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Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries

Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Store in fifty-six countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa. iTunes Stores are now available in a total 119...
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Apple Keeps The iPod Alive With New Models And Lower Prices | TechCrunch

Apple Keeps The iPod Alive With New Models And Lower Prices | TechCrunch | Music business | Scoop.it
The iPod touch just got a bit cheaper. Without any fanfare, Apple just updated the iPod touch line with a new 16GB model and lower prices for the 32GB and..
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Amazon Launches Prime Music Streaming Service, Minus UMG

Amazon Launches Prime Music Streaming Service, Minus UMG | Music business | Scoop.it
The new streaming services features catalog titles, tethered downloads and music from just two of the three major labels. 
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BBC Unveils New Music Strategy, 'Strongest Commitment to Music in 30 years'

BBC Unveils New Music Strategy, 'Strongest Commitment to Music in 30 years' | Music business | Scoop.it
The BBC on Monday unveiled an ambitious music strategy, including new shows, partnerships and other initiatives, such as a music awards show. 
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Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza

Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza | Music business | Scoop.it
Larry Page is moving fast to build his search giant’s street cred in the rapidly growing music streaming business. Page’s Google is in talks to acquire Songza, a 6-year-old Long Island City-based m...
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Apple’s Beats Deal: Why Content Is No Longer King (Guest Post)

Apple’s Beats Deal: Why Content Is No Longer King (Guest Post) | Music business | Scoop.it

"Apple's Beats deal is a Rorschach Blot: people's reactions slot into their existing view of whether Apple still has 'it'. If you think Apple's lost it, the Beats deal is confirmation. If you don't, it's… perplexing."

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Sony CEO Says Entertainment Is Core of Business While Cutting Costs

Sony CEO Says Entertainment Is Core of Business While Cutting Costs | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony Corp.'s entertainment operations are as important as the electronics manufacturing division on which the company was built, CEO Kaz Hirai said
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Hitting 10 Million Subs, Apple-Beats Deal, IPO

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Hitting 10 Million Subs, Apple-Beats Deal, IPO | Music business | Scoop.it
On Wednesday Spotify revealed it now has ten million paying subscribers and 40 million active users.
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Can Twitter Afford To Buy SoundCloud? Can It Afford Not To?

Can Twitter Afford To Buy SoundCloud? Can It Afford Not To? | Music business | Scoop.it

"Twitter is reportedly mulling a potential acquisition of SoundCloud, although no announcement appears to be imminent."

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The Future of Streaming: Apple's Entry May Usher in an Era of Titanic Competition

The Future of Streaming: Apple's Entry May Usher in an Era of Titanic Competition | Music business | Scoop.it
"The Apple-Beats deal talks were just the starter pistol. Industry execs eye the competition ahead."
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Spotify says it's 'a matter of time' before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe

Spotify says it's 'a matter of time' before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe | Music business | Scoop.it
Streaming music service says it has added 1m active users in the UK alone in the last four months. By Stuart Dredge
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Preparing for launch in the US, Deezer launches "Flow," a free mobile service

Preparing for launch in the US, Deezer launches "Flow," a free mobile service | Music business | Scoop.it
Last December at LeWeb, Spotify announced a free mobile service that would allow users to choose artists they wanted to listen to, with Spotify choosing th
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Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer

Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer | Music business | Scoop.it
Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.
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That’s a Wrap! All Midem 2014 in one post

That’s a Wrap! All Midem 2014 in one post | Music business | Scoop.it

"It's been a blast! Here are all our reports, conference videos and more, from the past four days in Cannes."


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Google Search Adds Links To Mobile Music Apps

Google Search Adds Links To Mobile Music Apps | Music business | Scoop.it
Google has once again tweaked its search results for music-related queries, adding links that open third-party music apps directly to play an artis
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T-Mobile to Make Customers’ Data Free When Streaming Music

T-Mobile to Make Customers’ Data Free When Streaming Music | Music business | Scoop.it
The fourth-largest mobile carrier in the U.S. has made a unique entry into digital music.
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Apple Needs iTunes On The Web

Apple Needs iTunes On The Web | Music business | Scoop.it
The mother of media players, iTunes, is still the central hub for sending multimedia content to any Apple device you might own, be it an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. But as Apple attempts to integrate its software and services in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, iTunes is perhaps the one major piece of the puzzle that's still left behind.

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iTunes, Spotify Aren't Pandora Killers Just Yet

iTunes, Spotify Aren't Pandora Killers Just Yet | Music business | Scoop.it
Nearly every new mobile music service is hailed as a "Pandora killer," yet the leader in Internet radio continues to defy expectations.
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Apple Buys Beats in $3 Billion Deal; Iovine, Dr. Dre to Join Tech Giant

Apple Buys Beats in $3 Billion Deal; Iovine, Dr. Dre to Join Tech Giant | Music business | Scoop.it
After nearly three weeks of waiting and speculation, Apple has officially announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music in a $3 bi
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Apple Wants Beats Music Because Transitioning iTunes To Streaming Could Kill Download Sales | TechCrunch

Apple Wants Beats Music Because Transitioning iTunes To Streaming Could Kill Download Sales | TechCrunch | Music business | Scoop.it
Why would Apple buy Beats when it could just evolve iTunes into a streaming music service? Well, it wants the talent of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. But..
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Spotify: five big challenges looming for the streaming music service

Spotify: five big challenges looming for the streaming music service | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify announced today that it now has 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users, cementing its position as one of the most popular streaming music services in the world. The company has grown fast, doubling its paying subscribers since December 2012, with a recent valuation of $4bn and rumours of a stock market flotation this autumn marking it out as one of the rising stars in the digital media world.

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Spotify Sees Jump In Paying Customers With 10 Million Premium Subscribers

Spotify Sees Jump In Paying Customers With 10 Million Premium Subscribers | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify,  the Swedish music streaming service, has seen a surge in the number of paying subscribers and active users over the last year. Today Spotify revealed it had signed up 10 million paying customers for its Spotify Premium service, and now has  more than 40 million active users across the [...]
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Why Apple Wants Beats

Why Apple Wants Beats | Music business | Scoop.it

We shouldn't be surprised that the strongest brand in the world is looking to buy another solid brand. Far beyond the guffaws of audiophiles and tut-tutting..

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Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the future

Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the future | Music business | Scoop.it
The internet is taking power away from record labels but it’s also giving them the ability to predict future hits
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Sorting Through the Streaming Music Universe

Sorting Through the Streaming Music Universe | Music business | Scoop.it
While the Internet of Things takes center stage when we talk about connectivity, the future of streaming music presents consumers with a whole new set of opportunities and challenges as it moves beyond the desktop and smartphone.
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Spotify paints it black with new look

Today we're launching the best-looking Spotify ever. Introducing a new darker theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography, playing your favourite mus...
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