January 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a good day if you like streaming music surprises: Jay Z is buying Aspiro, the Scandinavian company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Project Panther, a company owned by the rapper's S. Carter Enterprises, has tabled a bid of $56m for the company. The offer has been recommended to shareholders by Aspiro's board of directors, and the largest of those shareholders – media group Schibsted, which owns 75% of Aspiro – has already accepted.

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Features

January 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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It’s quite the week for financial results: Apple on Tuesday, Facebook on Wednesday, and now Google, Amazon and Alibaba on Thursday to help take the current pulse of online...

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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the necessity (or otherwise) of major...

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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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