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Apple Determines iTunes Match Royalties By Counting How Many Times A Song is Accessed

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TuneCore president Jeff Price today wrote a blog post praising Apple's iTunes Match service for creating money "out of thin air" for copyright holders. iTunes Match launched with all the major record labels on board, but some small labels refused to participate over concerns the service was legitimizing music pirates....
Apple Determines iTunes Match Royalties By Counting How Many Times A Song is Accessed

Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

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Last month we took a look at how how many unique visitors social networks receive, and we came across the surprising statistic that MySpace gets more hits than either Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. A new report from The New York Times shows that, not only is MySpace holding its ground...
Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

Yandex bets on iPhone to get Russia paying for music

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Moscow-based search engine Yandex is hoping to steal a march on international rivals with a new music subscription app for the iPhone — but it’s gambling that users will be ready to stump up cash for the service in a country where paid-for digital music is rare. With major music...
Yandex bets on iPhone to get Russia paying for music

After Instagram, which tech startups are most likely to be bought?

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As Facebook snaps up the mobile photo app, will Pintrest, Path or Square be next in attracting a tech giant's millions?Who'll be the next in line for a buyout, now that Facebook has gobbled up Instagram? We pick the obvious candidates.Path, the "life-sharing" app(This got dinged in the tech press...
After Instagram, which tech startups are most likely to be bought?

Facebook launches “Listen” button using Spotify on musician’s pages

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It looks like the relationship between Spotify and Facebook just got much friendlier thanks to a new “Listen” button that Facebook has rolled out onto musician’s pages today. The Listen button sits directly next to the Like button and will prompt you to open up Spotify, or register if you’re...
Facebook launches “Listen” button using Spotify on musician’s pages

Deezer partners with T-Mobile to offer unlimited music subscriptions with mobile tariffs in Austria

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Following the recent announcement of its expansion into Canada, Australia and New Zealand, music streaming service Deezer has set its sights back on central Europe, partnering with mobile operator T-Mobile to offer unlimited streaming subscriptions on some tariffs. The deal is seen as a way to promote legal music streaming...
Deezer partners with T-Mobile to offer unlimited music subscriptions with mobile tariffs in Austria
Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

Beats’ Acquisition Of MOG Confirmed: The Aim Is A ‘Truly End To End Experience’

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Looks like the reports that have been in play for months now have finally been confirmed: Beats Electronics, makers of the hip Dr Dre headphones and partly backed by HTC, is indeed buying the music streaming service MOG. The move will give MOG — struggling to grow against the runaway...
Beats’ Acquisition Of MOG Confirmed: The Aim Is A ‘Truly End To End Experience’

How Do You Go Global Against Clones And Competitors?

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GoGlobal is Morten Lund’s new venture. Earlier this month, Lund pitched GoGlobal live on stage at The London Web Summit. Despite a few people thinking it was a ruse, GoGlobal aims to be a platform to grow globally for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Lund says wants to take three to four...
How Do You Go Global Against Clones And Competitors?

Music Smasher searches Spotify, Rdio, MOG and more in one shot

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When it comes to streaming music services are you something of an agnostic? That's not necessarily a bad thing -- Spotify, Rdio, MOG, Grooveshark, etc... all have their strengths and weaknesses (Spotify, for example, is a great source for Norwegian black metal). The trouble is, it's neither fun nor...
Music Smasher searches Spotify, Rdio, MOG and more in one shot
Spotify finally debuts iPad app after an annoyingly long wait

Age rated music videos criticised

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The boss of Vevo, one of the world's biggest online music services, says an age rating system would be 'bad for artists and business'....
Age rated music videos criticised
Thefuture.fm brings its DJ mix platform to the iPhone

Sony Music to finally open its catalog to Japanese Apple users, but not via iTunes

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Insisting in the past on offering its own music services in Japan, Sony Music Entertainment Japan has finally caved in and will offer its domestic catalog to Japanese Apple users, but will utilize a new distribution service to do so. According to Nikkei Business Daily, Sony Music Entertainment Japan has...
Sony Music to finally open its catalog to Japanese Apple users, but not via iTunes

