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Garth Brooks to Offer Digital Music for 1st Time

A longtime holdout from iTunes, Garth Brooks announced Thursday he'll be offering his music digitally for the first time, but only through his own site. Brooks also said he's returning to worldwide...
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Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds… - Digital Music News

Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds… - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Digital Music NewsStreaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds…Digital Music NewsYes, streaming is reversed avalanching sales stories in countries like Sweden and Norway.
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Recent reviews round-up 9 July 2014 | Classical Ear

Recent reviews round-up 9 July 2014 | Classical Ear | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical Ear is an iPhone app, of the music discovery variety, that delivers a new review to your phone (or iPad) each weekday, along with a sound clip, other relevant information, and links to purchase.
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The ultimate VIP pass: Go above and below, as well as backstage, at The Royal Opera — News — Royal Opera House

The ultimate VIP pass: Go above and below, as well as backstage, at The Royal Opera — News — Royal Opera House | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
http://www.flickr.com/photos/royaloperahouse/14385090398/ Try The Opera Machine here When we are in the audience for an opera we are aware of the artists on...
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Complete Nielson Soundscan Mid-Year Music Report [FREE]

Complete Nielson Soundscan Mid-Year Music Report [FREE] | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
We wrote about the new Nielson Soundscan report last week which showed music sales continuing to slide as streaming use soared. Several readers asked to see the full report, so we've posted it here.  We encourage you to download it and share.
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On-Demand Music Streaming Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12% | TechCrunch

On-Demand Music Streaming Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12% | TechCrunch | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Nielsen's music report on the first half of 2014 shows digital music consumption rapidly shifting from downloads to streaming. On-demand streaming was up 42%..

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Yield Technology's curator insight, July 9, 6:12 AM

Thinking about it and how much data charges are on cellular people will want to still own the album. Digital download is not dead! 

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Top violinist taking classical music behind bars and to the streets - The Independent

Top violinist taking classical music behind bars and to the streets - The Independent | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Independent Top violinist taking classical music behind bars and to the streets The Independent About 150 audience members are listening rapt as Vijay Gupta, acclaimed violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and his colleague Zach Dellinger...
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Film score composers should be treated as 'seriously' as Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Royal Albert Hall director says - Telegraph

Film score composers should be treated as 'seriously' as Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Royal Albert Hall director says - Telegraph | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Film scores should be treated as "serious" classical music, with modern composers doing a similar job as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Puccini, a director of the Royal Albert Hall argues

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Last week, no classical music was sold in the USA

Last week, no classical music was sold in the USA | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The inside track on classical music and related cultures
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Grim. Bleak. Depressing. &c.

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What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music - WWNO

What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music - WWNO | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Outlets that usually don't touch classical music — ABC, Time, Salon and Jezebel among them in the U.S.
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Musical interaction brings harmony to dementia patients

Musical interaction brings harmony to dementia patients | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Music in Mind sessions with orchestral players reduces agitation and medication of patients, while improving mood and posture (The benefits of classical music for dementia patients http://t.co/Z3fL6sy88G)...
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Apple Removes Music Download Apps From iTunes

Apple Removes Music Download Apps From iTunes | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Over the last month Apple has been removing most of the most popular music downloading apps from its App Store. Included are apps that linked to third-party file sharing sites.
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Symphony guide: Liszt's Faust Symphony

Symphony guide: Liszt's Faust Symphony | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Liszt's Faust Symphony blows the bogus symphonic vs programme music debate out of the water
A notional symphonic principle has implicitly underscored much of the discussion of the pieces in this series thus far.
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Classical music is taking over the world

Classical music is taking over the world | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

In China, one factory makes a piano a minute to keep up with demand created by 40 million children studying to play — the expanding middle class throughout Asia is fuelling an insatiable appetite for the orchestra, says Petroc Trelawny.


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How To: Update the Google Play Store on your Android without an APK

How To: Update the Google Play Store on your Android without an APK | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
It’s usually best to be on the latest version of the Google Play store app on your Android device since from time to time Google releases bug fixes, updates the UI and packs in even more new features.
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Gil Shaham - Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 (1st movement) - YouTube

Gil Shaham - Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 (1st movement) - YouTube | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) 'Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor' I. Allegro moderato Gil Shaham (Violin) Dima Slobodeniouk (Conductor) Orchestre de Paris
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Symphony guide: Knussen's Third

Symphony guide: Knussen's Third | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Knussen's third symphony is only 15 minutes in length but it covers a massive musical and emotional spectrum
Fantastic, and fantastical abstraction.
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Nicola Benedetti: 'I've been given a great gift in my life' - Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: 'I've been given a great gift in my life' - Telegraph | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Her talent as a violinist is undisputed, but Benedetti made her way to the top thanks to a ferocious work ethic, and a passion for classical music that she wants a whole new generation to share

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for July 4-10 - New York Times

Opera & Classical Music Listings for July 4-10 - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Opera & Classical Music Listings for July 4-10 New York Times The score, which savagely juxtaposes the light fox trot onboard the ship with the crushing sounds of flashbacks to Auschwitz, will be conducted by Patrick Summers, the artistic and music...
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Notezilla Helps Students Learn Classical Music - Free Technology ...

Notezilla Helps Students Learn Classical Music - Free Technology ... | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Notezilla is a neat service that features sheet music synchronized to recordings. As you listen the recording the sheet music scrolls along. You can choose to see a red line moving to indicate the notes being played or choose ...
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Kubelik: Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" - YouTube

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Conducted by Rafael Kubelik Herkulessaal Munich December, 1977
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Rdio Acquires Music Discovery Service TastemakerX… - Digital Music News

Rdio Acquires Music Discovery Service TastemakerX… - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Rdio Acquires Music Discovery Service TastemakerX…
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TastemakerX allows users to track their favorite artists across a variety of platforms.
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Makato Ozone jazzes up Gershwin, Ravel - San Francisco Examiner

Makato Ozone jazzes up Gershwin, Ravel - San Francisco Examiner | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Makato Ozone jazzes up Gershwin, Ravel
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As if performing with jazz greats Gary Burton, Chick Corea and Branford Marsalis were not enough, Japanese-born pianist Makoto Ozone has turned to classical music.
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*Makoto, rather.

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25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get) - Daily Beast

25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get) - Daily Beast | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get)
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... want from an online music service—and almost never get. 1. Allow me the option of making a cash payment directly to the recording artist.
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Judith Weir to be appointed first female master of Queen's music - The Guardian

Judith Weir to be appointed first female master of Queen's music - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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