October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British startup Playlists.net, which aggregates and recommends playlists created on streaming music service Spotify, has been acquired by Warner Music Group’s WEA label. The major label snapped up the...

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October 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify’s artist relations team held a series of events in the US in recent weeks to talk to artists about the company specifically, and streaming more generally. Billboard has an even-handed report...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: good luck to anyone barmy enough to think they can fund a streaming service with $30,000. But LA-based startup Vaytus says its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts” is Digital Music News’ headline about a speech given by Brian Message in New York this week, although for ‘Radiohead’...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify has been holding a series of events in the US this week to court musicians who may have reservations about streaming music. But CEO Daniel Ek got some direct feedback during his appearance at a...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it comes to digital music, The Beatles are still tied to Apple. But step-by-step, Spotify is bagging the Fab Four – even if it’s having to do it individually with solo works. Ringo Starr’s...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

American musician Rosanne Cash has criticised Spotify and streaming music before, but last week she elaborated on her views in a series of Facebook posts. “‘Download’ and ‘stream’...

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October 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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