Post Tagged with: "Music"

‘Spotify For Business’ Creator Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $11M From Telia, Spotify And More
/ June 23, 2015 1:35 pm
‘Spotify For Business’ Creator Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $11M From Telia, Spotify And More

TechCrunch reports "While Spotify has been building up its own war chest in preparation for the battle with Apple and others to win more music streaming consumers, it’s also funding a smaller company that’s focused on building up another side of its revenue strategy: businesses and enterprises.". Read More

Live Nation, Universal Music Group, WME Invest in Doppler Labs
/ June 15, 2015 1:09 pm
Live Nation, Universal Music Group, WME Invest in Doppler Labs

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Doppler Labs, the company behind the Here Active Listening System, announced on Thursday that it has secured investments from concert giant Live Nation, label group Universal Music and talent agency WME.". Read More

Apple Building Out Super-Fast Internet Network for Content Delivery
/ June 8, 2015 1:25 pm
Apple Building Out Super-Fast Internet Network for Content Delivery

Variety reports "Apple is in the process of upgrading ultra-fast Internet links among its four biggest U.S. data centers and other distribution hubs to more efficiently deliver video, music and other digital content, Bloomberg reported Monday.". Read More

Leaked Contract Shows SoundCloud’s Plans For Ad-Free Subscriptions And Paying Labels
/ June 1, 2015 6:07 pm
Leaked Contract Shows SoundCloud’s Plans For Ad-Free Subscriptions And Paying Labels

TechCrunch reports "SoundCloud is desperately trying to go legal and pay royalties before labels pull their music from the streaming service. A contract for legal licensing with independent music publishers shows just how much that could cost the Berlin-based startup. Though this copy of the contract is unsigned, the National Music Publishers’ Association and SoundCloud last month announced they had struck a deal.". Read More

Merlin Partners With Asian Streaming Service KKBOX
/ May 27, 2015 2:48 pm
Merlin Partners With Asian Streaming Service KKBOX

Billboard reports "Global independent rights group Merlin has signed a licensing deal with Asia's leading music streaming service, KKBOX. The partnership represents Merlin's first ever pan-Asian specific deal and covers the territories of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the world's second largest music market, Japan. Taiwan-based KKNOX was launched in 2004 and currently boasts over 10 million users, including two million paying subscribers.". Read More

Windows 10 Music app’s color scheme looks a lot like Spotify
/ May 26, 2015 11:41 am
Windows 10 Music app’s color scheme looks a lot like Spotify

Digital Spy "Windows 10's revamped Music app has been glimpsed up close after an official screenshot appeared on an Xbox support page. The software appears to sport an overhauled interface and a darker color scheme that is reminiscent of Spotify's latest apps.". Read More

Recorded Music’s Digital Present and Future, Illustrated
/ May 26, 2015 11:27 am
Recorded Music’s Digital Present and Future, Illustrated

Billboard reports "With the music business trade fair MIDEM set to draw more than 6,000 attendees from 70-plus countries to Cannes from June 5 to 8, an annual industry report finds that 67 percent of the world’s music is still sold outside the United States. That figure for 2014, which has fluctuated only a few percentage points during the past decade, is a reminder of the importance of international markets to American artists and to U.S. music companies whose executives attend MIDEM.". Read More

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