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BASCA bosses join criticism of SoundCloud ‘intransigence’

British songwriting body BASCA has weighed back in to the debate about SoundCloud, following news that PRS for Music is suing the streaming service for copyright infringement. “We acknowledge that streaming is a fantastic...
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YouTube as well as SoundCloud should worry about PRS lawsuit

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 about whether...
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PRS for Music sues SoundCloud for copyright infringement

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 years of unsuccessful...
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Next Big Sound loses its data feed from SoundCloud

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 in June 2014 to...
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SoundCloud inching closer to licensing deal with UMG

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 verge of confirming...
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SoundCloud flakk’d by Jakk’d over copyright takedowns

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 blocked after repeated...
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Next Big Sound tracked a trillion music streams in first half of 2015

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 over. For example,...
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IFPI head defends labels’ streaming payments while firing shots at SoundCloud and YouTube

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 royalty payments than...
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SoundCloud subscription is coming – official 

It has been promised by SoundCloud (and demanded by rightsholders) for a long time, but a subscription tier for SoundCloud is finally coming. Leaked documents recently suggested that this was something the service was cracking...
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StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music

We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
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Musician Dave Wiskus on the failings of Apple Connect

Musicians have been getting to grips with the finer points of Apple Music’s new Connect feature – and also its frustrations. David Wiskus, of independent band Airplane Mode, has outlined some of the latter in a blog post...
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Ad-free YouTube launch ebbs further away towards the horizon

Reports are suggesting that YouTube’s planned ad-free tier has run into serious licensing barriers and its launch date is being pushed back again and again. The Information apparently has, well, the information behind this...