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Classical streaming service Idagio raises $11.7m funding round

We’ve seen a few streaming services focusing on classical music launch in recent years, although as yet none have managed to create a symphony of success in terms of signing up subscribers. Can Idagio buck the trend?...
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Analysts give their views on SiriusXM / Pandora acquisition

Analysts have been publishing their views on the implications of SiriusXM’s proposed acquisition of Pandora, and it’s fair to say many of them are taking a wait-and-see approach. Goldman Sachs highlighted the ‘go-shop’...
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Analyst claims Apple Music has an ‘iOS ownership advantage’

You may have seen some headlines overnight about Apple Music ‘converting’ people to subscribers at a rate “2.5x faster than Spotify”. But what does this mean, given that the two services have different funnels –...
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Led Zeppelin Experience may offer streams of concert recordings

It’s been a long time since they rock and rolled: the last time Led Zeppelin played live was for a one-off reformation in December 2007, and since then hopes of further concerts featuring the surviving members of the band...
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Deezer researchers develop AI to detect songs’ moods

Good news for anyone who likes crunching through an academic paper about neural networks on a Monday morning. A team of researchers at Deezer’s Paris headquarters have published a paper titled ‘Music mood detection based...
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YouTube rolls out music features and tweaks its Trending tab

Little and often appears to be the approach being taken by YouTube to adding improvements to its YouTube Music service, now that it’s out in the world. The latest additions are audio-streaming and download-quality controls for...
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Super Hi-Fi makes AI-generated newscasts for streaming services

While his views on Apple, Amazon and major labels jumped out of Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy’s recent appearance at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference.
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Indian offline music service Carvaan gets a premium version

‘Offline’ music? That’s the raison d’etre of something called Carvaan in India: a portable music player launched by Saregama that is preloaded with 5,000 ‘evergreen’ songs in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi...
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Report: Tencent Music halves amount sought in IPO to $2bn

We’re eagerly awaiting more public details on Tencent Music’s IPO in the US, which will give the industry a deeper insight into the figures and trends around the Chinese company’s music-streaming services. Its filing...
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Pandora gets its own Release Radar with ‘The Drop’ playlist

The spread of hyper-personalised algorithmic playlists on streaming services continues: we're writing about new ones so often, it might be time to come up with a catchier term. Algo-personalised playlists, anyone?
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Spotify says non-US country streaming-share is up 21% since 2015

One of the themes Music Ally explored in our recent report on country music was how streaming is helping the genre and its emerging artists find new audiences abroad. Now Spotify has published a blog post on the trend to...
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Spotify internal email suggests November launch for Middle East

Spotify’s next wave of global expansion may come in November with the Middle East and North Africa, according to a report by Gulf News, based on a leaked internal company email. “A senior media executive is quoted describing...