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SurveyMonkey CEO On How To Build A Great Company: Raise Money From The Right People, Don't Sweat Competitors
Everything, Zen: can you be a monk and a tycoon too?

DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

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It might come as a surprise but at times the owners of some file-sharing sites are subjected to online bullying. Over the years several BitTorrent admins have been the victims of extortion attempts which threaten that unless a particular course of action is taken or even payments made, bad things...
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

Music Distribution Service Zimbalam Opens

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Zimbalam, the digital music distributor from Believe Digital, launches in the US today. The service lets artists submit and distribute their music through 25 of the most popular music platforms, including Apple’s iTunes and Spotify, in addition to “several hundred additional stores worldwide”. This makes Zimbalam the largest music distribution...
Music Distribution Service Zimbalam Opens

iTunes at 3 billion songs: An app born of failure

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When I saw the headline, it made me grin: Apple (AAPL) announced that its iTunes music service has sold three billion songs along the way to becoming the third-largest music retailer in the U.S., passing Amazon.com (AMZN) and Target (TGT). But I remember when, just before the launch of iTunes,...
iTunes at 3 billion songs: An app born of failure
Apple may finally launch its Pandora competitor in 2013

Universal Music Claims Piracy Justifies Monopoly, Wants The Power To Control Digital Music Services

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In a short article discussing how European antitrust officials don't appear to be too keen on Universal Music buying up EMI, and turning Universal Music (already the largest music label) into a truly dominant player in the market, there's this little tidbit: Unnamed sources at Universal have briefed journalists that...
Universal Music Claims Piracy Justifies Monopoly, Wants The Power To Control Digital Music Services
Music-loving hackers make the ultimate mashups between big data & sound

Apple's Pandora-Killer Delayed Over Song Licensing Negotiations

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Earlier this month, the WSJ reported that Apple was working on a streaming radio service to rival Pandora. Apple was reportedly in licensing negotiations with record labels, but was months away from launching the service. Today, the New York Post reports that negotiations with music publisher Sony/ATV have hit a...
Apple's Pandora-Killer Delayed Over Song Licensing Negotiations
Court upholds $675K fine on man accused of illegally downloading 31 songs

Cricket to spin off Muve Music, licensing the service to other carriers

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Cricket Communications plans to capitalize on the success of its Muve subscription music service by spinning it off as a new company and licensing the platform to carriers around the world. The company already has one international licensing deal in place with an unnamed carrier, but Cricket feels more operators...
Cricket to spin off Muve Music, licensing the service to other carriers
Spotify seeking to be big in Japan

iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?

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While the shares fall and the smartphone wars rage, Apple's music store keeps growing - and tying users into its platformSteve Jobs put a new slide up on the huge screen. "We started about a year and a half ago to create a music store," the Apple chief executive told...
iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?

iTunes turning 10 years old, still owns 63% of music download business

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Last year, 44 million Americans bought at least one song or album from iTunes. This month, the digital music store that changed the way we buy music will celebrate its tenth birthday. I guess time flies when you’re having fun. After all those years, Apple’s iconic music service is still...
iTunes turning 10 years old, still owns 63% of music download business

Your SXSW Survival Guide

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For the first time in 10 years, the lead-up to SXSW is, well, quiet. The usual influx of party invitations, Twitter stream inundation and press speculation around what’s going to be this year’s “breakout app” just hasn’t happened. Perhaps it’s because March is creeping up on us, having SXSW start...
Your SXSW Survival Guide

Social Revolution: Crowdsourcing For Change

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Editor's note: Guest commentator Michael Tchong is the founder of Social Revolution. How often have you thought our country needs to change? That something is fundamentally and systemically wrong that needs fixing? And that things could be fixed if we leveraged social media to find the best ideas to agree...
Social Revolution: Crowdsourcing For Change
Apple streaming music service one step closer to reality as deal with Universal Music Group 'imminent'

