October 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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After a long, argumentative incubation period, Google's new YouTube-branded streaming music service is set to go live. At least, that's according to Reuters, which reports that it'll launch "in the...

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September 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark suffered a damaging blow yesterday, when a federal US judge granted summary judgement against the company in its long-running legal battle with major labels. Grooveshark...

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September 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We wrote on Friday about Thom Yorke's decision to put his new album out through BitTorrent – the most high-profile artist partnership for that company so far, and the first to use its "pay-gate" feature...

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September 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Now THIS is interesting. Thom Yorke is about to release a new solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and he'll be using BitTorrent as the distribution mechanism. The launch announcement just came out...

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September 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Shazam has published its latest set of accounts, for the last six months of 2013, and they reveal widening losses at the company. Shazam reported £16.9m ($27.5m) of revenues for the half-year period,...

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September 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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A reminder, if you need it, that this week sees the release of One Direction: Who We Are – the official autobiography of the band published by HarperCollins. And since this is 2014, there's an app for...

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September 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Pandora and Spotify were among the top moneymakers on Apple’s App Store globally in August, according to the latest report by app analytics firm App Annie. Its stats suggest that Pandora was actually...

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September 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Do digital radio services in the US have to pay royalties for recordings released before 1972? Yes, they do, according to a summary judgement handed down yesterday by US district judge Philip Gutierrez. The...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Last night saw quite the kerfuffle in digital music circles thanks to TechCrunch's uncompromising headline: 'Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music'. The story set out its stall confidently too: "Apple...

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