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@film_girl via The Verge

Tidal has lost another CEO

Music streaming Strategy
Product Hunt

Prizm

The Verge

YouTube still has full albums on its platform, and that’s a problem

ArabNet عرب نت

Anghami Grows Audio Ad Business Three-Fold in One Year

Advertising Music streaming
$75,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
TechCrunch , Re/code , FinSMEs

Music royalty collector Kobalt nabs $75M led by Hearst Entertainment at $775M valuation

Music streaming Earnings
$54,000,000 Venture capital (Series H)
PE Hub , Tech in Asia , e27

Music application Smule raises $54 million in Tencent-led round as it eyes IPO: Reuters

PhoneArena

Microsoft's Groove Music scores a couple of improvements in the latest update

Mobile devices Music streaming
ZDNet

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to improve music attribution

CNET

Weekend Streaming: 'Bill Nye Saves the World' ready for binge watching

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Apple Music’s latest exclusive acquisition is a documentary about Clive Davis

TNW

Spotify's ultra-cheap student pricing goes global

Adweek

Brands Can Now Target Spotify Playlist Ads Based on the Time of Day

Advertising Music streaming
PhoneArena

Spotify is finally coming to the Apple Watch as a third-party app named Snowy

The Verge , TechCrunch , PhoneArena

Apple Music for Android gets updated with iOS 10 features

Apps New Music streaming
Bloomberg

How Tech Companies Prowl Hackathons for the Next Mark Zuckerberg

Global
PhoneArena

Deal: Beats headphones, portable speaker on sale at Apple for at least 25% off

VentureBeat

Bethesda to release Dishonored 2's first three missions as a free trial

$335,878 Venture capital
breakit

Utmanar skivbolagen – ska hitta stjärnor med hjälp av algoritmer

TechCrunch

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

Bloomberg

Pop Stardom Gets Easier to Track With Kobalt Music's Royalty App

TechCrunch

The Best Apps For Finding Events

Startup events Music streaming
Re/code

SoundCloud gets a $70 million lifeline

Funding Music streaming
€2,000,000 Venture capital
Tech.eu

Swedish music startup Auddly takes in €2 million

New York Times Bits

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

e27

Singapore startup #vinyloftheday launches marketplace app, aims to become the hub for music collectors

Product Hunt

OutLoud Social Jukebox

@chrisbrogan via The Verge

Anchor is like Snapchat stories for audio, and it’s delightful

TechCrunch

The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital has retro charm, modern failures

VentureBeat , Business Insider

Shazam turbocharges its music recognition app with new augmented reality platform for brands

Business Insider

Jay Z's Roc Nation is launching a venture fund to invest in early-stage startups

Funding Music streaming
TechCrunch

Music Audience Exchange wants to get you paid

Advertising Music streaming
GSMArena.com

Nintendo Switch online gaming service arriving in autumn 2017

$22,000,000 Venture capital
PE Hub , GeekWire

Soundtrack Your Brand inks $22 mln

Funding
VentureBeat , TechCrunch , EU-Startups , +1

Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand raises $22 million to help sell music streaming to businesses

Music streaming Funding
GeekWire

Universal Music Group inks deal to sell music and tickets on retail chatbot service ReplyYes

Funding Music streaming
TNW

How 'creative AI' can change the future of music for everyone

TechCrunch , Adweek , VentureBeat

The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers

Product Hunt

Record Bird 2.0

Wareable

Apple Watch is getting Spotify offline playback with this free unofficial app

VentureBeat

5 bots to try this week: Record Bird, Allo, SamaraRings, Lemonade Stand, Influencer Rate Calculator

Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , The Verge , +1

Kickstarter acquires video streaming startup Huzza and opens a Vancouver office

CNET

CNET giveaway: TuneIn premium subscription and more!

CNET

Sprint announces limited-time $50 all-you-can-eat mobile deal

Mobile providers Music streaming
Slashdot

Sprint Purchases 33 Percent Stake in Tidal For $200 Million

WSJD , Mashable

Sprint to Buy 33% of Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Sprint just bought 33 percent of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Mobile devices
Private equity
Business Insider , VentureBeat , TechMoran , +1

Sprint just bought a big stake in Tidal

Music streaming Mobile providers
The Verge

Tidal may have been inflating its subscriber numbers

Wired UK

Tuning out: Norway is about to become the first country to ditch FM radio

TNW

AmpMe is a party in your pocket that connects multiple Bluetooth speakers or phones