March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify must resist any pressure from its major label shareholders to prioritise them at the expense of independent labels, with Apple's iTunes Store offering a model to follow, according to Because Music...

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March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Is music important to YouTube, given that many of the popular creators on its platform are playing games or unboxing toys or vlogging? Jeroen Bouwman, manager of content partnerships for YouTube Music...

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March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Last month, several independent labels voiced concerns at changes to Apple’s iTunes store, particularly a new ‘sales velocity’ algorithm being used to govern what appeared in the scrolling album...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

“What most people don’t really understand is that all content creators – people who put things on the internet, and populate the shell of the web with awesome things to enjoy – are all in the same...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As first questions in a press interview go, “Do you think that you’re a pathological liar?” takes some beating. Yet that was the opening salvo in a recent interview with veteran games developer...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Last August, SoundCloud launched its On SoundCloud initiative to run ads around the audio uploaded by some of its creators, and give them a share of the revenues. But how lucrative would those revenues...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Remember the YouTube Music Awards in 2013? If you have an hour and a half spare, it's well worth taking the time now: they were batshit crazy. Mostly in a good way. Anyway, the awards are returning in...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Taylor Swift managed to shake off all her music competition on YouTube in January, generating 361.3m views on her Vevo channel that month. Swift, who now has 3.7bn all-time views and 11.3m subscribers...

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February 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they...

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