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Stephen Witt / Billboard:
Interview with Jeff Bezos and Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, about the music industry, Echo and Alexa's place in it, more   —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would make almost any list of the world's most powerful people.  In retail, he's clearly on top, and in tech, he's close to it.
Feb 9, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Source: Facebook is working on a system to find and remove videos with copyrighted music, is in preliminary licensing talks with major record labels   —  As Facebook continues to grapple with its role in proliferating “fake news” amidst the heated U.S. election this year …
Dec 30, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Apple says Music now has 20M+ paying subscribers, up 15% from 17M in September   —  Eddy Cue and Zane Lowe on exclusives and why their service rules hip-hop.  —  Apple has released the latest numbers for the music subscription service Apple Music.  In the 18 months since the service was launched …
Dec 7, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Billboard:
Music app Shazam announces 1B downloads, turns an operating profit as more brands use its audio and visual identification software   —  A business model shift to advertising has helped music discovery company Shazam turn a profit.  The London-based firm on Thursday announced that revenue …
Sep 30, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Neil Young's Pono music store goes offline for several weeks as it switches from audio provider Omnifone to 7digital   —  Neil Young's PonoMusic digital service is offline following the recent acquisition of Omnifone, up until now the company's sole provider of hi-resolution audio downloads.
Jul 23, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Alex Pham / Billboard:
Google signs multi-year deal with LyricFind, bringing lyrics from over 4K publishers to search results; significant revenue for songwriters, publishers expected   —  Starting today, music publishers and songwriters will have a brand new source of revenue.  —  Google has signed …
Jun 28, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Rob Levine / Billboard:
Taylor Swift among 180 artists and organizations signing petition for DMCA reform in ad spot, protesting “safe harbor”, upon which services like YouTube rely   —  For the last three months, the music industry has been fighting — or at least negotiating in public — with YouTube.
Jun 20, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Q&A with Apple's Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk on Apple Music, Beats 1, and YouTube's “disingenuous” business model, and more   —  Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services, helps introduce the new iOS software at an Apple event …
Jun 15, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Tidal claims 3M paying global subs, with 1.35M on the hi-fidelity $20/month tier, and Kanye West's last album surpassed 250M streams within 10 days of debut   —  Tidal Claims Three Million Global Subscribers, Finally Releases Kanye's ‘Pablo’ Stream Numbers  —  The one-year anniversary …
Mar 29, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Kickstarter acquires its first company, Drip, a music streaming service and fan community for independent labels   —  Kickstarter Saves ‘Future Fan Club’ Drip on the Eve of Its Closure, Marking Its First Acquisition  —  EMAIL ME  —  In an email to Billboard from late January …
Mar 17, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context

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