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Sony acquires EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion

  • Ben Norman
  • 4 Days ago
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There’s a new music publishing leader in town EMI Music Publishing owns the rights to over 2 million songs, including works by Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Queen, and Pharrell Williams. Sony’s own catalog already includes 2.3 million tracks, including work by the Beatles. This $2.3 billion acquisition will bump their portfolio up to 4.5 million […]

SEC filing shows anomaly in Spotify’s data report, are Users Abusing the System?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Users have found a way to overcome Spotify advertisements without paying. SEC filing shows 2 million users unaccounted for.  While Youtube has recently revealed its reason for inserting an abundance of advertisements that interrupt music videos, they are not the first music streaming service to do so. Youtube, in an effort to promote its new […]

Investors bail-out SoundCloud in emergency investment round

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Struggling music service SoundCloud just completed a $169.5 million emergency Series F funding round, TechCrunch reports. New York investment bank Raine Group and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek led the round, which Tech Crunch called a “do-or-die moment” for SoundCloud. Soundcloud’s investors approved the financing round on Friday morning, just ahead of the deadline. Last […]

Spotify-Backed Music Startup Raised $22 Million For Expansion

  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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Stockholm-based startup Soundtrack Your Brand has raised $22 million in funding for global expansion and tech build-up. The company, started by an ex-Spotify executive and a co-founder of Beats, has already seen significant growth on its aim to provide music streaming services to businesses. The company’s client list includes McDonald’s, TAG Heuer, and Toni & […]

SoundCloud Co-Founder Steps Into New Role

  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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Artem Fishman, former Yahoo Vice President of Engineering has been hired as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of the music streaming service SoundCloud. Eric Wahlforss (pictured in featured image), co-founder of SoundCloud, is now the Chief Product Officer, a newly-created role. This role has Wahlforss running point on strategy and initiatives on products […]

Aspire Heads to NYC; Creativity, Achievements and Education to be Highlighted

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 2 Years ago
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Whether it be food, business, or fashion New York City has well-earned it reputation as the greatest city in the world. New York City is also known for its diverse creativity. In February, it hosts an event that will hopefully bring inspiration to artist over the world. The event is called the ASPIRE FESTIVAL. ASP FEST, […]

Taylor Swift is Not a Fan of ‘Apple Music’ and They Listened

  • Priscilla Manzo​
  • 3 Years ago
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Apple Inc. just announced that its new music stream, Apple Music, will launch next week. Many wait in anticipation, but not all are happy as multi-platinum selling recording artist Taylor Swift chooses to opt her music out of the service. Swift is known for opting out of music streaming services in the past. She delayed […]

Amazon Continues to Remain the Biggest Online Retailer

  • Priscilla Manzo​
  • 3 Years ago
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One of the biggest online retailer Amazon.com is exceeding their own expectations by passing its estimated sales for the first-quarter. Bloomberg analysts projected a $22.4 billion in sales for the company. The company announced Thursday April 23rd of a 15 percent jump to $22.7 billion. Amazon is reported to be the largest cloud-computing service seller […]

Ohio State University Band Director Fired Over Scandal

  • Jana Ruthberg
  • 4 Years ago
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The self-proclaimed “Best Damn Band in the Land” is forced to march on without director Jonathan Waters in the unofficial season kickoff with the Columbus Symphony. The Ohio State University band’s ex-director is currently under investigation after allegations revealing the band’s “sexualized” culture, including rituals that forced students to march in their underwear, be called […]

Amazon Launches Prime Music

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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Amazon revealed its new music streaming service for U.S. customers who are subscribed to Prime. It is pitted directly against the likes of Spotify and Pandora. Amazon’s new service starts out a few steps behind in terms of variety. For now, Universal Music Group’s expansive catalog won’t be available, and tracks from Warner Music Group […]