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Universal Music secures Prince catalogue publishing deal

When Prince died earlier this year, there was a considerable amount of untangling to be done around his estate and catalogue. The temporary administrators of his estate announced their latest move yesterday, signing a...
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Spotify debuts first joint subscription – with Headspace

Spotify has unveiled its latest partnership with a non-music service, following in the footsteps of its deals with Uber, Nike, Starbucks and Tinder. However, there’s an important difference in its tie-up with mindfulness...
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Shazam strikes Vadio partnership for music-video channels

Shazam has come a long way since its beginnings as a service for identifying songs: in 2016, it has a number of features designed to persuade music fans to spend more time using its app. Music videos are one of those features....
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Spotify and Apple Music Dubset deals start to pay off

Startup Dubset Media is trying to license the kind of remixes and mash-ups previously only available on SoundCloud for other streaming services, with Apple Music and Spotify already on its slate of distribution deals. Now...
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Apple to begin selling Sonos speakers online and off

Sonos has announced that its Play:1 and Play:5 speakers are now on sale through Apple’s online store, and that they’ll also be available in its IRL Apple Stores in early October. The partnership follows on from Sonos’...
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Deezer extends its partnership with Orange in France

There has been speculation in recent times that Deezer’s longstanding distribution partnership with telco Orange France was coming to an end. Not so: yesterday, the deal was extended for another two years. “We are...
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Spotify swipes right on Tinder with new app partnership

The biggest subscription music service has hooked up with the most prominent mobile dating service, but Spotify and Tinder are hoping for more than a one-night stand. The two companies have partnered to make Spotify one...
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Jaguar Land Rover creates its own in-car Spotify app

Spotify’s latest partnership is with an automotive firm: Jaguar Land Rover. The company has launched its own version of Spotify’s app, which will sit within its InControl Apps system for in-car entertainment. Due...
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The Orchard signs new Chinese distribution deal

The Orchard is the latest western music company to ramp up its efforts in China: in its case, courtesy of a new, exclusive distribution deal with Taihe Music Group. The agreement will see The Orchard’s catalogue made...
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Playster strikes 7digital deal for ‘all-in-one’ streaming

For the most part, streaming services are sector-specific. Spotify, Apple Music and the rest in music, Netflix and its rivals in video, and various experiments around cloud-based and/or subscription gaming and e-reading. We’ve...
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Facebook working with WMG on ’Slideshows’ music feature

Facebook is licensing tracks from Warner Music Group. But before you (or we) get too excited, it’s important to stress that the deal is for a specific use of the music: to accompany slideshows of Facebook users’ photos...
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MQA hi-res music format gets licensing deal with WMG

MQA is the latest company hoping to ignite a demand for ‘high-resolution’ digital music, with its format designed for streaming or downloads, created by Meridian Audio co-founder Bob Stuart. His new company has just...