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Live-music subscription service Jukely raises $8m

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month, and the selection of...
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Patreon criticised over VATMOSS taxes issue in Europe

Europe’s new VATMOSS taxation rules mean VAT for “telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services services” (relish that last phrase!) will have to be charged in the country of each customer, not the country of the...
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Apple’s smartphone market share rising says Kantar

2015 must be underway: the smartphone market-share analysts are back at work. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its first figures of the year, examining the market share for sales of new smartphones in various parts...
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European Parliament votes for search-engine unbundling

As predicted, European politicians have voted in favour of breaking up Google. Without, as it turns out, actually mentioning Google by name at all. In a vote passed by 384 to 174, the European Parliament voted yesterday...
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Kobalt songwriters’ Spotify royalties overtake iTunes in Europe

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having announced that in...
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Google facing new antitrust investigation in Europe, over Android

Indie label bodies WIN and Impala are hoping the European Commission will investigate YouTube over its licensing practices, but parent company Google already has one major regulatory investigation in Europe to contend with,...
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Spotify’s VP of Europe Chris Maples leaves for pastures new

Spotify’s European boss Chris Maples has left the company. The ad industry veteran joined the streaming service in April 2011 as its UK managing director and European sales director, before being promoted to VP, Europe...
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Google sets aside $100m to invest in European startups

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas from the best European...
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Demi Lovato’s next European tour to be driven by Shazam tagging data

Shazam’s latest big music data partnership is with an artist, Demi Lovato, with the claim that her upcoming European tour will be planned around cities where she’s most popular with users of Shazam’s app....
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Spotify’s Kevin Brown predicts service will overtake iTunes in Europe

Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its mobile app. In recent...
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EC hauls in Apple and Google to discuss in-app purchases

The European Commission is investigating the booming industry for ‘free-to-play’ mobile games
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Tesla chooses Rdio over Spotify for in-car integration in Europe

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has announced a deal to integrate streaming music service Rdio into its dashboard in Europe, matching an