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Neil Young to take on Apple's iTunes Music Store

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Singer plans to launch 'high-resolution' downloads service, saying he wants 'to save the sound of music' with Pono projectIf Neil Young has his way, the future will be Pono. The 66-year-old singer is planning to take on Apple's iTunes Music Store, launching a "high-resolution" downloads service and releasing his own...
Neil Young to take on Apple's iTunes Music Store

Outgoing Warner Music chair discusses Apple, Google, Spotify

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On his last day as chairman of Warner Music Group, industry leader Edgar Bronfman Jr. sat down for an interview at the D: Dive Into Media conference in Dana Point, California. He was asked about a wide variety of topics, including his thoughts on various technological aspects of music which...
Outgoing Warner Music chair discusses Apple, Google, Spotify

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

Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With its Its Video-Centric Internship Site

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Intern Sushi is trying to improve the often-horrible internship application/selection process, and it’s expanding with full nationwide support, as well as adding new industries. Here’s the idea: Resumes are pretty useless when it comes to choosing interns. Actually, they’re pretty flawed in general, but they’re particularly bad for internships, where...
Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With its Its Video-Centric Internship Site
Did French music site Deezer just raise $130M from Warner parent group? The facts

Pakistan Unblocks and Reblocks YouTube, Just Long Enough to Watch "One Pound Fish"

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Internet providers in Pakistan were ordered to allow access to YouTube on Saturday after three months of blockage, but later the same day were told to block it again. Reports of the actual amount of time YouTube was available in Pakistan range from just three minutes to three hours. It...
Pakistan Unblocks and Reblocks YouTube, Just Long Enough to Watch "One Pound Fish"

Tipping point season – digital sales bolster analogue

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InformationWeek business publisher and events organiser UBM on Wednesday became the latest to report what is now becoming a trend: ”As expected, UBM’s online marketing services revenues exceeded print revenues for a full reporting period for the first time.” It is the latest media industry tipping point I have observed in...
Tipping point season – digital sales bolster analogue

Warner: digital music revenue up 17%, streaming grows faster

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Warner Music Group was reported its fourth quarter sales, and while they stayed consistent, at $780 million, revenue from digital music sales increased by 17 percent. What's more, it is now a 28 percent slice of the pie of all sales. This is a sign of the changing way music...
Warner: digital music revenue up 17%, streaming grows faster

Best Tech Events This Week (Digital Money Unconference, NY Tech Meetup, Ignite NYC, NY Gaming, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of Gary’s Guide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. The...
Best Tech Events This Week (Digital Money Unconference, NY Tech Meetup, Ignite NYC, NY Gaming, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest)

Apple Secures Warner Music Streaming Rights

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Apple is inching closer to a new streaming music service for iTunes, according to people familiar with the matter. On Sunday Apple inked a licensing deal with Warner Music Group for the rights to its recorded music and music publishing, agreeing to terms on the publishing side that other major...
Apple Secures Warner Music Streaming Rights

Amazon, iCloud, LinkedIn: Your Most Beloved Businesses Are Backed By Bain

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Here's what you probably know about Bain Capital, the private equity company cofounded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 1984: It buys up shares of companies like KB Toys and Dunkin' Donuts, offering sweet bonuses to board members and loading the company up with debt in order to finance...
Amazon, iCloud, LinkedIn: Your Most Beloved Businesses Are Backed By Bain

Sister Sledge sues Warner Music for lost digital revenue

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Sister Sledge has filed a lawsuit Thursday against Warner Music Group. The San Francisco complaint caught by the Hollywood Reporter accused Warner of cheating the "We Are Family" singers of revenue on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other stores through purportedly deceptive terms. By counting a download as a one-time sale...
Sister Sledge sues Warner Music for lost digital revenue

Streaming Music is...Good for Music Labels?

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Warner Music Group reports 8% of its total revenue comes from streaming music services. CD buying is down, but so perhaps is piracy....
Streaming Music is...Good for Music Labels?

