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BVMI Hails ‘Groundbreaking’ Ruling Against Stream-Ripper MusicMonster

Billboard reports: "Germany's music industry lobby group, BVMI, has applauded a new ruling against stream-ripper MusicMonster.fm by the Regional Court of Munich as a positive...

PledgeMusic Advises Artists To Suspend All Campaigns

Hypebot reports: "Pledge Music has sent an email to artists with active crowdfunding campaigns advising them to "suspend" them immediately, Hypebot has confirmed.For months,...

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using...

Tech Crunch reports: "Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the...

Musiio Raises $1M To Bring Spotify-Like AI To Other Music Services,...

Hypebot reports: "Musiio has raised a $1 million seed round to continue development of its use of artificial intelligence (AI) which brings Spotify-like discovery...

Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions

The Verge reports: "Spotify is fully committing to building a podcast network today. The music streaming giant has acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor to...

SiriusXM Hopes Pandora Will Grow the Company Beyond Cars

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer has big plans for the now-largest audio entertainment company in the world. The satellite radio giant...

Penske Media Acquires 100% Of Rolling Stone Magazine

Hypebot reports: "Penske Media Corporation, which also own Variety and Deadline, has quietly acquired full ownership n the venerable music publication Rolling Stone. Penske...

Sony posts strong music earnings, as gaming business disappoints

Tech Crunch reports: "Sony posted record quarterly earnings this week on the strength of very strong music profits. Those numbers were catapulted thanks to the company’s...

Sirius XM Completes Acquisition of Pandora

Variety reports: "As expected, Sirius XM Holdings today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, making it “the world’s largest audio entertainment company,” according to...

Spotify Postpones Launch in India

Variety reports: "As January 31st wound down in India, there was still no sign of the blowout party that Spotify had planned to celebrate its long-anticipated...