New Music Week research shows rock music is still struggling to gain traction on streaming services, despite year-on-year growth.
Figures from the Official Charts Company show that year-to-date streams of songs classified by the OCC as heavy rock or metal rose 29.75% on 2017, to a total of 671,807,195. And, while that increase will be welcomed by the rock biz, it was actually significantly less than streaming growth across all genres, which rose 36%.
Even more worryingly, for the second ...
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