July 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud's ambition to turn its online popularity into a lucrative business took another step forward this week, with the news that the company has poached a senior major-label exec: WMG's Stephen Bryan. He's...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Interest: yes. Acquisition offer: no,” was German news site Der Spiegel’s verdict on the rumours that Twitter was about to buy SoundCloud that emerged earlier this week. It claimed that...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, at least we have something else to gossip about besides Apple buying Beats now. Twitter may be buying SoundCloud, although for now the story is equally speculative: Recode’s scoop includes lashings...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beatport’s new president Lloyd Star has been talking about the recent controversy around EDM star Kaskade and SoundCloud, and the rights issues around mix sets and mash-ups. “It’s interesting...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Who would invest in Kim Dotcom? Well, the internet mogul might not be the ideal candidate for VC funding given his ongoing extradition issues, but he’s hoping to raise AU$4.5m ($4.2m) from investors...

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July 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, even if the artists using the platform have seemingly been comfortable...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On the face of it, Sonos adding SoundCloud to its list of streaming services available through its connected hi-fis is of average significance, albeit nice for people with those hi-fis and active SoundCloud...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Next week, it’ll be curtains for the old SoundCloud, as all users are shifted over to the new version of its website – well, ‘new’ in that it launched in December 2012. Users have been...

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