May 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As Spotify’s press conference came to a close today, CEO Daniel Ek announced a partnership with Nike; used “incredible” and “profound” in the same sentence, then introduced D’Angelo to play...

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May 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Cats, pigeons, cans, worms and stick-poked hornet’s nests, scattered all over the place. That’s the best way to describe yesterday’s publication by tech site The Verge of the full 42-page licensing...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Two bits of news from Spotify this morning: one official announcement, and one strong rumour. Both provide an insight into how the streaming service is preparing for battle with Apple. The announcement...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week’s claim by Digital Music News that Spotify “may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months” has been sharply slapped down by the streaming service. “It’s totally...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“Playlists are key. Decision fatigue is a big problem for consumers: when you’re faced with a catalogue of 35m tracks, what are you going to listen to?” said Spintune CEO Brittney Bean, as she introduced...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As streaming services grow, how can labels adapt their marketing to take advantage? That was the subject for the first session in CMU’s Music Marketing Is Broken: Let’s Fix It strand at The Great Escape...

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May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the chatterers, it doesn’t. An actual fireplace may have been lacking,...

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May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's Ping remains one of its very few flops in the digital music world, having only lasted two years after its launch in 2010 as a way for music fans to communicate within iTunes. Its memory lives...

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May 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Warner Music Group (WMG) published financial results for the first quarter of 2015 – its fiscal Q2 – with overall revenues up 4% to $677m, and moving from a net loss of $59m in the first quarter of...

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