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New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

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

US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing… 597 more words

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How Rhapsody Became A Top Tier Player Again

Rhapsody today announced reaching 2.5 million total subscribers across their unlimited and UnRadio offerings. While not in the same scale as Spotify’s 15 million, it nonetheless places Rhapsody as the fourth largest subscriber base globally and approximately 10% of the global total. 368 more words


What $500 Million And Jay-Z Say About the State Of Streaming In 2015

2014 was a big year for streaming, 2015 will be bigger. Apple entering the fray is the catalyst. Apple enters a market when it is ready for primetime. 444 more words


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


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