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Now Tool set to make peace with streaming

Rock band Tool is in talks to make its catalogue available on streaming services in time for the release of its first album in more than a decade, according to people with knowledge of the matter, marking

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Apple Music to get … movies?

Apple is taking additional steps to expand its US$10/month (R60/month in South Africa) music subscription service beyond just offering songs. In a bid to differentiate itself from Spotify, which has about twice as many subscribers

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To succeed, Apple Music needs mobile friends

Apple has hitched itself to music celebrities to pitch Apple Music, the US$10/month (South Africa: R59,99/month) digital service launched a year ago. There was the very public catering to Taylor Swift. Apple broke out its

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Music labels need to fear Apple’s love for Jay Z

The different factions of the music industry – artists, labels, agents and publishers – rarely agree on anything. But on one thing they are united: streaming services are the future. Apple Music, Spotify and their rivals allow users to listen

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Google Play Music launched in SA

Google has become the latest streaming music provider to launch services in South Africa. Google Play Music is available to South African consumers with immediate effect for a subscription

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Who cares if Taylor Swift gets paid?

Taylor Swift is quickly becoming the lynchpin of the debate concerning streaming royalties. The issue of fair payment for artists and labels is a subject of much consternation in an industry that is increasingly shifting

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Why Apple could still lead in streaming music

Apple has finally launched its own music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. The move should not come as a surprise. Last year, Apple bought the audio products company Beats by Dr Dre for US$3bn with the