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Economist 5/27/16

  1. THANKS in part to the surge of refugees from Syria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN’s refugee body, now puts the world’s displaced population at a post-war record of 60m, of whom 20m are stranded outside their own countries.
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New YouTube Creator Updates!

YouTube are always working to find new ways to improve user experience and also allow for content creators to have more control of their videos and the… 169 more words

News

Songwriter Would Need 288 Million Spins To Equal Average Spotify Employee Salary

Spotify just posted their financials and Paul Resnikoff at Digital Music News was quick to point out that the average Spotify employee salary is $168, 747. 148 more words

Artist Rights

Spotify Subscriptions Boost Revenue But Operating Loss Widens

Spotify’s revenues rose 80 percent in 2015 as it gained more subscribers for its music streaming service, but heavy spending on product development and international expansion meant a bigger operating loss. 457 more words

Tech

Chance the Rapper's Apple Music-only 'Coloring Book' is first streaming-exclusive album to chart on Billboard 200

”Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the first streaming-exclusive set to reach the list,” Keith Caulfield reports for Billboard. 115 more words

News

MTV Trax SIM: Hangs Out In Stores...

Previously available only online, the MTV Trax SIM goes retail this week, as EE start rolling the SIM out across their extensive distributor network.

Offering the same great deal as the online offer, the hanging packs are set to go face to face with the deal-savvy shopper in mobile phone stores and selected retail outlets across the UK. 48 more words

Digital Music