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Drip shuts down after ‘hard look’ at its future

We’re sorry to say that Drip – the platform that helped indie labels including Domino, Ninja Tune and OWSLA to launch their own subscription services for fans – is shutting down. “We’ve decided to conclude the...
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Early Australian streaming service JB Hi-Fi Now shuts down

Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi was one of the first companies to launch a music-streaming service in its home country back in 2012, but intense competition from global players is now forcing it to close. “Sadly, the JB...
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Line to shut down MixRadio streaming service

Music-streaming service MixRadio is to shut down in the coming weeks, after parent company Line decided that the “financial challenges” of the streaming market were too high. “The MixRadio music streaming service...
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Clubbing app Beatguide shuts down

We’re sad to report on the first startup shutdown of 2016, as dance-events app Beatguide announced that it is closing its doors. “Goodbye, friends. We gave it a shot! We had a great time. Much love from Berlin,”...
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Yahoo shuts down its Yahoo Screen online-video service

It’s not that long since Yahoo was being tipped as one of the firms capable of giving YouTube some decent competition in the online-video market – including poaching some of its big stars. Now, though, Yahoo is shutting...
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Rdio starts shutdown process with subscription cancellations

Pandora’s acquisition of certain Rdio assets has yet to close, but the latter company is nevertheless beginning the process of shutting down its streaming service. “Effective Monday, November 23, if you currently have...
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Why didn’t Pandora buy Rdio? It was $220m in debt

Pandora was clear in its announcement on Monday: it was buying certain assets of streaming service Rdio – technology and IP – while hiring a number of its employees. But it wasn’t buying the business as a whole. “The...
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Another social music startup bites the dust as Boomio shuts down

People love social apps, people love music, so social music apps will be a path of immense demand to popularity and riches, right? Well, wrong so far for pretty much every social music startup that’s tried to become...
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Bop.fm shuts down abruptly after being acquired

The corporate slogan of digital music service Bop.fm was “the music never stops”. Yesterday, though, it did: the company has been acquired by a firm unrelated to music, and has abruptly shut down its platform for sharing...
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Report claims music-videos service Muzu to be liquidated

Irish firm Muzu was one of a handful of music-focused challengers to YouTube in its day, albeit on a much smaller scale. Now it seems the end of the road may be in sight, with Music Business Worldwide reporting that Muzu...
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Microsoft retiring its Zune services in November

Behold, the quote that spawned dozens of ‘what, Zune services are still going?’ comments in the media: “As of November 15, 2015, Zune services will be retired. You will no longer be able to stream or download content...
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RIAA hails Sharebeast shutdown as ‘huge win’ for music industry

One of the largest music filesharing sites in the US has been shut down, after its domain was seized by the US Department of Justice. Sharebeast and a related links site called Album Jams have both been taken offline, replaced...