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Music Ally Report 385 – Clan They Kick It

In our cover feature we look at the staggering success of Finnish gaming company Supercell and, rather than rub it in the music industry’s face, we consider precisely how artists and labels can learn from it and other gaming...
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Sean Parker on Spotify, Apple Music, Taylor Swift and Tidal

CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and music. He refers to...
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Ticketing firm Ticketfly buys live music app WillCall

We first wrote about live music app WillCall in August 2013, when it raised $1.2m for its plans to help people discover and buy tickets for gigs, with added merchandise sales and tip-jar features (Bulletin, 8-Aug-13). Sean...
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Sean Parker exits Founders Fund

Sean Parker has walked from VC company Founders Fund and will not make any new investments on its behalf, according to reports
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Sean Parker chips into $1.2m round for live-music app WillCall

iPhone and Android gig-discovery app WillCall has been kicking around for a while now: it first launched on iPhone back in February 2012.
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Sean Parker on Napster: ‘Getting artists paid was all we talked about’

This may be the cornflake-spluttering part of today's Music Ally Bulletin for some veteran music industry executives.
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TheAudience: Sean Parker and Ari Emanuel’s stealthy social media startup

TheAudience once meant a rather-fine indie band fronted by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. In 2012, it means a stealthy social media startup co-founded by two of the most powerful men in the entertainment and technology industries:...
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Sean Parker’s Airtime not such a big hit (yet)

One month ago, Sean Parker unveiled his new startup Airtime at a star-studded press launch. So how is it doing?
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Sean Parker says more work to be done on Spotify social features

Celebrity entrepreneur Sean Parker has been talking about Spotify again.
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Black Keys slam Sean Parker, still shun Spotify

Could the Black Keys' main objection to Spotify be one of its investors? That's looking more likely given comments made by the band's Patrick Carney in an interview about Sean Parker
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Sean Parker on artists’ Spotify payouts: ‘There’s blood in the water for labels’

Amid all the debate around how much money artists get from streams of their music on Spotify, there's one issue the company has only ever felt able to hint at...
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Sean Parker denies Zuckerberg fight, talks up Spotify / Facebook integration

Boo hiss to Sean Parker for slapping down those rumours of an on-street fight with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over Spotify. "I love this story. It shows the potential for one little irrelevant, largely incorrect rumor to...