Spotify, Apple Music or TIDAL - which music streaming platform is most popular among paying subscribers?
Ed Sheeran's single "Shape of You" was streamed 1.4 million times in 2017. Was that enough for the number one spot?
In an unusual move, Spotify will list itself directly on the New York Stock Exchange, bypassing Wall Street banks and brokers to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The company is valued at roughly $19 billion dollars.
Annual income growth of 41 percent means streaming platforms are now the music sector's single-largest revenue source. But will the spoils be passed on to artists, who often complain of paltry earnings?
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