Spotify Aims to Curb Music Piracy With Entrance Into Brazil Market (Latin Post)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 11: A Spotify employee walks out of a news conference where Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced that the online streaming music service will expand to 20 new markets around the world and that it has worked out a deal with Led Zeppelin, which had so far refused to license its catalog for streaming on the service on December 11, 2013 in New York City. The new markets will include a number of countries in Europe and South and Central America and the music service will now allow free streaming to mobile devices. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Piracy in the music industry became a problem with the growth in popularity of the Internet, but one company has been successful in… [Read more on Latin Post]

Shazam se lie à Rdio pour écouter directement les titres détectés (Next INpact)

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Shazam a repris contact avec nous pour nous apporter quelques précisions. L’entreprise nous indique ainsi que si la fonction de streaming intégrée est actuellement alimentée par Rdio uniquement, des « services additionnels seront ajoutés et annoncés au cours des prochaines semaines ». Comme nous l’indiquions à la fin de cette actualité, Spotify et Rdio ne seront pas… [Lire la suite sur Next INpact]

Art is worth less in the age of Spotify – and not just financially (The Conversation)

Thom Yorke of Readiohead pulled his solo releases from Spotify in 2013, arguing that digital streaming is destroying the livelihood of artists. EPA/ Fabrice Coffrini

Let’s be clear: from Spotify to Pandora, streamed music is killing downloads, and that’s bad for artists and music lovers.

The opposition between art and commerce has… [Read more on The Conversation]