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MIDiA Report Reveals 2022 Music Streaming Subscriber Numbers: A Comparison of All Services

Spotify Continues to Lead the Global Streaming Market, with Tencent Music Rising to Third Place Thanks to Strong Growth from Chinese DSPs MIDiA just published their annual music subscriber market share report, analyzing 23 music streaming services across 33 markets, as of the end of Q2 2022. You can purchase the full report here or view the highlights in Mark Mulligan’s blog post. Image Credit: MIDiA In 2021 and the first half of 2022, nearly all leading DSPs saw strong subscriber growth, particularly Chinese stores Tencent Music Entertainment and NetEase Cloud Music. While subscriber growth in 2021 was higher than in 2020, MIDiA reports slower growth from H1 2021 to H1 2022 as streaming matures in Western markets. There were an estimated 616.2 million subscribers across all services by 2022's midpoint. This represents an increase of 7.1% from the end of 2021, with an additional 42.1 million net subscribers. This figure is slightly lower than the 53.8 million net subscribers added

The MBW Yearbook 2022/2023 is available to read online now...

Music Business Worldwide's latest annual Yearbook , which compiles some of our most interesting interviews with global executives from across the prior 12 months, is digitally available for all of you to read and download here now. Although this yearbook is not specifically aimed at the Christian genre, the interviews are quite interesting. Maybe you will have some time during the holiday season to read through this yearbook. Click the link to read the online version of the Yearbook featuring interviews with the likes of Julie Greenwald (Atlantic), Jay Marciano (AEG), Lex Borrero (NEON16), Larry Mestel (Primary Wave), Dominique Casimir (BMG), Swizz Beatz , Starrah , and many more... (The MBW Yearbook in association with Centtrip)

Behringer gear, a love story gone sour...

I have been a big fan of Behringer equipment for many years. Some of the advantages that really got me hooked on using Behringer gear for live performances include the following: Behringer equipment is generally inexpensive and provides good value for money. This is critical for small touring bands with limited budgets for gear and a desire to maximize their investment.   Behringer manufactures a wide range of audio equipment, including mixers, amplifiers, and speakers. This means that small bands can easily find the equipment they need to create a fully functional live sound setup. Behringer equipment is lightweight and compact, making it simple to transport and set up at various locations. This is especially important for small touring bands who need to move their equipment quickly and efficiently.  Many Behringer products feature simple, user-friendly controls that make adjusting levels and settings during a live performance a breeze. This is especially important for small bands tha

How to Detect Fake Spotify Playlists: Tips for Avoiding Scams

Because Spotify is the world's largest streaming platform, it's no surprise that scammers have made a business out of taking advantage of unsuspecting musicians.  In this blog post, I'll break down the factors that influence playlist quality, additional factors that you may have access to (e.g. Spotify for Artists), and aggregated patterns/trends that are common among fake playlists. Vanity Indicators Followers, playlist descriptions, "Discovered On" presence, and so on are examples of forward-facing indicators. Because of the importance of these indicators, many people think they're a good measure of the quality of a playlist. The ratio of profile followers-to-playlist followers At least one profile follower for every 100 playlist followers is a healthy ratio. This growth is due to traffic over time or the popularity of the so-called 'follow-gate' services used by some playlist curators.  You should be extremely cautious of any curator that has a larg