Tag: streaming services

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Liberty Media boss cool on streaming economics

Rumours that Liberty Media subsidiary Sirius XM may bid for Pandora continue to rumble, yet Liberty CEO Greg Maffei has concerns about the business models around streaming music.
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Streaming music giants spending their way to domination

Billboard has a interesting feature (written by Andrew Hampp of music sponsorship agency MAC Presents) on the four leading streaming music services in the US – Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and (yes) YouTube – and how...
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Spotify exec criticises exclusives but defends chart

Spotify’s Kevin Brown has been talking about the impact streaming is having on the UK singles chart, but also about the growing battle for artist exclusives in the streaming market.
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Anghami adds new video feature for its 24m users

Middle Eastern music-streaming service Anghami, which is headquartered in Beirut, now has 24 million listeners for its freemium offering.
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vKontakte music sub to cost ‘the same as a cup of coffee’

If you needed any more proof that Russian social network vKontakte is on a path from friend to foe for the music industry, witness the appearance of all three labels on a panel event at its VK Fest conference.
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Musician Tom Vek attacks Trent Reznor over Apple Music

Musician and music-app developer Tom Vek has laid in to Apple Music’s Trent Reznor for his recent interview comments.
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Analyst claims Spotify’s clout with labels is on the rise

Will Spotify’s 100m-users milestone give it more clout when negotiating licensing deals with major labels? Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor made exactly that claim yesterday.
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Neil Young starts to pull all his music from streaming services

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he posted a Facebook...
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Apple Music joins T-Mobile’s Music Freedom package

T-Mobile in the US has announced that its customers who are Apple Music users will be able to stream music over 4G for free. It already does the same for users of 33 different streaming services (up from seven a year ago),...
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Deezer joins IFTTT for smarter connectivity

Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit vague, but examples...
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Eventbrite claims ‘streaming drives concert attendance’

Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking up the links between...
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Spotify’s US lobbying efforts may be focusing on Apple Music

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 fee, according to...