Music streaming is up 80% in the UK with 11.5 billion songs streamed so far this year

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According to new data from the Official Charts Company, music streams are up 80% year on year through services such as Spotify, Deezer and Google Play. This added up to a grand total of 11.5bn streams listened to by Brits in the last six months, compared to 14.8bn for the whole of 2014. […] The most-streamed track of the year to date was Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, which has been played 45 million times on streaming services so far this year. – The Guardian via Business Insider