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SoundCloud: Rainy Days Ahead?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is an apt description as any of digital music services in 2017. SoundCloud could reportedly run out of cash before the end of 2017 without new investment. ...

BPI Google: Stay Down With Kids

Never ones to shy away from shooting at a bolted horse, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) are calling for a reform in Google’s approach to ‘notice and takedown’ procedures. In a bid to support the legal music market, the...

Google Maps Abbey Road

Good old Google– far from simply being a safe harbour for music pirates and building a monopoly on search engines that will arguably soon be beyond reproach, they have also created a virtual tour of Abbey Road studios. Visitors to...

Google: The 345 Million Question

Google were reportedly asked to remove over 345 million copyright infringing links from its search engine in 2014, a 75% increase on 2013. As reported here by the ever-reliable Torrentfreak (who also did the back of a fag packet maths...

Spotify Issues Swift Riposte

As Spotify passes the mark of 50 million registered users, the fallout from a perfectly swift storm continues, with Founder Daniel Ek responding to Taylor Swift’s (pictured) decision to pull her entire catalogue from the service. Ek’s response, which...

Google: Rank and File

Google has allegedly (i.e. according to them) made a further commitment to downgrade piracy sites in search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The announcement was made alongside the publication of a...

Google Plays Songza

Its been confirmed that Google has bought playlist site Songza to enhance its Google Play Music All Access subscription service. A New York Post report last month tipped the service to be worth $15m but it’s thought that the...

Google: The Price is Not Right

After clearly stating that it is counter to their philosophy to block pirate sites last year and getting blasted by the IFPI in January this year, Google have now gone on record to say that online piracy is mainly...

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