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YouTube set to launch Spotify rival as music-streaming gets crowded

YouTube set to launch Spotify rival as music-streaming gets crowded | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it
More people are streaming music online — leading to more companies vying to be their providers. It looks like YouTube is finally set to enter the market, which could be good news for musicians and studios that crave higher royalties.
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YouTube, which has been quietly talking to music studios for months, is poised to launch a streaming service this year according to Fortune. The report says the service will mimic Spotify by offering listeners a choice between an ad-supported model and a paid subscription version.

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Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it
According to Press+ data, the average price of a monthly digital subscription is now $9.26 — up from $6.85 at the beginning of 2012. Publishers are also offering fewer articles for free before a user hits a paywall.
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RR Donnelley’s Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free.

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Marco Arment's digital magazine and the paywall vs. sharing problem

Marco Arment's digital magazine and the paywall vs. sharing problem | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it
Marco Arment softened the paywall around his iPad-only magazine because his content was not benefiting from the social-sharing effect that the web enables — a microcosm of the dilemma that many other publishers are also facing.
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When it comes to new-media players worth watching, Marco Arment’s iPad-only publication — known simply as “The Magazine” — is at or near the top of the list, if only because it is a totally new, digital-native media venture that appears toalready be profitable according to its founder. 

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