May 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music has been part of social app Snapchat’s move into professional video content, from WMG’s status as a launch partner for its Discover section to the series of independent artists who’ve been...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Two news stories that are seemingly unrelated this morning, but which show the potential for companies in the social apps world to extend their businesses into music. First: Japanese social network...

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May 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In its short history, SoundCloud has become an important distribution channel and community for electronic-music artists in particular. Its moves towards making money and striking commercial licensing...

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May 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As Spotify’s press conference came to a close today, CEO Daniel Ek announced a partnership with Nike; used “incredible” and “profound” in the same sentence, then introduced D’Angelo to play...

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May 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Weav Music is apparently "awesome at any speed" and "a new interactive music format with artistic vision at its heart". The kind of slogans we've heard before from startups, but in the case of Weav...

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May 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Cats, pigeons, cans, worms and stick-poked hornet’s nests, scattered all over the place. That’s the best way to describe yesterday’s publication by tech site The Verge of the full 42-page licensing...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming music service MixRadio – originally launched by Nokia, then sold to Microsoft, which sold it on to Line – is finally expanding beyond Windows Phone. The service launches today for Android...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Streaming music service Pandora is buying music analytics firm Next Big Sound, for an undisclosed sum. The personal-radio firm announced plans for the acquisition this afternoon. "The deal marks the...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In December 2014, Deezer announced the replacement for its former CEO Axel Dauchez. From the start of February 2015, the streaming service’s new boss would be Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht, previously boss...

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