September 3rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

We've skirted clear of this week's leak of private photos belonging to more than 100 celebrities: while some were musicians, the story wasn't really within our digital music industry remit. But as more...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to add a crowdfunding feature to its service, enabling fans to donate directly to their favourite creators while watching their videos. It’s now gone live...

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September 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Every month we pore over the YouTube channel charts published by online video industry site Tubefilter, based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate. The broad trends are usually the same for music:...

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August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The Kids are listening to music on YouTube! Okay, tell us something we don't know... But youth research firm Voxburner's survey of 913 16-24 year-old Brits this month does at least provide some more...

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August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's a sense that its pace has managed to take many people in the industry...

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August 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We're well used to large funding rounds for streaming music services in the west, but Taiwanese company KKBOX has just trumped most of them with a $104m round from Singapore GIC – the investment arm...

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August 27th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Denmark is making its play as one of the world's most digital nations for music, with physical sales accounting for just 18% of the country's music revenues in the first half of 2014 according to figures...

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August 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The dictionary definition of "gazump" is "to make a higher offer for a house than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller, and thus succeed in acquiring the property". Strictly speaking,...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Research firm comScore has published its latest report into the US mobile apps market, armed with the claim that apps now account for 52% of Americans’ “digital media time”. That’s fuelled by...

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