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Davido becomes first Nigerian artiste to hit 10 million followers on Instagram

Davido, popular Afrobeats artiste born David Adedeji Adeleke, has become the first Nigerian artistes to hit 10 million followers on Instagram.

Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and restrictions

Spotify has announced that it’s filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage”.
They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.
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Report: Nigerian music sector growing strongly

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers says Nigeria’s music industry is “growing strongly” as revenue continues on an upwards trajectory.

Apple earnings arrive with trillion-dollar value near

Apple will release quarterly earnings figures Tuesday as it flirts with a history-making, trillion-dollar market value based on its share price.

Spotify hits 83 million paid subscribers

Spotify’s quarterly earnings are in, with the popular music streaming service announcing that it now has 83 million paid Premium subscribers, up from the 70 million number that Spotify hit at its last update in January. Total monthly active users also crossed 180 million last quarter as well.
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Drake crushes streaming record for top US album of year

Hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest album “Scorpion” has crushed the record for streaming to post the biggest week so far this year on the US chart.
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Drake’s Scorpion album breaks streaming records

Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album “Scorpion,” with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day in 92 countries.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family plan

Pandora is launching a new Premium Family plan that gives up to six users unlimited music streaming for $15 a month. The deal matches the price of family plans from Spotify and Apple Music, which offer access for to up to five and six individuals respectively.

Spotify introduces hate content policy following R. Kelly controversy

Spotify has announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy as it looks to distance itself from controversial music artists that are available through its streaming platform.

US rapper J. Cole arrives Nigeria for first-time concert

US rapper J. Cole has arrived in Nigeria for the Castle Lite Unlocks concert he is headlining.

EU probes Apple’s plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers.

Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

Apple announced Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services.

Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos ‘come together’

Facebook has announced that it has agreed to a deal with Warner Music Group so that Facebook users can post videos featuring music from artists signed with the music label.

Spotify files to go public, eying streaming growth despite losses

Spotify on Wednesday announced a long-awaited public listing, voicing confidence that its streaming model will keep reshaping the music industry but acknowledging that the company has yet to turn a profit.

Apple confirms acquiring Shazam for reported $400m

Apple has confirmed acquiring Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400m.

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June.

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Bauchi elections: Concerned Tafawa-Balewa indigenes reject INEC’s plan to announce results

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Court upholds sack of three policemen for receiving bribe

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VP Osinbajo to unveil 2019 NUGA games mascot April 1

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Ossai Nosike grabs goal number 18 with Vilar de Perdizes

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BPE receives five bids for Yola DisCo, Afam GenCo

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