November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud signed its first licensing deal with a major label – WMG – last week, but with negotiations still ongoing or temporarily shelved depending on who you talk to, the company is making its views...

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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the necessity (or otherwise) of major label licensing deals for the...

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November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud announced its first licensing deal with a major label yesterday, as well as its plans to launch a subscription streaming service in the first half of 2015. Unsurprisingly, it’s a deal that...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re not sure whether it was mischief or good luck that saw the WSJD conference feature back-to-back interviews with Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge and SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung yesterday....

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yahoo held its latest analyst call following its quarterly financials this week, and it included some interesting details on the growth of Tumblr – and its prospects for making money from ads over the...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has been taking flak from some artists for a long time now over royalties, but yesterday it unveiled a new feature that it hopes will win over more of them. It’s called Pandora Artist Marketing...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging and chat apps are hot! Music is perennially cool! Music messaging apps must be hot and cool! Except two rights have often made a wrong when it comes to blending music and messaging: many of the...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

There’s a new way to listen to music – and, indeed, other kinds of audio – on Twitter. The social network launched its latest feature last night: the Twitter Audio Card. It’s a way to stream...

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