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Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Build Android, iPhone Apps | TechCrunch

Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Build Android, iPhone Apps | TechCrunch | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Video discovery startup Plizy – which last month relaunched its iPad app and website with a new look and a mission to become a “media center in the cloud” – has announced it’s raised a $4 million Series A round from Atlas Venture. The startup has previously raised $1.2 million in angel round funding. In tandem with its latest funding round, David Marcus, President of PayPal will join Plizy’s board of directors, along with Fred Destin, partner in the technology group at Atlas Venture.
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INA Global - Music - Article - Facebook, The Music Industry’s Latest Savior?

INA Global - Music - Article - Facebook, The Music Industry’s Latest Savior? | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Streaming now accounts for the lion’s share of digital music transactions, and players like Spotify are seeking to boost subscriber numbers via partnerships with Facebook, unveiled as part of a substantial social music offensive during the Web darling’s most recent F8.

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2012 Trends: Cloud-Based Music Streaming - eMarketer

2012 Trends: Cloud-Based Music Streaming - eMarketer | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Despite better-than-expected business in the first half of 2011, the recorded music industry remains plagued by a decade-long decline in CD sales—still its core product—and insufficient digital revenue to make up the difference.

 

Discrete downloads and ringtones were once hailed as promising revenue streams but both have fizzled. Even the company that pioneered the legal download model, Apple, is now pushing a cloud-based alternative, iCloud. Amazon is making a similar push with its Cloud Drive.

 

The key to the long-term survival of these services is whether they can generate enough revenue for themselves, copyright holders, music publishers and other rights owners in the recorded music value chain.

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