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Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?
What’s The Best iPad Streaming Music App? MOG’s New iPad App vs Rdio vs Spotify

Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

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You have to be incredibly brave or foolish to bet investment money on a digital music startup. But what about a data company, which happens to sell services to digital music startups? That seems more palatable. At least to the investors putting $17 million into The Echo Nest, which maintains...
Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

New iRadio Ad Details Surface Ahead of Expected Launch Next Week

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Following a report earlier this week that suggested Apple's iAd staff would be responsible for securing advertising deals to support Apple's upcoming streaming music service, AdAge has confirmed the rumor and released new details on how the upcoming service, dubbed "iRadio," will function. AdAge claims that iRadio, which Apple plans...
New iRadio Ad Details Surface Ahead of Expected Launch Next Week

Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

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The New York Times reports that Apple is still hoping to launch its much-rumored streaming music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week, pressing to complete deals with record labels that would allow the company to announce the service.Apple's service, a Pandora-like feature that would tailor streams of...
Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

Music Industry Creates New Royalty Rates... But Did They Do So For Systems That Don't Require Royalties?

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There's been some buzz in music circles about the news that the RIAA, the NMPA (music publishers) and the DMA (digital music companies) have reached an "historic" agreement on mechanical royalty rates, potentially avoiding what often is a contentious rate setting process at the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). The CRB...
Music Industry Creates New Royalty Rates... But Did They Do So For Systems That Don't Require Royalties?

Tech Blog Payola?

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Suppose you have a stake in an investment fund and would like to get favorable publicity for the companies in your portfolio. One approach is to spend your day reaching out to influential tech bloggers, trying to sell them on the glories of these companies. But that takes so much...
Tech Blog Payola?

BPI: 6 Music closure 'defies belief'

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Record industry bodies the BPI and Aim protest over BBC plans, while broadcasting minister Ed Vaizey backs digital stationPressure is growing on the BBC to save 6 Music from closure, with the music industry weighing in to support the digital radio station.The BPI, which represents the UK's music companies, said...
BPI: 6 Music closure 'defies belief'

Pandora buys FM radio station in a wily move to fight music companies

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You might think that the biggest threat to Pandora right now is the just-announced iRadio, but Apple's upcoming music service isn't nearly as dangerous to Pandora's bottom line as music companies are. Pandora has been caught in a long and protracted battle to ensure that it can continue to...
Pandora buys FM radio station in a wily move to fight music companies

(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Governor Jerry Brown, at the Journal’s ECO:nomics conference on Friday, said the key industries...
(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

Larry Page | MediaGuardian 100 2012

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Despite setbacks over privacy and ad tracking, the Google chief has underlined its dominance in search and advertisingJob: co-founder, chief executive of Google 1997-2001, 2011 to dateAge: 39Industry: digital media2011 ranking: 3This year Larry Page has mostly been the strong, silent type - because an (unspecified) illness affecting his vocal...
Larry Page | MediaGuardian 100 2012

Could Amazon Interest You in a Used eBook?

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(Photo: flickr.com/justbecause) Oh boy, the big six are just going to love this: Geekwire reports that Amazon has secured a patent for a "secondary market for digital objects," meaning anything from ebooks to mp3s. That means Amazon has hammered out the basics of a system that would, according to the abstract from the...
Could Amazon Interest You in a Used eBook?

Google Working on Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

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Google is in negotiations with music publishers to develop a Spotify-esque subscription streaming music service for its Android operating system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Currently, Google has a scan-and-match music service like iTunes Match, as well as an Android-focused music download store. Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating...
Google Working on Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

Google Said to Be Eyeing Spotify-Style Streaming

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Google Inc.’s Android unit has been negotiating with music companies to start a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to Spotify AB, according to people familiar with the matter. Separately, Google’s YouTube video website is trying to obtain licenses from music labels to start a paid subscription service for music videos...
Google Said to Be Eyeing Spotify-Style Streaming
Apple's iRadio talks stall as Google rushes to license new music service

