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Tesla looks to create an Apple Music rival

”Put this one in the ‘You can do that, but why would you want to do that?’ file: Tesla is talking to the music industry about creating its own streaming music service,” Peter Kafka and Johana Bhuiyan report for Recode. 96 more words

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Apple may seek to pay labels less as Apple Music subscriptions rise

”Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall relationship with the music industry, according to people familiar with the matter,” Lucas Shaw and Alex Webb report for Bloomberg. 410 more words

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Apple Music passes Pandora and Spotify in mobile usage

”Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on mobile,” Ingrid Lunden reports for TechCrunch. 244 more words

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Apple Music can't even beat Spotify, but, regardless, music streaming just might be a lousy business anyway

”Apple, the pioneer in selling digital music, has clearly met its match when it comes to streaming,” Emily Bary writes for Barron’s. “Last week, Spotify announced it had reached 50 million paid streaming subscribers. 607 more words

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Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers

”Spotify is continuing to persuade music fans to hand over cold, hard cash in exchange for access to a massive library of tracks,” Trevor Mogg reports for Digital Trends. 204 more words

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Streaming Music Pricing: Inelastic Stretching

Pricing has long been an issue for streaming music subscriptions, with the $/€/£ 9.99 price point above what most people spend on music each month. Streaming services have navigated around the issue with a combination of tactics such as telco bundles and aggressive price discounts (e.g. 700 more words

Apple Music appears to be the most artist-friendly streaming service

”Apple Music continues to pay more cash per stream to artists than Spotify, even as the latter service is putting pressure on labels to reduce what it pays even further, that’s the cold, hard, truth about music streaming according to artist-rights blog, … 267 more words

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