Tag: digital music

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Mobile tipped to take 72.2% of US digital ad spend in 2019

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the US digital advertising market – figures with significant importance for digital music firms like Pandora and Spotify, as well as social networks Facebook...
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Facebook Messenger and YouTube Live: new music opportunities?

What will the next big new platform for digital music be? We’re certainly keeping our eye on Facebook’s f8 conference this week for announcements around its Facebook Messenger app. PandoDaily has some early info: plans...
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Surprise album releases? They’re ‘exciting’

Kendrick Lamar is just the latest prominent artist to release their new album by surprise. Kobalt UK’s marketing director, David Emery, thinks it’s a good thing more artists are shortening their pre-release plans. “There’s...
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Hungama tipped for $100m funding round

Indian digital music and videos firm Hungama is on the verge of raising at least $100m in new funding, according to a TechCrunch report. It claims that the company is raising the cash from existing investors Intel Capital...
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Omnifone: six new clients but plans to sell Rara

Business-to-business digital music firm Omnifone has lost two of its biggest customers in BlackBerry and Sony, while its just-released financial results for the year ending 30 April 2014 revealed revenues falling 17.9% to...
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Deezer Elite expands globally with Sonos

Flush with its early success in signing up 200,000 users in the US, Deezer is taking its Deezer Elite hi-res streaming service global. The company announced the news yesterday, including Sonos as its exclusive partner. For...
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iTunes to crack down on soundalike recordings claims report

Soundalike ‘in the style of’ recordings are one of the prime sources of digital-music clutter, but it seems Apple is having a crackdown. According to Digital Music News, the latest iTunes style guide warns artists and...
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The Pirate Bay relaunches, despite admins row

Filesharing site The Pirate Bay has been promising a phoenix-like rebirth on 1 February for a few weeks now, in response to being taken offline after a recent police raid in Sweden. As it turned out, the site returned on...
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EC takes deeper look at PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA plans

The ambitious plan by European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA to create a joint venture may be about to run into regulatory buffers with the European Commission. The EC has “opened an in-depth investigation”...
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Tesco tipped to sell Blinkbox Music to Guvera

Tesco has just sold its Blinkbox Movies service to British ISP TalkTalk, but it seems its Blinkbox Music service may also be finding a friendly buyer: Australian digital music firm Guvera. The Financial Times reported yesterday...
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Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA sees Spotify as ‘a new radio station’

Fresh from selling the single copy of their latest album for $5m, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has been talking about his views on digital music more generally, during promotional appearances at CES for the band’s Bombotix speaker....
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Strategy Analytics releases downbeat report on streaming

Research firm Strategy Analytics is making no bones about its views on the streaming music market, with a new report titled ‘Will Royalty Crisis Defeat the Music Streaming Industry?’ and an accompanying press release...