August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported yesterday on PRS for Music’s decision to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement. Over the course of the day, the key contradiction between the two parties’ statements became clear: it’s...

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August 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A problematic year for SoundCloud just got even more challenging: the music-streaming service is being sued by British collecting society PRS for Music. "After careful consideration, and following five...

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August 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the headlines from Next Big Sound's Summer 2015 report was the growth of SoundCloud, with the music analytics firm claiming that monthly plays on the streaming service had nearly doubled from 2.5bn...

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August 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Kim Dotcom certainly knows how to stir things up in the music industry. Yesterday, he published a 33-minute recording of a conference call with Universal Music Group executives in January 2012, two days...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Baboom? It was Kim Dotcom’s music distribution service, coming on strong like a mix of SoundCloud and MySpace (or, as he put it, an “iTunes-Spotify hybrid competitor”) that soft-launched...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Does SoundCloud finally have its long-negotiated licensing deal with Universal Music. There were conflicting reports yesterday, with Music Business Worldwide claiming that the companies were “on the...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud continues to walk a tightrope between copyright takedowns and the views of its community, with American DJs Jakk’d issuing a blistering broadside towards the company after their profile was...

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August 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music analytics firm Next Big Sound may have been acquired by Pandora, but for now that hasn’t put the company off its habit of aggregating stats and then publishing them for the wider industry to pore...

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July 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Frances Moore, the chief executive of the IFPI, has posted a blog about artist payments from streaming services. She opens by saying that artists are right when they claim they are seeing less money in...

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