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Shazam revenues up 47% as its mobile discovery apps find new users

British startup Shazam has published its financial results for the year ending 30 June 2011, revealing a year-on-year revenue growth of 47.3%. Shazam posted revenues of £15.6m for the year, up from £10.59m in the year ending...
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Don’t buy Spotify CEO Daniel Ek a birthday present this year

Spotify boss Daniel Ek turns 29 this year, but he doesn’t want any presents. Instead, he’s set up a donation page on the Charity Water website, and is hoping to raise $29,000 for the clean-water charity. “It...
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Rdio-powered Anthm app is a party jukebox for iPhone

It’s not just Spotify whose mobile API is the base for interesting new music apps. Anthm is a new iPhone app from US developer App Empire which promises to “turn your iPhone into the next generation of jukebox”....
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With Teeth: Is This Really An Acceptable Ad Keyword, Facebook? (UPDATED)

I was booking some Facebook adverts earlier today for one of my clients. Targeting the gay audience the artist in question has, I started adding in the keywords we planned to use. As anyone who uses Facebook’s ad platform...
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Music Ally Report: The Privacy Problem (Issue 287)

Music Ally's latest report: The Privacy Problem. Covering all the latest deals,stats and insight over the past two weeks
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With Teeth: Spotify & Direct-to-Fan could be a perfect partnership

Whilst mulling the latest Spotify story, this time of Paul McCartney’s streaming services takedown, I got to thinking about just how great a role direct-to-fan (D2F) services could play in broadening the fan experience...
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Tiësto launches iPhone app including subscription tier

Globetrotting DJ Tiësto has launched his official iPhone app, which costs £0.69 on Apple’s App Store. The app offers music, news, tour dates and social features to connect with other fans, and there’s the promise...
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Music Ally Report : Cannes you dig it? (Issue 286)

Our lead looks at the key learnings from this year's Midem and how the event reflected the wider themes in the music business which we have broken down as follows:
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Apple’s iTunes customer survey not so interested in streaming rivals

Apple is running some market research surveying customers of its iTunes Store, asking them to “help us get the complete picture”. Naturally, we filled it in to see what Apple was asking. Questions include where...
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Facebook’s $5bn IPO doc reveals $3.7bn revenues and $1bn profit for 2011

Facebook has filed for its long-awaited IPO, and its S1 filing has plenty of stats to chew on. Including the fact that the social network now has 854m users, with half of them logging on every day. What’s more, its...
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Exclusive: Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album is now on Spotify (Update: and rivals)

Coldplay have been one of the highest-profile streaming holdouts in recent months, with their new album Mylo Xyloto being unavailable on Spotify and its rivals. Well, now it is. This is a developing story – we’re...
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5bn songs shared on Facebook since September

Facebook’s Dan Rose shared a big new stat in his keynote appearance this afternoon: 5bn songs have been shared on Facebook since it launched its new open graph in September 2011. That sharing has happened in more than...