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Amazon Prime Music finally makes it to the UK

Amazon Prime Music, part of Amazon’s Prime delivery service, launched just over a year ago in the US and it has finally made its way to the UK. It is offering a catalogue of 1m tracks for free streaming (including storage...
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Apple Music has 10m users already claims report

File under: hmmmmm. Hits Daily Double has run a story claiming there are 10m people using Apple Music since its launch at the end of June. Apple has not officially commented on this or the launch apart from a reference in...
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Music Ally Report 371 – Free Falling

In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium” and why...
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Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest

Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
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Google exec claims streaming exclusives are harmful

It’s been clear for some time that we’re about to enter a battle royale for streaming exclusives, with Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other rivals scrapping for (at least) early access to key songs and albums by major...
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Apple job listing confirms music video plans

Earlier this week, reports claimed Apple was shooting its own music videos for Pharrell Williams, Eminem and other stars. Now the company is recruiting a video producer and project manager to step up its activities in this...
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Apple expected to release new iPods on Thursday

It’s been nearly three years since the last time Apple released a new iPod touch device: the fifth-generation model came out in September 2012. Has the device (and, indeed, the iPod category) been abandoned? Not so. AppleInsider...
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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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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...
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Apple made its own music videos for Drake, Pharrell, M.I.A.

An interesting detail on how Apple is ensuring exclusive content for its new Apple Music service: it’s making its own music videos for key artist partners. That’s according to Pitchfork, which reports that Apple made...
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Band of the Day app shutting down this month

US startup Band of the Day is closing its doors at the end of July, nearly four years after launching as an app recommending, yep, a single new artist every day. Why the closure? Because the company is focusing on its newer...
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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...