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Apple acquires streaming service Primephonic to provide a ‘best in the world’ classical music experience to subscribers

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Apple has acquired classical music streaming service Primephonic in a move designed to provide Apple Music subscribers with "a significantly improved classical music experience." Terms of the deal we not disclosed.

London-based Primephonic is no longer available for new subscribers and will be taken offline on September 7. Apple Music said it plans to launch "a dedicated classical music app next year combining Primephonic’s classical user interface that fans have grown to love with more adde...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Main stories — Week 38, 2022

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Here's a list of the main stories published by Creative Industries News in the past week.

LEAD STORY>France’s music sector divided about a tax on streaming services to finance government-backed organisation CNM

COPYRIGHT & REGULATION> California governor Gavin Newsom signs the Decriminalising Artistic Expression Act> Former Register of Copyrights and champion for creators’ rights Marybeth Peters dies aged 83> IAEL to hold its Annual Meeting at the Amsterdam Dan...

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Session and SoundCloud seal partnership to better disseminate essential song metadata

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Session, which provides tools for music creators, and SoundCloud have agreed to a partnership that will see the audio streaming platform to digitally receive both song audio and the essential song metadata directly from the Session Studio app.

"The significance for creators and the wider industry is monumental; SoundCloud becomes the first user-generated content platform to prioritise the upload of important credit information for music creators," said Session in a statement.

Session was...

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Google reveals 95.6% of users’ complaints in India in August were related to copyright

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Google has removed a total of 138,332 pieces of unlicensed content, mostly due to copyright issues, as a result of user complaints in India in the month of August, according to the company's monthly compliance report.

The report reveals that the Alphabet-owned company received 37,282 complaints from Indian users in the month of August, leading to the removal of close to 140,000 pieces of content, in compliance with the country's new the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Dig...

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