Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

Happy New Year, guys!

Music Industry Blog

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone, notching up 100.4 million subscribers by the stroke of midnight on the 31st December. It was an impressive end to an impressive year for streaming, but does it mark a change in the music industry, a fundamental change in the way in which streaming works for the music industry’s numerous stakeholders?

Streaming Has Piqued Investors’ Interest

The streaming market was always going to hit the 100 million subscriber mark sometime around now, but by closing out the year with the milestone it was ahead of schedule. This was not however entirely surprising as the…

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Mixtape Mondays #2

Last week I had another playlist featured on the awesome Postmodern Mixtape website. It was very cliche, very overdone and very much necessary.

Monday Morning Boost feels like sunshine!

Head over to their website to read more about it and, most importantly, get this gem of a kick to raise your morning routine game.

This asks for Rob/Nick wisdom and alcohol

You know, so many people say they love music because it takes them back to places and situations, it brings back memories and such, but has it ever really taken you back to the point that you can feel the place and, if it’s somewhere or some time that you miss, you could feel yourself there as much as you can feel the agony of not being able to go back at all?
Just did. Ouch.
On that note, I’m out to meet some girl friends, have a drink or ten and not feel that ever again.

Until, that is, I listen to that song. Actually, there’s a whole bloody playlist filled with them! Spotify should create a way for users to ban songs they shouldn’t listen to like LastFM kind of does.

I think this post asks for a bit of Rob philosophy…

“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?”- High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

(I have a feeling I might have posted this already. If that’s the case, I apologise but not really. Not only it’s Saturday night and I’m missing out on martini time- hey, my blog, I can pretend I’m really classy and drink martinis instead of beer- but Rob/Nick quotes are NEVER EVER enough. Even if it’s the same. I do, however, apologise for the heart-ripping post. Will try not to do it again!)