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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify's Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom is leaving ahead of its IPO; the company hasn't named a successor yet   —  Stefan Blom's departure may raise questions.  —  Spotify's top content executive is leaving, just ahead of the streaming music company's planned public offering.
Jan 5, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Recode:
Sources: TPG and Dragoneer converted Spotify debt into equity at ~$10B valuation, sold it to Tencent at ~$20B, solving Spotify's $1B debt problem ahead of IPO   —  Big investors TPG and Dragoneer get a nice return, and Tencent gets a piece of the streaming music company.  Everybody happy?
Jan 3, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Splice, a startup that sells digital tools and music samples to musicians, raises $35M Series B led by DFJ Growth   —  Steve Martocci's first company was a text messaging service.  Now he's behind the scenes of a Demi Lovato song.  —  Making money selling songs is hard: Just ask Spotify …
Dec 18, 2017, 12:26 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitch and NBA agree to stream up to six minor league games per week, starting December 15, with interactive overlays for viewers   —  The “G League” comes to Amazon's live-gaming platform, with interactive features  —  A few months ago, NBA boss Adam Silver said that pro basketball broadcasts …
Dec 13, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Recode:
Magna: digital ad spend surpassed TV worldwide in 2017 for the first time, with digital taking $209B, 41% of the market, and TV taking $178B, 35% of the market   —  You knew it was coming.  —  We've been headed here for a while.  But this was the year it actually happened: Advertisers spent more on digital than traditional TV.
Dec 6, 2017, 4:45 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says DoJ did not ask him to sell CNN as a condition of acquiring Time Warner, despite report, reiterates he does not intend to sell   —  That contradicts reports from yesterday.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says no one from the Department of Justice has asked …
Nov 9, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says people are watching YouTube on TVs for 100M hours/day, up 70% in the last year   —  YouTube viewing on actual TV sets is up 70 percent in the last year.  —  YouTube has been trying to position itself as a TV competitor for years.
Oct 26, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is leaving to run Sony Television and will be replaced by Fox executive Randy Freer   —  Mike Hopkins is leaving the streaming service, replaced by Randy Freer.  —  Hulu, the streaming video service owned by several big media companies, is replacing its CEO: Mike Hopkins …
Oct 24, 2017, 1:16 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's news subscription tool is delayed on iOS over Apple's 30% App Store cut; the tool will roll out on Android phones over coming weeks   —  The problem: Apple's 30 percent tax.  —  Facebook's effort to help media companies sell subscriptions has hit a snag: Apple.
Oct 19, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
RIAA: 30M+ pay for streaming, which now accounts for 62% of US music biz; streaming revenue up 48% in first half of 2017 to $2.5B, digital downloads down 24%   —  Spotify, Apple Music and other services have 30 million U.S. subscribers, and streaming revenue is up 48 percent so far this year.
Sep 23, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context

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