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Spotify On Course To Pass Pandora In U.S.

Hypebot reports: "An eMarketer analysis predicts that Pandora will continue to see its U.S. user base decline slowly over the next few years, while...

Ticketmaster to Shut Down Secondary Ticketing Sites Across Europe

Variety reports: "Ticketmaster is set to shut down its secondary ticketing sites GET ME IN! and Seatwave across Europe in an effort to combat professional...

City National Acquires Exactuals Artist PaymentHub

Hypebot reports: "City National Bank has acquired Exactuals, the LA based creator of entertainment industry payment system PaymentHub. Exactuals' PaymentHub allows music publishers, record labels,...

Musical.ly Investor Bets $17M On Internet Radio

Hypebot reports: "Early investor Goldwater Capital is betting a substantial hunk of the profits it netted when ByteDance acquired Musical.ly on internet radio.  Korean...

Audius Raises $5.5M For ‘SoundCloud On The Blockchain’

Hypebot reports: "Audius has raised a $5.5 million to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to assure that artists are paid fairly. It's a pitch made...

Samsung is partnering with Spotify across its devices

The Verge reports: "Samsung has announced that it’s entering a long-term partnership with Spotify, including support for the just-announced Galaxy Home smart speaker. The...

Major Labels Team To Sue YouTube Music Ripping Sites

Hypebot reports: "Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony Entertainment filed a lawsuit last Friday against two Russian music ripping websites, FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. Ripping music from YouTube...

SoundCloud Adds Mobile Feature Spotify Lacks: COMMENTS

Hypebot reports: "SoundCloud is relaunching a popular feature - comments from its mobile apps - alongside a new user experience in iOS and Android. ...

WMG Sells All Spotify Stock, Pays Artists, Labels $126M

Hypebot reports: "Warner Music Group has sold its entire holdings in Spotify stock for $504 million and will begin payments to artists and labels...

Lionsgate and Universal Music Sign Multi-Year Development Deal

Billboard reports: "It was announced Monday that the global content company Lionsgate signed a multi-year first-look television agreement with Universal Music Group, meaning that the two companies...