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Kanye West Being Sued Over Promises of Tidal Exclusive Album

Kanye West is not a new face when it comes to news and digital issues, with his latest album, the life of Pablo, pirated over half a million times while it was still an exclusive at…

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Vinyl Sales More Profitable Than Streaming According to RIAA

In the modern digital age of Spotify, Netflix and other streaming services, you would expect tangible, physical media sales to pale in comparison and become a niche outlet. Surprisingly, this couldn’t be further from the truth…

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Spotify’s CEO Clarifies New Privacy Policy After Controversy

Spotify’s updated terms and conditions page has caused outrage amongst users and resulted in a number of high profile individuals to cancel their membership. To access the Spotify streaming service, you need to accept a privacy policy which…

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Facebook Wants to Roll Out Their Own Music App

Since Apple released the iOS 8.4 update along with their Apple Music feature, we saw a lot of users taking an interest in it. Reports say that iOS 8.4 now has an adoption rate of over…

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Spotify Not Happy With Eternify Protest App

The ability to stream a vast array of music straight to a device has grown immensely in recent times, but in doing so has irritated artists who claim to receive a small percentage of royalties in…

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Tidal CEO Today Gone Tomorrow

Upheaval continues as the new kid on the streaming block, Tidal have announced their interim CEO, Peter Tonstad has left the company. Although by labeling your new CEO who only joined in April 2015 “interim” it…

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Hipsters Rejoice! Starbucks and Spotify Team up

Starbucks, the hipster place to have an over-priced coffee and work on that auto-biography. They have now ditched the conventional methods of music to jump on the streaming service Spotify, but don’t expect to walk in…

PlayStation Music

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Spotify-Powered PlayStation Music Launches Today in 41 Countries

The Spotify-powered music service PlayStation Music is replacing Sony’s outgoing Music Unlimited today. The service will be available on both PlayStation 3 and 4 in 41 countries, as opposed to the old service that only had…

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Free Ad-Supported Subscription Will Not Be Available on Apple’s New Music Service

Apple will launch a new music service later this year, courtesy of its Beats acquisition. It is know that part of the service has been done by beats, namely its former Beats Music streaming service, and…

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Apple Developing an App for Android

A report from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reveals that Apple is working it first app for Android devices. The app will implement the music streaming service that Apple bought from Beats Music last year. Apple’s music…

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15 Million of Spotify’s 60 Million Userbase Now Pay

Spotify announced on Monday that it now boasts 15 million paying subscriptions, with a grand total of 60 million users. That marks a 10 million growth in its userbase since November, when it was revealed that…

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Musician Earned $27,000 Last Year Making SEO’d Songs

Not many people would argue that fringe musician Matt Farley is a good songwriter – his track “Ryan Gosling, You Are a Great Singer and Actor. Will You Be My Friend” [sic] features the lyric, You…

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Ed Sheeran Says He Owes His Career to Spotify

Music superstar Ed Sheeran has come out saying that he owes his entire career to music streaming service, Spotify. He said backstage at the BBC Music Awards “My music has been streamed 860 million times, which…

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Who’s Making Money From Music Streaming? Because Spotify Isn’t, Musicians Aren’t

Spotify isn’t making much money from streaming music, at all. The company has revealed that it scooped in around $1.03 billion in 2013, which was up 74% or so from 2013. But, it doshed out most…

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Taylor Swift’s YouTube Video Views Double After Artist Snubs Spotify

Popular music artist Taylor Swift snubbed Spotify by pulling her music from the online streaming music station – and her YouTube music video views have doubled since then. Nielsen Music Connect informed the Swift Vevo channel…

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[Update] Spotify has Paid $2B to Artists, Taylor Swift Would Have Made $6M

The music industry was in the spotlight earlier this month when Taylor Swift pulled her hot new album release from Spotify’s digital streaming service. Claims were made from Taylor and her record label that the artists weren’t…

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Spotify Hits 12.5 Million Subscribers, Taylor Swift Still Unhappy

Music streaming service Spotify has announced that they now have 12.5 million paying subscribers. The news came in a blog post by the Swedish company’s CEO Daniel Ek. The number is part of it’s 50 million users…

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Apple Wants Cheaper Streaming Deals from Record Labels

With Music streaming services taking the world by storm – Apple’s iTunes is after more than a decade losing a sizeable chunk of ground to competing services. Spotify and Pandora, among others are all in the hustle…

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T-Mobile Users Now Able to Gain Data Free Access to Music

T-Mobile hit the market hard at Seattle’s Paramount Theater last night, announcing some big offers to end users. Alongside their ‘free trial’ offer of an iPhone 5s to potential subscribers, T-Mobile have announced that their service…

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Spotify Database Attacked – Users Are Being Urged To Change Passwords

Over the last week or so we’ve been inundated with news stories regarding cyber attacks, where users personal data has been accessed in an unauthorised manner, the most significant of these being the eBay attack which…

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Artists Can Sell Merchandise For Free On Spotify

A lot of competition exists between music streaming services, given the fact that the market is being populated by a wide variety of services. Spotify has established itself as a major player in this particular market,…

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Around 20% Of Spotify Content Has Never Been Streamed

The music streaming service Spotify has now been around for five years and whilst it has only really been the last two years or so that it has really come in to its element, its 24…

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Report Shows That Apple Is Ready To Launch “iRadio”

It is reported that Apple will be launching their own web streaming radio service called as “iRadio” this year, most likely to be rolled out during the summer. This report which originated from The Verge has…

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YouTube Set to Launch Pay-Per-View Service

It has been reported that video site YouTube has been in contact with a variety of channels to discuss talks of a “pay-per-view” idea much like we find with Sky and live events. YouTube are hoping…