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VKontakte and Sony Music reach goodwill agreement in Russia; licensed streaming service pokes nose over the horizon

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed partner for the...
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Deezer plans assault on “bland” advertising

That’s fighting talk. If you are going to call other streaming services’ marketing campaigns “bland” and “generic” (as Christian Harris, the MD of Deezer UK, has done) then you better have something pretty extraordinary...
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Guvera shareholder offloads millions of shares but the service is getting a “large cash injection” soon

We can’t say that mUmBRELLA pops up on our RSS feed too often but it has a very intriguing story about Australian music service Guvera. It reports that a major (but anonymous) shareholder in the service has taken out an...
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Deezer joins IFTTT for smarter connectivity

Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit vague, but examples...
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ROK Mobile launches ROK Music streaming service

Good job no other streaming service chose this week to unveil itself. Oh… Anyway, ROK Mobile, a virtual mobile operator that runs on Sprint and T-Mobile in the US, has launched its own bundled music service. ROK Music will...
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Pandora and the eight-second rule for advertising

For Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, seven seconds was the crucial time span and for a milquetoast pop act a mere five seconds is your window in summer – but for Pandora it is eight. The music service’s chief revenue...
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Line’s music service goes live in Japan

We have been writing about Line for a long time, especially in regard to its importance as a social channel for acts (and not just Western mega-acts like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry) where stickers have been...
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Spotify criticised for Android greediness

Online security company AVG has published a report naming and shaming “the world’s greediest smartphone apps” – ranked by how much they eat up battery life, storage and data allowance on their users’ Android smartphones....
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Kollekt.fm’s Feeds helps you playlist music from everywhere

It’s been a while since a music service used the .fm suffix (we’ve had Last.fm and Shuffler.fm), as most seem to favour a –ify ending or Grindr-style misspelling. But Kollekt.fm, a new service from the Netherlands,...
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Samsung committed to Milk despite layoffs

Samsung’s Milk Music is making headlines this week, but not for positive reasons. The music service’s parent division, Media Solutions America, has laid off “dozens” of staff according to Variety, which suggests that...
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Apple’s music relaunch tipped to reach Russia early

Well, this is somewhat sketchy in terms of sources: Billboard reports that Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that its sources within labels there say that Russia will be one of the first countries to get Apple’s new...
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Guvera has now signed up 10m users around the world

Streaming music service Guvera has announced a new milestone: 10m users. That’ll be registered users as far as we can tell, given CEO Darren Herft’s “As a young brand, we welcome the 10 millionth user to the Guvera...