Japanese messaging app firm Line buys MixRadio
Japanese messaging app firm Line buys MixRadio

19 December 2014

The company behind messaging app Line yesterday announced it was acquiring MixRadio, the streaming music service set up by Nokia, which confirmed it...

More lyrics and a new CEO at Deezer
More lyrics and a new CEO at Deezer

19 December 2014

Want lyrics with your streams? Of course you do, who wouldn't? No one, that's who. So good news for all you lyric happy...

7digital will be first to deliver new lower-file-size high quality audio files
7digital will be first to deliver new lower-file-size high quality audio files

19 December 2014

7digital has announced an alliance with Meridian Audio which will see the digital music platform provider become the first to offer tracks in...

Spotify-connected DJ apps upgrade
Spotify-connected DJ apps upgrade

19 December 2014

The two DJing apps that feature Spotify integration both announced new versions of their software yesterday. So that's exciting isn't it? Is it?...

Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected

18 December 2014

As the future of The Pirate Bay remains uncertain following the server raid in Sweden that took it offline last week, Torrentfreak has...

Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration
Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration

18 December 2014

Spotify has announced that artists are no longer able to list their merch on the streaming service through Topspin's ArtistLink. BandPage is now...

Bandcamp launches new tools for labels
Bandcamp launches new tools for labels

18 December 2014

Bandcamp has launched its previously reported new label-focussed tools, with the likes of Sub Pop, Ninja Tune, Fat Wreck Chords, Relapse, Innovative Leisure...

TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app
TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app

18 December 2014

Digital distributor TuneCore has acquired a start-up called DropKloud with plans to add that company's location-based app product into its portfolio of artist...

Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman
Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman

18 December 2014

Psonar, the UK-based pay-as-you-go streaming music company that first emerged in 2011, has announced the appointment of artist manager and The Orchard co-founder...

Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software
Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software

17 December 2014

It took the jury in the big Apple anti-trust case less than three hours yesterday to rule that the IT giant had not...

Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody
Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody

17 December 2014

The man arrested when Swedish authorities seized servers used by The Pirate Bay has been released from custody, according to Torrentfreak. It was...

Sony Music signs deal with Tencent in China
Sony Music signs deal with Tencent in China

17 December 2014

Sony Music has announced a partnership with Tencent, which will grant the Chinese internet company exclusive online rights to distribute the major label's...

Taylor Swift debacle means
Taylor Swift debacle means "we have to do more to convince artists" says Spotify chief

17 December 2014

Spotify big cheese boss man Daniel Ek has admitted that the whole Taylor Swift debacle has confirmed that he and his colleagues still...

Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum
Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum

16 December 2014

One of the current operators of The Pirate Bay has told Torrentfreak that the community of up to 50 people who have run...

Closing arguments given in Apple anti-trust case
Closing arguments given in Apple anti-trust case

16 December 2014

Lawyers presented their closing arguments yesterday in the legal battle over whether or not Apple behaved in an anti-competitive way in the earlier...

SFX to relaunch Beatport as streaming service
SFX to relaunch Beatport as streaming service

16 December 2014

Beatport is relaunching, people. According to the Wall Street Journal, an all new Beatport.com is in development which will see the site move...

Audiam raises another million in finance from the industry
Audiam raises another million in finance from the industry

16 December 2014

Audiam, the digital rights company set up by Tunecore co-founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells, has raised another million dollars in investment from...

BPI unblocks FilesTube
BPI unblocks FilesTube

15 December 2014

So this is novel. A one-time piracy website has been officially un-web-blocked in the UK after relaunching itself as a licensed video aggregator. FilesTube...

Mixcloud announces stats and new advisors as it passes five years
Mixcloud announces stats and new advisors as it passes five years

15 December 2014

Audio-sharing platform Mixcloud - you know, the one with the music rights sorted via PRS and PPL licences - is celebrating its fifth...

US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law
US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law

12 December 2014

It's no secret that the Motion Picture Association Of America would like some web-blocking to occur on its patch. It's boss bigged up...

Trends: Visualising the streaming experience with OpenAura
Trends: Visualising the streaming experience with OpenAura

12 December 2014

The latest CMU Digest Report comes out later this week for subscribers to our premium service. It includes reports on the digital debates...

The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids
The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids

11 December 2014

The Pirate Bay remains unaccessible today, following the raid on a server hosting company in Stockholm earlier this week that took the site...

The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid
The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid

10 December 2014

Swedish police yesterday seized servers, computers and other equipment used by the big bad Pirate Bay, knocking the always controversial file-sharing platform offline. The...

Kim Dotcom denies he's a fugitive
Kim Dotcom denies he's a fugitive

10 December 2014

More MegaUpload legal shenanigans, and lawyers working for the men who used to run the controversial file-transfer service - shut down by US...

Trends: Rapid evolution in music making tech with MixGenius
Trends: Rapid evolution in music making tech with MixGenius

10 December 2014

The latest CMU Digest Report comes out later this week for subscribers to our premium service. It includes reports on the digital debates...

SoundCloud raising new investment
SoundCloud raising new investment

10 December 2014

SoundCloud is busy raising new investment, according to the Wall Street Journal, to help fund the evolution of the digital firm's business model. As...

Bop.fm launches iOS app
Bop.fm launches iOS app

10 December 2014

Having raised $2 million in funding earlier this year, free-to-use music discovery and playlisting service Bop.fm has launched an iOS app. As previously reported,...

Viagogo comments on proposed secondary ticketing rules
Viagogo comments on proposed secondary ticketing rules

9 December 2014

Secondary ticketing company Viagogo yesterday commented on efforts to include a few lines regulating the resale of tickets online in new consumer rights...

Apple anti-trust case hangs in the balance due to lack of eligible plaintiffs
Apple anti-trust case hangs in the balance due to lack of eligible plaintiffs

9 December 2014

So this is fun. There have been some interesting developments in the anti-trust case against Apple over the IT giant's iTunes software which...

YouTube allows users to see how using third party music will affect videos before uploading
YouTube allows users to see how using third party music will affect videos before uploading

9 December 2014

YouTube has added new features to allow content creators to see what effect using other people's music in their videos will have prior...

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