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Spotify Tells Cory Bernardi To Politely Go Fuck Himself

by Paul Cashmere

The backlash over extremist politician Cory Bernardi’s all-Australian Australia Day playlist continues. Even Spotify have washed their hands of it.

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Artists To Get Screwed Big Time In 2018 As Music Streaming Increases By 50% in 2017

by Paul Cashmere

Music streaming had a bumper year with listening increasing by 50% over 2016 in 2017 according to a report from BuzzAngle but don’t expect to see too many artists applauding it.

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U.S. Senate Passes Legislation To Increase Artist Streaming Royalties

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Senate Judiciary Committee Member Orrin Hatch of Utah and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) of Georgia, the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Courts and the Internet, introduced legislation to apply free market principles to music licensing and ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their work.

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James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go

Australian Charts: James Arthur Spends Fourth Week On Top Of ARIA Singles Chart

by Gavin Ryan

“Say You Won’t Let Go” for James Arthur is atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth straight week, becoming the equal fourth longest run at No.1 for 2016 (“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber also spent the first four weeks of the year at the top).

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Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker Sue Spotify For $150 Million

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Camper Van Beethoven and David Lowery of Cracker have brought a class action lawsuit against Spotify, alleging that they broadcast their music without obtaining mechanical licenses to broadcast the music.

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The Beatles Top 10 Streaming Hits

by Paul Cashmere

The Beatles allowed fans to hear their music via streaming services for the first time on Christmas Eve 2015 and already the first Beatles Streaming Top 10 has been compiled.

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Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of 2015

by Music-News.com

Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2015.

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U2’s Larry Mullen Jr Says Streaming Services Need To Pay Artists More

by Paul Cashmere

U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr. may not have too much to worry about when it comes to the group’s income from streaming but he certainly sees it as a problem for younger and lesser known artists.

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Major Lazer ‘Lean On’ Was The No 1 UK Summer Hit

by Music-News.com

Spotify reveals the songs that came out on top for music lovers this summer, with Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ and DJ Snake) taking the number 1 spot, globally. Ranking in second place globally is OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’, with Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ rounding out the top three.

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Ed Sheeran Is Most Influential Artist Under 25

by Music-News.com

Ed Sheeran has topped the list of the top 25 most influential young artists under the age of 25 who are taking the music industry by storm.

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Hot Chocolate Party Streaming

What If Your Streaming Services Were Real People? Check Out This Hilarious Pisstake

by Paul Cashmere

Spotify is going through a painful breakup with Apple Music coming along and offering something that it can’t … Taylor Swift.

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Prince Sends The Sheriff To Streaming Services

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Just as AC/DC and Dr. Dre embrace streaming, Prince has decided to scale back.

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AC/DC Head To Streaming Services

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

AC/DC are putting more than a toe into the waters of the internet.

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Spotify Reveals The UK Summer Hits Of 2015

by Music-News.com

Spotify reveals its picks for the top songs that are set to be the soundtrack of your summer, leading with three songs that are poised to be summer smashes in the UK.

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Spotify Founder Reacts To Industry Criticism

by Music-News.com

‘I started this company to help the music industry, not get vilified by them,’ Spotify founder Daniel Ek tells Billboard in its latest cover story. He’s referring to the many outspoken critics of Spotify, including Taylor Swift.

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Pop Will Eat Itself …Streaming Crippled Music Sales In 2014

by Paul Cashmere

Evidence that streaming is crippling music sales in the past year has been revealed in the end of year report by Nielsen Music.

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Pink Floyd The Endless River

Pink Floyd Find Younger Fans With The Endless River

by Paul Cashmere

Pink Floyd are registering record streaming figures for Spotify but the surprise is the listeners are a lot younger than you would expect.

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Ed Sheeran Breaks Spotify UK Streaming Record

by Paul Cashmere

Ed Sheeran ‘x’ has broken Spotify records for first week streaming.

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Bette Midler Reveals How Pandora Screws With Artists Income

by Paul Cashmere

Bette Midler is the latest artist to accuse streaming services Spotify and Pandora of ripping off artists.

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Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify Oscar Songs

by Music-News.com

Spotify rolls out the red carpet this Oscars’ weekend to reveal the most popular movie tracks from past 12 months.

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Spotify Registers Major Increases For Grammy Performers

by Paul Cashmere

Spotify plays in the 24 hours following the Grammy Awards have registered huge increases for the performers.

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Abba Happy New Year Most Streamed Song in UK For NYE

by Music-News.com

Abba gave England a Swedish flavoured soundtrack on New Year’s Eve.

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Wham Last Christmas Most Streamed Christmas Song

by Music-News.com

Wham’s classic ‘Last Christmas’ was the most streamed Christmas song of 2013 but Michael Buble owned the Top 10 with only Mariah Carey and The Pgues also getting a look-in.

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Led Zeppelin To Stream On Spotify

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Led Zeopelin will stream on Spotify. Spotify has achieved something that no other streaming service has managed to do, obtain the rights to stream the music of Led Zeppelin.

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Flume And Lorde Are Two Of The Most Streamed Artists On Spotify For 2013

by Anthony Barton

Spotify have released their streaming data for 2013, showing the year’s most streamed artists in Australia and the rest of the world.

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Fans Rise To The Pink Floyd Spotify Challenge

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It only took fans four days to get Pink Floyd’s entire catalogue on the Spotify service.

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Pink Floyd Require One Million Streams Before Allowing Catalogue On Spotify

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Pink Floyd has been traditionally reluctant to have their music available via most new media sources. They were late in adding their music to download sites and, for a time, demanded that only full album downloads be made available stopping fans from cherry picking their favorite tracks.

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Paul Williams Pleads For Fair Pay For Songwriters

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The new world of on-line streaming is being recognized by the music industry as a new source of income but the artists that support those companies are lagging behind in compensation.

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