Streaming Innovation Forward: 10 Streaming Innovations from 2022
By: Garrett Levin, DiMA CEO
2022 was another incredible year for music, with the emergence of artists like Latto, Wet Leg, Steve Lacy, and Jimmie Allen. Bad Bunny and Future climbed numerous “top songs” charts, and older favorites like “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” by Kate Bush were rediscovered and embraced. Americans listened to more than 1.1 trillion (with a “t”!) on-demand audio streams. Fans continued to attest in 2022 that streaming is the number one way they discover music. And streaming services reached a landmark agreement with songwriters and publishers that will provide higher royalties to rightsholders and allow for more certainty in the industry.
In short, 2022 had milestone moments for music, and music streaming played a major role. DiMA’s member companies continued their relentless innovation, providing fans with new ways to connect with their favorite songs and the artists behind them, enhancing personalization, and developing new tools for creators. We couldn’t possibly list all of the cool new features, tools, experiences, and music moments here. But as we did last year, we wanted to highlight 10 exciting innovations from DiMA members – Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube – here.
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We can’t wait to see what new music and innovations 2023 will bring.