May 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

soundcloud

In its short history, SoundCloud has become an important distribution channel and community for electronic-music artists in particular. Its moves towards making money and striking commercial licensing...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A 60-minute stream of Prince’s gig in Baltimore this weekend was made available on Tidal – but not just for subscribers. That set it apart from previous webcasts by Jack White and J Cole, which were...

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May 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

soundcloud

Yesterday was a mixed day for SoundCloud, to say the least. The streaming music service struck a notable licensing deal with the US National Music Publishers’ Association, but then saw major label Sony...

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May 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Jane_Dyball

Former Warner/Chappell exec Jane Dyball, who is now CEO of MCPS in the UK, has criticised SoundCloud over its approach to paying royalties for streams on its service. “It is just not right to me that...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shock news! Major labels have equity in digital music services! Yet there’s more to Forbes’ latest feature on the music industry than its reminder that WMG has a stake in SoundCloud, major labels have...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

playlists

Spotify playlists, YouTubers, music blogs and sundry other digital services are creating a new wave of music curators, even if quite a few of them are just the old curators trying on new platforms. A...

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April 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

teens

Research firm GlobalWebIndex has been tapping its global panel of teenagers to find out what they’re doing online and how they’re getting their digital entertainment. The results make for interesting...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has traditionally frowned on apps that simply provide an alternative listening method to its official mobile app. White Label is an example of an app that adds a layer on top, though – specifically,...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

soundcloud

Last August, SoundCloud launched its On SoundCloud initiative to run ads around the audio uploaded by some of its creators, and give them a share of the revenues. But how lucrative would those revenues...

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