Tag: music streaming

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SoundCloud gets Pandora-style artist stations feature

Fresh from adding tens of millions of major and indie tracks to its catalogue for its premium tier, SoundCloud is also beefing up its discovery features.
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Tidal’s latest suitor is reportedly Apple Music

Gossip about Tidal being up for sale have been floating in the ether for at least half a year, even if the potential suitors (Samsung, Rhapsody, Google) have changed.
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Indonesia gets ‘hassle-free music’ app Nada Kita

Australian B2B music firm Tuned Global has launched its latest service in Indonesia: Nada Kita. It’s a free streaming music app with content licensed from local independent labels including Aquarius Musikindo, Musica Studio’s,...
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Line IPO could raise more than $1bn for social network

Japanese messaging app Line is preparing for its delayed IPO on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges. The company has announced that it will price its IPO at between $26.50 and $31.50 a share, potentially raising as...
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Entertainment Intelligence launching playlist-tracking app

Music analytics firm Entertainment Intelligence is launching an app to help labels, publishers and managers track the impact of playlists on music releases. For now, the app is available in closed beta with some of EI’s...
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Musician Tom Vek attacks Trent Reznor over Apple Music

Musician and music-app developer Tom Vek has laid in to Apple Music’s Trent Reznor for his recent interview comments.
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Spotify reaches 100m active users milestone

Spotify has timed its long-anticipated ‘100m active users’ announcement well: just ahead of CEO Daniel Ek’s appearance at the advertising industry’s Cannes Lions conference. That means the streaming service can enthuse...
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Saavn takes investment from music manager Guy Oseary

Maverick CEO Guy Oseary has invested in a number of music-related startups through his A-Grade Investments firm, including Spotify, SoundCloud and Shazam. His latest investment is in a personal capacity though: in Indian...
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Rhapsody rebrands as Napster but promises ‘no changes’

There are more changes afoot at streaming service Rhapsody: it is rebranding as Napster in the US. “No changes to your playlists, favourites, albums, and artists. Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music...
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Twitter invests $70m in latest SoundCloud funding round

Twitter has chipped in $70m of a reported $100m new funding round for SoundCloud. According to tech-news site Recode, the round values the music-streaming service at $700m. “Earlier this year we made an investment in...
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Report 391 – 50 Sense

In our cover feature we round up the topics, the trends and the gossip from the 50th Midem. From streaming losses to playlisting and from China to the new A&R, here is your essential guide to where the music industry...
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Nordics and Streaming in 2015