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The fundraising values Spotify at $4 billion as company announced expansion plans in the US and Japan
Spotify UK fell into the red last year, as subscription revenue fell and the music streaming service invested more in growth here.
Free coffee, free McDonald's and free make-up. It's amazing what's on offer if you look
The singer calls on artists to fight labels not streaming services over low rates
Electric Elephant Festival is proud to be working with the wonderful Festival No. 6. Once again we have curated two dance tents featuring DJ legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig and Andrew Weatherall, alongside the freshest new talent including Daniel Avery, Maxxi Soundsystem, San Soda.
Vodafone will join O2 and EE offer extra-fast 4G mobile networks, Three has yet to announce when it will launch
New additions to the music streaming site hope to differentiate Spotify in an increasingly hectic marketplace
Many of us can’t get through a workout without tunes or telly to make it less boring. And there’s nothing wrong with that, says Simon Usborne
There were 260 million pirated films and TV shows downloaded in 2008 but that figure has fallen to 120 million
Stephen Street says Yorke's band devalued digital music when they made their seventh album pay-what-you-like
New feature might be paving the way for Google Now on desktops
One of Princeton University economist Alan Krueger’s specialist subjects is analysing rock-concert revenue data. In 2004 and 2005 he wrote two papers called Rockonomics and was recently invited to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame to talk about his new findings, which aren’t likely to please smaller artists. Here are some of his findings:
Digitise your old stereo in style
Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams has become the most streamed track on Spotify in the UK and US in its first 24 hours of being released.
François and the Atlas Mountains have been one of our sleeper favourites of the past couple of years – both their Plaine Inondable and E Volo Love have been foisted on friends and family enthusiatically, and their live show is up there with the best at the moment.
We’re very excited to have Ginger Baker perform at Field Day next year with his Jazz Confusion. Baker is a true artistic legend of the past 50 years; his list of credits reads like a who’s who of pop music.