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Music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify have proven to be more popular than ever in the UK. Following the successful releases of albums from British artistes like Adele and Coldplay, the streaming industry enjoyed a healthy revenue boost of £83m (£62.6m), up from £168m to £251m in 2015. Still, it has not been enough to stem the decline in overall record sales.

According to figures obtained by UK Music, business for streaming services like Google Play and Tidal is booming. However, the company notes that the figures would be even higher if music video platform YouTube increased its artiste revenue rates.

UK Music chairman Andy Heath stated: “The revenues from certain ad-funded digital services … effectively devalue our music. The challenge is to convince all services to properly value the brilliantly gifted music we make available.”

Source: Adele, Coldplay albums boost Spotify and Apple Music streaming revenue to £251m


Audience members got a special treat at the recent Coldplay concert at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey when Michael J Fox stepped on stage for an impromptu performance of some of the songs from his cult movie Back To The Future. The actor played the guitar to Earth Angel by the Penguins and Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode – which his character Marty McFly had performed at the Under the Sea dance in the film.

Source: Watch Coldplay and Michael J Fox perform Back To The Future songs for Chris Martin’s son



Regrets, I’ve had a few. But enduring the elements at this long, strange weekend in the country is not among them. Michael Eavis, who started Glastonbury Festival in 1971 brought this year’s Pyramid stage to a close by joining Coldplay for a mass karaoke rendition of My Way. As a singer, he makes a good farmer. But it was a wonderful moment none the less, with a crowd of over 100,000 united in song.All the headliners this year were fantastic but maybe Glastonbury veterans Coldplay, on their fourth headline set, were just a little bit more fantastic than everyone else…

Source: Coldplay (with help from Barry Gibb and Michael Eavis) deliver the best performance of Glastonbury 2016 – review 

Having already headlined Glastonbury three times, Coldplay were hoping to spice things up a bit, hoping to hook up with The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb.Unfortunately, the singer has pulled out of his guest spot as a close family member has fallen ill…

Source: Glastonbury 2016: The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb cancels appearance with Coldplay | News | Culture | The Independent