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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
'Pedestrian At Best' - 11 Winners And Losers In Digital Music In 2015

Sometimes the music industry just isn’t fair. For all the talk of digital democratising the industry, has it really? This year seems like it’s seen the industry divide further into successes and failures. Take music streaming with Spotify continuing...

Read More15 Dec 15
Not All Music Is Created Equal - Why Spotify Needs To Change Its Approach To Freemium

Is it a coincidence that Spotify is finally considering changing its artist policy at the very time Adele continues to smash records with her new album 25 - despite her decision not to release it on streaming sites? Yes and no. Pressure on the model...

Read More10 Dec 15
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (For Music Streaming Startups)

Three prominent music-streaming brands disappeared this year - Rdio, Grooveshark and Beats Music. Songza will join the list of shuttered music startups at the start of 2016. Its demise, like that of Beats Music’s is rather more graceful than that of...

Read More04 Dec 15
Lessons From 5 Failed Music Startups

There’s a new tombstone in the music startup graveyard. After almost a decade Grooveshark, a music sharing and streaming platform, is calling it quits after four years of music industry lawsuits. It joins Spiralfrog; LimeWire, Napster, Bloom.fm,...

Read More01 May 15
GrooveShark To Launch Online Radio Service 'Broadcasts'

Grooveshark is to launch an internet radio service next year called Broadcasts. The company who suffered from copyright issues after building its service on user uploads instead of using liscensed music like other internet music services is now offering...

Read More09 Dec 14
Grooveshark settles its lawsuit and strikes deal with Sony to expand catalogue

Grooveshark has settled a licensing disagreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and will now add Sony's artists to its music streaming service. The terms of the settlement remain undisclosed, however Grooveshark has issued a statement saying that it...

Read More29 Aug 13
YouTube sees more plays than majority of streaming music services combined

When it comes to streaming music, video site YouTube is bigger than Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and Grooveshark combined, clocking up 384bn song plays in 2011. The stats, calculated by Digital Music News (DMN), indicate that despite their focus on...

Read More02 May 12
EMI ends Grooveshark partnership with lawsuit

EMI's recorded music division is ending its relationship with Grooveshark, adding a breach-of-contract lawsuit to an existing non-payment suit. EMI Recorded Music joins EMI Music Publishing, as well as Universal, Sony Music and Warner Music,...

Read More05 Apr 12
Grooveshark offers app for jailbroken phones after Apple rejection

Music listening site Grooveshark is giving up on attempts to get its app approved for the App Store, accusing Apple of "ritually rejecting" it for "primary selfish reasons". The startup is now releasing the app on Cydia, a distribution platform for...

Read More01 Mar 10
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