April 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple will be unveiling its next-generation iOS software in June at its WWDC conference for developers, and it seems music identification may be on the agenda for iOS 8. Bloomberg reported yesterday...

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April 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Neil Young's Pono Music Kickstarter has reached the end of its run on the crowdfunding site, raising $6.2m from 18,220 backers. "On behalf of Pono, we thank you for helping us give music a voice. You have...

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April 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How to make YouTubers more popular among the masses? Forget digital: it's all about traditional forms of advertising. At least, that's one conclusion from YouTube's new drive to advertise some of its stars...

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April 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify has finally sealed a bundling deal with a big US telco, if Recode’s claim that it’s preparing an announcement with Sprint on 29 April is on the money – and given that it’s been backed up...

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April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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April 10th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Billboard has a lengthy piece on how the decline in download revenues in the US and the lukewarm reception of iTunes Radio has spooked Apple and spun the company into something of a crisis. So much so...

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April 9th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Speaking at MPITV in Cannes yesterday, Alex Carloss, the global head of entertainment at YouTube, gave his tips to channels owners about where they should be focusing their efforts. He said they should...

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April 7th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

At a time of immense obfuscation over streaming royalties and artist gripes about payments, Beggars Group was one of the few labels to make its rates public. It paid 50% to artists, but intoned that was...

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April 7th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Claims broke this weekend, based on leaked contracts, that small music publishers are being served up “take it or leave it” licensing terms from Amazon for its proposed new streaming service. Digital...

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