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Apple acquires cloud-based music provider Omnifone

”One of Apple’s latest acquisitions appears to be cloud-based music provider Omnifone, according to an inside source that shared knowledge of the purchase with MacRumors… 178 more words

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Spotify Wants to Go Public Despite a History of Losses

Spotify, one of the world’s biggest streaming music services, wants to go public next year.

The company, which has not reported a profit in the past 10 years, wants to list on the stock market in the second half of 2017, … 335 more words

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This French Rival to Spotify Launches in the U.S. Today

Starting today, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Google Play are getting some competition in what’s already a crowded American market. Deezer already has some users in the U.S.–it’s been available exclusively to AT&T’s Cricket Wireless customers, or on Sonos and Bose speaker systems–but now the French music streaming service service will be widely available to…

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This French Rival to Spotify Launches in the U.S. Today

This article has been updated to reflect comment from Deezer.

Starting today, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Google Play are getting some competition in what’s already a crowded American market. 500 more words

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Soundcloud - a victim of the music mogul mafia

By George P. Ripley

Stockholm doesn’t strike me as being a hotspot for tech wizards and computer legends but, according to the internet, I’m wrong. … 802 more words

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Apple proposes simplified music licensing scheme to U.S. Copyright Royalty Board

”This afternoon, Apple submitted a preliminary proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board to simplify the way music-streaming companies pay songwriters and publishers — in a way that could make it more expensive for rivals like Spotify and YouTube to keep offering free streaming,” Robert Levine reports for Billboard. 224 more words

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Apple proposes higher royalty rates for music streaming rivals

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Apple has put together a proposal to set fixed songwriting royalty rates for music streaming services. The government filing,  303 more words

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