November 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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One Direction have launched an intriguing digital marketing campaign for their new album 'Four', which involves sending fans to streaming music service Spotify to find hidden "snippets" of tracks. "You...

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November 26th, 2014 by Music Ally

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In our cover feature, we comb through Spotify’s latest financials (for 2013) and consider what it tells us about not just the state of the Swedish company but also the health of the streaming market...

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November 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Need a way to blow out the Wednesday-morning cobwebs? How about streaming German rock band Rammstein’s back catalogue? The band have inked an exclusive deal with Spotify to make their six studio albums...

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November 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify has published its consolidated financial results for 2013 – figures that cover its global business that year, rather than just the individual markets like the UK and France where its subsidiaries...

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November 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We and the rest of the collective tech and music media have written acres about Taylor Swift’s Spotify dispute in recent weeks, but what about other artists who’ve been prominent in their holdout strategies? They...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mashable’s headline that “Taylor Swift’s YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify” will be raising eyebrows within the music industry, but we think there’s a lot more to the story....

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s pile-on time for the notion of free, unlimited on-demand streaming, in the wake of Taylor Swift’s dispute with Spotify. Latest to bundle into the debate is William Morris Endeavor (WME) head of...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we say ‘kids’ – under-35s, anyway. Which in the context of usual perceptions of the Pink Floyd fanbase, are pretty much babes in arms. But yes, Spotify has published some data on the...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much...

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