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28-Year Old Singer Adele and Band ColdPlay among Top Honours BBC Music Awards 2016

British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu received BBCs Introducing Artist of the Year award

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London, Dec 13,2016: BBC Music awards was dominated by Singer Adele who won both the fan-voted album of the year trophy for 25 and the song of the year honor for “Hello,” while Coldplay and The 1975 fared well too.

Billboard reported, that although the 28-year-old singer did not attend the award ceremony, she sent her warm words to thank her fans.

Adele Dominated the BBC Music Awards 2016
Adele won some of the prestigious BBC Music awards this year, Wikimedia

Singer Robbie Williams read a note written by her in the award ceremony, which said “Thank you for this award, I feel a bit bad winning it when the albums been out for so long.”

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“Hello again, I m so sorry I m not there. Ill be home soon and I cant wait. Its been a long year on the road and this makes me feel a little homesick- I cant wait for Wembley and then to get back to normal,” she said in another message.

Rock and Coldplay were honoured with Coveted British Artist of the Year award. The group, which consists of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion, was also not present to accept the award, mentioned PTI.

To make up for their presence they made a video message saying “We just got told about winning this beautiful BBC Artist of the Year award. Sorry were not there, we are about to go on stage in Australia.”

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“Look at all those people and we love you and we are so grateful and well see you so soon. Thank you so much and goodbye.”

British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu received BBCs Introducing Artist of the Year award.

The BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the Year was given to The 1975 for their orchestrated cover of One Directions “What Makes You Beautiful.”

The lead singer Matty Healy said “I want to thank Radio 1 for everything basically. Theyve been intrinsic in our success with the Live Lounge.”

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YouTube Becomes The Most Used Application For Music: Report

This report also shows the challenges the music community continues to face.

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

If you are listening to music, chances are you’re on YouTube.

A music consumer report by the industry’s global body IFPI published Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming.

And nearly half that time, 47 percent is spent on YouTube.

Video as a whole accounted for 52 percent of the time we spent streaming music, posing challenges to such subscription services as Spotify and SoundCloud.

The content-sharing platform is also adding a tool, thus, allowing creators to add or remove non-skippable advertisements in bulk. Pixabay

But while Spotify’s estimated annual revenue per user was $20 (17.5 euros), YouTube’s was less than a dollar.

The London-based IFPI issued a broader overview in April that found digital sales for the first time making up the majority of global revenues thanks to streaming.

The report published Tuesday looked into where and when we listen to music.

It found that three in four people globally use smartphones, with the rate among 16- to 24-year-olds reaching 94 percent.

The highest levels were recorded in India, where 96 percent of consumers used smartphones for music, including 99 percent of young adults.

YouTube music will separate the movies and music section on the platform. Pixabay

But music does not end when we put away our phones, with 86 percent globally also listening to the radio.

Copyright infringement was still a big issue, with unlicensed music accounting for 38 percent of what was consumed around the world.

“This report also shows the challenges the music community continues to face — both in the form of the evolving threat of digital copyright infringement as well as in the failure to achieve fair compensation from some user-upload services,” said IFPI chief Frances Moore.

The report noted that “96% of consumers in China and 96% in India listen to licensed music.”

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It did not, however, say how many of those consumers also listened to music that infringed copyrights.

Overall, the average consumer spent 2.5 hours a day listening to music, with the largest share of it consumed while driving, the industry report said. (VOA)