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MTN Uganda says Tidal deal part of telco’s ’do or die’ strategy

Music Ally recently reported on Tidal’s latest deal with a telco: MTN Uganda, representing its first move into Africa. Now the telco’s chief marketing officer Olivier Prentout has been talking to Reuters about how the...
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Spotify’s US student Hulu bundle adds Showtime subscription

It’s nearly a year since Spotify launched a $5-a-month package for students in the US that included a subscription to video-streaming service Hulu as well as its own music offering. Now the Spotify Premium for Students...
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London venue Troxy goes mobile-only with Dice partnership

Troxy is one of London’s independently-owned music venues, and has hosted the likes of Pixies, Black Coffee, Disclosure and The The in recent years, as well as a number of industry award ceremonies.
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Ticketmaster signs deal to sell tickets through Samsung’s Bixby

Fresh from tying up a deal with Spotify to be the official streaming partner for its new smart speaker, Samsung has announced an alliance with Ticketmaster too.
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Tidal enters Africa with telco MTN, starting with Uganda

Tidal is the latest global music-streaming service to target Africa as its next region for growth. The company has announced a partnership with telco MTN, kicking off with a bundle deal in Uganda.
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BBC podcasts now on Spotify UK

Podcasts became a “hot topic” last week amid debates over who is and who isn’t allowed a platform on services like Spotify and iTunes. This week sees a less controversial development as podcasts produced for the BBC...
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Spotify is now Samsung’s ‘go-to’ music partner on its devices

Spotify has made its latest move in its battle with Apple, striking a partnership with the latter company’s fiercest rival in the smartphone space: Samsung. Spotify is now the “go-to music service provider” for Samsung,...
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Skype launches new ‘add-in’ to play music from Spotify

Spotify’s latest integration with another digital service is an interesting one: it’s with internet-comms app Skype. For now, the integration will be restricted to people running the version of Skype that previews new...
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Triller licenses song-preview clips via 7digital deal

Social video app Triller has made its latest licensing move, via a partnership with B2B firm 7digital. The latter company says that the deal will “grant Triller access to previews for millions of songs from the world’s...
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Verizon bundle will offer six months of Apple Music

Fresh from reportedly overhauling Spotify for paid subscribers in the US, Apple Music is looking to capitalise on its advantage with a new telco deal. The telco in question is Verizon, which from 16 August will be offering...
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Xiaomi and Netease strike ‘copyright transfer’ agreement

The age of full-catalogue-exclusivity deals with Chinese music services is coming to an end, with the government there having nudged the various companies to strike deals for fairer sub-licensing of the catalogues they control....
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Universal Music Publishing Group inks deal with Lionsgate

In a day of interesting partnerships, Universal Music Publishing Group had its own new alliance to announce: with Hollywood studio Lionsgate. Described as an “exclusive long-term agreement” the deal will see UMPG representing...