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Slicing Apple Music – Part 1: Will It Kill Spotify?

As is now widely known, Apple Music is comprised of three key elements: iTunes – but on demand and in the cloud (a la Spotify), a worldwide radio station, and a social network that connects fans to artists and their content in whatever flavor it exists. I’m going to analyze each of these pegs in Apple […]

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What Happened to Music FIRST?

And so the critically important fight over music rights fees wears on. Pandora lobbies in favor of the Internet Radio Fairness Act now before Congress so as to make not only its business but the business of every current and future company playing music online more viable (keep in mind, Pandora has yet to turn […]

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Posted in Advertising, congress, fairness, fees, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Music Industry Trends, musicfirst, pandora, Performance Rights, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, rights