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Apple targets big data as it acquires Semetric, makers of Musicmetric

”Apple has acquired U.K. media data startup Semetric, the company behind the Musicmetric music analytics platform,” Paul Sawers reports for VentureBeat. “If you’ve never heard of Semetric before, it’s perhaps become best known for Musicmetric, a platform that garners data about the popularity of musicians online, scraping everything from Facebook to Twitter and BitTorrent. 168 more words

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Apple buys Semetric

”Apple has been beefing up its music analytics in the run-up to the expected launch of its music service,” Lisa Fleisher reports for The Wall Street Journal. 162 more words

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New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights.

EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub… 666 more words

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Apple's Jimmy Iovine talks with music artists for exclusive releases

”It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats Music, but our music industry spies say Iovine is having fresh talks with artists about doing exclusives,” Claire Atkinson reports for The New York Post. 142 more words

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