Tag: music services

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Spotify wants to know what its users think of Apple Music

Peter Kafka at Re/code has published details of a survey he was sent as a Spotify user in which the company asks those on its service what they think about both Apple in general and Apple Music in particular. He works through...
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Imogen Heap talks about Mycelia and how blockchain can help the music business

There is clearly “something in the air” (well, on the web). Yesterday we covered Zoë Keating talking about how blockchain and Bitcoin could bring greater transparency to the digital music industry. Now Forbes has run...
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Tidal has too many kinks

No, not the village green-preserving Muswell Hill–based battling brothers – but rather continuing teething problems. Madonna, one of the artists who owns a stake in Tidal, has been defending it against mounting criticism....
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Legal consumption on the rise in the UK

A new study by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK has shown an uptick in the number of people accessing licensed content (including music) online. It found that 62% of polled users accessed music, TV shows,...
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Spotify to revise its family pricing?

With Apple offering six family members access to Apple Music for $14.99 a month, the pressure is on for other services to match it. (Interestingly, given the margins here, no one seems bold enough to get into a game of price...
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Gramofon adds AllPlay tech to go beyond Spotify as music source

Kickstarter-funded Gramofon was launched last year by technology firm Fon as a way to easily stream Spotify through an existing hi-fi, and as an alternative to buying a new connected system from someone like Sonos. On year...
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Hungama tipped for $100m funding round

Indian digital music and videos firm Hungama is on the verge of raising at least $100m in new funding, according to a TechCrunch report. It claims that the company is raising the cash from existing investors Intel Capital...
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Sony PS4 sales pass 18.5m as new Walkman debuts

Sony is one of the big tech companies exhibiting at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas, with two of its announcements standing out for us. First was a new sales milestone for the company’s PlayStation 4 console, which...
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ISP TalkTalk fingered as a potential BlinkBox buyer

British supermarket chain Tesco is reportedly keen to divest itself of peripheral businesses in 2015, including its BlinkBox family of digital entertainment services. Earlier this week, ISP TalkTalk emerged as a potential...
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Time’s Spotify calculator misses one big point

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much do artists make...
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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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Sony ‘paying attention’ to debate around free streaming

Sony’s chief financial officer Kevin Kelleher has sparked some headlines overnight with comments about the ongoing debate over the value of free tiers for on-demand music services. “The key question is, are the free,...