August 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Live Nation reported its latest financial results last night, with a 1% fall year-on-year to $1.67bn driven by a 2% drop in concerts income to $1.17bn. However, the company saw its ticketing revenues rise 10% to $371m, although its Artist Nation subsidiary's income dropped 21% to $79.2m. What's behind that fall in concerts revenue? Live Nation says it's due to some big arena shows shifting from Q2 to Q1 this year: the company points out that concerts revenue for the first six months of this...

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Features

July 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud's ambition to turn its online popularity into a lucrative business took another step forward this week, with the news that the company has poached a senior major-label...

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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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