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50% of streaming music is back catalog

50% of Apple Music Streams Go To Back Catalog Songs

In a recent talk given by Apple Music's Brian Rose at the BPI (British Phonographic Institute), Rose confirmed that 50% of the songs their platform...
The O2 Arena digital signage

The O2 Arena Is Moving To 100% Digital Signage As Sales Grow.

AEG has recently announced that they are upgrading The O2 Arena to 100% digital signage after seeing a significant boost in food and drinks...
Spotify Paid User growth

Spotify Paid User Numbers Slow Again

The latest company update from Spotify shows that paid user numbers have not grown as much as expected and in an attempt to turn...
Spotify For Artists - Tools

Spotify For Artists Playlist Pitching Tool

Having tracks featured on a Spotify playlist is one of the most effective ways to reach a lot of listeners. But, unless you have...
background music in small businesses

Music Industry Losing Out $2.65 Billion Annually From Businesses Playing Music From Personal Streaming...

A new report suggests that 21.3 million businesses are playing music to their customers through personal streaming accounts. The majority of these don't know...
Sonic Youth Guitars for sale

Sonic Youth To Sell All Their Music Gear

Sonic Youth are set to sell all of their historical music equipment in a sale that begins on the 30th October. Around 200 items will...
Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Premiere

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Is A Masterpiece

At tonight's world premium of Bohemian Rhapsody, the new movie about the life of Queen's Freddie Mercury there seemed not a dry eye in...
Nick Clegg Facebook

Former Deputy Prime Minister Of UK Hired by Zuckerberg

The Former deputy Prime Minister of the UK Nick Clegg has been hired by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg after months of Zuckerberg pestering him. Clegg...
Distrokid and spotify

DistroKid & Spotify Join Forces

Spotify today announced it had invested in music distribution platform DistroKid. After a move earlier this month when Spotify opened up its beta "direct upload" service...
Amy Winehouse holographic tour 2019

Amy Winehouse to return as hologram in 2019 tour

The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by Amy's father Mitch Winehouse has teamed up with Base Hologram to bring a touring show...