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    1. May 27, 2015

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    2. May 20, 2015

      Spotify pushes into video and podcasts

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Martin Mills: shaping global music tastes from an indie stronghold

      Martin Mills may have built one of the world’s largest independent record companies — launching artists from Adele to...

    2. May 7, 2015

      Spotify to launch video-streaming service

      Spotify is working on a video-streaming service that will complement its music platform as the battle for dominance in...

    3. April 30, 2015

      Amazon and Google join music rights group

      Amazon, Google and Pandora have joined forces with radio stations, restaurants and other music distributors to push back...

    4. April 14, 2015

      Music groups claim YouTube ‘abuses’ copyright law

      The world’s biggest record labels have accused Google’s YouTube video hosting service of “abusing” exemptions to copyright...

    5. April 13, 2015

      Performers step up pressure for US radio royalties

      US record companies and performing artists are increasing pressure on Congress to close a century-old provision in copyright...

    6. April 3, 2015

      Music’s Roc-A-Fella sees Tidal’s rise

      “At least 15 artists were named on Monday as co-owners of Tidal, the streaming service acquired by Jay Z” Financial Times,...

    7. April 3, 2015

      Jay Z sees Tidal as leading artists’ fight against the techies

      The gathering of some of the world’s top musical talent by hip-hop star Jay Z this week was on a scale unseen since 1985,...

    8. April 2, 2015

      European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans

      European regulators are scrutinising Apple’s dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of...

    9. March 31, 2015

      Stockholm: the unicorn factory

      On a dark, snowy night in Stockholm, a mural showing the Taj Mahal is lit up in the conference room at the offices of...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Jay Z enlists top acts to promote new streaming service

      Jay Z has enlisted some of music’s biggest names as equity partners in his new streaming music service, offering stock and...

    11. March 22, 2015

      Streaming sets off a painful debate in the music industry

      Piracy is a problem as old as the music industry itself. In Victorian times, it was illicitly copied sheet music that was...

    12. March 20, 2015

      Universal takes on Spotify freemium model

      The “freemium” model used by Spotify to amass 60m users and 15m paying subscribers around the world is facing a new...

    13. March 18, 2015

      US streaming revenues overtake CD sales

      Streaming music services such as Spotify have eclipsed CD sales and are closing in on digital downloads as the largest...

    14. March 17, 2015

      Ecigs, craft beer and Spotify counted as UK consumer staples

      Ecigarettes and craft beer are in, but sat navs and yoghurt drinks are out, in the official update of the basket of services...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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