Amsterdam is taking over SXSW! 5 reasons why that’s AWESOME

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This year for SXSWi, 10 crazy Dutch startups have banded together to form “The Amsterdam Fellows” with plans to descend upon Austin, Texas this March for a week of debauchery and digital fun. The Amsterdam Fellows are known for their invite-only get-togethers, as well as open events in various, flexible...
Amsterdam is taking over SXSW! 5 reasons why that’s AWESOME

Adele is the first artist to go double platinum on iTunes, with 2 million downloads

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Columbia records announced today that Adele has become the first artist to rack up double platinum sales on iTunes reports Jim Dalrymple at The Loop. The company’s press release lays out some impressive stats regarding the artists’ sales, especially since her six Grammy Awards. Adele passed up the 2 million download mark on the...
Adele is the first artist to go double platinum on iTunes, with 2 million downloads
Universal Music UK exec says Spotify doesn't hurt sales, digital revenues nearing parity

Spotify Exec Ken Parks On "Windowing": Mind-Boggling, Very Bad, Hostile

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The biggest threat right now to subscription-based music services isn't coming from consumers or record labels--with millions of customers paying for monthly plans to Spotify and Rhapsody, all four majors see the services as major new sources of revenue. Rather, the biggest threat to these fast-growing companies is coming from...
Spotify Exec Ken Parks On "Windowing": Mind-Boggling, Very Bad, Hostile

Sean Parker and Daniel Ek on Apple, Playlists, and the End of the CD: The D10 Highlights (Video)

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[ See post to watch video ] As streaming music services rise in popularity and more files are stored up in the cloud, Sean Parker and Daniel Ek want to make one thing clear: The CD is dead and gone. The playlist is the new CD. That much makes sense,...
Sean Parker and Daniel Ek on Apple, Playlists, and the End of the CD: The D10 Highlights (Video)
Flipboard integrating audio from NPR, PRI, and SoundCloud; launching Japanese localized version
Streaming music services are giving the music industry a huge revenue boost

Tech Weekly podcast: Samsung and M-Spot take on Apple's iTunes

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This week on Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski and Guardian Technology editor Charles Arthur we look at the possible loss of 6,000 jobs at the beleaguered handset manufacturer Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry phones.Also we discuss the introduction of new EU rules around the use of cookies by websites...
Tech Weekly podcast: Samsung and M-Spot take on Apple's iTunes

RIAA releases 2011 music revenue; subscription is for real

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Subscription music services such as Spotify and Rhapsody can tell their critics to eat it. The sector saw revenue for 2011 jump 13 percent from the prior year to $241 million. Overall music sales rose barely at all. [Read more]...
RIAA releases 2011 music revenue; subscription is for real

Why Music Is Not A Product & Three Reasons Why That's A Good Thing

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Perhaps the biggest illusion in content-centric industries is the belief that the content itself is the main product. For the end-consumer, music is not a product or a service. End-consumers rarely pay for music. They put down money for copies of music, such as CDs, sheet music or music downloads. They...
Why Music Is Not A Product & Three Reasons Why That's A Good Thing

iTunes expected to get much-needed makeover by end of 2012

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Apple is gearing up to make some serious changes to the multiheaded beast known as iTunes, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. A makeover of iTunes is expected to come before the end of 2012 and will reportedly focus on integration with iCloud to give users the ability to sync their...
iTunes expected to get much-needed makeover by end of 2012

Microsoft unveils Xbox Music

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The service is expected to compete against other music services such as iTunes and Spotify. [Read more]...
Microsoft unveils Xbox Music
Music labels force pioneering MP3tunes into bankruptcy

Digital Music Now Pays Artists More Than Pubs

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UK songwriters, composers and music publishers received 3.2 percent higher royalty earnings in 2011, as new online music services boosted payouts. Payouts via PRS For Music from online services surged 45.3 percent to £38.5 million, overtaking pubs and clubs, which must pay PRS for playing music, as an earner...
Digital Music Now Pays Artists More Than Pubs
MOG streaming music coming to Australia in deal with carrier Telstra

Twitter’s expanded tweets are a double-edged sword

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As we reported on Wednesday, Twitter is in the process of rolling out what it calls “expanded tweets,” a new feature on both the web and mobile version that shows additional content for certain publishers and services, such as the New York Times and ABC News. In some ways,...
Twitter’s expanded tweets are a double-edged sword
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