Tag: streaming services

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Audiam launches new association for publishers

Since its launch earlier in the year, Audiam has been making waves in the digital music community with its focus on YouTube royalties collection. Now it’s turning its attention to publishers, setting up what it’s describing...
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Streaming service Guvera goes live in India

We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services like Saavn, Gaana and Dhingana over the last couple of years, but rivals from other parts of the world are eyeing the market too. Rdio, for example, which snapped up Dhingana...
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Bono: labels not Spotify should field streaming anger

The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real enemy,...
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Adele’s manager on Spotify, YouTube and premium streaming

Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins has defended Spotify while suggesting it needs to rethink its non-windowing policy. “Personally, I think streaming’s the future, whether people like it or not, but I don’t believe...
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Zvooq on its Fonoteka app: ‘Turn down the noise’

Russian digital music service Zvooq has been pursuing a policy of unbundling streaming music, releasing a series of individual apps for different aspects of music listening. Product lead Bas Grasmayer published a blog post...
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iTunes music sales down ’13% to 14% worldwide’ this year

The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year”. Not...
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Google revamps Google Play Music app with Songza features

Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app with Songza-style “expert...
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BBC says 200k playlists have been created in Playlister’s first year

We reported yesterday on the launch of BBC Music, and the expansion of its streaming playlists service Playlister. But we missed the Beeb’s announcement of a couple of stats: in the year since Playlister launched in...
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BBC Music launches with glitzy video and Playlister expansion

Last night saw the launch of a new recording of the Beach Boys‘ ‘God Only Knows’ commissioned by British broadcaster the BBC, in the same vein as its ‘Perfect Day’ promo from a few years ago....
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Reddit raises $50m with plans to give 10% to its community

Online community Reddit has closed a $50m Series B funding round that includes investment from VC firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. Oh, and individual celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto. “we’re...
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At least some Spotify users can see all song play-counts

Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count. Previously, these...
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WhoSampled has 1m active users and a brand new Android app

WhoSampled has been helping people dig back into the samples in their favourite songs since 2008 as a website, and since 2012 as an iPhone app. Yesterday, the company ported the latter to Android, albeit with a different...