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2016 round-up: Music industry results from around the world

In the first few months of every new year, trade bodies from all corners of the globe reflect on their successes of the previous 12 months. Those analyses offer a snapshot of the music industry and the trends that cross national borders. For 2016, the results generally reflected a continued increase to the share of revenue delivered by streaming. Continue Reading

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Two Spotify updates: Radio-style residencies and French subscriber stats

It’s a double dose of updates from Spotify today. First, the streaming platform introduced a feature dubbed Spotify In Residence. With these profiles, Spotify lets different artists take a spin at curating a special playlist in the style of a radio show. The second Spotify news comes from France, with reports that Spotify now has about 650,000 paying subscribers in that nation. Continue Reading