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The NFL is launching content on music-streaming services

American-football league the NFL (or for American readers, simply ‘football league the NFL) is getting into music streaming in an interesting way. It’s launched a ‘hub’ on services including Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud,...
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The Fader investigates UMG’s streaming-compilations strategy

Music website The Fader has been doing some digging into a series of streaming compilations released by Universal Music Group. It claims that UMG has released ‘hundreds’ of albums on Spotify based on specific topics...
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Spotify CFO on streaming competition: ‘It’s our game to lose’

You’ll hopefully have seen our story on Spotify’s latest quarterly financials yesterday. The streaming service now has 113 million premium subscribers and 248 million monthly active users; saw its revenues grow by 28%...
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African streaming service Playfre expands to 13 more countries

Playfre is still in its early days for user growth: the African music-streaming service has just over 5,000 registered users, although people don’t have to register to use its app. Having launched at the start of May 2019,...
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NetEase still keen to take its Cloud Music service public

Chinese technology company NetEase has just taken its online-education subsidiary Youdao public, but it’s already thinking ahead to similar plans for its music-streaming service NetEase Cloud Music. CEO William Ding told Bloomberg that...
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Could Bytedance’s music-streaming service be called Yinyuebang?

Several reports over the course of 2019 have pointed to TikTok’s parent company Bytedance’s plans to launch a music-streaming service, likely focused on developing music markets, with strong social elements. Now there...
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Pandora adds full song credits to its web and desktop apps

Pandora is the latest music-streaming service looking to give more credit to the people behind recordings. It’s now showing ‘full’ song credits for millions of tracks in its catalogue, for both free and paying listeners...
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Could user-centric payouts also be applied to book publishing?

Spotify’s former chief economist Will Page is now reportedly writing a book – but he’s certainly writing for The Bookseller, the publishing-industry trade mag. He’s just penned a column exploring whether the user-centric...
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Sony Music’s Mora Qualitas hi-res streaming service launches in Japan

Sony Music Entertainment Japan has launched its Mora Qualitas hi-res streaming service, working with Rhapsody International (through its ‘Powered by Napster’ B2B business). Plans for the service were actually announced...
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US digital audio advertising grew by 30% in first half of 2019

Advertising-industry body the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has published its mid-year report on digital ad revenues in the US. The big figure is $57.9bn: that’s how much money was spent on digital advertising in...
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Introducing The Music Ally Learning Hub

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Learning Hub for the global music industry! What is this special place? The Music Ally Learning Hub is a new dedicated e-learning platform for the modern music...
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Netflix sees ‘modest headwind’ created by new streaming rivals

Shares in video-streaming service Netflix rose last night, after the company announced its latest financial results. This, despite actually missing one of its key targets for the third quarter of 2019. “In Q3, we grew to...