Listening to music on mobiles grew 9.5% between March and June 2012 (to 27.6%), while accessing of social networks or blogs rose to 36.9% of subscribers.
Facebook logins are especially popular on music sites, with two-thirds share of social login, versus second-place Google at 14% and Twitter at 12%.
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People are spending more and more of their time with their mobile phones and a significant amount of that time is devoted to music.
Google Music has an Artists section that takes you through a fairly simple process for getting your songs on the site.
Spotify is generating a lot of buzz, helped no doubt in no small part by it’s partnership with Facebook.
After hitting 2.5 million subscribers in November, Spotify has now reached 3 million, with more than 20% of its active user base paying monthly for the service.
The Ticketfly Facebook app lets musicians sell concert tickets directly within Facebook without requiring the user to leave the social network.