Tag: digital music

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Rdio sets its sights on TVs and cars

Rdio boss Anthony Bay has been talking about the company’s plans  to continue expanding into cars and connected TVs. Particularly the latter. “For many people, it is the best sound system that they have at home. A year...
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Spotify runs the numbers on Christmas songs

How many Christmas songs are there in the western digital music catalogue? Here’s a specific answer: 180,660. At least, that’s according to an analysis of Spotify’s catalogue by Aaron Daubman, which Spotify’s Paul...
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Apple off the hook in iTunes DRM case

Apple has avoided the prospect of a $1bn+ fine in the long-anticipated iTunes DRM lawsuit. The jury in the case decided yesterday that Apple’s iTunes 7.0 update from 2006 was a “genuine product improvement” rather than...
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JukeDeck wins Le Web startup prize for generative music service

The last big tech conference of 2014 took place this week in Paris: Le Web. And a digital music company won its startup competition, although one that’s b2B rather than consumer-focused. UK firm JukeDeck’s service creates...
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This week’s Music Ally Report: End-of-Year Review

It’s that time of the year (i.e. the end of the year) when we cast a critical eye back over the past 12 months in the digital music business. Our Cover Feature gathers together the biggest stories of the year: from Taylor...
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Twitter now helps brands target ads based on app installs

Twitter caused a minor kerfuffle last month when it emerged that its mobile app was tracking other apps installed by users. Now it’s explained what that means for advertisers, with the launch of “tailored audiences from...
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Paul McCartney talks digital music (a bit)

Paul McCartney has written a song for console game Destiny, which led to a day of promotional interviews – even though McCartney is happy to admit he’s not a gamer. “There are other things I like to do in my...
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Meridian Audio wants to up digital music’s audio quality

There’s been a lot going on around digital music and sound quality in 2015, from PonoMusic’s crowdfunding to the launch of high-def streaming services Tidal and Deezer Elite. Now veteran hardware firm Meridian Audio is...
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Sandbox: Emerging markets, Linkfire, Jessica Hernandez and more

This week’s Sandbox digital marketing report should have landed in your inbox yesterday. Its lead feature looks beyond the US and UK to explore what kind of marketing campaigns are working well in Africa, Asia and South...
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Amazon to hold ‘Carols by Kindlelight’ Christmas concert

Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the 200 audience members...
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Skream: ‘albums are important’ even in the SoundCloud era

Musician and producer Skream has been talking about digital music and dance artists, but rather than wading into the streaming debate, he’s been talking more interestingly about the continued relevance of the album format....
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Australian downloads store BigPond Music shutting down

Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music market has changed a...