Free Access To This Week’s Live Streaming Summit + 50% Off A Billboard Pro Subscription

This Thursday, August 20 Billboard and Bandsintown are presenting “Live Music Streaming: The Future Is Now,” an online summit presented in association with SoundExchange. Access is with a Billboard Pro. Continue reading

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Music Streams Passed 1.1 Trillion In 2019, 85% Of All U.S. Consumption

85% of all U.S. music consumption is via streaming according to a new BuzzAngle Music report. Overall streaming activity in the United States during 2019 broke the 1.1 trillion last. Continue reading

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TikTok Owner ByteDance Tests Music App To Rival Spotify, Apple, YouTube

TikTok owner ByteDance is testing a new music app that could offer real competition to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other global streaming music players. The new music app called. Continue reading

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Personalized Music Streamer Murfie Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Murfie, a personal music streamer and physical music storage service, has shut down unexpectedly. The company had raised $16.1 million to date. Murfie users could buy, sell, and trade compact. Continue reading

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Boomplay Adds Sony To African Music Service, Passes 60M Users

Sony Music Entertainment has inked a licensing deal for Africa with streaming and download music app Boomplay. The deal follows previous licensing agreements with both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.

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Classical Music Streaming Service IDAGIO Adds Free Tier

Classical music streamer IDAGIO has added a free ad-supported tier. IDAGIO Free launches today in 190 countries with 2 million recordings.

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Tencent Music Reports Impressive Q3 Revenue, Subscriber Growth

China-based streamer Tencent Music reported impressive revenue and subscriber growth for the third fiscal quarter of 2019. According to unaudited financial statements from Tencent, revenue for the quarter hit $910. Continue reading

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The Musician’s Guide to Pandora Promotion

While Spotify deserves kudos for its free Artist toolkit, no music service has provided more opportunities for artists to connect with fans than Pandora. Pandora AMP (Artist Marketing Platform) is. Continue reading

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Deezer Has 14 Million Users, 7 Million Paid

Deezer has shared that it ended 2018 with 14 million active monthly users, of which 7 million are paying subscribers. About half of its paid users are in the music. Continue reading

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Tencent Music To File $30B U.S. IPO Friday [REPORT]

Digital music and streaming conglomerate Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is set to file an SEC application for a $30 billion IPO in the U.S. this week, according to a report. 

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