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SoundCloud Launches Dedicated Station on Dash Radio

SoundCloud has launched a dedicated station on digital radio platform Dash Radio. The Berlin-based music-sharing giant announced the new station in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. According to this press release, SoundCloud artists who utilize Repost, the brand’s proprietary marketing and distribution engine, will “have even more ways to reach […]

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Spotify Lifts Library Limit – Favorite Unlimited Songs and Podcasts Now

Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio The Spotify library limit is changing – users can now save unlimited songs, albums, and podcasts. Users have been complaining about Spotify’s 10,000 library limit since 2014. It is one of the most discussed features on Spotify’s Community Ideas forum, where user feedback is collected. Previously, users who ran afoul of […]

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Congress Moves to Ban TikTok on All Government Devices – ByteDance Valuation Surging

Photo Credit: antonbe Following the U.S. Army and Navy TikTok ban, Congress is now seeking to ban TikTok on all government devices.  Last year the U.S. Navy, followed by the Army, instituted a ban of TikTok on government-issued devices. Now, members of Congress are seeking to extend that ban to ALL government-issued devices.  Representatives Ken […]

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Nursery Rhyme Channel CoComelon Becomes the First YouTube Channel to Hit 1 Billion Views In a Week

Kid-focused YouTube channel Cocomelon is the first to surpass one billion views in a single week. The statistic is confirmed by TubeFilter, a YouTube analytics firm using data from GospelStats. Every week Tubefilter ranks the fastest growing YouTube channels based on statistics collected in the given time frame. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our […]

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Indonesia Is Tacking a 10% VAT on Spotify, Apple Music, and Other Streaming Services

Photo Credit: Bayu Syaits Indonesia is adding a 10% value-added tax (VAT) to digital streaming services starting in July. The latest regulation comes from the Finance Ministry in Jakarta, who made the announcement public on Friday. “Under this regulation, digital products such as streaming music subscriptions, streaming films, digital applications, and games are subject to […]

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TikTok Taps Former Disney+ Streaming Chief to Become CEO

Photo Credit: Mika Baumeister TikTok is poaching former Disney streaming executive Kevin Mayer as its new CEO. TikTok made the announcement late Monday, confirmed by its Chinese-owned parent company, ByteDance. Mayer led the successful launch of Disney’s new streaming service in November. He was passed over in February when Disney selected a new CEO. Mayer’s […]