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French e-tailer Cdiscount launches Cstream service

We knew this was coming as B2B firm 7digital flagged it in its recent trading update, but French online retailer Cdiscount has now launched a music-streaming service. Well, more than music: Cstream combines music, videos...
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Dutch artist Pip Blom hails Spotify role in her career

Spotify has faced regular criticism from artists large and small about its payouts, but it has also received praise from artists who see it as having helped them break through. The latest example of the latter is Dutch artist...
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Spotify’s Daily Mix is ‘an inverse Discover Weekly’

By now you’ll likely have seen the news that Spotify has launched a new set of personalised playlists for its listeners under the banner of ‘Daily Mix’. Announced yesterday, the feature is rolling out to Spotify’s...
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iHeartRadio confirms move into on-demand music-streaming

iHeartMedia has confirmed that it’s following rival Pandora into the on-demand streaming market. In fact, the strategy closely mirrors Pandora’s plans for a mid-tier ‘radio plus’ product and then a full on-demand...
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Could streaming lead to US dance-artists’ domination?

As its core audience is made up of early adopters, dance music is over-indexing on streaming services. However, dance artists from Europe could find themselves seriously disadvantaged as US acts and US playlists ossify as...
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‘Does Snapchat need music? Does WhatsApp need music?’

Is music-streaming boiling down, globally, to the big-tech big guns (Apple, Google, Amazon and maybe Facebook) plus one or two independent services if they can survive? 7digital CEO Simon Cole thinks his company’s recent...
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Deezer family plan launches in Europe

Deezer is the latest streaming service to launch a family plan, with its subscribers across Europe now able to pay €14.99 a month for up to six accounts on the service. That matches the family plans of Apple Music and Spotify...
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Nielsen study analyses US music listening

Nielsen has published its annual Music 360 study of American listeners, including their preferred methods of accessing music. Radio remains popular, with respondents preferring it as their music source 27% of the time, compared...
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Those Facebook / Spotify acquisition rumours are back

The last time we reported on speculation about Facebook getting into streaming music, the social network flatly denied it. One of Spotify’s investors, GP Bullhound, still has hopes that Facebook may change its mind… by...
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iHeartMedia following Pandora into on-demand streaming

Pandora’s intentions to launch a $9.99-a-month on-demand streaming service are well-known, but its main radio rival in the US is now following suit. The New York Post reported that iHeartMedia will announce its own on-demand...
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Free services dominate US weekly music-streaming hours

The latest study from research firm MusicWatch is likely to fuel the arguments about the “value gap” between free, ad-supported music streams and the revenues they generate for rightsholders. The study quantifies weekly...
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SoundCloud Go gets its own $0.99-for-three-months offer

Spotify has made a habit of 99-cent premium trials, offering three months of its subscription tier for less than a dollar. Now SoundCloud is following suit with its first such deal for its SoundCloud Go subscription service.