This rules out Pandora (which went public in 2011) and Last.fm (which sold to CBS for $280m in 2007) because they used “statutory” licences that didn’t require direct negotiations with labels. And he discounts Beats Music because “it wasn’t the reason Apple paid $3bn for Beats, even if it helped the deal go through”. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
Business phones with music on hold
Thirty minutes before he walked onstage, Petty welcomed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams into his dressing room. “He had a big smile, and he was putting a cough drop in his mouth,” says Williams, an old friend who had just finished her opening set. “I didn’t want to stay too long. It was getting close to showtime. I said, ‘Tom, the audience is rockin’. They’re good to go. I’ve warmed them up for you.’ He looked at me and goes, ‘I bet you did,’ with those twinkly eyes and that beautiful face.” They hugged; a photo was taken. It was, she says, “the last time I saw him.” … [Read more...] about Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017
The country’s health ministry says all data on the app, called ″Apturi Covid,″ Latvian for “Stop Covid,” is encrypted and stored directly on the device. It won’t be accessible to the phone owner or other users of the app that is voluntary to use. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Spain to offer families minimum monthly income
Christopher Harris, one of Floyd’s lifelong friends, said Floyd moved to the city to start over to find a job, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution: ‘He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning. He was happy with the change he was making.' … [Read more...] about Prosecutors warn there is ‘evidence that does not support criminal charge’ in case of four cops accused of killing George Floyd
Lisa said: 'Because Marcy was born so late at night, Keith couldn't stay overnight with me, and although the midwives were absolutely lovely, by the time I got onto the labour ward, after they had measured her, weighed her and wrapped her up and all that kind of stuff, it was 3am so he had to leave straight away. … [Read more...] about Mother who will give birth alone while her partner looks after their daughter, 5, says she feels ‘vulnerable and scared’ – as one in 10 women face going through labour on their own despite lockdown restrictions easing