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Half of YouTube viewing now happens on mobile devices

YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki gave a keynote interview at the Code/Mobile conference yesterday, with a few nuggets on how YouTube is evolving, and new (old) features it might be getting. One notable stat: 50% of YouTube views...
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Lyor Cohen on fan engagement: ‘Why is every thumb the same size?’

Former WMG exec Lyor Cohen, now running his own company 300 Entertainment, has been fielding questions from fans on Reddit in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview. There are some fun nuggets based on his business, which is...
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Google+ isn’t going away soon: ‘We’re the largest we’ve ever been’

Former Google exec Vic Gundotra was seen as the company’s champion for its Google+ social service, so his departure earlier this year was understandably seen as potentially bad news for the social network. However,...
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Merlin boss: ‘YouTube pays less than any of the subscription services’

Indie licensing agency Merlin has been conspicuously silent amid the recent storm about YouTube’s licensing negotiation tactics with independents – unsurprising, given that it remains at the negotiating table, with...
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Bloom.fm talks of being “the best” rather than “first” and hints at handset deals

Mobile Entertainment has run an interview with Oleg Fomenko, CEO and founder of Bloom.fm. The piece is mainly an introduction to the service and what its intentions are – a lot of which will already be more than familiar...
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Bandcamp boss: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’

If you missed it, there’s now another chance to catch our recent interview with Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond online. The interview includes the direct-to-fan service’s latest stats: “The big number for us –...
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Bandcamp’s Ethan Diamond: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’

When musician Zoe Keating published details of her 2013 earnings in February, most of the media coverage predictably focused on how little she was making from streaming services. Keating made $38.2k from sales on Apple’s...
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Trent Reznor: ‘It costs 10 bucks, or go f*** yourself’

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor may have been a poster artist for D2C commerce in the past, but it's fair to say his enthusiasm for the DIY route has waned.
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Nigel Godrich: ‘I’m not a dinosaur. I know what streaming is…’

If Nigel Godrich has "done an awful lot of research" about streaming music in recent weeks, as he tells The Guardian, why does he think Adele doesn't stream her albums on Spotify?
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Apple CEO Tim Cook gives wide-ranging interview

On-the-record interviews by Apple CEO Tim Cook are as rare as hen's teeth, so Business Week's long Q&A is getting plenty of attention today.
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A little something extra…

The greatest ever interview with Snoop Dogg, plus Jim Davidson's review of the Jubilee music concert.
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Robert Levine on how much online music is worth

Boiling down musician/DJ/label boss Ben Watt's excellent interview with author Robert Levine into a paragraph is a tough job: the whole thing is worth a proper read.