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CD Baby’s parent company buys AdRev and DashGo

The parent company of distributor CD Baby has executed a mini-rollup of B2B services. AVL Digital Group has acquired AudioMicro, which in turn owns YouTube-monetisation tool AdRev and label-services provider DashGo, as well...
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CD Baby joins the pre-saves party on Spotify

In December 2016, Kobalt launched a campaign for Laura Marling that enabled fans to ‘pre-save’ her next album, automatically adding it (and its advance tracks) to their Spotify playlists as soon as they were available. Since...
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Dot Blockchain partners with SOCAN, Songtrust and more

Startup Dot Blockchain launched the alpha version of its ‘minimum viable product’ to apply blockchain technology to music last year. Now it has announced four deals with music industry companies to further its ambitions. Canadian...
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JoinMyPlaylist gives playlists a social-listening spin

Remember Soundrop? The Norwegian startup was one of the first to explore making streaming playlists more social, turning them into ‘listening rooms’ for fans to gather in. Its service was eventually shut down as the company...
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CD Baby buys Show.co and Soundrop

Music distributor CD Baby has snapped up digital marketing tool Show.co and its Soundrop platform, for an undisclosed amount. The company started off as Soundrop, a consumer-focused service that blended chat-rooms and playlist...
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CD Baby founder criticises Pandora over songwriter royalties

Pandora is getting it in the neck again over royalties – this time from the founder of distribution firm CD Baby. In an op-ed for TechCrunch, Derek Sivers points out that Pandora only pays “barely four percent” of its...
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CD Baby joins the MCN bandwagon with Illustrated Sound

One of the main trends in the world of digital music distribution over the last year or two has been the companies in this space moving into YouTube – either as a logical extension to their royalty-collecting roles, or...
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Zoe Keating publishes her Spotify payouts again

“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc listing her streaming...
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AdRev’s new president: ‘YouTube is a bright shining light’

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the president of a company whose business is YouTube monetisation is impressed by Google’s video service. Still, at a time when friction between YouTube and the music industry...
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CD Baby hits $300m artist payments milestone

Music distributor CD Baby has announced its latest milestone: $300m payments to artists since its launch in 1998.
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CD Baby inks deal with Shazam

CD Baby has signed a partnership with Shazam, claiming to be the first 'major indie music aggregator' to do so.
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Rdio up to 18m tracks as CD Baby and TuneCore come on board

Rdio has signed licensing deals with indie music distributors CD Baby and TuneCore, bringing its catalogue to more than 18m songs.