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Paris, the city that gave us modern music | The Times

Paris, the city that gave us modern music | The Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Philharmonia Orchestra is exploring the creative revolution in the City of Light that changed music for ever
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A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras - NPR (blog)

A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras - NPR (blog) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country's biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.

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Sony Says They're Questioning the Value of Free Streaming Services - Digital Music News

Sony Says They're Questioning the Value of Free Streaming Services - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Sony Music CFO Kevin Kelleher, discussing Taylor Swift's pull from free streaming services: “Actually, a lot of conversation has taken place..."
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Everything You Need To Know About YouTube Music Key and YouTube’s Evolution As A Social Video Channel

Everything You Need To Know About YouTube Music Key and YouTube’s Evolution As A Social Video Channel | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
By Olsy Sorokina on Hootsuite Blog 
A revolution is underway in the music industry, and it will not be televised. It will be streamed on YouTube.
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Spotify: Friend or Foe?

Spotify: Friend or Foe? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek set out to save the music industry. Could his streaming service wreck it instead? John Seabrook reports.

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Era of Free Digital Music Wanes - Wall Street Journal

Era of Free Digital Music Wanes - Wall Street Journal | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Enjoy the free tunes while you can: The party may be winding down as the music industry prepares to make fans pony up, offering paid options to existing services or charging outright.
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Kickstarter Campaign Focuses on Public Radio - New York Times

Kickstarter Campaign Focuses on Public Radio - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
An appeal from the public media company PRX to fund its podcast network Radiotopia comes as new attention is being focused on podcasts.
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Reproducing class? Classical music education and inequality

Reproducing class?  Classical music education and inequality | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Image: The Cello Part for Vaughan Williams' London Symphony Anna Bull (Goldsmiths, University of London)   In recent years there has been a worldwide explosion of music education programmes wh...
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Can the Music Industry Be Taught? WMG and Stanford Think So... - Digital Music News

Can the Music Industry Be Taught? WMG and Stanford Think So... - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
WMG and Stanford University are trying to find future music industry leaders. They've launched a program for Stanford undergraduate students.
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HelloStage, the Linkedin for classical music explained by his founder Bernhard Kerres - opera-digital.com

HelloStage, the Linkedin for classical music explained by his founder Bernhard Kerres - opera-digital.com | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
in Websummit in Dublin, an international summit dedicated to both new technologies, opera-digital.com has met HelloStage and interviewed his founder and CEO Bernhard Kerres. Bernhard is a former opera singer. He was also CEO of the worldwide known Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. He'll tell you about his path, his experience and about this exciting service : HelloStage is an innovative internet platform putting together musicians, ensembles, managers as well as promoters in the classical music and opera world.

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how digital has been transforming a sleeping beauty called classical music :) !

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YouTube's Music Streaming Service Launches

YouTube's Music Streaming Service Launches | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Google and YouTube have finally unveiled their long-simmering music streaming solution, rumored

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Another day, another streaming service.

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Dickon Stainer appointed to lead Universal's classical activities - Classical Music

Dickon Stainer appointed to lead Universal's classical activities - Classical Music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Dickon Stainer has been appointed president and chief executive of global classics at Universal Music Group, with overall responsibility for all of UMG’s classical output including Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and Sinfini Music.
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Professional dancers paid less than box office assistants at Royal Opera House

Professional dancers paid less than box office assistants at Royal Opera House | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Low pay for freelance actors and dancers urgently needs addressing, says Equity performers union Continue reading...
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Sony Music Partners With AARP To Sell Music To The One Group Still Willing To Pay

Sony Music Partners With AARP To Sell Music To The One Group Still Willing To Pay | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Millenials know only a world where free music is everywhere, but one group is still willing to pay and has the disposable income to do it - adults 50+.
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Apple's Bold Move to Reprice Digital Music - Forbes

Apple's Bold Move to Reprice Digital Music - Forbes | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The price of digital music has been the same for a very long time.
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The digital music world is in free-fall, evidently. It's hard not to be a bit nihilistic.

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Apple may build Beats Music app into iOS in effort to build user base - PhoneDog

Apple may build Beats Music app into iOS in effort to build user base - PhoneDog | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
There haven’t exactly been a mob of consumers signing up for Beats Music ever since it launched earlier this year, but Apple may have a plan to fix that.
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Apple’s $3 Billion Bet on Reinventing the Music Industry

Apple’s $3 Billion Bet on Reinventing the Music Industry | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition was puzzling to many tech industry observers, not because Beats sold expensive headphones, but due to the music business having largely been ignored for the past few years Why did Apple invest $3 billion in music when it seemed like not much else could be added to the equation to change the inevitable shift to music streaming?


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Michael Tilson Thomas Seeks Musical Adventure as He Nears 70 - New York Times

Michael Tilson Thomas Seeks Musical Adventure as He Nears 70 - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
As the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas nears 70, he still seeks out musical adventures.
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Will SoundCloud Take Advantage Of Artists, Or Save Them? - Digital Music News

Will SoundCloud Take Advantage Of Artists, Or Save Them? - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
  The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, founder of Tunecore and Audiam.   To date, for a variety of reasons, no interactive streaming...
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Chopin's Exhumed Heart Remains One Of The World's Strangest Classical ... - Huffington Post

Chopin's Exhumed Heart Remains One Of The World's Strangest Classical ... - Huffington Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland.
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CBC Music

Canada's free digital music service. Home of CBC Radio 2, CBC Radio 3, 50 streaming web radio stations, articles, videos, concerts, playlists & much more.
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Laser-Radio Links Upgrade the Internet - MIT Technology Review

Laser-Radio Links Upgrade the Internet - MIT Technology Review | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet.
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Apple is hardly paying any iTunes taxes in Europe, report alleges

Apple is hardly paying any iTunes taxes in Europe, report alleges | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Apple has been widely criticized for its tax practices in Europe, where it managed to avoid paying big taxes thanks to the special deals it has in place with Ireland and Luxembourg.
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Pro Musica Hebraica presents: Ariel Quartet Zion's Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

In this 2014 Hanukkah-timed concert, Pro Musica Hebraica presents the young Israeli virtuosos of the Ariel Quartet to trace the arc of modern Israeli music.
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What was the impact of World War One on music? - Classical-Music.com (blog)

What was the impact of World War One on music? - Classical-Music.com (blog) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
As with all other walks of life, the First World War took its terrible toll on classical music, with many composers and performers dying in battle or left irrevocably scarred.
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