Tag: digital music

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PwC predicts digital music growth in Africa

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ latest report includes predictions for how the recorded music market will evolve in several African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. In Nigeria, for example, PwC expects spending...
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Spotify’s US lobbying efforts may be focusing on Apple Music

Earlier this year, it emerged that Spotify had appointed four Washington lobbying firms to cover different aspects of its business (Bulletin, 16-Apr-15). Now it seems at least one of them is earning its fee, according to...
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US music streams nearly doubled year-on-year

Late last week we reported on the booming streaming market in the UK – in terms of consumption at least – with streams up 80% in the first half of 2015, year-on-year. That rise was outperformed in the US though,...
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Report hints at Vivendi’s aims for post-free digital music

We’ve known for a while now that consultancy firm Bain & Company has been involved at the highest levels of Universal Music Group (and even higher: within parent company Vivendi) as the label group plans its next strategic...
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Sean Parker on Spotify, Apple Music, Taylor Swift and Tidal

CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and music. He refers to...
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Apple canned Beats’ Sonos-like speaker, claims report

Recently, we suggested Sonos as one of 10 companies that Apple could potentially buy to further its digital music ambitions. Now, it’s emerged that the company has already nixed plans by its Beats subsidiary to launch a...
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Digital Music Forecasts 2019 (US and UK) – June 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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David Byrne flies the flag for human curators

We’ve been thinking about curation this week – see our lead story – but so has David Byrne. Mainly because he’s curating this year’s Meltdown festival in London, but also because of his long-term musing on internet...
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Samsung committed to Milk despite layoffs

Samsung’s Milk Music is making headlines this week, but not for positive reasons. The music service’s parent division, Media Solutions America, has laid off “dozens” of staff according to Variety, which suggests that...
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Jawbone raises $300m at $3bn valuation

Hardware firm Jawbone has raised $300m of new funding at a reported valuation of $3bn. Investment firm BlackRock provided the money, which comes as Jawbone moves into the mobile payments sector. It’s launching a wearable...
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Teenagers and Digital Music, April 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Music subscriptions: ‘Lightning could strike twice for Apple’

UK-based consultancy Midia Research has published its latest report on the digital music space, focusing on music subscriptions – and specifically whether “lightning could strike twice for Apple”. Its key stats come...