October 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has been talking about how he sees the technology and music industries working together, in an address to P Diddy's Revolt conference. Accepting an SFTB Award, Iovine gave...

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October 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple reported its latest quarterly financials last night, and as results go they were pretty stonking. The company's revenues rose 12.3% year-on-year to $42.1bn for the quarter, while its net profit rose...

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October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But on Friday, there were some interesting new developments coming...

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October 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

There’s a new way to listen to music – and, indeed, other kinds of audio – on Twitter. The social network launched its latest feature last night: the Twitter Audio Card. It’s a way to stream...

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October 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British startup Playlists.net, which aggregates and recommends playlists created on streaming music service Spotify, has been acquired by Warner Music Group's WEA label. The major label snapped up the...

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October 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Bandcamp has a new feature for artists on its Pro tier: the ability to "present unlimited HD videos side-by-side with your music and merchandise, with nary a lick of integrity-destroying advertising in...

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October 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The new Taylor Swift single is ‘Out of the Woods’ – the second track from her new album ‘1989’, which comes out next week. It was released on iTunes to buy this week, sparking a predictable...

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October 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify’s artist relations team held a series of events in the US in recent weeks to talk to artists about the company specifically, and streaming more generally. Billboard has an even-handed report...

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October 13th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s latest financial results have been published and they show growing losses even before the company inks licensing deals with major labels and publishers. SoundCloud’s revenues grew by...

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