October 8th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Amid the regular arguments about whether streaming music pays off for artists, another important question sometimes gets forgotten: does streaming music even pay off for the companies that provide it? To...

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September 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Shazam has published its latest set of accounts, for the last six months of 2013, and they reveal widening losses at the company. Shazam reported £16.9m ($27.5m) of revenues for the half-year period,...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Has the bubble burst for the world’s most lucrative mobile game? Publisher King announced its latest quarterly financials yesterday, fuelled by Candy Crush Saga. On the surface, the numbers are still...

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August 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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EDM-focused entertainment firm SFX Entertainment's revenues nearly tripled year-on-year in the last quarter, but its losses grew too. The public company published its latest financial results yesterday,...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Delivery Agent, which is based around shopping via smart TV, is moving into music with the acquisition of Musictoday, a merchandise fulfillment company with over 500 acts on its books – including U2,...

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August 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Live Nation reported its latest financial results last night, with a 1% fall year-on-year to $1.67bn driven by a 2% drop in concerts income to $1.17bn. However, the company saw its ticketing revenues...

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July 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Anyone suggesting that Spotify’s lack of profitability will be a barrier to any IPO should take a look at Twitter’s latest financial results: the social network’s net losses grew from $42.2m in the...

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July 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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When the likes of Spotify look to a possible future as public companies, Pandora remains the most high-profile example of a post-IPO digital music business riding the Wall Street rollercoaster. Witness...

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July 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Remember the days after Facebook went public last year, when its share price wobbled and plenty of experts suggested that its IPO had been an embarrassing flop? As a reminder, that IPO price was $38...

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