Is R. Kelly in the news? Then his music streaming numbers are probably up

If Nielsen Music’s midyear report is indicative of a bigger trend, the news that embattled R&B singer R. Kelly has been arrested again could very well help his streaming numbers. At least that’s what happened during the first part of 2019. Despite the sexual abuse allegations highlighted in the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” streams of Kelly’s songs increased 13% year-to-year from 2018. The data reinforce the axiom that there’s no such thing as bad PR. If Kelly is trending on social media, which he has been for the past day, listeners seem unconcerned about whether it’s for good or bad reasons. On Thursday, the artist was arrested in Chicago after being indicted on 13 federal counts, including charges of child pornography, kidnapping and obstruction of justice. Day-to-day numbers for Kelly’s streams after the Jan. 3-5 Lifetime airing of “Surviving R. Kelly” are telling. Compared with the day prior to the premiere, streams of Kelly’s music rose 116 percent on Jan. 5, according to Billboard. Overall, Kelly’s music tallied 4.3 million streams on Jan. 5, up from just shy of 2 million on Jan. 2. Currently, Kelly has 4.9 million followers on Spotify, where his top songs have been […]

TIM Brasil offers music streaming with business plans

TIM Brasil has extended the TIM Music by Deezer streaming service to customers of its corporate plans. New users who activate the TIM Black Empresas 20 GB and 50 GB plans will have the service included in the promotional offer, with no data used for the music service deducted from the franchise. Other users can contract the service for BRL 15.39 per month.  The TIM Black Empresas plans include data for messaging apps (WhatsApp and Messenger), transport apps (Waze and Easy Taxi) and social networks (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and calls are unlimited throughout Brazil. The 20 GB plan costs BRL 129.99/month per access, while the 50 GB plan costs BRL 199.99.

Music streaming income leads to profit surge at Warner Music’s Irish arm

The growth in income from music streaming contributed to pre-tax profits almost doubling to €546,865 at the Irish arm of music giant Warner Music last year. Warner Music counts all-conquering Ed Sheeran in its roster of stars and new accounts for Warner Music Ireland Ltd show the company enjoyed the 88 per cent increase in pre-tax profits after revenues increased by 7 per cent from €10.86 million to €11.59 million in the 12 months to the end of September last. According to the directors’ report, revenues increased during the year largely due to the growth of music streaming. Sounding an upbeat note, the directors said they believed the company will continue to grow turnover. Other artists signed to the label include Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kylie, Jess Glynne and Coldplay. On the firm’s future developments, the directors say the company “is embracing the spectrum of opportunities presented by digital technology to deepen the connection between fans and artists”. They state that “creating and developing new business models to accelerate its business transformation remains a top strategic imperative”. Revenue breakdown A breakdown of the firm’s revenues show that direct sales increased by 3 per cent from […]

The new drop from ‘Crzy Horse’ has the ability to resonate with any EDM aficionado

Crzy Horse is a DJ & Music Producer hailed from Australia. He produces EDM tracks, House, Techno and Psy Trance. He currently lives in Berlin and plays in Soda Club, Berlin. He plays in festivals and clubs around Australia, Europe, and Asia. Crzy Horse studied music in prestigious Berkeley Music School, USA and Point Blank Music School, London. Up-and-coming EDM artist Crzy Horse returns with a groovy big room/house single ‘Zeebra Warriors’. The single features a catchy lead with a driving four on the floor beat, and anthemic buildups. The single starts off with the main beat and the mesmerizing Arabesque lead that resonates throughout the entirety of the track. The track then proceeds to the first break and buildup. The arrangement of ‘Zeebra Warriors’ is unique and different from that of other EDM productions. Undoubtedly, the track has the ability to rattle dancefloors as it contains every anthemic element for a big room/house track. The production of ‘Zeebra Warriors’ will take the listener into a musical, groovy journey. The single has the ability to resonate with any EDM aficionado as it has every element to be catchy, memorable, and powerful. ONLINE: Follow Crzy Horse Instagram Facebook Spotify