Tag: controversial

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StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music

We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
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Grooveshark is back online. Is anyone really surprised?

Controversial streaming service Grooveshark shut down last week, but it was always inevitable that someone – an outraged listener with coding skills – would relaunch it. And that’s exactly what has happened: “an individual...
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Concert subscription service Jukely expands to San Francisco

We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts in New York...
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Shazam facing questions over Spotify removal in the UK

As we thought when we covered Shazam’s decision to switch Spotify out for Deezer as a streaming partner in four countries earlier this month, it’s proving controversial with some users. TechCrunch has picked up on user...
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YouTube giving indie labels more time to strike deals

The Financial Times’ ‘YouTube does U-turn over blocking indies’ headline should be the cause for small labels to be dancing in the streets, but it’s not quite what it seems. YouTube hasn’t abandoned plans to remove...