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Streaming royalties are broken, Rashida Tlaib thinks Congress can fix them

The turn of the century saw record labels implode at a staggering rate; it would be some time before some salvation arrived in the form of streaming...

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Spotify wants users to pay for separate ‘Play’ and ‘Shuffle’ buttons

Spotify is updating its app to address a long-standing user complaint with music playback — but it’s asking customers to pay for the fix....

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After dominating the short video market, TikTok may be considering a music service

TikTok parent company ByteDance filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in May for a service called “TikTok...

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Apple’s services revenue growth slows to $19.6B in Q3, reaches 860M paid subscriptions

Apple released its third-quarter earnings on Thursday and reported $19.6 billion in services revenue, marking a 12% year-over-year increase, but...

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U.K. antitrust authority sees no competition concerns in music-streaming industry

Some nine months after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it was carrying out a market study into music-streaming...

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Warner Music Group signs on to SoundCloud’s artist-friendly payment model

When Soundcloud launched its artist-friendly fan-powered royalty system last year, the model was only available for independent artists subscribed to...

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Daily Crunch: After developers complain, Microsoft clarifies new policy on open source monetization

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Apple Music Sessions launches with country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes

Apple is introducing a new perk for Apple Music subscribers, Apple Music Sessions, which gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial...

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Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’

Record labels used to be the one ticket into the music industry. Now, it’s easier than ever for struggling musicians to get their music and video...

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Apple Music is raising the price of its student plan in the US, UK and Canada

Apple Music has quietly increased the price of its student plan in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In the United States and Canada,...

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Today at Apple Creative Studios will launch in 7 new cities

Apple revealed that it will be expanding its Today at Apple Creative Studios initiative to seven new cities, including Berlin, Miami, Milan,...

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Waze users can now access Apple Music directly from the navigation app’s audio player

Waze announced today that users can access Apple Music content directly from the app’s built-in Audio Player via a new integration. The...

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Apple Music’s new concert series will livestream select performances, starting with Harry Styles

Apple is launching a new concert live-streaming series called “Apple Music Live” that will showcase performances from “the biggest...

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Apple Music arrives on Roku devices, three years after hitting Fire TV

Three years after launching on Fire TV devices, Apple Music will today become available to Roku customers. The streaming device maker says that Apple...

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Apple’s services revenue hits a record $19.8B in Q2, reaches 825M paid subscriptions

Amid a record-breaking fiscal second quarter, Apple also delivered record-breaking services revenue up 17% year-over-year to reach $19.8 billion. The...

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Apple confirms the App Store and Apple Music are experiencing issues

Apple has confirmed that the App Store and Apple Music are currently experiencing some issues. The company’s system status page indicates that...

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Daily Crunch: ‘For a limited time,’ Coinbase’s new NFT marketplace will waive transaction fees

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Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings...

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Unpacking music streaming economics through the lens of Deezer’s SPAC

The Exchange procured Deezer's release and investor presentation. Let's parse the data and see what the economics of a smaller music...

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Instagram upgrades its DM inbox with music sharing, statuses, polls, silent messages, and more

Instagram today is rolling out over a half dozen new messaging features, following promises late last year that its DM (direct message) inbox would...

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TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the...

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Amazon Music to overtake Pandora as No. 2 US music streamer this year

According to estimates from Insider Intelligence (previously eMarketer), Amazon Music will surpass Pandora this year to become the music streamer...

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Apple launches its own book club, ‘Strombo’s Lit,’ in the Apple Books app

Oprah, Reese and now…Apple? The iPhone maker has just launched its own book club directly in its Apple Books app for readers in the U.S.,...

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Spotify CEO hints HiFi tier delay is related to licensing issues

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has hinted that the delay of the streaming service’s HiFi subscription tier is related to licensing issues. Speaking to...

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Spotify backlash over Joe Rogan did little to boost its streaming rivals

The Joe Rogan controversy has been a PR headache for Spotify in recent days, but it doesn’t seem to have yet prompted a sizable exit to rival...

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Joe Rogan, economics, and why capitalism is making people blame the CCP

The Rogan-related Spotify saga has been burning long enough now that it's worth taking a moment to sit back and try to piece together the...

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Spotify still tops other music services, but its market share declined

Music streaming is continuing to grow around the world. According to a new report from MIDiA, an entertainment research firm, 523.9 million people...

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Apple launches its Siri-only Apple Music Voice Plan with iOS 15.2

Apple is now rolling out access to its new, lower-cost Apple Music Voice plan, first introduced this fall at the company’s hardware event. The...

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