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Beatport launches iOS and Android app for its streaming service

Dance downloads store Beatport recently expanded into streaming with the beta launch of a free, on-demand streaming service without any ads (Bulletin, 24-Feb-15). One month on, and there are apps for that on iOS and Android....
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Twitter launches Periscope as UMG invests in Meerkat

The battle is on in the latest wave of live video-broadcasting apps, with Twitter’s recently-acquired Periscope launching yesterday on iPhone, to compete with SXSW-buzz Meerkat. Among Periscope’s differences are its ability...
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Instagram launches its own collage-creation app: Layout

Clearly, the number of unofficial ‘turn multiple photos into collage shots for Instagram’ apps triggered some kind of ‘we should really do this ourselves’ switch within Facebook’s photo-sharing subsidiary. Yesterday,...
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Apple launches programmatic ad buying for iTunes Radio

Remember iTunes Radio? It’s still unclear whether Apple’s free personal radio service will remain an individual brand once the company relaunches Beats Music later this year, but for now it’s still a going concern....
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Wax & Stamp launches vinyl subscription service in the UK

Streaming subscriptions, yup. But vinyl subscriptions? That’s the idea behind Wax & Stamp, a recently-launched service in the UK that’s pitched as a monthly vinyl subscription club. Fans pay £26 a month, and get...
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TuneCore launches DropKloud location-based app

Late last year, digital distributor TuneCore acquired a startup called DropKloud, which focused on location-based promotions where artists could “drop” tracks and other content for fans to discover at specific locations...
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YouTube launches YouTube for Artists music resource

YouTube’s reputation among independent labels and artists has taken a buffeting over the last year, but Google’s online video service remains a widely-used platform by musicians. The company is hoping to take everyone’s...
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Samsung launches web client for Milk Music

Samsung has launched a website version of its Milk Music service – the first time it’s been available on non-Samsung devices. The personal radio service launched in the US in March 2014 (Bulletin, 10-Mar-14) and has since...
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Instagram launches slideshow ‘carousel’ ad unit

Sony Music was one of the first music firms to test Instagram advertising last year, although the emphasis for the Facebook subsidiary’s ad business has been more on other types of consumer brands. Even so, Sony and others...
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Naxos launches classical music streaming service

Classical music firm Naxos has launched a high-definition subscription streaming service, ClassicsOnline HD•LL. Available as a desktop app, web player and apps for iOS and Android, it’s launching with a catalogue of more...
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Facebook launches Ads Manager app for its 2m advertisers

Facebook announced a new milestone yesterday: more than 2m advertisers on the social network, which is up from 1.5m in July 2014. “You’re creating jobs, sharing new ideas and inspiring all of us to dream big,” wrote...
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Beatport launches free streaming service – with no ads

Dance-music downloads store Beatport has been mulling a streaming service for some time, but yesterday it opened the doors to existing customers for its private beta. The key point: for now, Beatport is offering free, unlimited...