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Kobalt’s AMRA inks licensing deal with Apple Music

Collecting society the American Mechanical Rights Agency (AMRA) is now one plank in Kobalt’s ambitious plans to create a stir within the digital music ecosystem, having been acquired by the company two months ago. Yesterday,...
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Apple Music gets its first telco bundle as MVNO rumours whir

Telcos bundling streaming music with smartphone contracts is a familiar distribution strategy, but one that’s being talked about a lot in 2015. Why? Partly because companies like Spotify, Deezer and Rhapsody/Napster...
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Apple Music + Snapchat = Snapplechat (maybe)

Apple Music has launched its own dedicated Snapchat account and is using it to give people a look behind the scenes at Beats 1. It’s essentially a “Day in the life…” photo-and-video-diary of the goings on at the Beats...
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Neil Young starts to pull all his music from streaming services

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he posted a Facebook...
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Spotify wants to know what its users think of Apple Music

Peter Kafka at Re/code has published details of a survey he was sent as a Spotify user in which the company asks those on its service what they think about both Apple in general and Apple Music in particular. He works through...
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Major label playlisting brands building their profiles on Apple Music

A new industry maxim should be to judge a streaming service by how much traction it is getting among playlisters. Recently Kieron Donoghue (VP of playlists strategy and curation at Warner Music) tweeted that he was building...
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Apple Music joins T-Mobile’s Music Freedom package

T-Mobile in the US has announced that its customers who are Apple Music users will be able to stream music over 4G for free. It already does the same for users of 33 different streaming services (up from seven a year ago),...
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Amazon Prime Music finally makes it to the UK

Amazon Prime Music, part of Amazon’s Prime delivery service, launched just over a year ago in the US and it has finally made its way to the UK. It is offering a catalogue of 1m tracks for free streaming (including storage...
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Apple Music has 10m users already claims report

File under: hmmmmm. Hits Daily Double has run a story claiming there are 10m people using Apple Music since its launch at the end of June. Apple has not officially commented on this or the launch apart from a reference in...
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Music Ally Report 371 – Free Falling

In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium” and why...
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Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest

Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
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Google exec claims streaming exclusives are harmful

It’s been clear for some time that we’re about to enter a battle royale for streaming exclusives, with Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other rivals scrapping for (at least) early access to key songs and albums by major...