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Report 390 – Limited Edition

In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
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Report 389 – Onstage, Online

In our cover feature we look beyond the noisy chatter about VR concerts to consider where else digital is really impacting on the live business. From the rise of non-live companies using ticketing to turn themselves into...
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Kleiner Perkins publishers 20th Internet Trends report

Amazingly now 20 years old, the latest Kleiner Perkins Internet Trends report is now available online. The “deck” (do people still say “deck”?) runs through 197 slides so there is plenty to get your virtual teeth...
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Grooveshark is back online. Is anyone really surprised?

Controversial streaming service Grooveshark shut down last week, but it was always inevitable that someone – an outraged listener with coding skills – would relaunch it. And that’s exactly what has happened: “an individual...
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Sandbox 124 – Best Placed: The New Age of Product Placement In Videos

Lead: Online, or more specifically YouTube, has allowed for a whole new type of product placement in music videos, where brands can be added or subtracted from promos on the fly. Some will argue that viewers would prefer...
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Def Jam strikes deal with Playwire for exclusive videos

“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s Law for the...
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Africa: Digital Stats, September 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Apple may have to allow rivals’ e-book apps to provide store links

Last month, a US District Court found Apple guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of e-books in the US.
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Giggem helps bands audition musicians online

Turkish service Giggem is one of a growing number of websites trying to connect music industry pros, including musicians, with a B2B social network.
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UK population are spending 2 hours watching online video

Netflix has commissioned a survey from YouGov that suggests 10% of the UK population is now spending two hours or more a day watching TV shows delivered over the internet.
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Indian download store takes Flyte

Indian download service Flyte, launched by ecommerce giant Flipkart in February, has notched up 600,000 download sales in six months.
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13% of social media users don’t download music

Some 13% of social media users download no music at all – legal or otherwise – according to US market researcher Lab 42.