'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

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‘Radio Buy’ buttons, above, enlarged, put together from files, below Having a look around our newly jailbroken iPads with iFunBox, we happened on a new set of files in the iPad Music.app. The files are called some variation of “radio button” with an icon that looks similar to the...
'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

Report: Google to offer subscription-based music streaming service

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According to "sources familiar with the company," Google is planning to debut a new subscription music service sometime during the Google I/O conference. Reports have surfaced that Google has signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group, the three largest record labels in the...
Report: Google to offer subscription-based music streaming service
Google's big I/O reveal may be a streaming music service

Billionaire Len Blavatnik part of group investing $60 million in Beats' music service

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Billionaire mogul Len Blavatnik is part of a group that will invest $60 million in Daisy, the subscription music service announced in January by the makers of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, music industry sources told The Verge. The deal could be announced as soon as this week,...
Billionaire Len Blavatnik part of group investing $60 million in Beats' music service

Universal Music Group nearing its digital tipping point

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For the world’s biggest music label, the days of revenue decline are over — and soon, it will be surviving mostly on digital money. Universal Music Group (UMG), home to Lady Gaga and U2, on Tuesday reported revenue for the last nine months had risen 2.1 percent over the last...
Universal Music Group nearing its digital tipping point

Saved! Terra Firma Keeps EMI Out of Citigroup's Grasp (For Now)

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Terra Firma, which made a disastrous bet on EMI Music a few years ago, gets a bit more time to try to salvage things. Guy Hands’ private equity group has rounded up another $150 million from investors, which will allow it to avoid a looming default on debt held by...
Saved! Terra Firma Keeps EMI Out of Citigroup's Grasp (For Now)

Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

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French online music company Deezer today revealed what it intends to do first with its fresh $130 million funding from Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. The news, announced at Deezer UK’s first birthday bash in London, includes expansion into 76 more countries, bringing the total to 160, and a...
Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

After Endeavor Invests, Reid Hoffman Joins Globant’s Advisory Board; Is An IPO Next?

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Over nine years, Globant has been building one of the stronger and more reputable IT companies in South America. It’s no easy feat to build innovative software products for a global audience, but Globant seems to have hit the right note with its combination of open source and proprietary software,...
After Endeavor Invests, Reid Hoffman Joins Globant’s Advisory Board; Is An IPO Next?

Can P2P Be Made to Pay?

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Napster, Grokster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Torrentspy, Audiogalaxy: Hollywood and the music industry have forced countless file-sharing services out of business in the last decade, and major record labels have sued tens of thousands of individual file sharers in the U.S. alone. But go to a site like The Pirate Bay and...
Can P2P Be Made to Pay?

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
'Dark Knight Rises' composer Hans Zimmer releases 'Aurora' song for charity

WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls

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Atlanta-based digital music company WaTunes has come to a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, the third major record label to sign a deal with the startup after Universal and EMI. Warner has licensed its full catalog of music for use in WaTunes’ brand new Facebook application, which essentially...
WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls

Apple's Pandora-Killing iRadio Service Is Coming Next Week (P, AAPL)

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After what has felt like an eternity, Apple is set to unveil a streaming radio service next week at WWDC, its big developer conference. People have been talking about the service since last fall and saying that it's "coming soon" since December. We've dubbed it iRadio and from what we've...
Apple's Pandora-Killing iRadio Service Is Coming Next Week (P, AAPL)

Google Is Launching A Spotify Killer And It Sounds Kind Of Weak (GOOG)

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Google is set to launch a Spotify-like service at its I/O conference this week, reports The Verge. Google already has new licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment Group, and had reached a similar deal with Warner Music Group a while ago. Pandora and Spotify both offer free...
Google Is Launching A Spotify Killer And It Sounds Kind Of Weak (GOOG)

Hollywood Pressures D.C. Lobbyists To Cut Ties With Facebook

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Three of the four Washington, D.C. lobbying firms Facebook had hired abruptly terminated their contracts with the social networking giant. Citing conflicts of interest, Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, the Glover Park Group and TeleMedia Policy Group have all walked away from contracts with Facebook, which upped its spending on lobbying...
Hollywood Pressures D.C. Lobbyists To Cut Ties With Facebook

Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio

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Hot Studio, a 16-year-old design firm based in San Francisco and New York City, just announced that its team will be joining Facebook. Facebook has confirmed the news in a post of its own, writing: We began working with Hot Studio on a few projects several months ago. Immediately, we...
Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio

Warner Music Group says streaming services now account for 25 percent of digital revenue

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We've been seeing plenty of evidence that streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora and Rdio are pulling in more folks than ever, and we now also have a good idea of how that growth is affecting the bottom lines of music labels. In its third quarter earnings report, Warner...
Warner Music Group says streaming services now account for 25 percent of digital revenue
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