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Confirmed: Ministry of Sound shifts its playlists to Apple Music

We alluded to this in yesterday’s story about Sony Music boss Rob Stringer’s comments about Spotify and streaming, but it’s worth a standalone piece.
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Apple Music exclusive sees Ministry of Sound de-list (but not delete) Spotify playlists

Reports earlier this week of an exclusive playlists partnership between Ministry of Sound and Apple Music have now been confirmed. “All Ministry of Sound playlists and the monthly Ministry Mix – only on Apple Music,”...
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Ministry of Sound set for branded-playlists Apple Music deal

Dance brand Ministry of Sound is up to something with Apple Music, as revealed by a TV ad (as well as an Apple Connect post) with a prominent date: 04.10.18. MBW reports that “Apple Music is going to officially begin...
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Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round

British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm...
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Sony Music / Ministry of Sound acquisition has digital implications

“People do things within big companies that are immensely damaging to the industry, but I do understand the reasons why they do them… you’ve got very short-term decisions made by people on the basis that they have five...
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Brand Aid Part 2 – Sandbox 160

In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
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Ministry of Sound launches new ‘Live’ streaming app

Ministry of Sound’s relationship with streaming services like Spotify? It’s complicated. But the company has always developed its own digital music services to sit alongside those of its distribution / sparring partners. The...
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Ministry of Sound invests in ticketing startup TickX

Ministry of Sound is already a business with many arms, but now it’s playing tech investor. The company has taken a “significant” stake in British ticket aggregation startup TickX, which launched last December. The...
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Ministry of Sound calls for Apple Music to reward curators

Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer has called for Apple Music to create a business model for third-party playlist creators, while warning fellow independent labels to beware of majors’ attempts to “manipulate” the...
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It’s not just Apple Music that Prince is missing from

Reports yesterday noting that Prince wasn’t available on Apple Music only told part of the story: the star has removed his back catalogue from every streaming service, seemingly, except for Tidal. Whether that indicates...
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Ministry of Sound boss: major labels have ‘f***ed everybody up the arse’ on streaming

Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the chatterers, it doesn’t. An actual fireplace may have been lacking, but there was...
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What happened when Ministry of Sound CEO shared a stage with Deezer and Rdio

“Your objective is to grow your user base, to tell a story such that you can IPO or you can sell, and you can exit, and you can put money back in the pockets of your investors. You are not the ones who are investing in...