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    1. March 2, 2015

      Will streaming save the music industry?

      Digital downloads — once seen as the salvation of a music industry ravaged by online piracy and falling CD sales — are in...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Sheeran rules Brits as industry accepts power of the stream

      It was Ed Sheeran’s night at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, as the 24-year-old singer was crowned best male artist...

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    1. MBA blog

      February 12, 2015

      Tech trek

      ‘Going on a trek’ is a popular notion in American business schools. At HBS, we have at least two dozen, with the most...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Rap artist Jay-Z bids for Nordic music streaming service Wimp

      Jay-Z is following the lucrative trail blazed by rival hip-hop star Dr Dre by buying a music-streaming service that is a...

    3. January 29, 2015

      Spotify hires Goldman to raise near $500m

      Spotify has hired Goldman Sachs to raise about $500m, a new round of financing that is expected to value the music streaming...

    4. January 28, 2015

      Sony drops music service in favour of Spotify deal

      Sony has beaten a retreat in music streaming, closing its Music Unlimited service in favour of a distribution deal with...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Digicel deal tunes Rdio in to emerging markets

      Rdio, the US-based music streaming service, is widening its international footprint through a partnership with Digicel, the...

    6. January 12, 2015

      Spotify sees holiday surge in subscription numbers

      Spotify added 2.5m subscribers and 10m new users in the last two months of 2014, as the Swedish music streaming service saw...

    7. January 12, 2015

      IPOs: floating away

      Ferrari, Uber, Spotify, Vice Media. The menu of prominent companies rumoured to be considering an initial public offering in...

    8. January 8, 2015

      Deezer buys Muve Music to tap US streaming market

      Deezer, the world’s biggest music subscription service after Spotify, has acquired Muve Music from Cricket Wireless as part...

    9. January 1, 2015

      Download slide shows digital music shift

      Sales of music downloads fell in the UK and US in 2014 as consumers switched from buying songs online to streaming services...

    10. December 31, 2014

      UK music downloads fall prey to streaming services

      Music download sales in the UK fell for the first time last year as consumers moved away from traditional ways of buying...

    11. December 21, 2014

      Rdio to roll out more TV platforms for music streaming

      Rdio will put its streaming music service in more cars and internet-connected television sets next year as it looks to...

    12. December 15, 2014

      Audioboom strikes content deal with Audible

      Audioboom — a UK company that distributes audio content for organisations including the BBC and Reuters — has inked a deal...

    13. November 25, 2014

      Spotify pays more than 80% of its turnover to rights holders

      Spotify’s revenues surged in 2013, but the music streaming service failed to turn a profit as it paid out more than 80 per...

    14. November 21, 2014

      Week in Review, November 22

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP officials investigated by French...

    15. November 20, 2014

      Pandora: striking the right note

      Music downloads are dying; long live the streaming king. What about the royalties, though? In the US, providers of on-demand...

    16. November 19, 2014

      Apple plans to push Beats to every iPhone

      Apple buys Beats Electronics Apple will bundle the subscription music service it acquired from Beats into its iOS operating...

    17. November 17, 2014

      Spotify and Uber in deal to stream music during taxi rides

      The chief executive of Spotify wants more people to listen to the music streaming service in their cars – but instead of...

    18. November 13, 2014

      SoundCloud co-founder seeks new mix in the music business

      SoundCloud has a reputation as a cool start-up. But can the Berlin-based audio streaming service become a business that...

    19. November 13, 2014

      Podcasting poised to go from niche to mainstream

      In the early decades of the last century, American families tuned their living room radios to the foreboding opening lines...

    20. November 12, 2014

      Twitter answers sceptics with 2024 forecasts

      Twitter set out a long term vision to become one of the largest internet companies by sales in the world at its first...

    21. November 12, 2014

      YouTube launches music subscription service

      Google is shaking up the digital music market with a paid subscription tier for YouTube and a series of enhancements to the...

    22. FT Tech Hub

      November 11, 2014

      Spotify's chief executive delivers a riposte to Taylor Swift

      Taylor Swift clearly touched a nerve at Spotify last week when she pulled all of her music from the streaming service....

    23. November 11, 2014

      YouTube signs with indie labels for music streaming service

      YouTube has struck a deal to license music from the thousands of independent record labels represented by the rights agency...

    24. November 10, 2014

      Music streaming: secret harmonies

      Vinyl nearly died out. Now it’s hip. Music downloads could go the same way. Streaming music sales – via Spotify, Pandora,...

    25. November 7, 2014

      A star who dimmed Spotify’s fortunes

      Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989 – named for the year of her birth – is enjoying some remarkable numbers. Since the start of...

    26. November 5, 2014

      A Swift reply to Spotify’s siren song

      Taylor Swift, the singer-songwriter, has removed her entire catalogue from Spotify, the music streaming service founded in...

    27. November 4, 2014

      Taylor Swift, Spotify and an industry unsure how to make money

      Singer of discontent Many people are puzzled: why would Taylor Swift, one of the world’s biggest pop stars, remove her...

    28. November 3, 2014

      Taylor Swift removes music from Spotify

      Taylor Swift’s record label has removed her entire catalogue of music from Spotify, betting that the star can make more...

    29. October 24, 2014

      The Spotify effect

      Don’t tell people what you do,” Per Sundin’s wife insisted as they went to a dinner party several years ago. Sundin wasn’t a...

    30. September 10, 2014

      Deezer looks to high-end audio to muffle Spotify and Beats

      Deezer, the French music streaming company, is launching an elite service with higher sound quality for audiophiles as it...

    31. August 14, 2014

      Streaming services: confessions of a music curator

      One day a week, in office hours, James Foley and his colleague Sam Lee take themselves away from their computers to hide in...

    32. July 28, 2014

      Pandora Media: dollars and sense

      Internet media companies are supposed to deliver two things to investors: user growth and increases in revenue from each...

    33. July 25, 2014

      Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

      Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was forced...

    34. July 3, 2014

      Double-digit decline for music downloads

      Americans are turning up the volume on Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Beyoncé, but as they stream ever more of the...

    35. June 17, 2014

      Language app for the always-on phone

      Thanks to the flowering of the smartphone app market, you are increasingly likely to use the phone in your pocket as a...

    36. June 12, 2014

      Twitter parts ways with chief operating officer

      Twitter has parted ways with its chief operating officer Ali Rowghani following a boardroom disagreement, as the messaging...

    37. June 12, 2014

      Amazon joins wave of music streaming services without Universal

      Amazon launched its long-awaited music streaming service on Thursday, though the retailer has done so without a deal in...

    38. June 4, 2014

      Twitter weighs online music acquisitions

      Twitter has considered buying online music services including Soundcloud and Spotify in recent months – a move that suggests...

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