A Digital Era in Audio Industry
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iTunes and other media distribution is throttling the Audio Industry into a new era: On one hand, it's increasing accessibility, and on the other hand, the "99 cent" singles and single purchases are killing the consumerism in Audio.
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Apple blames rights holders for 70% mark-ups

Apple blames rights holders for 70% mark-ups | A Digital Era in Audio Industry | Scoop.it
Apple Australia boss Tony King has blamed record labels, movie studios and TV networks for inflated prices of digital media paid by Australians on the iTunes store.

Via Xian
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This is another example of digital media being not-so-accessible to people all over the world. With record companies and artists feeling pinned in a corner, there are these situations to remind us that they can show desperation to generate more revenue. In their mind, the costs that a physical record would spike by being shipped to australia should be transferred over to a digital copy, even though the complications aren't all there.

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Xian's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:43 PM

Thinking of buying apps or softwares in Australia? It wouldn't be a wise choice... for now.

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Minnesota musicians making the most of a digitial economy | Blandin on Broadband

The Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal ran a series on Friday of Minnesota musicians who are thriving in the digital economy. Think of how different the music business is now that we can download, upload and manipulate audio files quickly and easily. The music industry as a whole has not always handles the changes with grace – so it’s nice to see some shining local stars who have.

 

The series is worth reading – in fact I decided it was worth a MSPBJ substitution – but I just wanted to offer a laundry list of musicians and innovations…

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This article is about a series of musicians that are thriving in the new digital industry in different ways than just depending on a track sales in iTunes. From research, I've found that the main problem with the industry right now is that it doesn't reward sales as much as it rewards the extras; other sales, performances, donations, kickstarters. With the digital era become more accessible, it rewards indie efforts just as much, if not more, than commercial ones. There are lessons to be learned from the scope of indie production and what it takes to appeal and be spread over the internet... especially with sales becoming less important, and the whole range of exposure.

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Dako Larsson's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    My insight is that The Minnesota St Paul Business was talking about how digital music has changed the industry because people can download the music right away from the internet.  A pro to this is that they do not have to wait to get the music from the store and they can hear it right after it downloads.  A con to this is that not a lot of people are buying albums anymore becuase it is easier to download it.  

     Also if they push to go digital they can get more sales nationwide because people can get their album easier online.  

Adrian Ramirez's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:17 PM

This article was interesting to my topic because it explains how music artists in Minnesota are able to sell there music and get money  for projects online.

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Brands Bet Millions That Apple's iTunes Radio Scales Quickly - AdAge.com

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Brands Bet Millions That Apple's iTunes Radio Scales Quickly
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Like any new service, iTunes Radio will have zero users when it launches on Wednesday.
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This is another addition to the streaming sector of current events in Audio; wether iTunes new up and coming "iTunes Radio" will be successful or not. Normally, an article like this wouldn't be credible, but in this case, there are several large companies betting billions in investment that iTunes' new feature will be a success. This is another testament to the new and upcoming array of consumerism in audio, and that maybe, these "99 cent single blowouts" will be out of style soon enough.

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Keep the web DRM-free - InformationWeek India

Keep the web DRM-free - InformationWeek India | A Digital Era in Audio Industry | Scoop.it
Keep the web DRM-free InformationWeek India The shift to digital technology in the 1980s stoked industry fears, leading to futile efforts to keep digital audio recording out of the hands of consumers, to software protected by hardware dongles and...
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This article is about the change of our WWW (worldwideweb) to a new type of media extension which will no doubt affect all digital media on the interenet. Perhaps other alternative routes for Audio Industry Consumerism will be available in the new era past WWW.

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How iTunes changed music, and the world

How iTunes changed music, and the world | A Digital Era in Audio Industry | Scoop.it

"On April 28, 2003, Apple threw open the virtual doors to its iTunes Store, and music -- all digital media, really -- hasn't been the same since..."

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Via Leona Ungerer
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This article highlights the pros of iTunes to the industry. It's especially relevant because althought people have often associated iTunes with ruining consumerism by allowing people to purchase particular songs or sets at a lower price, making albums sales harder to track, it also gave online media a legitimate place in consumerism, as the only option before iTunes was piracy. So, in a short rebuttle, iTunes figuratively cut out piracy becoming the main accepted motive of consumerism through digital citizens on the internet. Still, there are pros and cons to this, particularly that recently there have been studies that show by releasing music freely, and depending on artist-to-consumer trust, there can actually be more revenue generated. Not to mention less stress to the consumer, as they feel they are in a risk free situation as a consumer.

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You Must Be HD to Compete in The Dash - Radio Ink

You Must Be HD to Compete in The Dash - Radio Ink | A Digital Era in Audio Industry | Scoop.it
You Must Be HD to Compete in The Dash Radio Ink The digital dashboard, now being called the consumers' “fifth screen” (after TV, the computer, the smartphone, and the tablet) is quickly becoming a must-have feature when consumers purchase a new...
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In auto sales and design today, it's an important piece of a completed vehicle to include a center electronic console, which, just like a smartphone, connects a person into the "digital scope" even when driving around. This is important to Digital Audio sales, as most of purchases last year were from a mobile device away from the consumer's main computer. This could mean that the future holds consumer's with 4G in their car console, streaming audio off an audio plan and software shipped and included in the auto itself. Definitely history beginning to unfold in front of us.

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Pandora Radio's Dominance Built On Big Data Edge - Forbes

Pandora Radio's Dominance Built On Big Data Edge - Forbes | A Digital Era in Audio Industry | Scoop.it
CTV News Pandora Radio's Dominance Built On Big Data Edge Forbes Many industry watchers (myself included) have speculated that with iTunes Radio, Apple is better suited than most to combat Pandora's huge head start because as the owner of the...
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Pandora, Spotify and iTunes Radio-- these online streaming services-- are no doubt crucial in understanding the change that digital media has created on the Audio Industry. Another toss up question that's changing the way we think about audio is "Steaming vs. Ownership" Something that seems these days to be teetering toward the streaming of music, rather than the ownership of it.

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