July 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“How important is a record deal now? Bieber was one of the first discovered through social media, then he went off and signed the record deals and the rest, but I wonder how important those deals are...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Electronic music website Resident Advisor is currently attracting nearly 2.7 million monthly unique visitors to its combination of editorial and events listings. Now it has turned the latter into a standalone...

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June 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud has introduced a new limit on how many songs third-party applications can play from its catalogue – a move that is already sparking complaints from developers who’ve been using the streaming...

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June 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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You wait ages for an inventive new startup focusing on apps for music artists to come along, then two turn up at once. We published our interview with US firm Freeform yesterday, but now UK company Disciple...

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June 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Online video service Vessel is keen to work more closely with music labels and artists, expanding its focus beyond simply offering their music videos to fans a few days ahead of YouTube. "Every musician...

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June 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In 2015, we’re going to see a second wave of mobile apps based on music artists, aiming to find better ways to connect musicians with their fans – and also better ways for those creators to develop...

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June 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Nearly a month ago, MixRadio spread its wings beyond Windows Phone with the launch of its streaming music apps for iOS and Android. Now the company is claiming early success in an interesting market: Indonesia....

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June 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Freeform, the US startup launched by former Rhapsody/Google exec Tim Quirk and veteran strategist Bryan Calhoun, has launched its first six apps for musicians. They include an app for former Matchbox 20...

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June 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service MixRadio was bought from Microsoft by social app Line earlier this year, with one of the key aspects being the potential ability to promote the service app to more than 200m active Line...

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