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Yahoo shuts down its Yahoo Screen online-video service

It’s not that long since Yahoo was being tipped as one of the firms capable of giving YouTube some decent competition in the online-video market – including poaching some of its big stars. Now, though, Yahoo is shutting...
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Rdio starts shutdown process with subscription cancellations

Pandora’s acquisition of certain Rdio assets has yet to close, but the latter company is nevertheless beginning the process of shutting down its streaming service. “Effective Monday, November 23, if you currently have...
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Why didn’t Pandora buy Rdio? It was $220m in debt

Pandora was clear in its announcement on Monday: it was buying certain assets of streaming service Rdio – technology and IP – while hiring a number of its employees. But it wasn’t buying the business as a whole. “The...
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Another social music startup bites the dust as Boomio shuts down

People love social apps, people love music, so social music apps will be a path of immense demand to popularity and riches, right? Well, wrong so far for pretty much every social music startup that’s tried to become...
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Bop.fm shuts down abruptly after being acquired

The corporate slogan of digital music service Bop.fm was “the music never stops”. Yesterday, though, it did: the company has been acquired by a firm unrelated to music, and has abruptly shut down its platform for sharing...
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Report claims music-videos service Muzu to be liquidated

Irish firm Muzu was one of a handful of music-focused challengers to YouTube in its day, albeit on a much smaller scale. Now it seems the end of the road may be in sight, with Music Business Worldwide reporting that Muzu...
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Microsoft retiring its Zune services in November

Behold, the quote that spawned dozens of ‘what, Zune services are still going?’ comments in the media: “As of November 15, 2015, Zune services will be retired. You will no longer be able to stream or download content...
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RIAA hails Sharebeast shutdown as ‘huge win’ for music industry

One of the largest music filesharing sites in the US has been shut down, after its domain was seized by the US Department of Justice. Sharebeast and a related links site called Album Jams have both been taken offline, replaced...
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This Is My Jam shutting down, but staying online

Music discovery service This Is My Jam is bowing out, with its founders announcing over the weekend that they have “decided to stop operating” the service in its current form. Launched in 2011, the site focused on getting...
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Grooveshark shuts down: ‘We apologise. Without reservation’

Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has shut down, as part of a settlement with major labels following its most recent legal defeat. “We have agreed to cease operations immediately, wipe clean all of the...
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Live Nation Labs shuts down as key execs depart

Changes are afoot within Live Nation, as its Live Nation Labs division appears to have been broken up and dispersed throughout the company. Both Hypebot and Digital Music News reported yesterday that executives Eric Garland...
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Torrent site Fenopy shuts down with broadside at internet trends

Veteran torrent site Fenopy has shut down after nine years, although of its own volition rather than as the result of a Pirate Bay-style raid by police. “Fenopy was being operated by an Artificial Intelligence that I created...