Google Said to Be Eyeing Spotify-Style Streaming

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Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating with music companies to start a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to Spotify AB, say people familiar with the matter....
Google Said to Be Eyeing Spotify-Style Streaming

BII REPORT: How Content Is Being Consumed On Mobile Devices

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The growth of smartphones and tablets has boosted content consumption dramatically. Importantly, mobile media consumption appears to be an additive activity  -- consumers access more media than they otherwise would. In a special report from BI Intelligence, we analyze how users are consuming content on their mobile devices, and take a look at the...
BII REPORT: How Content Is Being Consumed On Mobile Devices
Amazon talks to record labels about subscription music service

As digital music sales leap, paid-for print circulations tumble

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As music companies finally get to grips with the challenges of the internet, paid-for magazines and papers are strugglingJust nine years ago, Britain had a thriving music press and a music industry that was defying the worldwide trend for falling sales. While still some way past its peak, NME enjoyed...
As digital music sales leap, paid-for print circulations tumble

Apple's Been Driving Cable Executives Crazy With Its Plans To Launch A Subscription TV Service (AAPL)

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According to a report from the New York Post, Apple is planning to launch a subscription TV service despite resistance from content providers. Apple's means of doing business isn't sitting very well with some of the people involved in the negotiations. From the Post: Apple’s negotiating stance can be...
Apple's Been Driving Cable Executives Crazy With Its Plans To Launch A Subscription TV Service (AAPL)

BPI claims UK ISPs could earn £103m from digital music by 2013

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A new report from Ovum claims that if the six largest UK ISPs all launched bundled digital music services this year, they could be generating £103 million in direct revenues by 2013. The report was commissioned by Universal Music Group ‘on behalf of the BPI’. That figure is apparently based...
BPI claims UK ISPs could earn £103m from digital music by 2013

Apple Pushing Ahead with Plans for Subscription TV Service by Christmas?

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The New York Post reports that Apple is pressing ahead with plans to launch its own streaming television service by the end of the year, despite continued resistance from content providers.For months, Apple’s point man, Eddie Cue, has been leading talks with content providers, which have largely balked at the...
Apple Pushing Ahead with Plans for Subscription TV Service by Christmas?
Now, Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Spotify-Killer (AMZNAAPLGOOG)

BII REPORT: How The Move To Mobile Affects Content Consumption

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The growth of smartphones and tablets has boosted content consumption dramatically. Mobile media consumption appears to be an additive activity  -- consumers access more media than they otherwise would. In a special report just out from BI Intelligence, we analyze how users are consuming content on their mobile devices, and also take a look...
BII REPORT: How The Move To Mobile Affects Content Consumption

Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

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Service in talks with major music companies in bid to gain an edge on rivals such as Napster, Rdio and DeezerSpotify wants to boost the amount of free music it offers to smartphone users in the UK, in a move likely to fuel a sharp rise in on-the-move streaming.At the...
Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

Apple tipped to unveil iRadio streaming music and new look for iPhone software

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CEO to use speech at developer conference to reinvigorate brand amid slumping share price and pressure from regulatorsThe Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, is expected on Monday to unveil an "iRadio" streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Pandora and Google, along with a new look for the iPhone's software...
Apple tipped to unveil iRadio streaming music and new look for iPhone software
Grooveshark unveils its streaming radio service 'Broadcast'
Spotify, revenue, and the billion dollar question
Microsoft rips a page from Spotify's playbook to take on iTunes

Fresh from its $3m funding round, Soundrop gives its social Spotify app a major lick of paint

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Back in June, we reported that Northzone, the lead investor in digital music companies such as Spotify and X5 Music, had pumped $3m into Oslo-based Soundrop. And it seems the Norwegian startup has been putting its new-found capital to good use, as it’s rolling out a brand new version of...
Fresh from its $3m funding round, Soundrop gives its social Spotify app a major lick of paint
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