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Spotify Needs Big Funding To Pay Big Content’s Tax On Success

Spotify Needs Big Funding To Pay Big Content’s Tax On Success | Music business | Scoop.it
There's a fundamental problem with startups that depends on premium licensed content. If you succeed, the content owners will jack up their licensing fees.
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Why SoundCloud's $50 Million Round Might Actually Make Sense...

Why SoundCloud's $50 Million Round Might Actually Make Sense... | Music business | Scoop.it

"If you've been in this space long enough - like, a year - you've probably developed an allergic reaction to huge funding rounds. It just seems so speculative and disaster-prone! Case in point: just a few days ago, Beyond Oblivion melted into a bonfire of wasted cash, specifically $87 million across two rounds. As the blood started flowing, Beyond CEO Adam Kidron quick listed licensing as the biggest dagger, and we're not sure refunds are being issued."

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