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Robert Levine / Billboard:
Spotify settles class action suit filed by a group of songwriters over mechanical rights, to set up $43.4M fund as compensation for unpaid royalties   —  Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication …
May 27, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March   —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.
May 26, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Musical.ly, the app that lets users create 15-second music videos, partners with Apple Music, integrating Apple's music catalog and launching cross-promotions   —  Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry — and teenagers across the globe …
Apr 28, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
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

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