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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. June 4, 2014

    Internet access costs set to sap digital content spending

    Consumers’ willingness to pay for digital content is in danger of being held back by their rising spending on internet...

  9. May 29, 2014

    Apple tries to ‘think different’ with music deal

    Even with its first multibillion-dollar acquisition, Apple is trying to “think different”. At a time when its Silicon Valley...

  10. May 21, 2014

    Spotify streams past rivals as it doubles subscriber base to 10m

    Spotify has doubled its number of paying subscribers over the past 18 months to 10m, giving the Swedish digital music...

  11. May 19, 2014

    Streaming music services saved the radio star

    At first glance, the recent annual report from the IFPI, the music trade body, made for grim reading. Global music sales...

  12. May 9, 2014

    Apple bid for Beats could spark arms race in digital music market

    Beats slideshow Apple has not made many big acquisitions over the years, but with more than $150bn of cash on its books the...

  13. April 29, 2014

    Spotify and Sprint in music streaming tie-up

    Spotify has unveiled a partnership with Sprint, offering the music streaming service as a bundle to subscribers of the US...

  14. April 24, 2014

    Mobile tie-ups hit right note for music streaming services

    If it is true that music be the food of love, mobile phone networks across the globe must be giddy with the stuff. In...

  15. April 20, 2014

    MusicQubed phases in US growth

    MusicQubed, a British start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson and Universal Music, has appointed financial advisers to help...

  16. April 7, 2014

    Fred Davis strikes out to nurture digital media opportunities

    Fred Davis, the music-industry lawyer who co-founded Code Advisors, the Silicon Valley-focused boutique investment bank, is...

  17. March 18, 2014

    Music revenues decline as digital fail to grow fast enough

    Global recorded music industry revenues fell 4 per cent last year, dashing hopes that fast-growing digital services such as...

  18. March 9, 2014

    Spotify’s $200m credit line hints at IPO

    Spotify has secured a $200m credit facility from lenders including Morgan Stanley, bringing the Swedish music company a step...

  19. March 6, 2014

    Spotify buys online radio technology company The Echo Nest

    Digital music service Spotify has shocked the music industry with the acquisition of The Echo Nest, a technology company...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    March 6, 2014

    Sean Parker leaves Founders Fund, not part of latest $1bn fund

    Hold the Sean Parker jokes about $1bn. It was Justin Timberlake, playing Mr Parker in The Social Network, who delivered the...

  21. MBA blog

    February 27, 2014

    FT Business School Challenge 2014

    The atmosphere was tense as FT Management Editor Andrew Hill read out the first question of the inaugural FT Business School...

  22. February 18, 2014

    Nick D’Aloisio invests in Tictail’s online store developer

    Nick D’Aloisio, the teenager who sold his tech start-up to Yahoo for an estimated $30m, has made his first investment with...

  23. February 9, 2014

    Protesters smash iPhones after Apple bans Bitcoin app

    Few protests elicit the same collective gasp from the internet as smashing up an iPhone, so the device-mutilating fury of...

  24. January 17, 2014

    Music chiefs put faith in digital streaming power

    Streaming and the music industry It is a question that has troubled music executives ever since CD sales began to tumble in...

  25. January 12, 2014

    Beats seeks to unseat Spotify with music service

    Beats Electronics, the audio equipment maker started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre, the hip-hop star, has launched a new...

  26. January 3, 2014

    Streaming services take toll on digital music sales

    Not even Beyoncé could save digital music sales last year. Long considered the shrunken music industry’s best prospect for...

  27. January 2, 2014

    Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

    The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

  28. January 2, 2014

    Cold, dark winters inspire Nordic start-ups

    Daylight is an increasingly precious commodity in the Nordic region just after midwinter. But the lack of sun and biting...

  29. January 1, 2014

    Streaming boosts UK music industry

    Digital music streaming accounted for about 10 per cent of UK recorded music revenues last year, with more than £100m...

  30. December 3, 2013

    Spotify attempts to win back artists’ hearts

    Spotify seeks to soothe the savage beasts of rock Spotify, the Swedish digital music service that was last month valued at...

  31. November 27, 2013

    Kids who like vinyl would love newspapers

    The biggest surprise about the rise in vinyl record sales is the age of the buyers. A poll by the BPI, the UK music industry...

  32. November 21, 2013

    Spotify tunes in to $4bn valuation

    Spotify has raised about $250m in new financing from an early backer of Netflix, in a deal valuing the Swedish digital music...

  33. November 6, 2013

    Doubts remain over Deezer’s digital music subscriber activity

    Deezer, the French digital music service backed by Orange, said on Wednesday it had more than doubled its paid subscribers...

  34. October 24, 2013

    YouTube plans Spotify rival service

    YouTube is poised to launch a tiered music subscription service that will stream audio and video, increasing the competition...

  35. FT Tech Hub

    October 3, 2013

    Binge-streaming the Breaking Bad soundtrack

    Sunday night’s US finale of Emmy award-winning TV series Breaking Bad sent viewers flocking to their laptops to hear a song...

  36. September 27, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Daniel Ek

    The elevated railroad that once ran down Manhattan’s west side was known as New York’s “Life Line”. Erected in 1934, it...

  37. September 4, 2013

    Streaming revenues turn the tide against digital pirates

    This week Amazon offered customers a new feature: the ability to buy digital editions of books they had already bought in...

  38. September 4, 2013

    Ministry of Sound sues Spotify over replication of compilations

    Ministry of Sound is suing Spotify for alleged copyright infringement in an attempt to stop users of the digital music...

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