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Streaming music startup Bloom.fm shuts down after investor pulls out

Streaming music startup Bloom.fm shuts down after investor pulls out | Music News | Scoop.it

tatrApp had more than 1.1m registered users in the UK alone, but blames licensing issues for closure. By Stuart Dredge


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What a shame, starting a business is hard but they should have thought ahead.

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This just goes to show that the music industry is making it difficult for startups to succeed: margins too thin, investors leery, and licenses too steep. Add to that tech companies like Apple being able to block advertising "competing services" and you have a very high barrier to entry.

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Aphex Twin Release LP Syro after 13 years of Silence

Aphex Twin Release LP Syro after 13 years of Silence | Music News | Scoop.it
Everyone is excited about Aphex Twin Release LP Syro after 13 years of Silence, Richard D. James has even given a rare interview about SYRO.
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Aphex Twin, the long lost electronic artist is back!

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Beats Music has just 111,000 registered accounts, leaked figures show

Beats Music has just 111,000 registered accounts, leaked figures show | Music News | Scoop.it

Royalty statement shows the music streaming service set up by Dr Dre paid just $0.000126 per play in March and is dwarfed by Spotify, writes Samuel Gibbs


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Not looking good! As I said before, good service but has big competitors...

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8tracks Launches New iPhone App To Take On Pandora | TechCrunch

8tracks Launches New iPhone App To Take On Pandora | TechCrunch | Music News | Scoop.it
Music startup 8tracks just released a major new version of its iPhone app. The 3.0 version comes with a completely redesigned interface, a simpler user experience and a new advertising strategy. At its core, it remains a ...
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8tracks is the site where you select your favourite 8 tracks and share your playlist. Might check this new app out!

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Top Five Must-Have Music Apps for 2014

Top Five Must-Have Music Apps for 2014 | Music News | Scoop.it

In this age, nothing brings more music to our ears than a mobile music app. We apps can listen to...


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We all know these companies, is unfortunate though that they always try subscription tactics and then you end up spending an absolute fortune!

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The Weezer Paradox: Why Can't Bands with Unlimited Resources Make Good Albums? | NOISEY

The Weezer Paradox: Why Can't Bands with Unlimited Resources Make Good Albums?  | NOISEY | Music News | Scoop.it
All the money in the world and they make albums like 'Hurley.'

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Because the music has to be of everyone's taste which = poor music overall.

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Streaming music startup Bloom.fm shuts down after investor pulls out

Streaming music startup Bloom.fm shuts down after investor pulls out | Music News | Scoop.it

tatrApp had more than 1.1m registered users in the UK alone, but blames licensing issues for closure. By Stuart Dredge


Via Norbert Schiegl
Johnny's insight:

What a shame, starting a business is hard but they should have thought ahead.

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SndChaser's curator insight, May 2, 2014 10:19 AM

This just goes to show that the music industry is making it difficult for startups to succeed: margins too thin, investors leery, and licenses too steep. Add to that tech companies like Apple being able to block advertising "competing services" and you have a very high barrier to entry.

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LKPR release environmentally friendly plastic free headphones

LKPR release environmentally friendly  plastic free headphones | Music News | Scoop.it
It is rare that you come across a pair of environmentally friendly headphones, LKPR have done exactly that with their Canadian maple No Comply headphones.
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I think it's fantastic that a company has gone to such great lengths to release to the public a pair of plastic free headphones that come to no harm to the environment. Not only that there will be last quite a bit longer than your standard pair of headphones!

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How to get caught while pirating music

How to get caught while pirating music | Music News | Scoop.it
The government has been tracking the users who are often pirating music and movies. Scanners and monitoring systems keep and eye at what you do...
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You're not as safe as you think you are! Your ISP track your downloads, illegally downloading music like Justin Bieber could get you in trouble!

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Blink 182 Not Serious For A Comeback? Travis Barker Talks About Band's 2014 ... - KpopStarz

Blink 182 Not Serious For A Comeback? Travis Barker Talks About Band's 2014 ... - KpopStarz | Music News | Scoop.it
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Blink 182 will be headlining rock, heavy metal and punk festival Amnesia Rockfest on June 20-21 in Montebello, Quebec.
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Sounds like Travis has his other band in his mind more than Blink 182!

