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Rdio Introduces Live Broadcast Radio, Launching with Nearly 500 Stations

Rdio Introduces Live Broadcast Radio, Launching with Nearly 500 Stations Rdio, a leading global music streaming service available in 85 countries, today introduces live broadcast radio beginning with nearly 500 stations throughout the United States – making Rdio the best streaming…

Beatport Q215 Payments Update

Symphonic Distribution has just received an update to the situation regarding the Beatport payments being delayed. Below is the notice officially sent by Beatport today. Symphonic Distribution was the first to announce that we would in fact pay the royalties…

Symphonic to Pay Beatport’s “Trapped” Royalties in Advance

In case you haven’t heard the news, Beatport has frozen payments to suppliers (including distributors, direct record labels, etc.) due to the current delays its parent company, SFX Entertainment, Inc., is having in taking the company from being a publicly…

Beatport and Spotify announce partnership

Two strong forces unite. Beatport and Spotify have today announced a new partnership. Beatport, one of our most long lasting partners and pioneers of the EDM market began in 2004 as an online music store for DJs, has become a global…

Spotify Raises Additional $526 Million in Latest Round of Funding

The race for streaming supremacy continues to get more and more challenging. A day after the announcement of Apple Music, Spotify has just closed funding on an additional $526 million fundraising round valuing the company at over $8 billion. The deal…

SoundCloud signs licensing deal to pay independent labels for music streams

Symphonic’s partner MERLIN has just announced the new Soundcloud Monetization deal. Stay tuned for some announcements as integration is already underway with songs getting monetized daily! SoundCloud has struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin that it says will help…

Apple Officially Announces New Streaming Music Service, Apple Music

By Frances Rubio FINALLY! After months of rumors and speculation, the wait is over, as Apple finally announced the debut of Apple Music. So, what exactly is it? Apple Music is a real streaming music product, which offers “millions of songs,”…

Concert Review: 97X’s Backyard Barbeque 2015

This past Memorial Day weekend, local Tampa radio station 97X put on Backyard Barbeque: an all-day concert event full of food, drink, and great music. Fun in the Sun On Saturday May 23, eight bands gathered along with food vendors…

Spotify Announces Shows, Running Mode, and ‘Now’ Features

At a press event held earlier this week, Spotify announced some exciting new features that will be now available in the app. The announcement brings a series of improvements including service with audio and video shows, a new recommendation mode…

Spotify Partners with Starbucks

As Tech Crunch reports, Spotify and Starbucks just announced a new partnership. The deal will help promote Spotify Premium while also giving Starbucks customers and employees the opportunity to choose what music is played at their local Starbucks. This is the latest major…