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MixRadio sees messaging and music coming together with Line

Having completed its acquisition by messaging firm Line, streaming service MixRadio’s Mark Wheatley has been talking about the company’s ambition to bring music and messaging together in the future. “We will see –...
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BuzzFeed talks vertically-integrated media

We see the art of BuzzFeed in our Facebook and Twitter feeds regularly, but its science is even more fascinating. So read The Verge’s interview with CEO Jonah Peretti for a deeper dive into how he sees BuzzFeed evolving...
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The Pirate Bay talk police raid: ‘We couldn’t care less really’

When The Pirate Bay has been targeted by the authorities in the past, it’s usually popped up within days (or even hours) cocking its snook at The Man. The raid in Sweden this month has clearly been more serious, although...
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek: ‘I think people discount piracy’

Spotify boss Daniel Ek has granted a rare interview to Billboard, talking about his company’s highs and lows of 2014. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift makes an early appearance. “The public probably learned there’s...
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Taylor Swift on Spotify: ‘There’s nothing more to elaborate on’

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see trending online, friends...
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Yes, but what does Sting think about streaming music?

Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there in five or ten years. We need something that’s a...
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Jimmy Iovine joins Live Nation’s board

Stronger ties between Apple and Live Nation? That’s something to chew on for 2015. Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine was appointed to the board of Live Nation yesterday. “As an entrepreneur, he has combined business inventiveness...
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Pirate Bay co-founder talks net neutrality

Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde is out of jail, and chatting to TorrentFreak about the looming battle over net neutrality. “The market owners play with our personal information for a profit, states play around...
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Wait! Where did Prince go?

Don’t expect an explanation immediately, but Prince appears to be having a ‘moment’ on social media. The Verge noticed yesterday that his @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account has been deactivated, as has his Facebook page and...
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Streaming service 8tracks ‘We’re still profitable!’

A streaming music service that’s profitable on a global basis? What financial witchcraft is this? But yes, streaming playlists service 8tracks remains in the black. “We’re still profitable!” said CEO David...
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Read our full interview with Beyoncé’s digital strategist Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood

We gave you some highlights of our on-stage interview with Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood of Parkwood Entertainment in yesterday’s bulletin, talking about why her CEO (Beyoncé) doesn’t use Twitter or have an official mobile...
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Google’s future: ‘We’re in a bit of uncharted territory’

Music isn’t mentioned in the Financial Times’ latest interview with Google CEO Larry Page, but it’s a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to understand some of the driving forces behind his company as a whole. Or, as...