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Modern music trends: gigs, streaming, and profits

December 2nd, 2013 at 16:00 by Chris Parr

Online music demands

Recently we’ve been curious about how people interact with music: how and where they listen to it, how much money they spend on it, whether they want to see it live, and so on. We took a look at our recent bandwidth breakdown to see where people interacted with music online – the main contenders aren’t so surprising: Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Myspace and Vimeo were among the most popular.



Plusnet: Supporting Small British Businesses

October 8th, 2013 at 10:37 by Martyn Hudson

Plusnet and dotforge

Back in the 90s Plusnet began life as a small, Sheffield based, startup company; it’s now transformed into a successful nationwide internet and home phone provider, employing over 850 staff from its Yorkshire base.

In recognition of its roots, Plusnet has teamed up with dotforge, an initiative which supports startup businesses in the UK by providing mentors and business master classes for young entrepreneurs.


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Following his excellent post last week about popular music streaming service Spotify we’re pleased to welcome back Dean Reilly from broadband, TV & Phone comparison site to talk to us about how social media can be used to benefit your business.

In the early days of social media, businesses were unsure of how or even if they should join in with this developing form of communication. It was never called business media. Social media was just that – social.

Times have changed though …


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After Spotify, what next for music downloads?

August 8th, 2013 at 16:32 by Guest Blogger


Please welcome Dean Reilly from broadband, TV & Phone comparison site who’s here to share with us his thoughts about popular music streaming service Spotify and how the Internet has changed how we consume music.

Dean also takes some time out to give us his verdict on five popular Spotify alternatives. Keep reading to find out if any of them are worth your time …



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