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Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round

British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm...
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Sony Music / Ministry of Sound acquisition has digital implications

“People do things within big companies that are immensely damaging to the industry, but I do understand the reasons why they do them… you’ve got very short-term decisions made by people on the basis that they have five...
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Brand Aid Part 2 – Sandbox 160

In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
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Ministry of Sound launches new ‘Live’ streaming app

Ministry of Sound’s relationship with streaming services like Spotify? It’s complicated. But the company has always developed its own digital music services to sit alongside those of its distribution / sparring partners. The...
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Ministry of Sound invests in ticketing startup TickX

Ministry of Sound is already a business with many arms, but now it’s playing tech investor. The company has taken a “significant” stake in British ticket aggregation startup TickX, which launched last December. The...
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Ministry of Sound calls for Apple Music to reward curators

Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer has called for Apple Music to create a business model for third-party playlist creators, while warning fellow independent labels to beware of majors’ attempts to “manipulate” the...
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It’s not just Apple Music that Prince is missing from

Reports yesterday noting that Prince wasn’t available on Apple Music only told part of the story: the star has removed his back catalogue from every streaming service, seemingly, except for Tidal. Whether that indicates...
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Ministry of Sound boss: major labels have ‘f***ed everybody up the arse’ on streaming

Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the chatterers, it doesn’t. An actual fireplace may have been lacking, but there was...
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What happened when Ministry of Sound CEO shared a stage with Deezer and Rdio

“Your objective is to grow your user base, to tell a story such that you can IPO or you can sell, and you can exit, and you can put money back in the pockets of your investors. You are not the ones who are investing in...
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Spotify’s latest app integration is with RunKeeper

We’ve thought for some time that there’d be a fertile crossover between fitness apps and music apps, but only a handful of companies or brands have tried it – the running apps from Ministry of Sound and NOW, for example....
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Ministry of Sound boss takes aim at Apple, YouTube and Spotify

Ministry of Sound chief executive Lohan Presencer has published an “alternative Christmas message to the music industry” as an opinion piece for the Guardian. It pulls few punches, from describing Spotify as “Amazing...
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YouTube launches online video guide for dance sector

YouTube has published guides for content creators for a number of years to help them get the most out of the online video service. Its latest guide, however, is aimed squarely at the dance sector and made available via the...