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Postby JeyBeMust » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:36 pm

Rihab wrote:
Thanks. But what does 'marketshare' mean in this case? Paid subscribers (a family of 4 = 1 subscriber)? Premium users (a family of 4 = 4 users)? Or tracks streamed?
In this case, they analyze the Top 25k streamed songs at each of the five services and determines the weight everyone of them has in the industry. For example, based on that research, If 'Despacito' had 1,000,000 streams last week (not real numbers, of course), then 620,000 streams comes from Spotify, 250,000 from Apple Music, 80,000 from Amazon and so on.

Every user has a different value. Spotify stated that paid subscribers are responsible of 70% of their daily streams. Also, Apple Music subscribers are the most active as we saw during many Apple Music exclusives.

When a platform says "paid subscribers" they don't disclose If its an individual subscriber or a family plan with 6 possible members. I would love to know that info and also how many daily streams have other services, they should make a public update everyday like Spotify does.
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Postby KokoCollino » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:40 pm

^ I don't think they will until they reached Spotify's heights because they don't wanna be exposed

Apple Music is only doing it when it's an album that's performing better there than on Spotify. So mostly the urban ones
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Postby JeyBeMust » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:11 pm

KokoCollino wrote:^ I don't think they will until they reached Spotify's heights because they don't wanna be exposed

Apple Music is only doing it when it's an album that's performing better there than on Spotify. So mostly the urban ones
I agree. They don't want to look smaller than Spotify. But it's a pity for us, we won't be able to estimate real performances without them. :roll:
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Postby JeyBeMust » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:36 pm

Apple Music helps on-demand audio streaming hit record high, up 62%

"iTunes may be struggling a little when it comes to video content, but Apple Music has helped U.S. audio streaming hit a record high of 7.5B weekly streams. The stat was achieved in March, according to Nielsen’s mid-year report on the music industry …

Nielsen reports that on-demand audio streaming climbed 62.4% year-on-year.

For the first six months of the year, there have been 184.3 billion on-demand audio streams – a 62% increase over the same period in 2016."

Source: https://9to5mac.com/2017/07/10/apple-music-nielsen/
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:40 pm

I made a summer 2017 playlist with my fave songs on Apple Music.
It said I could share, does it work?

'SUMMER 2017'
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Postby Rihab » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:17 pm

Benjamin wrote:I made a summer 2017 playlist with my fave songs on Apple Music.
It said I could share, does it work?

'SUMMER 2017'
Yup! 8-)

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Postby Benjamin » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:41 am

Rihab wrote:
Benjamin wrote:I made a summer 2017 playlist with my fave songs on Apple Music.
It said I could share, does it work?

'SUMMER 2017'
Yup! 8-)

Me likey.
Funny because I made it in iTunes, haha. Wasn't sure if it would work.
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Postby ludichris » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:05 am

So I jumped ship from Spotify to Apple Music yesterday and I'm loving it so far. The slightly larger song catalogue and the fact you can get an individual annual membership for £99 instead of paying £9.99 a month is what persuaded me. Paying annually gives you 12 months for the price of 10.

I've already rediscovered tons of forgotten album tracks thanks to the 'create station' function when you play a song. 8-)
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Postby JeyBeMust » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:47 pm

If you want to support your fave use Apple Music 8-)

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Apple Music: $13/1,000 streams
Spotify: $7/1,000 streams
YouTube: $1/1,000 streams
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Postby Rihab » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:59 am

Apple being the most generous company in the streaming business. What a plot twist. :lol: :lol:
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Postby ludichris » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 am

^ Another reason I made the switch to Apple Music for. I think the only way for Spotify to increase their payments would be to end the free service, although that would be very controversial.
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Postby KokoCollino » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 am

We'll that stat is no surprise. But it doesn't make any sense to display it without taking into consideration how much Spotify pays out in total. There are studies that show that free users are converted to premium users. Also: free streams > pirate downloads.

And in the end: The services do not pay out to musicians. They pay out to the right holders (the labels and publishers). If the labels have unfair contracts with their artists and take most of the cash, it's not Spotify's fault.

I'm happy though that there is Apple Music and Amazon Music as competition is important. But I'm also happy there is Spotify that show the big A companies Apple, Amazon and Alphabet how it's done in the first place.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:39 am

APPLE MUSIC: GETTING SOCIAL, AND SIRI ON THE WHEELS

"In the next iteration, users will be able to create an Apple Music profile to share recently played tracks, albums, playlists, and musical tastes with friends. In iOS 11, Siri becomes a DJ and uses your taste if you tell it “play something I like.”"

Source: http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=308344
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Postby JeyBeMust » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:03 pm

Apple Music hits 30M paid subscribers

"Apple Music continues to grow, Billboard reporting that it has now hit 30M paid subscribers – up from 27M in June. But Jimmy Iovine, who heads up the service, thinks what Apple is offering to subscribers isn’t yet good enough.

Lovine told Billboard that he thinks the service is heading in the right direction, but that all streaming music services need to do more to ensure their future."

Source: https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/28/apple-mu ... rs-future/
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Postby Rihab » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Can‘t wait to use the new social feature. :D

Anyone knows if it‘s coming to the Android app, too? (I‘m asking for a friend.) :lol:
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Postby JeyBeMust » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Billboard Magazine Won’t Add YouTube Views Into Its Album Charts

"Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts."

