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Mixcloud’s subs service edges ever closer with UMG deal

Yesterday, Mixcloud announced that it had signed a multi-year direct licensing deal with Universal Music Group. This is not quite a global deal as both China and Japan are currently excluded from the agreement, but the UMG...
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Deadmau5 takes his global mau5trap Radio show to Mixcloud

Dance star Deadmau5 – or as we’ll always think of him, thanks to Kanye West: Dead-Mow-Five – is launching a new, global radio show called mau5trap Radio. In the US, it’ll air every Friday on SiriusXM, as well as...
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Ice says it has paid out €340m as it signs latest deal

Ice is the pan-European licensing hub set up by collecting societies PRS for Music, Stim and Gema, which claims a database of more than 32m songs, and representation for more than 290,000 rightsholders. The body announced...
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Sandbox Issue 197: FAN BASIS subcontracting marketing to your audience

Lead: Since the 1950s, fans were there to buy records, tickets and whatever bits of merchandise acts could pump out into the market. Three decades ago, they were turned into evangelists as street teams came to the fore. Today...
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Mixcloud will use Gracenote’s MusicID to identify tracks

Gracenote has a new customer for its MusicID music-recognition technology: streaming service Mixcloud. The latter is going to start using MusicID to fingerprint music in the 1,000 hours-plus of DJ sets, radio shows and...
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Mixcloud premium plans include individual creator subscriptions

Mixcloud’s plans for premium subscriptions will include the ability for individual DJs, curators and podcasters on its platform to launch subscriptions for their mixes and shows. The streaming service’s ambitions to...
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Mixcloud signs its first direct licensing deal, with WMG

UK-based streaming service Mixcloud has signed a direct licensing deal with Warner Music Group, its first such partnership with a label. The company says it’s working on a premium subscription tier for which such deals...
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‘People say radio is dead. Actually, radio as content is exploding…’

Are music-streaming services like Spotify a threat to the future of radio? Only if the latter industry thinks of itself purely as a distribution platform, rather than a form of content, according to Mixcloud’s Ben Lawrence....
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Spotify: ‘Our ad team is building ways for the free product to be profitable’

Music-streaming services are famously unprofitable, with Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Tidal and others all recording losses while they try to build their businesses. Is there a path out of the red and into the black for music-streaming,...
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Mixcloud has signed up 1m curators: ‘We haven’t killed radio’

Mixcloud might be a near-namesake with music/tech flop Crowdmix, but the former company is still going strong seven years after launching. Today, the UK-based streaming radio service has announced that it has reached the...
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How the economics of curation benefit emerging artists and fans alike

  Digital music services are seeing that listeners want other music fans, not machines, selecting and suggesting what they hear. This is a fascinating turnaround after years of an algorithm-led (and heralded) era that...
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Mixcloud may add live features to its streaming audio service

Streaming audio service Mixcloud is mulling a move into live content, both in terms of DJs and radio shows broadcasting live using its platform, but also the idea of creating round-the-clock online radio stations using some...