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  • Music streaming services are booming in the UK
  • Music streaming services are booming in the UK
    Simon Abrams (2017) ©

Music streaming services are booming in the UK

From Spotify to Apple Music, online music streaming services are winning over listeners as physical music formats decline in popularity. By offering a more streamlined way to listen to a variety of music all in one place, Britons streamed over 1.5 billion tracks over a single week in December 2017.



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