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Will Music Streaming Services Save The Recording Industry

Will Music Streaming Services Save The Recording Industry | Digital Music and Piracy | Scoop.it
Within the past decade we have seen the rise of digital music services such as iTunes and Amazon. Physical music sales started to decrease, and digital downloads started to surpass all other o

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Record labels claim that media streaming services will save the industry. Spotify and Pandora have provided customers with easy to access music without having occupy their hard drive . Artists that have just started can be discovered through this, and get paid each listener at a time. Record lables, however, don't pay an acceptable percentage to Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming services.

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Fernando Reyes's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:23 PM

This scoops talks about how the record labels claim that the music streaming services will sabe the recording industry. However, it's easy for them to say this because they finance them but take the most part of shares. They gave the streaming services 10% of one penny. So the question is: How long will these sites be able to survive?

 

Pros: - Music streaming services provide music for customers without the necessity of occupying storage in their devices.

- New artists may be discovered through this platforms.

- It gave users easy acces, through their phones, laptops, tablets, etc.

- It help the recording industry to make money, specially now that the sales of CD's have decreased considerably.

 

Cons: - If record lables don't give an acceptable percentage of the money to the streaming companies they won't be able to survive for long.

- If the streaming companies start going into bankrupt, this will represent a serious damage to the recording industry, unless the record labels start buying them.

Johan Ortiz's comment, August 24, 2013 9:38 AM
This article talks about thi input of streaming services and the positive additions that follow after their use towards the recording industry.
Johan Ortiz's comment, August 24, 2013 9:39 AM
It also talks about the negative impact and the financial aspect.
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Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013 | Digital Music and Piracy | Scoop.it

This story first appeared on billboard.com For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales.

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The article covers how the sales for music on iTunes has started to slowly decrease because of streaming. The percentages are small, but they're a sign of whats more to come. While streaming media on the internet is convenient for the consumer, it still eats at the sales music producers live on. Since the days of CDs and Vinyl have aged, digital sales where all that was left of profit.

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Target refuses to sell Beyoncé’s new album due to digital-first release

Target refuses to sell Beyoncé’s new album due to digital-first release | Digital Music and Piracy | Scoop.it
As digital delivery continues to dominate sales within the music industry, the lack of a physical disc option at the launch of Beyoncé's latest release has caused Target to bow out of CD sales of the new album.

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It's nice to know that Target cares about delivering physical products to customers, but have totally lost it when it comes to selling with todays market. Beyonce had released her album digitally at first and had ended up outselling what Taylor Swift had within a two week period. Beyonce has lost one of her major distributors, but in the process, Apple and Beyonces record company, Columbia Records, now has exclusive content only availible on iTunes. This will spark a rise in sales for iTunes leaving Target to lose all potential customers and buyers that have bought the physical CDs of Beyonce from Target before.

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Music Piracy Continues to Decline Thanks to Spotify | TorrentFreak

Music Piracy Continues to Decline Thanks to Spotify | TorrentFreak | Digital Music and Piracy | Scoop.it
A new report looking into online music consumption habits shows that since 2009 the number of people who pirate music has dropped by 25 percent in Sweden. The sharp decrease coincides with a massive interest for the music streaming service Spotify.

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Piracy has been falling since Spotify has started. Since Spotify offers users to listen to any song they want on the Spotify database, there's no need to go through the hassle of waiting an hour for one song to download, when you could listen to any album of music for just ten bucks a month. Spotify has made it convienient to listen to all of your music legally for less than one album a month. The convience has driven 20% of pirates away from illegal downloading.

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BitTorrent’s Guerilla Marketing Turns Heads

BitTorrent’s Guerilla Marketing Turns Heads | Digital Music and Piracy | Scoop.it
The Recording Industry Association of America has a lot to lose when it comes to online piracy. Since the 1999 introduction of Napster (and the mainstream concept of file-sharing), music sales have dropped from $14.6 billion to $7.7 billion.

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BitTorrent is back, but what are they planning this time? Ever since Napster in the late 90s, BitTorrent has been known for file-sharing illegally allowing others to 'seed' files over the internet through BitTorrents app. With their new marketing technique, it's hard to know what they're doing with the lines "Your datat should belong to you" and "Artists need options" while having some lines crossed out.

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Rebecca Zook's curator insight, November 27, 2015 12:16 AM

With these daring billboards BitTorrent took on the rebel side of street marketing. Through challenging government policies on online privacy, the tech company stirred up quite the scene in the street marketing community.