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Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Sources: Amazon is readying a high fidelity music streaming service that's expected to launch before the end of 2019, will likely cost $15 per month   —  Here comes Amazon.  —  Less than a week after the online giant launched its first fully free music streaming service …
Apr 26, 2019, 10:35 AM - In context

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Downtown Music Holdings, parent of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying AVL Digital Group, parent of CD Baby; sources estimate the deal at ~$200M   —  The fierce battle to dominate the independent music distribution sector just got a new major player.
Mar 27, 2019, 5:45 PM - In context

Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
A job posting from Spotify suggests the company wants to develop a series of sports podcasts   —  Earlier this month, Spotify boss Daniel Ek got the music industry talking by predicting that over 20% of listening on his service will cover non-music content in the years to come.
Feb 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - In context

Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
SoundCloud adds distribution feature to its premium tier, so artists can now upload their music to services including Spotify, YouTube Music, Tencent, and more   —  SoundCloud has launched a new distribution feature in open beta which enables artists to spread their music to a range of rival streaming services.
Feb 19, 2019, 1:25 PM - In context

Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Report: Norway launches a criminal investigation over potential data fraud after claims that big stars' streaming numbers were inflated on Tidal   —  In an explosive story last year, TIDAL was placed at the center of a major alleged ‘fake streams’ scandal.  —  Norwegian financial newspaper …
Jan 14, 2019, 12:05 PM - In context

Rolling Stone partners with London-based Music Business Worldwide, an industry news outlet; Rolling Stone and Variety articles will be shared on MBW   —  Leading music industry information platform Music Business Worldwide (MBW) has entered into a partnership with iconic music publication Rolling Stone …
Nov 13, 2018, 5:00 PM - In context

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Pandora announces it expects to close its deal with SiriusXM in the first quarter of 2019, following the end of a “go-shop” period of discussions with others   —  Pandora has ‘gone shopping’ for another potential buyer under a provision of its $3.5bn agreement with SiriusXM.
Oct 24, 2018, 6:15 PM - In context

Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Filing: Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment bought 68M+ shares in Tencent Music Entertainment ahead of its US IPO for a cash aggregate of ~$200M   —  MBW has started digging through Tencent Music Entertainment's IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Oct 3, 2018, 1:40 AM - In context

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
A look at the many ways Apple's Shazam acquisition, the app's data on its 150M users, and its R&D team can bolster Apple Music in its fight against Spotify   —  The MBW Review offers our take on some of the music biz's biggest recent goings-on.  This time, Murray Stassen takes a gander …
Sep 28, 2018, 5:00 AM - In context

Leaked email to Dubai ad agency shows Spotify plans to launch across the Middle East and North Africa in November with a new regional headquarters in Dubai   —  Spotify's next major global move is coming soon.  —  According to a leaked email, the service plans to launch across the Middle East …
Sep 17, 2018, 3:55 PM - In context

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