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by Bruce Houghton

[UPDATED] Spotify and Universal Music Group have completed a new licensing deal. The music streamer, which is under month to month agreements, must still get Sony, Warner Music and indie licensor Merlin on board before it can IPO. ____________________ Spotify and Universal Music have finalized a new multi-year licencing deal that included limiting access to …

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by Bruce Houghton

Spotify and Universal Music Group have finalized a new licensing deal that includes for two week album windowing for select releases. Full text of the official announcement: ____________________________ Read our analysis here. Spotify and Universal Music Group announce global, multi-year license agreement April 4, 2017 Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Universal Music Group …

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by Guest Post

Barry and Nikki are clash yet again, and rapper Dave East makes his debut on The Breaks

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by Guest Post

In what has been a busy month for the music streaming biz, Pandora debuted a new on-demand option, while Spotify began to consider limiting its free tier as it looks ahead towards an initial public offering. ________________________ Guest post by Melina Druga of Midem March was a busy month in the music streaming world. Pandora …

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by Guest Post

Jasmine Jumps Over The Table To Try To Fight Karlie Redd

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by VH1

Kevin Liles shares his journey in the music industry with Sway Calloway on the latest installation of Behind The Breaks.

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by Guest Post

Michelle Obama lets her gorgeous natural hair hang out and the internet is in a frenzy.

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by Bruce Houghton

In-venue interactive music platform TouchTune and music and entertainment media provider PlayNetwork today announced an agreement to merge the two companies.  Details of the deal were not disclosed. Touchtone, which had raised $45 million, was acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners on April 2015. “This acquisition opens a new chapter for both TouchTunes and PlayNetwork, and …

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by Owen Davie

Although sales of physical music may have declined, there’s still plenty of money to be made in the merch department. Here we look at six effective ways of improving traffic and sales at the merch table during your next show. _______________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank, Brian Buchanan looks at six different ways in …

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by Bruce Houghton

TUESDAY 4.4.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  If the Spotify UMG deal is done, the other majors – and then an IPO – will follow. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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