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Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year

Spotify has long been linked with going public in the U.S. — it is speculated to be preparing for an IPO-less listing next year — but it has emerged that the company rebuffed the opportunity to sell to a major tech name earlier this year: Tencent, the Chinese internet giant valued at $380 …

Music Industry

Spotify, Netflix And Instagram Make Gains In Q2 2017

Posted on 19th September, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Mobile Content, Music, Online Video, Paid Content, Streaming and Video<p>Since Q4 2016 MIDiA Research …

RIAA half-year figures reveal 17% rise for US recorded-music revenues

Paid music-streaming subscriptions are the star of US industry body the RIAA’s latest half-year figures, which show a 17% year-on-year rise in …

RIAA

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Surpasses Drake's 'One Dance' as Spotify's Most-Streamed Song Ever

Drake's lengthy reign as track king of Spotify has come to an end. "Shape of You," by the usurper Ed Sheeran, has overtaken Drake's "One Dance" as …

Spotify will restrict some albums to its paid tier

After years of holding out<p>Spotify will soon concede on one of its most controversial policies — that all music on its platform be available to both free and paid users. As it works to renegotiate its now expired licensing deals with music labels, Spotify has agreed to restrict some new releases to …

Apple Music

Spotify is testing adding video to its curated playlists

Spotify’s ambitions for original video content now include integrating those videos into its most popular playlists, judging by a test the streaming …

Playlist

Report: Spotify considers restricting biggest releases to paid users as it renegotiates royalties w/ labels

Spotify is considering a move that would mean some of its biggest new releases will be restricted to paid users, according to a new report from Financial Times. The decision would come as part of a negotiation with record labels that would reduce the amount of royalties Spotify pays for songs and …

Spotify is close to offering lossless-quality music

Tidal's lossless-quality music streaming was its original selling point over big name rivals, but it might not have that advantage for much longer. Both <i>The Verge</i> sources and Reddit members have discovered that Spotify is prepping its own lossless offering, Spotify Hi-Fi. Much like with Tidal, …

Top 10 Music Industry News Stories This Week (m/e May)

DMN brings you the biggest music industry news stories this month.<p>This Month: May 2017<p>1. Following ExtraTorrent Shutdown, 3 Replacement Sites …

SoundCloud launches mid-tier £5.99 subscription service

SoundCloud is shaking up the way its premium subscription offering works, with a new $4.99-a-month mid-tier option that doesn’t include the 30m+ …

Spotify is removing its inbox and messaging feature

We’ve always wished that Spotify’s inbox and messaging system were used by more people, and also that the streaming service would do more with the …

Messaging

Music and VR: 'People will pay if the content is good enough'

Virtual reality hardware sales are starting to build up a head of steam. Samsung has sold more than 5m Gear VR headsets, while Sony is closing in on …

This is always how we imagined the Echo Nest office tbh https://t.co/lSWuAVsmLh

FastForward 2017: Making Sense Of A Data-Driven Music Industry Culture

American composer, professor and new media artist R. Luke DuBois once declared that “the history of music is the history of technology.” Indeed, from over 40,000 years ago, when humans began building the first instruments, to the present day, where streaming, piracy and emerging technologies like …

Business Development

Global Recorded Market Music Market Shares 2016

MIDiA and Music Business Worldwide have been tracking record label and publisher financial releases throughout 2016. In addition MIDIA has conducted …

Markets

Global Recorded Market Music Market Shares 2016

Posted on 26th February, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Music and Streaming<p>MIDiA and Music Business Worldwide have been tracking record label and publisher …

Universal, Sony, Warner Music To Sign 9 Acts From "The Stream" Spotify Competition

___________________________________<p>Billed as a next-generation music talent competition, The Stream will use plays on Spotify to determine which act …

‘Exclusives’ blog post shows best and worst of Apple Music

Former Apple Music curator Sean Glass has been making waves overnight with a blog post about his former employer and artist/album exclusives.It’s a …

Apple Music

Questlove to host three-hour radio show on Pandora

Pandora’s latest artist partnership is with Questlove from The Roots.<p>He has signed up as a strategic adviser and “artist ambassador” for the …

Songkick raises $15m funding round from Access Industries

Live music/tech firm Songkick has raised a new $15m funding round from Access Industries, the owner of Warner Music Group and a significant investor …

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#CNCOGo – Sony’s Latin American boy-band rides the Pokemon wave

Augmented-reality mobile game Pokémon Go has been a big hit with players around the world, even if its numbers are starting to tail off.<p>Now Sony …

Spotify conversions accelerate as it passes 39m subscribers

Spotify’s last official figure for its subscribers total was 30 million in March 2016.Now we have a new figure – 39 million Spotify subscribers – …

Spotify

Tom Vek talks artwork, artists and Apple Music

Earlier this year, recording artist Tom Vek got some attention with his criticism of Apple Music, sparked by an interview given by Trent …

Apple Music

Spotify Is Burying Musicians for Their Apple Deals

An escalating battle between Apple Inc. and Spotify Ltd. is leaving some musicians caught in the crossfire.<p>Spotify has been retaliating against …

Apple Music

Universal just lost Frank Ocean. Apple did not.

For a long time, many of us assumed <b>Frank Ocean’s</b> highly anticipated comeback record would be called <b>Boys Don’t Cry</b>.<p>We were wrong. It’s not the name of …

Apple Music

Apple Just Changed The Rules Of Telco Music Strategy

Posted on 26th August, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Music and Streaming<p>Apple today made an announcement that has in an instant turned the tables in the …

Why Microsoft Has Acquired A Live Game Streaming Platform

Only 8 months on from its January 2016 launch, live interactive game streaming site Beam has been bought by Microsoft. In many ways an aquihire …

Televisions

What Frank Ocean’s Bombastic Blond Moment Tells Us About The Future Of Artists And Labels

When Frank Ocean’s latest album ‘Blond’ dropped, it did so like a nuclear bomb, sending shockwaves throughout the music industry. In one of the …

Apple Music

Tidal now supports Chromecast

Tidal will now stream music and videos to your Chromecast devices.<p><img srcset="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dzsjQwjKzxq2A6Mtd-ntyLiBLas=/0x0:1242x1027/320x0/filters:focal(0x0:1242x1027)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6762965/FullSizeRender.jpg 320w, …

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