August 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Mobile discovery app Shazam now has more than 120 million monthly active users, but they are not yet tagging the firm into profit. Parent company Shazam Entertainment has published its financial results...

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August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Ian Rogers, the former Topspin and Beats Music CEO, is leaving Apple. The Financial Times has reported that Rogers quit his role on the team overseeing Apple Music "to work for a Europe-based company in...

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August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported yesterday on PRS for Music’s decision to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement. Over the course of the day, the key contradiction between the two parties’ statements became clear: it’s...

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August 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A problematic year for SoundCloud just got even more challenging: the music-streaming service is being sued by British collecting society PRS for Music. "After careful consideration, and following five...

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August 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Jay-Z’s 100th problem is that he’ll be choking on his cornflakes this morning reading Billboard’s latest (anonymous) survey of music-industry executives. Asked “how long do you give Tidal?”...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

In 2015, a new breed of startups are exploring mobile apps for creators, be they musicians or the emerging wave of digital stars from services like YouTube and Vine. Victorious may be initially focused...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The Japanese music industry’s digital-music revenues rose just 5% in the first half of this year, according to figures released by industry body the RIAJ. The market generated ¥22.9m ($191.8m) of digital...

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August 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Android started life as a mobile startup, snapped up by Google in July 2005 to form the base for its push into the smartphones market. The first Android device was released in the autumn of 2008, and...

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