March 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British indie trade body AIM has announced a new initiative called AIM Start Up Loans, which will provide loans of up to £25k to people running new, independent music companies. Unveiled today in London,...

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March 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apps firm Shazam Entertainment has published results for its last full financial year, ended 30 June 2013, and confirmed a new funding round led by Clifton Capital. Shazam's revenues rose 42% year-on-year...

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March 27th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Watch stories about Spotify planning a stock market flotation this Autumn spread across the web in the coming hours, triggered by a report on tech/business site Quartz. "The popular music-streaming...

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March 27th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The Twitter #music app will chirp its last on 18 April, but Twitter isn't giving up on music. In fact, it's seemingly preparing to roll out a bigger, more integrated strategy around how people share music...

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March 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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MixRadio has been an interesting turnaround for Nokia's digital music business. Where Comes With Music was widely hyped but underperformed in the market, MixRadio has been relatively under the radar for...

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March 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of smartphone-fuelled music piracy hasn't been a huge public concern for the music industry in recent years, give or take the odd jab at Google for allowing MP3-downloading apps onto its Android...

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March 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We're very much fond of François & The Atlas Mountains for musical reasons, but the band's new album also has an innovative app to accompany it. Released for iPhone by label Domino Records, it's called...

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March 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's traditional strategy for hardware and digital services alike: bide its time watching other companies do something clunkily, then steam in with a superior product when the time is right. But...

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March 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beats Music launched in the US in January, but as yet hasn't released any official figures showing how popular it's been – either in attracting free trialists or signing up paying subscribers. That...

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