July 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Anyone suggesting that Spotify’s lack of profitability will be a barrier to any IPO should take a look at Twitter’s latest financial results: the social network’s net losses grew from $42.2m in the second quarter of 2013 to $144.6m in the same quarter this year. This, despite revenues increasing sharply from $139.3m to $312.2m in the same period – a year-on-year rise of 124%. Although CEO Dick Costolo pitched the figures thus: “Our strong financial and operating results for the second...

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Features

July 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The...

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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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