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Warner, YouTube Renew Licensing Deal; Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Not OK with Streaming; Spotify Expands in London

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Warner and YouTube Renew Licensing Deal to Keep Music Streamingwww.bloomberg.com
Warner Music Group extended a licensing deal with YouTube, ensuring the label’s songs remain on the web’s most popular destination for streaming music.

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I insist on owning my music, even in the age of streamingmashable.com
While streaming music is the dominant format through which people consume audio, I still insist on owning physical or digital copies of my favorite tunes.

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Decries “Disrespectful, Irresponsible” Music Streaming exclaim.ca

“I don’t like streaming music because I just think a music thing should be a music thing — a guitar should be a guitar, a radio should be a radio,” he argues.

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Will Computers Soon Control The Music Industry?www.forbes.com
Pay for songwriters and musicians often depends on the accuracy of digital music files.

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Spotify poised to expand in London with new UK HQ www.standard.co.uk

Spotify is in advanced negotiations to treble the size of its UK headquarters with a new home overlooking the Thames, the Standard has learned. The Swedish digital service business is close to agreeing a lease with property investor Blackstone to take almost 60,000 square feet at the art deco Adelphi Building near the Strand.

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Hangout Music Festival, LiveXLive Pact for Streaming, Video Productionvariety.com
Premium live-streaming network LiveXLive has secured exclusive streaming rights for the Hangout Music Festival for the next three years.

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One of the world’s wealthiest countries is also one of its biggest online piratesqz.com
Piracy has been dying for years, thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Spotify that offer a convenient and affordable buffet of movies, TV shows, and music. The latest evidence suggests that it continues to decline: Visits to piracy sites were down 6% last year.

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Hearst Shows Advertisers How Hip It Is With Musical.ly Dealadage.com
Hearst said at its NewFronts it was hopping onto the youth-focused Musical.ly app, where it will create shows as part of the first official ad partnership.

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Music licensing platform Songtradr expands service for artists and licenseeswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Music licensing platform Songtradr has revamped its online service for both writers/artists and music licensees.

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The Reports Of The Record Industry’s Rebirth Are Greatly Exaggeratedthequietus.com
A new rock music and pop culture website. Editorial independent music website offering news, reviews, features, interviews, videos and pictures

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The Fleeting Nature of The Music Industry (And Some Advice)www.heavyblogisheavy.com

Music is an unparalleled artistic medium. Plenty of people have films or novels close to their heart but music is special in its universal appeal to nearly all people.

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