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Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads

Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On Thursday, as part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.
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SoundCloud is currently issuing invites to try out its new "On Soundcloud" partner program.

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Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud

Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Would it solve Twitter's growth problem?

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If you can't make your own music service, buy one!

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MizWalidah's curator insight, May 30, 6:51 PM

Twitter really wants to to splash its wings around in the music market. Jeesh.

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SoundCloud Raining on Its Own Parade

SoundCloud Raining on Its Own Parade | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud’s new copyright practices come down hard on the DJs who helped make it one of the most promising music-hosting services on the Web.
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SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in

SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

SoundCloud, the Berlin-based audio streaming site, is getting worried about copyright violations on its site.

SoundCloud is like YouTube for audio; it allows anybody to upload any kind of audio. This naturally opens the door to people uploading copyrighted audio. Just as YouTube has had to do, SoundCloud now wants to work out agreements with copyright holders over what to do when this happens

 

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Smart move from SoundCloud. Let the majors in so they won't sue their own endeavor.

That's sad news for the indie world though.

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Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ

Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The music industry’s revenues in Sweden are back to the highest level since 2004, fueled by the growing popularity of streaming services like Spotify.
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Hail to Sweden, home of Spotify, SoundClound... and The Pirate Bay!

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SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins

SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million."

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