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YouTube debuts student subs as originals strategy evolves

YouTube has followed other music-streaming services in launching cut-price subscriptions for students, albeit only in the US for now. Full-time students at accredited colleges or universities there will be able to get YouTube...
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Record Union wants indie acknowledgment from streaming playlists

Digital music distributor Record Union has launched a campaign targeted at music-streaming services on behalf of independent artists. But it’s not demanding higher royalties or more playlist slots, but rather some way of...
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Bangladeshi telco Banglalink goes exclusive with Vibe service

China, India, Japan and South Korea tend to hog the digital-music attention in Asia, but there are plenty of interesting things going on in south east Asia too: especially around mobile operators.
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Tencent Music may start trading publicly on 12 December

Hold that speculation that Tencent Music’s IPO may slip into 2019.
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Chartmetric adds catalogue/frontline option for playlists

Music analytics service Chartmetric has added some interesting new features: including the ability to browse playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer by their ratio of ‘frontline’ tracks to ‘catalogue’ tracks.
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Spotify says Mexico is ‘world’s music-streaming Mecca’

Mexico is now Spotify’s “largest listener base worldwide” according to a blog post by the streaming service, which is starting to make headlines around the world.
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Huawei claims its music-streaming service has 100m users

Chinese technology company Huawei makes a range of products, including smartphones, for which it has big ambitions.
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Songwriter Sam Barsh publishes ‘shocking’ royalty figures

From the outside, Sam Barsh looks like a pretty successful songwriter, with credits on more than 100 songs including tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Anderson.Paak and Logic. But in a post on Facebook, he has published royalty figures...
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eMarketer predicts 201.5m US digital audio listeners this year

Research firm eMarketer has published some new predictions on the ‘digital audio’ landscape in the US, which includes music-streaming services. The company reckons there’ll be 201.5 million US digital audio listeners...
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African telco MTN buys music-streaming service Simfy

In Europe, we knew Simfy as a German music-streaming service – one of the first to launch in that country – which ran in to problems in 2015 before striking a deal with Deezer to transfer its subscribers over to that...
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NetEase has hopes for a Cloud Music IPO in the future

Earlier this week, we reported on the $600m funding round for Chinese music-streaming service NetEase Cloud Music. It’s part of tech company NetEase, which has a range of other digital businesses, from games and advertising...
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Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music raises $600m

Chinese music-streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has 600 million registered users, having added 200 million of them in the last 12 months.