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Apple Presses Labels For More 'Beyonce'-Type Exclusives In Wake of Downloads' Slide   —  Apple Inc.'s music chief Robert Kondrk has been pressuring major labels for releases similar to last year's Beyonce exclusive, excluding services like YouTube and Spotify to help shore up slowing download sales …
Feb 28, 2014, 11:10 PMIn context
Ed Christman / Billboard:
As streaming grows, digital music sales decreased in 2013, the first time since iTunes launch   —  Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013  —  For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales.
Jan 3, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
The Download Hits Middle Age (and It Shows)   —  The slow but steady rise of on-demand services like Spotify and Rdio coincided with a drop-off in sales for various download fomats.  —  The digital download hit middle age in 2013.  Although retirement may be far in the future …
Dec 16, 2013, 6:35 AMIn context
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Rap Genius and Sony/ATV Reveal Licensing Deal (Exclusive)   —  Rap Genius, the online lyric site with financial backing from Silicon Valley heavyweights, has signed its first licensing deal.  Billboard has learned the Brooklyn-based startup has a licensing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Nov 17, 2013, 10:55 AMIn context
Alex Pham / Billboard:
NMPA Targets Unlicensed Lyric Sites, Rap Genius Among 50 Sent Take-Down Notices   —  The National Music Publishers Association on Monday fired an opening salvo at lyric sites that it believes have not obtained licenses to publish those lyrics, including Rap Genius, a high-flying New York startup …
Nov 11, 2013, 8:00 PMIn context
Alex Pham / Billboard:
YouTube preparing a $10/month premium on-demand music service, may come this year   —  YouTube to Launch Subscription Music Service (Breaking)  —  YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service — akin to a Spotify, but with video — to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans.
Oct 23, 2013, 9:25 PMIn context
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Pandora Cuts Direct Pub Deal With Universal Music Publishing (While Fighting Direct Pub Deals In Rate Court)   —  While Pandora is maneuvering to lower its music publishing rates, it has cut a short-term deal with Universal Music Publishing Group that according to sources would represent …
Jul 3, 2013, 11:30 PMIn context
Alex Pham / Billboard:
Warner Music Inks Deal With Google for Music Subscription Services   —  Warner Music Group has struck a licensing deal with Google for two music services the technology giant is launching later this summer, according to executives familiar with the agreement.
Mar 5, 2013, 6:05 PMIn context
Swizz Beatz's Resume: The History of a Multi-Tasker   —  In today's fluid economy it's not uncommon to have a second job.  A third, fourth, or fifth job though, is something special.  And when you're super-producer Swizz Beatz and you have a baker's dozen jobs at once, it's frankly less …
Jan 19, 2012, 3:35 PMIn context
Tom Ferguson / Billboard:
Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles ‘Speculation’   —  Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as “unsubstantiated speculation.”  —  Reports on Friday suggested that unnamed sources …
Mar 10, 2008, 6:30 PMIn context

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