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UK’s Official Charts Company adding streams to its singles chart from July

Those rumours earlier in the year about streaming getting added to the UK's official singles chart were correct: early this morning the Official Charts Company confirmed its plans. The first singles chart to include streams...
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Rhapsody International reaches 1.7m paying subscribers

Rhapsody International has stated that it has 1.7m paying subscribers now, an increase of 63% in the past year.
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Napster head claims streaming will never be “the primary medium”

Napster head claims streaming will never be “the primary medium”
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Labels seek summary judgement in Grooveshark copyright lawsuit

The gloves are well and truly off in the long-bubbling copyright infringement case brought against Grooveshark by major labels
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Can streaming music be sustainable for artists?

The most curious aspect of the ‘Streaming: A Sustainable Platform for Artists?’ debate at Midem was how many of the questions swerved wide of that topic.
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Download director talks music and piracy

Alex Winter – the director of Download, the new documentary about the original Napster – talks about his film, the impact of Napster, its legacy.
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Now Rhapsody has Echo Nest-powered personal radio

The Echo Nest has another high-profile customer for its music discovery and personalisation technology: Rhapsody.
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Music Ally Report 330 – Ad It Up

Our cover feature looks at how audio ads on music services are getting a lot leaner and a lot smarter as the sector grows but will have to keep upping their game as competition from other outlets for digital ad revenue sharply...
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Telefonica strikes global distribution deal with Napster

Big news for Rhapsody and its international subsidiary Napster yesterday, as it struck a global deal with telco Telefonica, including the latter company taking an equity stake in Rhapsody. Telefonica is hoping its local...
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Napster bags a carrier deal in France with SFR

Deezer and Orange's longstanding partnership has made France one of the most-watched countries in terms of the potential for telco bundling of digital music
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Music Ally Podcast #28 – Napster, YouTube, iRadio and more

The Music Ally podcast is back after a week off because, like a digital Lazarus (or a digital ET), Stu Dredge is "back from the dead" (trans: he gnawed one too many frozen chicken drumsticks at a BBQ) to join Eamonn Forde...
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Rhapsody’s Napster expands across Europe and plots ‘laddered’ pricing strategy

Nine years since it launched as a legal digital music service in the UK and Germany, Napster has gone live in 14 more European countries. It is also planning to introduce ‘laddered’ pricing to better attract broader...