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Pandora, Spotify, Snapchat… the Infinite Dial of US digital music

Edison Research and Triton Digital have released their annual The Infinite Dial report, exploring the US digital music and social media landscapes based on a survey of 2,002 Americans. Among its key stats: a rise in the...
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Snapchat valuation up to $15bn amid Alibaba funding rumours

In February 2013, messaging app Snapchat was valued at $70m. Just over two years on, that valuation has soared to $15bn – quite possibly more than the valuation of Universal Music and Warner Music added together. At least,...
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Snapchat boss: ‘Music is really appealing to us right now’

We know Snapchat is interested in music: the messaging app has worked with several emerging bands on promotional videos; signed Warner Music Group as one of the launch partners for its Snapchat Discover section; and just...
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Snapchat can now record and share music in its clips

Fresh from seeking new funding at a reported $19bn valuation, Snapchat has rolled out a new music feature in its app. “Take a Snap while playing music and other audio from your phone,” is how the update text in its app...
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Snapchat wants more funding – at a $19bn valuation

Remember when Snapchat raised $485m of funding in December valuing the messaging app at $10bn? If your jaw dropped then, it may be hitting the floor again this morning: Snapchat is reportedly looking for another $500m of...
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Now Snapchat is reportedly in the running for Big Machine

Would anyone who isn’t thinking of buying Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine raise their hand? We’ve had the Apple rumour, but now here’s some even more startling speculation: could Snapchat be about to pay $350m for...
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Snapchat Discover driving ‘millions’ of story views

Snapchat recently launched its long-rumoured Discover feature, complete (in the US) with music videos from Warner Music Group. So how is it doing? According to another partner, Fusion, it’s proving very popular with users....
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Sandbox 126 – Patron Saints: Digital Music’s Funding Revolution

Lead: Bubbling under for years, the idea of fan patronage for artists has reached a fascinating point of maturity, with major label acts now looking (albeit tentatively) at what they can do here. “The only ingredient you...
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Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat

Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
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Future Music Marketing: Hits or Hype?

Our next evening event will take place on 16 April, when a panel of experts will be discussing what’s next for digital music marketing, and whether the most talked-about technologies are hits or hype. Up for discussion:...
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Madonna’s new music video makes its debut on… Snapchat?

Imagine a Venn diagram of ‘people who use Snapchat’ and ‘people who are interested in the new Madonna album’. We’re not sure how big a crossover there’d be, in all honesty. That may be the point of the star’s...
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Snapchat Discover launches with strong curation focus

Monday’s predictions of a launch for Snapchat’s new Discover feature yesterday were right: it went live in the afternoon.