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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April 4th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

vKontakte, the social network with 88m registered users in Russia and 143m globally, is being sued in three separate cases filed by Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK. The platform...

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April 2nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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YouTube's first music awards in November 2013 were expected to herald the launch – or at least the announcement – of the long-awaited 'YouTube Music Pass' music subscription service. No such luck,...

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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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