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Latin Music Streaming Soars, US Market Share Hits 5.8% at Mid-12 months: RIAA

Latin music continues its profitable streak with U.S. recorded music revenues rising 37% to $407 million for the primary six months of 2021, based on the RIAA’s 2021 mid-year Latin income report.

The expansion of Latin music revenues (with “Latin” understood as music that’s carried out primarily in Spanish) outpaced that of the general U.S. music market, which grew by 27% within the first half of 2021 in comparison with the identical interval the 12 months prior.

Latin music now represents a 5.8% share of the general U.S. market with revenues hitting $407 million within the first half of

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Drake Album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Breaks Apple Music’s One-Day Streaming Record

Drake’s latest album “Certified Lover Boy” is Apple Music’s most-streamed album in 24 hours in the services’ history, Apple revealed to Billboard over the weekend.


The album was released at midnight EST on Friday, September 3, and is the sixth studio album from the artist. It features a number of prominent rappers, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, and Lil Baby.

“Certified Lover Boy” is a 21-track album and features Apple’s pregnant woman emojis on its album cover. The cover notes describe the album as “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking,” and

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Aaliyah’s Music Will Finally Be Streaming. What Took So Long?

For years, it has been one of music’s most conspicuous, and puzzling, absences: The majority of the catalog of Aaliyah, the groundbreaking R&B singer of the 1990s and early 2000s, has been absent from digital services — rendering the work of one of the most influential pop stars in recent decades largely invisible, and depriving her of a proper legacy. The singer, whose full name was Aaliyah Haughton, died in a plane crash in 2001 at age 22.

But on Thursday came a surprise announcement that her music will soon arrive on streaming platforms, starting with her second album, “One

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Spotify music streaming test includes plans starting at $0.99 a month

Spotify is testing out new music streaming plans, including one option offering streaming for $0.99 a month.

A reader for tech site The Verge shared screenshots of an offered plan called Spotify Plus, which would remain supported by ads but include features such as on-demand listening and unlimited skips of songs.

In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Spotify said it’s currently conducting a test of an ad-supported subscription plan with a select group of users.

The company said the tests may lead to new offerings or updates or help them learn more about their users. Some Spotify users who

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Warner Music Posts Strong Quarter as Streaming and Vinyl Soar

Warner Music Group posted $1.34 billion in revenue for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, the company announced on Tuesday, with a 32.7{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265} year-over-year revenue boost and a 33{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265} jump in streaming.

The company saw a 33.8{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265} growth in recorded-music revenues over the same, pandemic-struck quarter last year, up to $1.15 billion from $861 million. Digital led the charge, up 28.9{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265} to $928 million. And vinyl and other physical product sales were up to such a degree — 155{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265}! — that it actually cut into digital’s percentage of recorded-music venues. Physical soared from $51 million in 2020 — again,

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Kanye West breaks Apple Music streaming record with ‘Donda’ listening party livestream

Apple Music and Kanye West teamed up last week to offer an exclusive livestream of the listening event for West’s upcoming album Donda. The event was streamed exclusively on Apple Music from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and it is said to have broken the record for an Apple Music livestream.

According to a report from TMZ, citing “sources with direct knowledge,” 3.3 million people tuned into the Apple Music livestream from the Kanye West Donda listening party. This is reportedly nearly double the preview record for an Apple Music livestream.

The report explains:

Sources with direct knowledge tell

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