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Disney pulling out of Netflix to launch own video service

The differences between the video and music-streaming worlds have been highlighted again, with the news that Disney is pulling its content from Netflix at the end of 2018. Why? Because the company is planning to launch...
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Disney and DigiTour launch label for social stars

Disney Music Group’s latest move is a partnership with DigiTour Media, the company that made its name organising live events with YouTubers and other social stars. They’ve teamed up to launch a new record label called...
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Spotify and Disney build a castle for Beauty and the Beast

Spotify and Disney have worked together on an interesting digital marketing campaign for the new Beauty and the Beast film. Users of Spotify’s free tier in the UK are seeing video ads pointing them towards a website...
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The future of Twitter could be decided this month

An acquisition of Twitter is now looking like a case of when rather than if, although worryingly for the company, potential suitors seem to be dropping out already. Business Insider reported yesterday that Twitter wants to...
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The future of Twitter could be decided this month

An acquisition of Twitter is now looking like a case of when rather than if, although worryingly for the company, potential suitors seem to be dropping out already. Business Insider reported yesterday that Twitter wants...
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Maker Studios layoffs confirmed

More fuel to the “Is YouTube a terrible thing and actually an unsustainable business?” debate that the music industry is currently tying itself in knots over.
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Disney’s latest accelerator includes VR, robots and AI

Whenever we wonder why more major labels aren’t running full startup accelerator or incubator programs, Disney comes to mind as a good example from another industry. Its Disney Accelerator initiative is into its third session,...
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Report 390 – Limited Edition

In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
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DisneyLife subscription service will include music

Disney’s UK division is launching a new subscription service called DisneyLife, which will include access to films, TV shows, e-books and music. It’s due to launch in the UK before Christmas as an iOS or Android app,...
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‘Music’ was the top YouTube US search term in 2014

Just before Christmas, Google published an article about the popularity of games videos on YouTube, but a chart of the service’s top search terms in 2014 within that piece shed some light on music too. In fact, it turns...
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Disney launches its own Music Video app

YouTube has become the go-to destination for parents with children obsessed by Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, but how to prevent those kids straying onto other, less child-friendly videos? One new method is the company’s...
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Disney patent hints at piracy-shunning search engine

Music and movie rightsholders regularly encourage Google to scrub more piracy sites out of its search engine results. Now Disney may be exploring the feasibility of building this kind of technology itself. TorrentFreak reports...