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Music Streaming Services Struggle to Fight Streaming Fraud, Chart Manipulation

Music Streaming Services Struggle to Fight Streaming Fraud, Chart Manipulation

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Flo, the third-biggest music streaming service in South Korea, has recently revamped the compilation method of its music charts in a countermeasure against a lingering controversy over music chart manipulation. The music streaming service run by SK Telecom introduced a new “Flo Chart” to replace a real-time music chart [...]

Music Service Fees Rise as New Copyright Royalty Regulations Kick In

Music Service Fees Rise as New Copyright Royalty Regulations Kick In

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile music services are raising subscription fees to cope with new regulations on copyright royalties that took effect on Tuesday. The new regulations stipulate that 65 percent, rather than 60 percent, of returns generated from music streaming must be remitted to the copyright holder. Discount rates have [...]

Emerging Entertainment and Media Segments Show the Importance of User Experience

Emerging Entertainment and Media Segments Show the Importance of User Experience

LONDON, Jun. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Burgeoning entertainment and media industry segments such as virtual reality (VR), e-sports and music streaming illustrate an intensifying focus on users and the vital role of “fans” as a source of competitive advantage. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9eecacb2-8d35-4636-81cd-954fba664e5c http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/617d79af-ca18-42b1-8fe3-6a4a3094d32c http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5cbd9156-5862-4cad-bcab-ff13a1fda1a9 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/693e5612-be39-4d56-b8da-9dda33bf5615 According to PwC’s Global entertainment [...]

Kakao to Acquire S. Korea’s Top Music Streaming Provider

Kakao to Acquire S. Korea’s Top Music Streaming Provider

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Monday it will take over a controlling stake in LOEN Entertainment Inc., expanding its business scope to cover music streaming. Under the plan, Kakao will purchase a 76.4 percent stake in the country’s leading provider of music streaming and download [...]

Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio-Multiroom System Now Playing “Spotify Connect”

Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio-Multiroom System Now Playing “Spotify Connect”

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., June 06 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a strategic partnership  with music streaming service, Spotify. More than 10 million Spotify  Premium users will now be able to control their Samsung speakers  directly from the Spotify app. Samsung Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom is  the first product in the world that [...]

‘Rhyme Duck’ Supplying Music Sources Even during Blackouts

‘Rhyme Duck’ Supplying Music Sources Even during Blackouts

Seoul, Korea, August 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The nationwide heat wave is causing the economy and industry to fear a massive power shortage and possible blackout. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has issued emergency countermeasures to prepare for an incident in which the electric power reserve ratio drops to a certain critical level. Computer and network [...]