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US music industry bodies renew attack on ‘broken’ DMCA

Industry bodies including the RIAA, NMPA and SoundExchange have renewed their criticism of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the safe-harbour protection it provides for digital services like YouTube. 15...
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Auxcorde startup targets artists and bloggers alike

Brooklyn-based startup Auxcorde has piqued our interest this morning, after we spotted its profile on investment site AngelList with the slogan ‘plug your audio into the internet’. Its website reveals more about its...
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Nielsen reveals early US Prince streaming stats

Prince’s back catalogue – the portion of it that was made available on streaming services on Sunday, at least – was streamed 4.7m times on Sunday and Monday in the US. That’s according to Nielsen, which has published...
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Spotify office move will create 1k new jobs in New York

The governor of New York was celebrating yesterday, as he confirmed that Spotify will keep its North American headquarters in NY, creating 1,000 new jobs in the process. The company will move its office to 4 World Trade...
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Nearly half of US music subscribers may have Amazon Prime Music

Amazon Prime Music truly is the dark horse of the streaming market, according to a report published today by research firm Parks Associates. "Nearly one-half of streaming music subscribers, the equivalent of 15% of all...
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Spotify joins US tech fight against Trump immigration ban

Spotify has declined to publicly comment on the Trump administration’s controversial immigration ban in the US, but the company has now joined the most prominent technology companies’ official lobbying efforts against...
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Apple may take legal action over Trump immigration ban

We’ve been reporting on the response of music companies like Pandora and Bandcamp to the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration. Now the biggest tech firms are preparing for a new round of action. Apple...
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Study claims 14m Americans are using an Amazon Echo

The latest estimates suggest that Amazon may have sold more than 7m of its Echo speakers so far globally. Now research firm MusicWatch has published a study gauging the devices’ audience in the US. “Based on the 15th...
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Bandcamp joins the protests against Trump immigration ban

Bandcamp is the latest company to come out against President Trump’s immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. The D2C music platform will be donating 100% of its share of sales this Friday to the American...
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SoundExchange and SOCAN payouts set records in 2016

Figures for 2016 are coming in thick and fast, with US performance-royalties body SoundExchange and Canadian collecting society SOCAN both announcing their payout stats yesterday. SoundExchange saw its payouts grow by...
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Billboard Hot 100 chart will now include Pandora data

As it prepares to launch its premium on-demand streaming tier, Pandora has also hit a new milestone of credibility: its data will now be incorporated into Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the US. Streams on Pandora are now...
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Pandora and artist Ash Koosha join protests against Trump immigration ban

A number of US technology companies have spoken out against Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. Yesterday, music-streaming service Pandora joined them,...