June 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services....

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June 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

In probably the biggest Well-We-Didn’t-See-THAT-Coming news story of the year [SARCASTIC EMOJI IN SUNGLASSES BLOWING A KISS], Taylor Swift has confirmed that her 1989 album will be on Apple Music next...

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June 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

  A new study by independent rights body Merlin has found that digital income now makes up over 50% of the income of over half of its members. For a third of its members, digital accounts for 75%...

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June 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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With a week to go until the launch of Apple Music, we’re expecting a few announcements and promotional deals from rivals in the days ahead. Google made a splash yesterday, for example, by announcing...

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June 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service Rdio has never said how many users it has, let alone subscribers, but its CEO Anthony Bay is using its underdog status to speak out increasingly candidly about the streaming market and...

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June 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Jay-Z may have another problem to add to his list: the latest CEO of Tidal, the streaming music service that the rapper and entrepreneur co-owns with a group of his fellow artists, appears to have resigned. At...

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June 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Anthony Bay is guffawing down the phone line from San Francisco, after Music Ally uses the traditional British phrase “fighting like cats in a sack” to describe the current state of the music industry. “Cats...

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June 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Freemium streaming? 'Taylor Swift was right," says Anthony Bay

Well, it’s unfair to put Apple’s change of heart over payouts from the Apple Music free trial purely down to Swift: independent labels played an important role over the last week too. But Swift’s...

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June 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud has introduced a new limit on how many songs third-party applications can play from its catalogue – a move that is already sparking complaints from developers who’ve been using the streaming...

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