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Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Rdio parent Pulser Media sold $108M worth of equity, warrants or options in cash and non-cash transactions over the last 13 months   —  Rdio Gets $108 Million in Equity Over 2 Years According to New Filings  —  Pulser Media, the parent company of Rdio, sold equity, warrants or options worth $108 million …
Oct 12, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
Billboard:
Apple's Eddy Cue says U2's free “Songs of Innocence” had 26M complete downloads since September 9   —  The Download Heard 'Round the World: iTunes Numbers Show 81 Million ‘Experienced’ U2 Album
Oct 9, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Colin Stutz / Billboard:
Spotify & BandPage Team to Put Merch RIght In Front of Fans, Optimize It for Artists   —  Music fans look at the merchandise booths at a concert at Hyde Park in London, England.
Aug 13, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Source says no immediate layoffs at Beats, but a large number of positions could be eliminated in the next 3 to 12 months   —  Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs  —  Apple and a source close to Beats are disputing the characterization in recent reports that a significant round …
Aug 1, 2014, 8:50 PMIn context
Billboard:
Shazam Partners With Rdio to Stream Full Songs Inside App   —  Good news for music fans who love Shazam but hate having to jump ship to hear complete tracks.  The popular music discovery app has released an update to its iOS version that allows users who Shazam a tune to go “beyond the preview” with full song playback.
Jul 14, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
YouTube Confirms Subscription Service Imminent, Warns of Takedowns   —  YouTube has confirmed it is close to launching its music subscription service, even as it in the process of pulling down some of the biggest indie label acts in a dispute over payments.  —  Acts like Adele …
Jun 17, 2014, 8:50 PMIn context
William Gruger / Billboard:
Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live   —  Today, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts.  These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S.
May 27, 2014, 4:35 PMIn context
Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
Apple-Beats deal delayed due to discussions over Beats Music valuation, Dre/Iovine roles in Apple, outrage over Dre/Tyrese video, more   —  Five Things Holding Up the Apple-Beats Deal  —  When news broke on Thursday May 8 that Apple was in talks to buy Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre's Beats Electronics …
May 23, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / Billboard:
Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs' Biographer, Predicts Jimmy Iovine Will Run Apple's Content Business   —  It may not be the headphones or the streaming.  Does Tim Cook think Jimmy Iovine is the next Steve Jobs?  Apple is reportedly acquiring Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion …
May 19, 2014, 10:10 PMIn context
Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre could be unveiled as Apple executives at WWDC, deal to be announced later this week   —  Apple May Unveil Iovine, Dr. Dre Exec Appointments at June Conference  —  Apple could unveil Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as its latest recruits at its Worldwide Developers' Conference in June …
May 12, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context

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