Spotify Expands 60 Day Free Trial, Days Before Apple Music Launch

Just days before next Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Spotify is doing just what many industry insiders feared it would – expanding its free trial offering.

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Spotify Acquires Beats’ Analytics Provider Seed Scientific

Spotify is betting big on data to help is survive the coming battle with Apple Music. After acquiring  The Echo Nest last year, Spotify has bought its second major analytics. Continue reading

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Spotify, Telia Invest $11 Million In Soundtrack Your Brand

Spotify is investing a bit of its $526 million war chest in Soundtrack Your Brand,  a startup that brings its streaming music service to a select and desirable group of. Continue reading

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Spotify Closes $526 Million Funding Round To Fight Apple

Timing, particularly in the entertainment industry, is everything. So, it is no coincidence that right after Apple Music launches, Spotify just happens to close a $526 million round that has. Continue reading

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New Investors Line Up To Give Spotify Another $400 Million

A list of top global investors is emerging as Spotify continues late stage talks to reap an additional $400 million in funding at a valuation of $8.4 billion.  It's no. Continue reading

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Spotify To Add $400M At $8.4B Valuation In 7th Round, Unveils “Tweet The Beat” Twitter Spam Feature

Spotify is smartly going back to the funding well prior to the launch of Apple's new music service. But does this $400 million round signal a perennially unprofitable company, and is. Continue reading

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SFX CEO Sillerman Makes Offer To Take EDM Conglomerate Private

Let the bidding wars begin! The CEO of SFX has offered to take the EDM giant private.  Today's move is likely to set off a bidding war that includes Live. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 2.9.16: U.S. Copyright Office, Apple, Beats & Spotify

The US Copyright Office released a music licensing Study on Thursday documenting principles that should guide congress in its plan for music licensing reform. Highlights of the 245 page report include performance. Continue reading

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Spotify Raises Another $250 Million At $4 Billion Valuation

Spotify has raised another $250 million in a new funding round led by Silicon Valley firm Technology Crossover Ventures. Investors are now placing the valuation of  the music streamer somewhere. Continue reading

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Importance Of The JOBS Act To Record Labels

By Miguel de Braganca from Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal. The largest providers of capital in the music business, the major record labels, have been devastated over the. Continue reading

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