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The Songs Remain The Same, But Music Industry Is Adapting

Music streaming usage doubled in the US last year and could do so again in 2016 with Apple Music, Google’s YouTube Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora, as well as SoundCloud’s newly launched streaming app all competing to bring new users onto their...

Read More07 Oct 16
5 Most-Significant Music Investments In 2016

Of all the industries undergoing tech disruption, it’s music that is arguably undergoing the most public and profound embarrassment. But while the music industry incumbents continue to comet to grasps with shifting consumer habits, new music...

Read More15 Jun 16
Blue Apron Considers IPO & Spotify Hires Music Industry Veteran

Twitter’s inability to hang on to a head of product for more than a year and Blue Apron’s potential IPO are among the top stories to keep you up to date in tech today. 1. Twitter Loses Head Of Product Twitter is still struggling to keep its execs,...

Read More07 Jun 16
Uber Raises USD3.5bn & Musk On Mars

Uber taking on USD3.5bn from the Saudi government and Elon Musk on cyborgs, simulations and Martian governance. These are the stories shaping tech today.  1. Uber Closes Largest Round To Date Ride-sharing giant Uber has taken its largest tranche of...

Read More02 Jun 16
Streaming Hasn't Killed The Video Star - Spotify Looks To Music Video Disruption

Despite stiff competition from Apple Music and Tidal and a recent flush of high-profile releases exclusive to those platforms, Spotify still leads the pack in music streaming. The platform currently counts more than 100m users, of which around 30m are...

Read More10 May 16
Subscription Economy Lessons From Music’s Transition To Digital

Warner Music Group revenues are up and it’s all thanks to streaming. The music label’s quarterly revenues grew 10% year on year to USD745m in Q1 2016 as a result of growth in music streaming, which for the first time was its largest source of...

Read More09 May 16
Pandora's New Plan & Subscription Traps

From where Apple is going wrong according to online fraud to the problem with subscription business, these are today's must-read stories. 1. FitBit CEO Says Apple Has It Wrong It’s no secret that Fitbit and Apple Watch aren’t exactly teammates in...

Read More03 May 16
Spotify Buys Concert Photo Aggregator CrowdAlbum

Spotify, a digital music provider, has bought concert photo aggregator CrowdAlbum. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the acquisition, the company will enhance the development of products and tools that will help artists to...

Read More28 Apr 16
EXPERT COMMENT: Will ‘Amazon And Chill’ Become A Thing?

One of the unifying results of the digital revolution is its impact on prices. Consumers expect more storage, faster speeds and more mobile data, all for less money. But earlier this week, Amazon flipped the script and launched Prime monthly and Prime...

Read More25 Apr 16
Spotify’s Fresh USD1bn & Dropcam Founder Wishes He Didn’t Sell To Nest

From Dropcam founder Greg Duffy’s attack on Google’s Nest to an end to the ongoing tech IPO shortage here are the top stories to keep you up to date with tech today. It’s also an especially busy day in the music tech world so for those looking to...

Read More30 Mar 16

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