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SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding | Business Builder | Scoop.it
It’s a new era for SoundCloud. 
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10 Things Everyone Spends Their Money on... Except Millennials

10 Things Everyone Spends Their Money on... Except Millennials | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Kids these days don't spend money on the same things their parents did
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Ultimate Chart: Top 100 Songs

Ultimate Chart: Top 100 Songs | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Top 100 Songs as determined by song & album sales, radio, fans & social data, online plays, views, downloads, and peer-to-peer filesharing.
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Billboard and Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

Billboard and Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ | Business Builder | Scoop.it
New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the moment Billboard and soci
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Live from SXSWEdu: #NewSATs or No SATs? - Digital

Live from SXSWEdu: #NewSATs or No SATs? - Digital | Business Builder | Scoop.it
The big news coming out of SXSWEdu Wednesday was the New SAT. It even has a hashtag: #NewSAT. The changes to the test taken by millions of students each year, which will start in 2016 with today’s 9th graders, are, at first glance, puzzling. The vocabulary section will be simplified, with fewer “gotcha” words. The …
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Music Fans' Most Distinctive Artists by State

Music Fans' Most Distinctive Artists by State | Business Builder | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest director of developer platform Paul Lamere has determined the recording artist that is most “distinctive” to music fans in any state — that is to say, their favorite artists, relative to...
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New Jersey = Bruce...no surprise.  But Juicy J for TN....ok.

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Warner in Deal to Sign Acts Found on Shazam

Warner in Deal to Sign Acts Found on Shazam | Business Builder | Scoop.it
The agreement will create a label imprint for new artists who are discovered through Shazam, and allow Warner to use Shazam’s data to see what songs are catching on and where.
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"For the music industry, data is the new gold"?  Ha...Now it's gold : )

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What I learned from Facebook buying WhatsApp

What I learned from Facebook buying WhatsApp | Business Builder | Scoop.it
I'm sleepless from enjoying the Sochi Olympics the last fortnight, so I wonder if I'm dreaming when I reflect that Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp for 19 Instagrams.What I learned from consuming vast
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Want To Reach 18-35 Year Olds With Your Music? Social Media Is The Answer [CHARTS] - hypebot

Want To Reach 18-35 Year Olds With Your Music? Social Media Is The Answer [CHARTS] - hypebot | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Want to reach the coveted 18-34 year old audience with your music? Millennials strongly value their friends’ social media posts, according to January 2014 polling conducted by Harris Interactive. In fact, 68% of 18-to-34-year-olds surveyed were at least somewhat likely to make a purchase after seeing a friend’s post. charts via eMarketer Related articles MTV Study Unlocks 7 Secrets Of The Musician & Fan Relationship Country 2X More Popular Than EDM With 18-25 Year Olds, Says NPD Study Is Facebook Passe'? YouTube Is #1 Social Network For Teens [CHARTS] Are Text Messages Part Of Your Music Marketing? They Will Be...
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Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips

Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips | Business Builder | Scoop.it
While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several re
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How to Mobilize Your Brand Advocates through Storytelling

How to Mobilize Your Brand Advocates through Storytelling | Business Builder | Scoop.it
With the decline of traditional media and its effectiveness, brands have been turning to brand advocates to get their message across to potential customers.
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5 Steps to Building a Results-Driven Multi-Channel Plan for 2014

5 Steps to Building a Results-Driven Multi-Channel Plan for 2014 | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Use this 5-step approach to ensure action aligns with performance in your 2014 multi-channel marketing plan. Columnist Rebecca Murtagh shares tips to help marketers better allocate earned, paid and owned resources for optimal results.
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9 Twitter Advertising Fails and How to Avoid Them

9 Twitter Advertising Fails and How to Avoid Them | Business Builder | Scoop.it
9 Twitter Advertising Fails and How to Avoid Them http://t.co/G6DgHSa9PX #marketing #GrowthHacking
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Google’s New Music Subscription Service, YouTube Music Key, Revealed | TechCrunch

Google’s New Music Subscription Service, YouTube Music Key, Revealed  | TechCrunch | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Google had previously confirmed its plans to launch a YouTube-powered music subscription service, but thanks to a series of leaked images via the blog Android..
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The Biggest Media Company You've Never Heard Of

The Biggest Media Company You've Never Heard Of | Business Builder | Scoop.it
There's a media and tech company in New York with revenues projected to be $1 billion by 2016. And yet, few have heard of them. Here's why you soon will.
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YouTube tells channel owners to focus on fanbases rather than audiences, gives stats on international reach of content

YouTube tells channel owners to focus on fanbases rather than audiences, gives stats on international reach of content | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Speaking at MPITV in Cannes yesterday, Alex Carloss, the global head of entertainment at YouTube, gave his tips to channels owners about w
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Ok, I'll buy the distinction between Audience and Fanbase...

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AIM’s new Start Up Loans initiative could fund tech startups as well as labels

AIM’s new Start Up Loans initiative could fund tech startups as well as labels | Business Builder | Scoop.it
British indie trade body AIM has announced a new initiative called AIM Start Up Loans, which will provide loans of up to £25k to people
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Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals | TechCrunch

Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals | TechCrunch | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today. The financial details of the acquisition haven't been revealed, but The Echo..
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That’s a Wrap! All Midem 2014 in one post | | midemblog

That’s a Wrap! All Midem 2014 in one post | | midemblog | Business Builder | Scoop.it
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Vevo in 2013: 55bn music video views, and 243m monthly unique viewers in December

Vevo in 2013: 55bn music video views, and 243m monthly unique viewers in December | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Music videos service Vevo has published its annual viewership report, revealing that its users watched 55bn music videos globally in 201
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Head of Twitter Music on What the Lyor Cohen 300 Deal Really Means (Updated)

Head of Twitter Music on What the Lyor Cohen 300 Deal Really Means (Updated) | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Updated: This post has been updated to correct a number of inaccuracies in the transcript.
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Google Pushes You Tube To Top Of New Music Search Results - hypebot

Google Pushes You Tube To Top Of New Music Search Results - hypebot | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Users searching for a song or music video on Google will now find YouTube prominently at the top of new search results. For example, a fan searching for "Sunray Venus Throwing Muses" nets a large graphic box that appears to be a player, but actually links to the video on YouTube. Search results are not always to official videos. The change is consistent with other Google moves to integrate and promote its many products and services within it's own ecosystem. Putting YouTube at the top of more search results could also be part of the run-up to the rumored launch...
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How Streaming Will Result in More Revenue All Around (Guest Post)

How Streaming Will Result in More Revenue All Around (Guest Post) | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Four years ago I wrote an opinion piece in Billboard warning of the cash-flow crisis that would hit when consumers realized the massive value propo

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5 Companies That Made Media Consumption Smarter This Year

5 Companies That Made Media Consumption Smarter This Year | Business Builder | Scoop.it
Our media consumption habits have changed dramatically with the rise in mobile device usage. For the first time ever, people are spending more time consuming media on smartphones and tablets than on computers.
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2014 web marketing trends

Web Marketing Trends of 2014 will be more importance of owned media and also social integration. The most important key word is "Engagement".
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