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Apple Music launches in South Korea

Apple Music is continuing its global rollout apace, with a launch late last week in South Korea.
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Guvera India “in a state of chaos”

Crowdmix is not the only new music company having a hard time of it. Australian ad-funded streaming service Guvera was blocked from going for an IPO in June by the Australian Securities Exchange and had to close its operations...
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Guvera is not out… not yet

Australian music streaming service Guvera (which seemingly now must always have the prefix “troubled”) is getting a stay of execution after winding up in administration in June with debts of (Aus) $12.5m and shutting...
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Steve Savoca steps out of Spotify

Spotify has confirmed that its global head of content, Steve Savoca, will leave the company at the end of next month.
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SoundCloud tipped for $1bn sale – if it can find a buyer

While SoundCloud negotiated its major label and publishing deals ahead of the launch of its Go subscription tier, chatter about an acquisition of the company died down. Now it’s back.
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Music Ally Report 374 – Battle of the Beeb

In our cover feature we look at the BBC’s plans for a streaming music service, and why they’re causing tension with music rightsholders in the UK. The broadcaster is planning a time and catalogue-limited offering that...
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VKontakte and Sony Music reach goodwill agreement in Russia; licensed streaming service pokes nose over the horizon

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed partner for the...
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Beatport gets new boss as investors question SFX plans

Dance-focused site Beatport has a new boss, Greg Consiglio, who has moved across from a role as president and COO of its parent company SFX Entertainment. “The moves underway at SFX show a broader commitment to powerful...
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What went wrong for Turntable.fm?

Streaming service Turntable.fm was hot stuff in 2011, but shut down three years later. What went wrong? An interview with co-founder Billy Chasen by We Are Hunted’s Stephen Phillips, published in May but getting a wider...
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YouTube Music Key commercial launch still set for 2015

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 conference,...
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StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music

We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
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Spotify downloads holding up after Apple Music launch

In the week leading up to the launch of Apple Music, if we’d had a pound for every rival that used a variant on the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats”, we’d probably be able to buy a mid-tier streaming service...