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How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry

How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walked through the company’s founding story […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are […]

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The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families

The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans […]

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Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix’s dominance

Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix’s dominance Netflix is still the No. 1 subscription streaming service in the U.S., according to a new report from eMarketer, but rivals including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are starting to cut into its market share. The analyst firm forecasts 182.5 million U.S. […]

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Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other Earbuds, a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music […]

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Wall St analyst Laura Martin on the fate of Netflix, breaking up Google, EU regulation, and a decade of more money for Hollywood

Wall St analyst Laura Martin on the fate of Netflix, breaking up Google, EU regulation, and a decade of more money for Hollywood The rise of streaming video platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime has upended traditional power balances in Hollywood and is reorganizing the way we consume films and TV series […]

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Apple reportedly planning to fund creation of exclusive original podcasts

Apple reportedly planning to fund creation of exclusive original podcasts Apple is said to be planning to bankroll the creation of original podcasts from third-parties that it will offer exclusively on its own streaming services, Bloomberg reports. The report says that Apple’s plans to land podcast exclusives will help the company compete […]

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Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space

Three great opportunities for startups in the entertainment space Arvin Patel Contributor Share on Twitter Arvin Patel is the chief intellectual product officer at TiVo and an executive vice president at the company. With over-the-top (OTT) changing the way we consume entertainment across devices, most of the media attention is going to […]

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App revenue tops $39 billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year

App revenue tops billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year App store spending is continuing to grow, although not as quickly as in years past. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7 billion […]

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Spotify shuts down its music upload beta program for artists

Spotify shuts down its music upload beta program for artists Spotify is shutting down a program that allowed indie artists to upload their own music to the streaming service, the company announced today. The new upload tool was first introduced in beta testing in September 2018, offering U.S. artists an easy way […]

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