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Richie Ramone still living up to the Ramones Legacy

Richie Ramone still living up to the Ramones Legacy | Music News | Scoop.it
‘Criminal’, the first single of Richie Ramone‘s debut solo album ‘Entitled’ was published in February, 2014, after the album was released in October, 2013. The song has a rugged yet mysterious edge to it that formulates the idea of criminals at work and involves everything from betrayal to self-preservation, depicting the actions necessary to be …
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Richie Ramone released a music video in Feb for a track from the album 'Entitled' called criminal. It is pretty well done in my opinion, not sure what the budget was though.

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Spotify: seven reasons why Google might buy the streaming music service

Spotify: seven reasons why Google might buy the streaming music service | Music News | Scoop.it

And a few why it might not, despite rumours that internet giant is in the frame for $10bn acquisition. By Stuart Dredge


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The new Q acoustics Concept 40 - SoundReview

The new Q acoustics Concept 40 - SoundReview | Music News | Scoop.it
A step up from the Concept 20, bigger and more expensive - but none the less good looking is the Q acoustics Concept 40.
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The best hifi for your home cinema, in Feb the Q Acoustics concept 40  was released, it's more expensive though but totally worth it imo.

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New Sony SRS-X9 released in April

New Sony SRS-X9 released in April | Music News | Scoop.it
Sony went crazy with SRSX9 providing a speaker with more functionality than Sonos! Best wireless speaker I've found in a long time.
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I think that Sony have perfected this model and are onto a real winner here! Orders are backlogged, join the queue!

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Blue Microphones Yeti USB mic still the best podcasting mic!

Blue Microphones Yeti USB mic still the best podcasting mic! | Music News | Scoop.it
Whether your podcasting or Skype calling, blue microphones Yeti USB mic gives you studio quality recording!
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It's amazing that after five years a microphone can still be sold when numerous amounts of software and hardware go out of date relatively quickly. This is not the case because it was a very well made mic to begin with and is supported by most platforms.

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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (������ RT @CoryEnemy: Just dropped my new @zedd remix.
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This club remix is really good, chipmunk style is in!

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Justin Timberlake Beatboxes At The Radio Disney Music Awards

Justin Timberlake Beatboxes At The Radio Disney Music Awards | Music News | Scoop.it
Justin Timberlake went back to his roots when he made an appearance at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 26. The singer accepted an award via satellite from Paris, France, and then treated the crowd to a beat ...
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Really Justin Timberlake? I thought you were bit old for Disney, anything for a promotional stunt eh?

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Rap-Up.com || New Music: Justin Bieber – 'We Were Born for This'

Rap-Up.com || New Music: Justin Bieber – 'We Were Born for This' | Music News | Scoop.it
Justin Bieber is not going anywhere. After dropping the Poo Bear-assisted “Hard 2 Face Reality” over the weekend, the pop sensation debuts another new song entitled “We Were Born for This.” He expresses his gratitude to ...
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It is a question whether Justin Bieber's new content will become as popular as is original album releases that were of a different style.

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Adventures in 3D Sound!

Adventures in 3D Sound! | Music News | Scoop.it

Improving stereo by removing crosstalk between loudspeakers ?


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There's 3D video games, how about 3D sound?

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Beats Music Struggles to Gain Subscribers | Digital Trends

Beats Music Struggles to Gain Subscribers | Digital Trends | Music News | Scoop.it
Roughly 100 days after Beats Music's entry into the cutthroat music-streaming business, the service seems to be grappling with a lagging number of subscribers in the “low six figures,” according to a report by Billboard earlier ...
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Beats music is a good service that was also reviewed on my website, surprised that it's struggling!

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blink-182 - What's My Age Again?

Music video by blink-182 performing What's My Age Again?. (C) 2000 Geffen Records.
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Brilliant song by Blink 182 from 14 years ago back in 2000,which is probably news to you! What's my age again features the band running around naked through town. Don't get too excited

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