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Report: Record Labels Pushing For Sale Of Spotify

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Digital Music News reporter, Paul Resnikoff, is making some claims based on information from sources inside and outside the music industry that point to Spotify being sold. According to his article, the music industry, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. Have a 20% stake in Spotify which they took as a form of payment rather than licensing fees. It’s these groups that are seeking to push the sale of Spotify, which they estimate to be valued at $10 billion. With Apple buying Beats streaming service it sounds as if the industry moguls think a sale of Spotify could get them a big payday and they could still license music to whomever they sell it off to.

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What If Apple Is Buying Beats For Future Wearable Tech?

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It makes me sick to my stomach just typing it. This entire deal makes me angry.  As someone who would like to see Apple prosper (please do not interpret that to mean I’m a fangirl) I just can’t wrap my head around this deal.  I will admit, I purchased a pair of craptastic Beats earbuds recently (read: within the past year) and was gravely disappointed.  How could headphones cost this much and sound so horrible?  At that point I ended any dealings with Beats.  So when I heard that Apple purchased Beats…it was just a sad day.

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What If Apple Is Buying Beats For Its Demographics?

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I have been scratching my head since I heard the rumors of Apple buying Beats and continuing to scratch it since it actually happened. The reasons flowing through the interwebs simply do not equate in my mind. On one hand, you have the camp that is firmly placing the purchase on Beats streaming music service, which hasn’t been all that successful.

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Apple’s Speculative Purchase Of Beats Audio Begs The Question, Why?

 

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Apple has long made a habit of buying up companies for their technology, innovations and most importantly their patents. Generally the companies purchased are low key under the radar non consumer centered companies, which is why the news of a Beats Audio buyout has me scratching my head. Before we move on to the potential Beats Audio purchase, let’s look at a list of companies Apple has purchased since 2008, shortly after they hit it big with the iPhone.

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