03-Sep-15/Blog /

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Japan is the second largest music selling market for music purchases in the world after the U.S. However, no music streaming service has been used in Japan on a big scale like Spotify did in Europe or Pandora in the U.S. over the past few years. Indeed, 85% of music is still bought on CDs. …

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27-Aug-15/Blog /


Over the past few months there has been major discussions about how streaming services pay artists and labels, the means by which songwriters and publishers are compensated has been absent for the questioning. When Taylor Swift famously objected to Apple’s plan to give free trials at the expense of artists and labels, a worldwide conversation …

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20-Aug-15/Blog /


The future success of streaming companies depends on getting music discovery right. The modern state of the art isn’t just about illustrating existing music tastes, it’s about predicting what you want to hear next. Rather than creating and organising libraries of music, nowadays we build mini-libraries and playlists for different genres, themes, moments and so …

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13-Aug-15/Blog /


Since its launch at the end of June, Apple Music has attracted 11 million users, the company announced. Apple executive Eddy Cue revealed in an interview with USA Today, “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far.” He also explained that 2 million of those users opted for the service’s family plan rather than an individual …

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06-Aug-15/Blog /


YouTube: A site that allows users to upload, view, and share videos. It has more than 1 billion users. On average, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Every day, people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views. There are a number of avenues through which …

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30-Jul-15/Blog /

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There is a classic media proverb that says  ‘any press is good press’. That statement has been widely debated by celebrity publicists for many, many years. In today’s world of technology, the pure amount of press surrounding any given celebrity is unprecedented. Instead of news surrounding any given celebrity resulting from exciting news like an …

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23-Jul-15/Blog /


Interacting and participating with bands, radio, music venues, and everything in between are all fun and games until someone in one of those organizations asks you to share your information, or data. For some reason, the thought of another person or company having information about you whether it be anything from your email address to …

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16-Jul-15/Blog /


Although it’s very important to have a strong music economy, it’s not the main reason public funds are put into music. It is because of what it means to us, because of its effect on us. It’s inspiring. Delightful. It appeals like no other art form to our heads and our hearts at the same …

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09-Jul-15/Blog /


  With the recent launch of Apple Music, it should come as no surprise that the hot topic for anyone in the music business is music streaming services and what they will do to the landscape of the industry. Music streaming services received a flood of negative press in the past few months as artists …

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02-Jul-15/Blog /


Sing! Karaoke by Smule is a social music app whose mission is to connect the world through music. Music is much more than just listening – it’s about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people from all over the world. Today, 1.5% of the world’s population (125 million people and counting) have used Smule’s apps. Since …

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