As Spotify gears up for global expansion, Deezer will be watching its plans for Asia and Latin America

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It will come as little surprise to learn that Spotify is looking to spread its wings, with Canada being touted as its next launch market, possibly followed by Asia and South America. As The Wall Street Journal notes today, the music-streaming service recently published its annual accounts which contained a...
As Spotify gears up for global expansion, Deezer will be watching its plans for Asia and Latin America

Pixorial Tag Teams Rumblefish for Infringement-Free Videos

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You’ve got this video you’ve put together of some cats all climbing over each other to get to the top of the stairs. It’s funny, but it won’t reach viral status unless you add a killer soundtrack. Do you know what would work? “O Fortuna”. Over the top drama,...
Pixorial Tag Teams Rumblefish for Infringement-Free Videos

MOG’s Music Network Has A Ways To Go, But Gaining Fast On Competitors

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Things seem to be going well for MOG, the online music company that offers both an on-demand streaming music service and a large network of music blogs. In February the company raised another $9.5 million in funding and it has some promising mobile apps slated for release this quarter. Now...
MOG’s Music Network Has A Ways To Go, But Gaining Fast On Competitors

Apple Caves on Streaming Music Royalty Rates, First Deal to be Signed Next Week

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The Verge is reporting that Apple is set to strike a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, the largest music label, by next week for its rumored Internet radio service. A deal with Warner Music would follow soon after that, according to The Verge. Last week, it was reported that...
Apple Caves on Streaming Music Royalty Rates, First Deal to be Signed Next Week

Online ticket reselling firms: a sleazy brand of capitalism typical of our times | Paul Mills

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'Touts' create nothing of value, yet technology now allows them to make vast profits at the expense of fans, sport and the artsDispatches' recent investigation into the secondary ticket market – on which I worked as an undercover reporter – exposes a sleazy brand of capitalism that is typical of...
Online ticket reselling firms: a sleazy brand of capitalism typical of our times | Paul Mills

Spotify Lands On Windows Phone 8

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Spotify has just landed on the Windows Phone 8 platform, giving Microsoft’s mobile users access to one of the world’s largest music streaming platforms. Before today, the app was only available on iOS, Android, Symbian, and to legacy Windows Phone users, but Spotify has spread the love around to the...
Spotify Lands On Windows Phone 8

The Times And Spotify: Why Pay When Everything's Free?

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I’ll bet The Times sub-editors raised some eyebrows when their business writer Emily Ford filed her piece, Why I’m not paying any more, for the weekend… “As (Spotify) got bigger, the annoying adverts started to creep in and, with them, the gnawing sense that it was unfair to get...
The Times And Spotify: Why Pay When Everything's Free?

Global music piracy 'unstoppable'

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The world's largest music company admits that internet piracy cannot be stopped, despite the fight against it....
Global music piracy 'unstoppable'
MOG's ad network sold to Townsquare Media

Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

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One of the more frustrating things in the startup world is the view that many have that the "goal" is to raise VC funding, and then everything's "done." The same sort of thing seems to happen in the music industry, whereby many musicians get so focused on being "signed" to...
Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

News Corporation buys stake in music startup Beyond Oblivion

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Here’s an intriguing deal: News Corporation has bought a stake in music startup Beyond Oblivion, according to CNET. The company’s website describes it as “a radical, highly disruptive music service that combines the stickiness of a social network with unlimited life-of-device access to the largest music library on Earth, within...
News Corporation buys stake in music startup Beyond Oblivion
Supreme court denies appeal of woman who owes RIAA $222,000

Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App

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Following a tumultuous week for the social video sector, Klip is remaining focused on grabbing the good kind of headlines: those for releasing ever-improving product and delivering value to its users. Today, Klip released an updated version of its iOS app (v4.3) with some impressive new features — all of which were driven...
Head Down and the Ignoring Hype Machine, Klip Releases Big Update to iOS App
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