Streaming music usage has doubled in the UK this year, says BPI

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry body the BPI, as part of an announcement aimed to highlight the popularity of British artists on streaming services globally, not just in their home country. […] But it’s the UK streaming stats that are most interesting: the BPI is framing the 10.2bn tracks listened to via UK streaming services in 2014 as “160 streams for every person in the country already this year”, noting that in total, streaming services are generating more than 300m streams a week. – Stuart Dredge,Music Ally
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