Most streamed songs of 2011 revealed…

Remember when iTunes and then music streaming started to get popular a few years ago, and everyone was saying how this ‘internet thing’ would totally dismantle the music industry and lead to lots of old classic songs and unknown artists hitting the charts? Well, for the first time ever, The Official Charts Company has revealed […]

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Which Streaming App Is Best For Finding New Music?

Just about everybody is streaming music these days. There’s no better way to affordably access unlimited music. And while in the past, the idea of streaming excited people because they could listen to all their favorite artists, now streaming is the ideal way to find new music to listen to. Anyone can upload their music […]

Is Spotify Bad For The Music Industry?

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Spotify, who have seen their music streaming service – and particularly its artist payment structure – come under intense scrutiny following Atoms For Peace’s decision to remove their songs from the service. Nigel Godrich, legendary Radiohead producer and Atoms For Peace member, started it all off by […]

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Yannis Philippakis slams Spotify for paying an ‘insulting pittance’ to artists

Foals front-man Yannis Philippakis has become the latest in a growing list of high profile musicians to criticise the business model of music streaming powerhouse Spotify. Talking to Channel 4 news ahead of tomorrow nights Mercury Prize ceremony – for which Foals’ Holy Fire is nominated – Philippakis slammed Spotify for what he described as […]

Expand Your Record Collection by Streaming Online

Listening to records on vinyl is still considered by many as the best way to listen to their favourite bands. However, the convenience of online music streaming means that it is rapidly becoming a universally popular way to listen to music. Spotify is arguably the best known streaming service available. It started as a completely […]

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What exactly is BBC Playlister?

It’s been a busy day for the BBC, with the new(ish) Director General Tony Hall looking to make his mark with a raft of new digital offerings. In amongst all the announcements was a curious sounding new product/service called BBC Playlister, which comes to us heralding ‘partnerships’ with the big boys of online streaming – […]

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Music streaming stats will start influencing the UK singles chart from next month

Turns out the rumours earlier in the year were true – the Official Charts Company have announced they will begin incorporating music streaming stats into the UK singles chart in July. Data from music streaming big boys like Spotify, Deezer, Napster, O2 Tracks, Xbox Music and Sony’s Music Unlimited will be used in the UK […]