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Tencent-Led Group Doubles Its Stake In Universal Music Group

Billboard reports: "Vivendi said Friday that a Tencent-led consortium had exercised its option to acquire an additional 10 percent stake of Universal Music Group." Read...

Netflix adds an audio-only mode to its Android app

The Verge reports: "Netflix is giving viewers the chance to ignore the visuals of shows and movies entirely and go full audio. In an...

Streaming Is Stalling: Can Music Keep Up in the Attention Economy?

Billboard reports: "Music streaming services have continued to add U.S. subscribers this year, according to MIDiA Research, growing by 11 million paying users from...

Spotify Inks Deal to Stream NPR Podcasts Worldwide

Variety reports: "Spotify is now shipping NPR’s podcasts worldwide. The streaming-audio company inked a deal with NPR to distribute 26 podcasts — including “NPR...

Facebook publicly launches its collaborative music video app, Collab

TechCrunch reports: "Collab, Facebook’s experimental app for making collaborative music videos, is today launching out of private beta testing with a public release on...

Reddit buys TikTok rival Dubsmash

The Verge reports: "Reddit has acquired “short-form video social platform” Dubsmash, the company announced today. Under the terms of the deal, the TikTok rival...

Vevo Partners With VIZIO to Make Music Videos Available on the...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Vevo’s catalog of more than 450,000 music videos and original content is now available for free on millions of VIZIO...

Spotify Built A Plagiarism Detector That Could Alter Songwriting Forever

Hypebot reports: "No one wants their music stolen without credit, but the limitations of the western ear are making the creation of wholly original...

Universal Buys Bob Dylan Publishing Rights, Acquiring Catalog Worth Hundreds of...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "MBW understands that the buyout, conducted via Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), sees Universal acquire both the publisher and writer...

‘The Future Isn’t Just About Brands Using Music; It’s About Entire...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Beyond these giants of on-demand subscription lie a wealth of global brands who are investing heavily in digital music –...