"Jimmy Iovine, who is head of Apple Music, has been arguing against YouTube growing its influence.

He told NBC News that artists say they work with YouTube to promote their records because it currently counts the same as a paid stream. “How can the record industry let that go down? It is not in their interest to promote a free tier.” He also described YouTube as “fake news,” meaning that its traffic is open to manipulation.

Iovine said he’s been in discussion with Billboard on the topic and says the music industry should be all pulling in the same direction, supporting ways of getting artists paid.

The music labels receive a much bigger cut from paid streaming services than they do from YouTube’s advertising. Independent labels have also been agitating for change."

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/mus ... ts-n812331
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Postby JeyBeMust » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:33 pm

Finally this YouTube nonsense will end for good. It's unfair that free streams have the same value for the charts than Apple Music or Spotify Premium. Also, YouTube pays just a few bucks when Apple Music is paying exactly x10 and Spotify x5.

Apple Music: $0.013/stream
Spotify: $0.0057/stream
YouTube: $0.001/stream :roll:
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Postby JeyBeMust » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as
it hits 36M globally


“While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States at a faster rate than Spotify.

Apple Music has been adding new subscribers at a 5 percent monthly rate, whereas Spotify is growing at a slower 2 percent rate. If those rates hold steady through the coming months, Apple Music will overtake Spotify in terms of U.S. subscriber count by this summer.

Furthermore, The Wall Street Journal says Apple has confirmed that it now has 36 million paying Apple Music subscribers. That number is up from the 30 million Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine had previously touted last September.“

Source: https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/04/apple-mu ... s-spotify/
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Postby menime123 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:52 am

Spotify needs to diversify a bit - there’s no Apple TV app, or Apple Watch app for example. Where Apple will genuinely win though is when it makes Apple Music available on non-Apple devices.
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Postby ludichris » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:24 am

Obviously due to the amount of iPhone users.

I had a three month trial with Apple Music but ultimately went back to Spotify as I found the playlists on there a lot better and the song radio function more diverse.

The range of genre radio stations in Apple Music is fantastic though and unrivalled and worth the subscription price alone. I spent many hours listening to the "Pure Pop" and "Adult Alternative" stations.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

"Apple Inc’s streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.

Apple is locked in race for subscribers with Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and others as streaming music becomes the dominant form of paid music consumption. Apple’s number compares to 71 million premium subscribers at the end of 2017 at industry leader Spotify, which plans to list shares in the coming weeks on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SPOT.

Apple said Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services, disclosed the most recent subscriber number for Apple Music at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Amazon Music Unlimited has 16 million paying subscribers, and Pandora Media Inc has 5.48 million total subscribers. Google does not release paid subscriber numbers for its service, Google Play Music."

Source: https://ca.reuters.com/article/technolo ... O2G2-OCATC

I knew that Amazon was a huge company (I'm a loyal user too) but I thought their music service was really small, 16M paying subscribers is actually quite good :o 130M paid subscribers without Tidal, Google and other services is huge for the music industry!! 8-)
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Postby Rihab » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:22 pm

Report: Apple Music streamed The Weeknd’s new single almost double Spotify despite having a smaller user base

Despite having a smaller audience, Apple Music has seen more engagement from subscribers than Spotify with recent music launches. The new data points come as Spotify officially marks its initial public offering…

The Verge shares numbers from Apple that show its subscribers may be more likely to stream new music — especially hip-hop — than Spotify users. The most recent data point is based on The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy album which was streamed more than 26 million times on Apple Music on day one. The lead single “Call Out My Name” accounted for 6 million of those streams on Apple Music. That compares to 3.5 million streams on Spotify for comparison.

Spotify’s lead on Apple Music includes around 157 million users in total with around 71 million of those users paying for the ad-free version of the service. Apple Music last reported 38 million subscribers with around 8 million users on the 3-month free trial.

And despite the larger audience, The Verge notes that Spotify “had two exclusive music videos from the EP, and it was where The Weeknd pointed his fans to stream the album on social media.” Apple Music also outperformed Spotify with Drake’s More Life release and Post Malone’s “Rockstar” single with The Weeknd’s performance on Apple Music marking the third victory in about a year.

When asked about the marketshare difference between Apple Music and Spotify at SXSW last month, Apple’s Eddy Cue insisted that both streaming services have a lot of room to grow from their current subscriber numbers regardless of who is ahead today.

With the current differences in subscribers today, however, it is certainly an interesting distinction to make when the smaller service sees a higher number of streams on a new release. If that trend continues, Apple Music may become a more attractive service to launch new music — fewer total users but more engaged users.

Most recently Apple Music has highlighted a renewed focus on ad-free music videos on its service with special video playlists and exclusive video launches.

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This is huge.

Twice as many streams on Apple Music despite the smaller user base, the Weeknd promoting Spotify and giving Spotify exclusive content.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:16 pm

This is massive. It only proves that Apple Music users are in love with the platform and their value as customers is higher than the average Spotify subscriber.
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Postby JeyBeMust » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 pm

Steven Huon, Content Director at Apple Music France, tweeted that Apple Music already has 40M subscribers worldwide 8-)

Source: https://twitter.com/stevenhuon/status/9 ... 15265?s=21

Source 2: https://www.applesfera.com/itunes/apple ... es-de-pago
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Postby Rihab » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:49 pm

Some healthy gains in the past months. On average, more than 2 Million per month.
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