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Streaming grows 40% in Denmark, echoing U.S. trends (2013-2014)

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IFPI Denmark released a year-over-year comparison of streaming uptake in the first half of each year. Streaming increased 40 percent, from 45% of music conumption to 63%. The Denmark metrics align with the top line of Nielsen Audio's most recent year-over-year report, which shows 42% increase in U.S. streaming. that number included video streaming.

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T-Mobile adds six new music services to its free-data plan

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T-Mobile today announced an expansion of its Music Freedom plan, in which smartphone subscribers get unmetered data streaming of music from partner sources. Six new services have been added to the original slate of services, announced in June. The newly added partners are AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza. Detractors still wish for global access to data-free online music from any source.

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Why Digital Music Services Always Steal Each Other’s Customers (Mark Mulligan)

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by Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is one of the industry's most astute observers and analysts. This guest column examines customer sharing, revenue cannibalization, and the next five years in music -- "one of the music industry’s most dramatic periods of change. The last ten years might have been disruptive but the change that is coming will be even more transformative."

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TuneIn pushes sports advantage with IMG College deal

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As the latest in a series of sports-related announcements, TuneIn has struck a deal with IMG College to stream audio play-by-play of hundreds of college football games. The collaboration involves 60 teams, including Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State. TuneIn has emphasized sports content all year, as a key platform differentiator.

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