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The record label is dead: long live the record label - Telegraph

The record label is dead: long live the record label - Telegraph | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
Despite the rise of internet self-promotion, the record industry is in rude health, says Frances Moore.

 

How has the internet changed the role of record companies? To many, it seemed the digital world would render record labels obsolete, in an age when artists could self-publish and self-promote their work. However, a new report we have published at IFPI today suggests a very different story. Far from marginalising labels, the internet has actually made them more important.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/9672807/The-record-label-is-dead-long-live-the-record-label.html


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Orlando Colon's curator insight, September 14, 2014 9:42 PM

In this article they talk about how record labels aren't really going away as much as we think because based on studies done, a majority of artists still want to have record deals and  be  backed by record labels to support them throughout the way. "The positive message from our report is that, for the music industry, the age of self-publishing has been more an opportunity than a threat".

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Record Labels Aren't Dying, They're Thriving - Village Voice (blog)

Record Labels Aren't Dying, They're Thriving - Village Voice (blog) | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
Record Labels Aren't Dying, They're Thriving
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He'd been half-heartedly running a record label for a few years, releasing albums for his own band, Woods, and those of his friends.
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Even though it doesn't seem like it, record labels are actally making more money!

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Is Beyonce's Dad Mathew Knowles Selling His Record Label, Music World? - Gossip On This

Is Beyonce's Dad Mathew Knowles Selling His Record Label, Music World? - Gossip On This | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
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Record labels ask broadband providers to collect data on illegal ...

Record labels ask broadband providers to collect data on illegal ... | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
BT, Virgin Media, BSkyB and Talk Talk are being asked to sign up to a voluntary code for policing illegal downloading.
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I don't think tracking every illegal download will help, simply because its gonna happen no matter what.

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Do Record Labels Have a Future? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Do Record Labels Have a Future? - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
Do Record Labels Have a Future? Wall Street Journal (blog) In an insightful discussion at The Wall Street Journal Tech Café in London, representatives from different parts of the industry talked about the future of the music business, and how big a...
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I think that record labels will find a way to capitalize on todays music situation, but they are definently in trouble. I say this because no one really buys music and artist are makin majority of the income from tours.

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Record Labels Invest $4.5 Billion Annually In Artists… Pirates, $0 ...

Record Labels Invest $4.5 Billion Annually In Artists… Pirates, $0 ... | Audio Arts Industry | Scoop.it
So record labels invest in the careers of artists about $4.5 Billion annually in A&R and Marketing. Meanwhile, there are 200000 infringing sites exploiting artists work and paying them nothing that we can see from the looks of ...
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infringing sites are definently a rising issue is the audio industry.

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