December 19th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Ever since Spotify did a deal with Songkick to promote ticket sales within its service, we’ve wondered how big those sales are – and that’s a question that extended to merchandise sales too when...

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December 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

MixRadio started life as Nokia's free streaming music service, preloaded on its Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones. After Microsoft bought it as part of Nokia's devices and services business earlier...

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December 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Hot on the heels of its subscriptions option for artists, d2c site Bandcamp is now setting its sights on indie labels, with new features designed to help them make better use of the platform too. Costing...

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December 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Vessel is the latest company hoping to take on YouTube in the online video space, armed with former Hulu executives as co-founders and a rumoured $75m of funding. Today, it revealed more on its strategy...

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December 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Last week, Warner Music Group reported its latest financial results, with an approving nod towards the importance of streaming's growth. However, CEO Stephen Cooper went further in his comments to analysts,...

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December 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Happy birthday to Mixcloud, the streaming radio service that launched five years ago. The UK-based company has released some new stats to celebrate the milestone. It now has 12m monthly active users and...

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December 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Throughout 2014, we’ve been writing about the growth of Japanese social app Line, often through its use by artists like Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, whose profiles have millions of followers. However,...

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December 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Shazam may have built its huge audience through helping them identify music, but as the company heads into 2015, its musical focus is as much about playing those tunes rather than directing people elsewhere. That’s...

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December 10th, 2014 by Music Ally

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One link to serve them all: that is Linkfire’s aim – to reach all fans, no matter their music consumption preferences, in one fell swoop. The link shorteners space is not, excuse the pun, short...

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