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Should Spotify Worry About TikTok?; Boomplay and the Big Labels; Deezer Rolls Out Snapchat Sharing


Why Spotify May Soon Have a Big TikTok

As TikTok continues to grow exponentially past music, should the streaming service be worried?

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As Sony Strikes Deal With Boomplay, All Three Majors Are Now Partnered With Africa’s Biggest Music
All three major record companies now have licensing deals with Boomplay Music, the music streaming platform which claims to reach more than 60 million users in Africa.


Deezer rolls out Snapchat sharing
Deezer is also planning to enable users to share lyrics with Snapchat friends.

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The future of live music lives on your
A new app could revolutionize the way we experience live events.

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How to steal an old song and make it your

So many old songs do not have “audio fingerprints” in music recognition databases, and that spells big trouble when new artists sample old works without credit.

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Congress Introduces AM-FM Act to Get Artists & Labels Paid for Radio
New legislation introduced in both houses of Congress on Thursday brings artists one step closer to receiving performance rights royalties on radio airplay.

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Liberty CEO sees Sirius well positioned in audio boom with exclusive content like Howard
Liberty Media CEO Maffei believes the company is well positioned to capitalize on the growing popularity of podcasts and audio content.

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UK’s streaming market could double in value by 2023, says

The UK’s streaming music market could double by 2023, according to a report commissioned by the Entertainment Retailers Association.

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Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ personalised
Spotify’s latest feature for podcast listeners takes a leaf out of Discover Weekly and Release Radar’s books: a personalised playlist not of songs, but of podcast episodes.

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Facebook secures exclusive rights to stream Elton John interview
This is ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from a living legend the truth about his story’, says Facebook

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Downloading: ‘People said it would end record labels’
Music industry veteran Jeremy Lascelles looks back on how illegal downloads threatened the business.

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Should Spotify Investors Worry About Free Competitors?
Amazon recently expanded its free music service to mobile and Fire TV.

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