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7digital announces new contracts and revenue

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7digital announced that over the past month it has entered into new or expanded contracts valued at £1.8 million. The company sent out a press release noting that it has seen an uptick in interest as broadcast organizations look into finding new options in the streaming audio space. “It’s particularly pleasing to see one of the key areas which we identified for growth – the radio industry – starting to deliver significant business," CEO Simon Cole said.

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Internet Radio Rewind #040: A podcasting Peabody; Tidal courts indies, Norway targets FM

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The weekly update of the streaming audio industry, from RAIN News. THIS WEEK: "Serial" wins a Peabody; Apple Watch launch day -- what can you listen to?; new iHeartMedia podcasts; Tidal reaches out to indies; Norway targets FM switch-off.

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Saavn, KKBox each announce live music integrations

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Two streaming services operating out of Asia announced new integrations or partnerships that add a live music angle for their listeners. India-based streaming service Saavn announced plans for a series of live acoustic shows and musician interviews. KKBox, a music streaming service from Taiwan, has invested in ticket vending startup WalkieTicket and is now its largest institutional shareholder. This could be a new business trend for the streaming market.

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Review: Musonomics podcast offers deep dive on industry issues

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We’re always looking for new podcasts to add to our listening queue, and so today we took a listen to a new program called Musonomics. It’s a twice-monthly podcast about the music and culture industries that just debuted its first episode last week. Larry Miller is the host, and the program has backing from the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program, where he is a professor. The first episode includes an in-depth discussion about Record Store Day and the resurgence of vinyl.

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German songwriting head decries ‘sacrificing publishers on the altar of digital music’

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The German Music Publishers Association held its annual meeting yesterday and royalty rates from streaming services were a hot topic. President Rolf Budde had some strong words about the state of compensation for songwriters. “The 60,000 composers, lyricists and music publishers must not be sacrificed on the altar of digital music,” he said.

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