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Vevo to Shutter Its Apps and Website in Coming Weeks

Billboard reports: "Vevo announced on Thursday it will "phase out elements" of its owned and operated platforms -- meaning its mobile apps and consumer website...

Pandora rolls out ‘personalized playlists’ to all Premium subscribers

Venture Beat reports: "Pandora is taking a leaf out of Spotify’s book today with the launch of personalized playlists for its Premium subscribers. The...

Spotify’s Class-Action Settlement Approved

Variety reports: "A federal judge on Tuesday granted final approval to a settlement on Spotify’s long-running class-action lawsuits. The news was first reported in The Hollywood...

Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution

Hypebot reports: "Next-generation record label and music distributor Amuse has raised a $15.5 million Series A round co-led by Lakestar and Raine.The company was...

Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, Orchard, Deezer, Others Sued For Copyright Infringement

Hypebot reports: "Sony, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Microsoft, Orchard, Deezer, Shazam, MediaNet, CD Universe and Saavn are being sued for copyright infringement by a...

Tidal Investigating ‘Potential Data Breach’ After Reports of Inflated Subscriber and...

Variety reports: "Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a possible data breach, according to Music...

10K Radio Stations File BMI Lawsuit To Pay Songwriters Less, PRO...

Hypebot reports: "The Radio Music License Committee, which represents more than 10,000 commercial radio stations in the US, has filed a petition in the...

Apple Music Passes 50 Million Subscribers, Including Free Trials

Variety reports: "Apple Music’s streaming service now has more than 50 million users via paid subscriptions and free trials, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during...

Sony Music Buys $185M Stake In ‘Peanuts’ Brand

Hypebot reports: "Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) has today announced that it has acquired a stake in the iconic ‘Peanuts’ brand. Created by Charles M. Schulz...

A Post-Spotify Boom for Music IPOs?

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Is now the time for the next wave of music IPOs? Spotify's April 3 debut on the market may have...