Tag: streaming music

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Concert subscription service Jukely expands to San Francisco

We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts in New York...
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Guvera says it’ll be live in 100 countries by Christmas

Australian streaming music firm Guvera has been signalling aggressive global expansion plans, following its acquisition of Blinkbox Music in the UK. “We plan to be in up to 20 new markets by June, and up to 100 markets...
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Strategy Analytics releases downbeat report on streaming

Research firm Strategy Analytics is making no bones about its views on the streaming music market, with a new report titled ‘Will Royalty Crisis Defeat the Music Streaming Industry?’ and an accompanying press release...
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Yes, but what does Sting think about streaming music?

Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there in five or ten years. We need something that’s a...
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Aloe Blacc thinks songwriters need more dollars from streaming services

Musician Aloe Blacc is the latest to speak out about streaming royalties, in an op-ed piece for Wired that trains its sights squarely on Pandora. “The abhorrently low rates songwriters are paid by streaming services –...
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Beats Music inks deal with Southwest Airlines

We’ve seen a bunch of hardware partnerships in the streaming music space recently, from smartphones, tablets and laptops to connected hi-fis and cars. Beats Music is going bigger though: planes. It has partnered with the...
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We don’t think streaming music is leaving snobs adrift

In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has access to the same...
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Have sympathy for the ‘music snobs’ in the streaming era

There’s a lot of chatter this weekend about a New York Times piece written by Dan Brooks titled “Streaming music has left me adrift”, which outlines a very specific fear about the impact of streaming services....
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A response to ‘Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift’ in the New York Times

Have you read Dan Brooks’ opinion piece about streaming music in the New York Times yet? If not, you should: it’s already sparked plenty of chatter from music fans and digital music industry folk alike. It’s a lament...
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Musician Jimmy Buffett wants a raise out of Spotify

Spotify has been holding a series of events in the US this week to court musicians who may have reservations about streaming music. But CEO Daniel Ek got some direct feedback during his appearance at a Vanity Fair tech conference...
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Rdio boss: ‘The biggest problem is not enough people use Rdio…’

New Rdio CEO Anthony Bay has given his first lengthy interview about his plans for the streaming music service – or, more accurately,
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Jac Holzman says streaming is ‘part of the process of ephemeralisation’

Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman has also been talking about streaming music this week, although he's less criticising it and more