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Subject: Music streaming in UK passes 500m in a week for first time

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 6:27 am

A surge in music streaming in the UK has seen it pass 500 million streams in a week for the first time.

Figures from The Official Charts Company show there were 505,849,000 audio streams in the week ending 16 July - almost double the amount of the similar period last year.

There have been 11.5 billion streams in the first half of 2015 - an increase of 80% on the similar period in 2014.

Ed Sheeran is the most streamed artist of the year so far.

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