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Swedish artist compares Spotify to busking

"I'd rather be raped by Pirate Bay than by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music", says Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla, the latest musician to check his digital statement and muse over the whereabouts of the millions...
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Bob Dylan removes works from UK streaming services

We all know Bob Dylan isn’t shy about sharing his disdain for all things digital-music related, but this week his wrath has been specifically aimed at streaming services. Over the past few days his back catalogue has...
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International expansion looms as Spotify takes on new biz-dev exec

Spotify is turning up it plans for international expansions, hiring Faisal Galaria (previously international managing director of travel site Kayak.com and before that a European director at Skype) to set up a global business...
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Spotify confirms Chinese launch

We have to confess, the news that Spotify is to launch in China took us completely by surprise. However, it’s official.
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Digital firms congregate in Europe’s low-tax zones

Following on from today's top story about Guy Hands moving Terra Firma to Guernsey, it has emerged that many of the main digital companies are based in Luxembourg, renowned for its `tax haven' status.
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Spotify share story: more details emerge

Following news on August 4 that some major record labels had secretly been shareholders in Spotify since 2008, Swedish news site ComputerSweden reported the labels got their combined 18 per cent share for a snip at €10,000.
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Bandsintown working on location-based iPhone gigs app

Earlier this week, iLike unveiled the latest version of its Live Concerts iPhone app, which digs into people's music libraries and then tells them when their favourite bands are playing nearby.
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VCs taking “leaps of faith” to back Spotify

Spotify hasn't confirmed its reported $50 million funding round yet, but TechCrunch has some punchy analysis of the mindsets of those VCs who are chipping in.
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Report claims Spotify close to nabbing $50m funding round

There've been rumours that Spotify is on the verge of announcing a new funding round for a few weeks, but the Financial Times has gone public with the story, claiming that the round will be $50 million, valuing the company...
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Apple facing FCC probe over iPhone App Store openness

Apple could be in hot water after rejecting the Google Voice application from its iPhone App Store.
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WMG signs pan-European MP3 deal with 7digital

Warner Music Group has become the first major label to sign a pan-European MP3 licensing deal with digital retailer 7digital.
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Spotify launches video adverts in its desktop app

Spotify has announced a new feature aimed to boost its advertising revenues: video ads. It's launching a borderless Flash video player that runs within the company's desktop application, complete with pause, play,...