May 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Former Warner/Chappell exec Jane Dyball, who is now CEO of MCPS in the UK, has criticised SoundCloud over its approach to paying royalties for streams on its service. “It is just not right to me that...

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May 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In theory, Taylor Swift was the top musician on YouTube last month, with her 355.5m video views making her the third most popular channel on Google's video service in March. Actually, though, Taylor...

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May 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

grooveshark

Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has shut down, as part of a settlement with major labels following its most recent legal defeat. “We have agreed to cease operations immediately,...

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April 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“A huge disruptive monster is coming down the hill,” according to George Ergatoudis, head of music at the BBC’s Radio 1. Speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, he was talking about...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio provider SiriusXM announced its first-quarter financial results last night, with revenues up 8% year-on-year to $1.08bn, and net profits up 12% to $106m. The company added 431k net new...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month,...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google Now is one of the most interesting mobile technologies from Google in recent years: the idea of virtual ‘cards’ that pop up to “proactively bring you information at the right time without...

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April 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

@jaredeberhardt - Instagram music launch

Remember Twitter #music? That move into music discovery didn't work out so well for the social network. Let's hope Instagram @music goes better, eh? Launched today, it's a different beast to what Twitter...

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April 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Twitter posted revenues of $436m in the first quarter of 2015, up 74% year-on-year, but Wall Street was not impressed, with the company’s share price falling by 18% in the wake of its announcement. It...

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