music streaming

The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next?

Are the world’s biggest music markets headed towards an era where streaming growth plateaus, in the same way it has in the ‘early adopter’ Scandinavian territories? The latest data, at least on a volume basis, suggests so. It will be interesting to see what happens with streaming goes in the next 12 months but I […]

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Ex-Stream Measures: Spotify Clamps Down On ‘artificial Plays’

I find it amazing the amount of emphasis that has been placed on the actions of social media users to determine the value or worth of an artist. Whether it be called likes, shares, streams, subscribers or whatever a platform calls it, these user actions can be bought and sold, manipulated and fraudulently acquired. Just […]

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Songs Today Are Short And Here’s Why

This is a great example of how technology is changing the very fabric of how music is listened to and consumed these days. Songs today are shorter than ever with some coming in at even under 2 minutes. That doesn’t mean that they’re any better or worse than what came before, but it’s worth noting […]

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