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Mumford & Sons launch ‘reimagined’ songs for Amazon Music

British band Mumford & Sons have become the latest artist to produce some exclusive music for Amazon Music. Although in this case, the songs are already well-known: what’s exclusive are new ‘reimagined’ versions...
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Amazon Prime Music has doubled its Indian users in five months

Spoiler: It’s extremely unlikely that Amazon will ever announce exactly how many music-streaming customers it has in India – there isn’t even an official figure for its global listenership. But an interview with Sahas...
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‘Streaming Price Bible’ reveals one label’s 2018 per-stream rates

Every year, artist-rights blog The Trichordist publishes a new ‘Streaming Price Bible’ comparing the latest per-stream rates for the main music-streaming services. This year’s went live this morning, based as ever on...
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Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018

“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our...
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Amazon Alexa gets even more conversational about music

Q4 may not be quite as intense a period for many people in the music industry as it used to be in the physical era, given the fact that an album released early in the year (or in Ed Sheeran’s case, early in the previous...
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Streaming services reveal their top music of 2018

Trees are appearing in lounges; Mariah Carey is creeping up the charts; and the big music-streaming services are revealing their top artists and tracks of the year. It must be nearly Christmas… Yesterday saw Spotify,...
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Amazon takes Amazon Music and Alexa to Mexico

It’s a busy time for music-streaming in Mexico. iHeartRadio launched there in beta late in October, and now Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Music there. In fact, it’s part of a bigger launch: yesterday...
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Amazon Music Unlimited launches in Canada

The latest frontier for Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service is Canada, where it went live yesterday. Amazon is offering a free 90—day trial of its premium subscription tier to Canadians, after which Prime members...
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Amazon launches Pop Culture playlist with exclusive Sia track

Amazon’s music-streaming service has a new flagship playlist called Pop Culture. Focusing on all things pop, the playlist launched on Friday with an exclusive new track from Sia called ‘Step By Step’, under its Amazon...
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Amazon Music: ‘We’re in a leadership position everywhere’

Amazon’s music boss Steve Boom has been talking about the company’s growth in music-streaming, amid its new marketing campaign that focuses on ‘voice’ – both in singing and Alexa voice-control terms.
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Artist exclusives: Rag’n’Bone Man and Florence + The Machine

Deezer has thankfully restrained itself from plastering British artist Rag’n’Bone Man across its programmed playlists today. But the streaming service has made him the first musician to get an ‘artist channel takeover...
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Sandbox 193: Playlisten without prejudice

Lead: Labels and artists spent 2017 getting their heads around how playlists have created a new centre of gravity for the record business. The old ways of promoting a record (discounting at retail, plugging at radio, pitching...