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Beggars boss Mills explains end of 50/50 streaming rate for artists

Beggars Group was one of the first labels to talk publicly about splitting streaming income 50/50 with artists, but the company recently confirmed that it’s now lowering the rate due to streaming being a bigger part...
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SoundCloud adds city details to its analytics

SoundCloud is the latest digital music service sharing more geographical data with artists, after adding city details to its analytics system. “Ever wondered which cities your tracks are most popular in? Question answered,...
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Soundrop unveils ‘label-friendly’ marketing tool Show.co

Startup Soundrop made its name running virtual listening rooms for Spotify users, before expanding to include other services (Deezer and YouTube) as well as working with artists and labels on online listening parties. The...
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More artists speak out on music piracy

The BBC's youth-focused Newsbeat site has been running some articles about music piracy this week.
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Snapchat gets ‘Stories’ feature including tap-to-buy buttons

With millions of users sharing 350 photos a day, social app Snapchat is growing fast, and has been used by some musicians in their digital marketing.
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Ticketmaster CEO calls for ‘powerless’ artists to unionise

Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard weighed into the artists v streaming debate yesterday with some stern words for the musician community.
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Pandora publishes artist payout numbers

Pandora founder Tim Westergren has hit back at criticism of his company’s payouts to artists. In a blog post, he claims that over the next year, Pandora will pay more than $10k each to more than 2,000 artists, and more...
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100k registered users for Mobile Backstage apps

Finnish apps startup Mobile Backstage says its service has signed up more than 100k registered users on mobile phones since the launch of its first apps, with those users registering 4m 'interactions' in 2011 and 92m page...
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Artists shouldn’t ignore Google+ says Ariel Hyatt

Digital PR Ariel Hyatt says that artists should be getting onto Google+ sharpish, rather than shunning Google's social network until they're sure it's popular enough.
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StoryAmp helping artists forge links with music journalists

Another new platform launching for digital music marketing focuses on the editorial side of things.
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Music Ally Report : More than a geek thing

- Lead: EMI and The Echonest - Interview: Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio - Startups: Boom.fm, Playground Sessions and MixPixie - Market profile: Netherlands - Comment: Terry Goetz, ParkVu
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Twitter lists now available to half of all users

Heard about Twitter lists? It’s a new feature on the micro-blogging service that lets users create lists of other users, with unique URLS offering a stream of those users'' tweets.