July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Fresh from launching a streaming music service and appointing a new CEO, dance site Beatport is announcing a startling new partnership: with Spotify. Yes, that's right: the two companies are rivals,...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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This week, Spotify rolled out a long-awaited new feature: its Discover Weekly playlists. These gems of exploration are now nicely slotted into every user’s library on the service, and are truly an excellent...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Some figures around Spotify are very public, like its 75 million active users; its 20 million paying subscribers and its $3bn of rightsholder payouts. Others need a bit more ferreting out. The company’s...

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July 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify announced its new running features earlier in the summer, it also talked about a partnership that would bring streaming music to Nike’s separate running app. That happened yesterday with...

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July 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify is rolling out a new feature today: Discover Weekly, a personalised playlist for each of the streaming service’s 75 million users. Spotify is describing the new feature as a “weekly mixtape”...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been clear for some time that we’re about to enter a battle royale for streaming exclusives, with Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other rivals scrapping for (at least) early access to key songs...

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July 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Last week, court papers from Sony Music’s court battle with 19 Entertainment over streaming deals revealed part of the major label’s defence against claims it willingly lessened artist income by accepting...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube may have delayed the commercial launch of its YouTube Music Key streaming service, but according to CEO Susan Wojcicki, the launch will still come this year. In an appearance at the Fortune Brainstorm...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, it emerged that Spotify had appointed four Washington lobbying firms to cover different aspects of its business (Bulletin, 16-Apr-15). Now it seems at least one of them is earning its...

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