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Inside Apple Music's Second Act - BuzzFeed News

A year into its battle for users — and the trust of record labels — the most talked-about company in music sheds a light on what's working, what's not, and its controversial plan to shape the industry's future. Posted on September 26, 2016, at 4:16 p ...and more »

Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud - Financial Times

Spotify, the music streaming service, is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, as competition heats up with Apple for the future of digital music, said people briefed on the discussions. SoundCloud, which raised $100m in June from a group of ...and more »

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday. 35 percent of polled Apple Music subscribers were "strongly ...and more »

Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud - The Independent

Both streaming services are in talks ahead of Spotify's IPO, and the streaming service has already attracted 100 million users worldwide along with 40 million subscribers. On the other hand, SoundCloud would compliment the streaming giant and has built ...and more »

No Wave: Is This The End Of Tidal? And If So … Then What? - Stereogum

On June 30, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks to acquire Tidal, the on-demand music-streaming service launched by Jay Z (and co-signed by a country club's worth of Jay's highest-charting colleagues) at the end of March 2015. Can ...and more »

Spotify 'in talks to take over Soundcloud' - BBC News

Music streaming company Spotify is reportedly in talks to take over $700m (£535m) rival Soundcloud. The two sides are in advanced negotiations, according to the Financial Times. The talks come at a time when competition in the streaming music sector is ...and more »

Apple Admits It Did Too Much With Apple Music - Fortune

Apple executives say that their first run at taking on Spotify and winning the music-streaming market wasn't successful. Apple (aapl, +0.00%) tried to do too much too soon with Apple Music, said Jimmy Iovine, a music industry titan and one of the heads ...and more »

Spotify launches Japan streaming with karaoke twist - Phys.Org

Online music giant Spotify said Thursday it is launching a streaming service in Japan with a karaoke twist, the world's second-biggest music market but one still dominated by compact discs. Sweden-based Spotify said it will offer a free service with ...and more »

Spotify is reportedly in talks to acquire SoundCloud - The Verge

Spotify is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase SoundCloud, according to a report from the Financial Times. The move would give Spotify a larger library of content — SoundCloud has over 125 million songs — and remove a competitor from the ...and more »

Spotify's newest board member shows how important video is to its future - Business Insider

Spotify has added Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos to its board of directors, Recode reports. Sarandos' appointment will boost Spotify's video content ambitions, to differentiate itself from rival music streaming services like Apple Music ...and more »