countries that can now stream music on their service. Today, April 21st, Apple Music has expanded the countries it’s available in by almost…

Huawei gets the approval of all 3 major labels for Spotify rivalling music app

Huawei Music has launched in Europe to take on the plethora of music streaming services with over 50 million tracks. Chinese phone, tech and software developers Huawei have launched a brand new music streaming service…

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…

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…

Spotify are ending their support for third-party DJ apps

DJs only have a few months left to use Spotify’s music library in their favourite DJing apps.  Spotify have announced the sad news that they’ll no longer be available in DJ software. The partnership opened…

Bytedance launch a whole new streaming service in Indonesia

The company behind the global social giant TikTok have expanded their social music streaming service. Bytedance’s Resso differs from traditional sharing services with a suite or social sharing services that makes streaming a more interactive…

Gaana adds 25 million listeners in just 2 months for a total 150m users

Gaana have blown away all expectations for their growth with 20% growth for the Indian streamer in the first month of 2020. At the start of the year we reported on Gaana’s strong entry into…

South Korea are in their music renaissance

Since Psy exploded onto the earth with Gangnam Style South Korean music has had a global stage and it’s artists and listeners alike are blooming. It was found recently that 1 in 5 people in…