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August 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s plans to a.) make money through advertising and b.) pay that money out to music rightsholders have been the subject of plentiful rumours in recent months. Today, the company is revealing more on those plans, formally launching advertising on its platform today, with plans for paid subscriptions for listeners to remove those ads if they want to. The New York Times, which got the scoop on the news, says it’s part of licensing talks with labels – major and “some independents”...

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Features

August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units less than the top 200 for the same period...

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Comment

July 15th, 2014 by Karim Fanous

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The removal of the star button in the recent Spotify redesign has had two very clear effects on me as a music consumer and regular Spotify user: 1) I listen to less music 2)...

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Podcast

February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast

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