June 8th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

soundcloud-midem

Arguing about whether streaming platforms should have ad-supported or subscription only tiers is a pointless discussion, according to SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung. Instead of arguing over which...

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June 8th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

youtube-midem

There was plenty of anticipation ahead of yesterday's Midem keynote by YouTube director of global music partnerships Christophe Muller, with expectations of a lively discussion about YouTube Music Key...

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June 8th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

indie-labels-midem

The impact of freemium streaming services and YouTube led a discussion between a trio of independent label executives at Midem yesterday, who debated challenges currently faced by their sector. YouTube...

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June 7th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

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Ad-supported streaming, the soon-to-launch Apple Music and Steve Jobs' vision for iTunes were amongst an anecdote-laden speech at Midem by Sony Music boss Doug Morris, earlier today. The veteran label...

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June 7th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

social-commerce-midem

The key to translating social media shares into sales is providing personalisation, engagement and priceless experiences. That’s according to a panel of social media experts from Facebook, Nielsen...

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June 7th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

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A battle between companies fighting to dominate video, audio and automated gadgets is currently going on in the living room space and wi-fi provider Fon is hoping to win audio. Speaking at Midem yesterday,...

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June 6th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

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A senior exec at newly-relaunched streaming service Tidal has proposed a new system for streaming subscription accounting during a keynote speech at the Midem conference. Tidal's chief investment officer,...

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June 5th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

Deezer’s newly appointed CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht isn’t worried about Apple’s imminent arrival into the streaming market, and killing freemium isn’t on his agenda, at least not yet. There’s...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Are you still confused by Bitcoin and shift uncomfortably when someone mentions it in a meeting, hoping that no one asks you what it is or how it works? Well that discombobulating feeling is only set to...

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