Jamendo Is Now Part of the Vodafone Pass Program In Germany

Jamendo has teamed up with Vodafone Germany to offer Vodafone customers free data usage on its music platform and increase the visibility of its artists. The following article comes from Jamendo, a proud partner of DMN. With the “Vodafone Pass” service… Continue Reading

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The Spotify Blacklist Continues ⁠— Artist Faces Retaliation After a Music Magazine Exclusive

New allegations of a ‘Spotify blacklist’ are surfacing, with artists still excluded from editorial playlists if their music debuted elsewhere. The blacklist now seems to go beyond competing streaming services, including blogs, radio, or &#8… Continue Reading

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Hi-Res Audio Platform Qobuz Ditches MP3s for Good — “MP3 Is Really Bad for Music, Artists, and Listeners”

The format that started it all is now getting ditched by hi-res platform Qobuz. The move is part of a broader streamlining of the service. In audiophile-speak, two terms often pop up: ‘lossless’ and ‘lossy,’ with the latter bein… Continue Reading

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People Aren’t Getting Paid on Spotify’s $43.5 Million Class Action Settlement — No Responses, No Payments

Two years ago, independent songwriters and publishers agreed to a $43.5 million settlement with Spotify over unpaid mechanical licenses. Now, the payout process doesn’t seem to be happening. Back in 2017, Digital Music News broke the story that S… Continue Reading

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Napster Quarterly Revenues Drop as Shift Towards B2B Continues

On November 6, RealNetworks, which is the parent of Napster, released its 3rd quarter financials for 2019, with revenue at the music streaming service dropping precipitously as the company shifts toward B2B. Napster generated $27.3 million in revenue f… Continue Reading

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