Spotify UK revenue rises to £237m

The popularity of the music streaming platform Spotify, continues to rise as revenues grew to almost £240m in 2016, up 27% from 2015. In July, Spotify announced that it had over 140 million active users globally and that 60 million of these users were paying monthly subscribers. Subscription revenue was certainly a driving force of this year’s growth […]

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Digital radio listening continues to grow in the UK

RAJAR Q3 results have been released and show steady growth for digital listening in the UK. With an increased weekly reach of 61% and 33 million adults tuning into digital radio every week, the share of digital radio still continues to rise. The most common avenue for digital listening is through DAB which has a 35.9% share […]

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Global’s DAX buys AudioHQ

Global Media Group has recently announced their latest acquisition of AudioHQ, the US digital audio sales company. Global says that DAX, the media group’s digital streaming platform, will provide advertisers with vaster opportunities by offering a ‘global audio audience of 160m. ‘With this new venture, Global will rebrand AudioHQ as DAX ‘which will gain offices in […]

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Acast introduces programmatic ads

Acast says it’s time for podcasts to embrace programmatic advertising. With its publishing and monetization tools, Acast has already moved beyond the generally low-tech state of podcast advertising — think of how many podcasts still play the same outdated ads when you download old episodes — but launching a marketplace for programmatic (i.e. automated algorithmic) […]

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QR-style Spotify Codes to instantly play a song

Spotify has taken a tip from Snapchat with its new feature for sharing music via scannable images. The new Spotify Codes feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for every song, album, artist, and playlist. Scan these Spotify Codes with the new camera in the Spotify app’s search bar to instantly play that […]

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