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Mobile video app Snapverse strikes deals with Universal, Sony and Warner Bros

We wrote about Snapverse earlier in the year when it was one of a crop of mobile apps trying to be a 'Snapchat for music'.
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This Charming Charlie Tumblr creator vows to fight UMPG takedowns

Universal Music Publishing Group is getting more of a fight than it expected after sending DMCA takedown requests to a Tumblr blog.
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Universal Music launches its own Spotify music discovery app

Universal is the latest label rolling up its sleeves and launching a music discovery app on Spotify.
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Vevo tipped for Apple AND Samsung TV distribution deals

The Wall Street Journal is not only claiming that the Apple app's launch may be imminent, but that it may be joined by a separate app for Samsung's connected televisions.
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Universal Music launches ‘Record Club’ on Spotify

Universal Music Catalogue is trying something interesting on Spotify called Record Club: a followable profile on the streaming service that recommends a single classic album every day.
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LoveLive buys Show Cobra to push into the US

Digital content firm LoveLive has acquired one of its US peers, Show Cobra, as part of a push into North America.
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Universal Music taps Muve Music for June music promotion

US mobile music subscription service Muve Music has kicked off its first major label marketing campaign, with Universal Music
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German music sales dropped 3.2% in 2012

German industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) has released figures for the music market there in 2012, revealing that overall recorded music revenues dropped 3.2% last year to €1.44bn.
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Merlin slaps Australian streaming service Songl as ‘waste of money’

Another day, another new streaming music service – and yet another that's drawing fire from licensing body Merlin for disrespecting independent labels.
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YouTube streaming music rumours still swirling

The speculation about an on-demand streaming music service from Google is reaching deafening levels, with two seemingly well-sourced stories pushing the rumour on yesterday.
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UMG’s Keeling hails potential for Google streaming music service

Universal Music Group's Francis Keeling comments about the prospect of Google entering the (audio) streaming music market.
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1m Brits are paying for subscription music services

Datapoint on the growth of streaming-music subscription services in the UK.