• SoundExchange’s Digital Radio Report Marks Largest Q1 Royalty Payout Ever

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  • THEIRTube: Why Indie Labels Shouldn’t Be Surprised By YouTube

    - Apple will layoff approximately 30% of Beats employees due to overlap - Jobs most in jeapordy involve payroll, HR, etc. - 200 of Beats's total 700 employees will be let go
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  • SPARKing Up Sound and Sustainability in Kenya

    - Apple will layoff approximately 30% of Beats employees due to overlap - Jobs most in jeapordy involve payroll, HR, etc. - 200 of Beats's total 700 employees will be let go
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  • Correlation or Causation? New Studies Reconsider Music and Brain Function

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  • Score a Hit with the Interactive Music Battle

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Apple to Drop the Axe on Beats Employees

Industry Commentary SoundCtrl July 31, 2014

- Apple will layoff approximately 30% of Beats employees due to overlap
- Jobs most in jeapordy involve payroll, HR, etc.
- 200 of Beats’s total 700 employees will be let go

Next Generation of Music Discovery – Meet Craaave

Mobile & Tablet SoundCtrl July 31, 2014

- Craaave: where music discovery and messaging meet.
- Could be competing with Google-acquired Shazam: Craaave app able to identify songs played in close proximity.
- Ability to send songs to anyone on any music service, plus save received songs to your library.

Snapchat Could Be Valued at $10 Billion

Misc, Startups SoundCtrl July 30, 2014

- Chinese company Alibaba could invest enough to bring Snapchat to $10B
- Future brand integration could be a vital part of its valuation
- Puts Snapchat at the same pace of growth as Facebook was on

7 Things You Need to Know About Stephen Bryan, SoundCloud’s New SVP

News SoundCtrl July 30, 2014

The former Warner Music Group executive joins the SoundCloud team at an interesting time – let’s breakdown his history and what it could mean for the streaming service

Dr. Martens Launces Brand Tour, Hosts 21 Shows

News SoundCtrl July 29, 2014

Dr. Martens can see the future of advertising, and it lies within everything you care about and identify with.Dr. Martens is hoping to instill the company’s image and they’re famed product, into the personality and culture of indie rock fans.

The Sony Walkman – For $700

Misc, Mobile & Tablet SoundCtrl July 24, 2014

Thought Walkman was a thing of the past? Sony is thinking differently as they revive the legendary brand name with the release of the company’s new MP3 player.