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Spotify Releases New Radio Listening Study Aimed at European Advertisers
/ September 23, 2015 10:23 am
Spotify Releases New Radio Listening Study Aimed at European Advertisers

Billboard reports "Spotify has released the results of a study it is calling "The New Audio," commissioned from market research company TNS, analyzing how the company's free-listening tier stacks up to traditional broadcast radio in terms of demographics, engagement and whether Spotify can deliver to brands listeners that traditional radio can't.". Read More

Music streaming service Deezer files to go public on French stock exchange
/ September 22, 2015 3:12 pm
Music streaming service Deezer files to go public on French stock exchange

Fortune reports "With 6 million paying customers, the French music streaming service is taking on its Swedish rival, Spotify. French music streaming service Deezer has filed to go public on the Paris-based stock exchange Euronext, the company told news outlets on Tuesday.". Read More

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Spotify Introduces ‘Found Them First’ So You Know How Cool You Are
/ September 9, 2015 3:19 pm
Spotify Introduces ‘Found Them First’ So You Know How Cool You Are

TechCrunch reports "Today, Spotify has introduced a feature that will let you know whether you yourself are a hipster who “listened to an artist before they were cool. The tool is called “Found them first” and it’s a simple web page that lets you log in through Spotify to find out, based on your listening history, which big-name artists you discovered early on.". Read More

Ian Rogers, Apple Music Executive, Is Leaving Company
/ August 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Ian Rogers, Apple Music Executive, Is Leaving Company

The New York Times reports "Ian Rogers, who was in charge of Apple’s online radio services, including its Beats 1 station, has resigned from the company, Apple confirmed on Friday. His departure was said to be abrupt and a surprise to fellow employees. Mr. Rogers was said to be moving to Europe to work for a luxury brand that was unrelated to music, according to a person briefed on his departure who spoke on condition of anonymity.". Read More

Spotify Backer, Lakestar, Raises $385 Million Fund To Take On Europe’s Top VCs
/ August 24, 2015 1:36 pm
Spotify Backer, Lakestar, Raises $385 Million Fund To Take On Europe’s Top VCs

Business Insider reports "On August 24th, Lakestar, a Zurich-based VC fund led by Klaus Hommels, said it raised $385 million for its Lakestar II fund. That sum makes Lakestar II the largest single fund in Continental Europe. (The new raise brings Lakestar’s total assets under management to $535 million). Hommels says he capped the raise at EUR 350 million($385 mm), but because of high demand, could have raised as much as EUR 600 million.". Read More

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Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You
/ August 21, 2015 10:41 am
Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Forbes reports "Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.". Read More

SoundCloud Stops Sharing With Next Big Sound, Citing Its Sale to Pandora
/ August 20, 2015 9:53 am
SoundCloud Stops Sharing With Next Big Sound, Citing Its Sale to Pandora

Billboard reports "SoundCloud has decided to stop sharing data with Next Big Sound, the streaming analytics company recently acquired by Pandora. NBS let the news slip in a tweet-reply to a confused client from Motor Entertainment, who noticed SoundCloud data was missing from his reports.". Read More

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