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The Death of the Long Tail

The Death of the Long Tail | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Today MIDiA Consulting is proud to announce the publication of an important new report: The Death of the Long Tail: The Superstar Music Economy.  The report is available free of charge to Music Ind...
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"...the marketplace has shown us that humans are just as much wandering sheep in need of herding online as they are offline." Worth signing up to the blog, as they'll send you the 20-page report.

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Spotify Executive: “Artists Are Obsessed and Hung Up on Unit Sales…” - Digital Music News

Spotify Executive: “Artists Are Obsessed and Hung Up on Unit Sales…” - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Digital Music News Spotify Executive: “Artists Are Obsessed and Hung Up on Unit Sales…” Digital Music News Lars Murray (VP Digital Media at Columbia Records): One of the big changes here at South-by in the last ten years is how much artists get...
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How Handel's Messiah helped London's orphans – and vice versa

How Handel's Messiah helped London's orphans – and vice versa | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
George Handel's oratorio is Britain's best-loved choral work. But without its links to the Foundling Hospital, one of Georgian London's leading charities, we might never have known it
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Why Pono Is the Worst Audio Player I Have EVER Seen... | Digital ...

Why Pono Is the Worst Audio Player I Have EVER Seen... | Digital ... | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The following guest post comes from Steven Finch, CEO of digital distributor RouteNote. Yesterday the world was introduced to Pono Music. Pono Music was launched by Neil Young, and it's easy to see that this device was ...
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Opinions. Steve Finch has got 'em. And note that Neil Young's startup raised $1.3 million on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign! http://www.channel3000.com/money/Neil-Young-s-music-startup-raises-1-million/24937968

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Best music discovery apps: Band of the Day, Rormix, Soundwave and more! - Today's iPhone

Best music discovery apps: Band of the Day, Rormix, Soundwave and more! - Today's iPhone | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Best music discovery apps: Band of the Day, Rormix, Soundwave and more!
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Recent reviews round-up 12 March 2014

Recent reviews round-up 12 March 2014 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
First up, the birth of a new label created to showcase the formidable talents of the choral group Tenebrae under its director Nigel Short. Entitled Russian Treasures and featuring unaccompanied cho...
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▶ Thomas Gould and Ksenija Sidorova - Oblivion (Piazzolla) - YouTube

Violinist Thomas Gould performs Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion with Ksenija Sidorova and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Taken from Ksenija Sidorova's album...
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Happy birthday Astor Piazzolla!

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First Time: Moss Powers an FM Radio - Discovery News

First Time: Moss Powers an FM Radio - Discovery News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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First Time: Moss Powers an FM Radio
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University of Cambridge biochemist Bombelli collaborated with London-based product designer Fabienne Felder to develop Moss FM, what they're calling the world's first plant-powered radio.
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American Classical Music Hall of Fame inducts five - Cincinnati.com

American Classical Music Hall of Fame inducts five - Cincinnati.com | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
American Classical Music Hall of Fame inducts five Cincinnati.com Legendary American pianist Andre Watts, who has appeared multiple times with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is one of this year's inductees in the American Classical Music Hall...
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I didn't know there was an American Classical Music Hall of Fame, to be honest.

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Ilan Volkov: classical music's super collider

Ilan Volkov: classical music's super collider | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The conductor’s Tectonic festival pits the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra against solo electronic improvisors, heavy metal guitarists, and a legend from the Fluxus movement
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Sound Technology Rap (The basics of digital music)

Get familiar with some of the features of modern music making in this Sound Technology Rap commissioned by Reid's Digital Music. Animation by Matt Goodfellow...
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This is really good fun, and informative.

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Theater strings together classical music history through puppets, compositions - Republican & Herald

Theater strings together classical music history through puppets, compositions - Republican & Herald | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Theater strings together classical music history through puppets, compositions
Republican & Herald
Classical music was brought to life with puppetry Saturday morning at the Sovereign Majestic Theater.
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Neil Young's high-fidelity music player to sell for $399, hits Kickstarter ... - Digital Trends

Neil Young's high-fidelity music player to sell for $399, hits Kickstarter ... - Digital Trends | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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This week in iOS 8 rumors: Sharing APIs, OS X apps, better Maps, and more - Ars Technica

This week in iOS 8 rumors: Sharing APIs, OS X apps, better Maps, and more - Ars Technica | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Design & Trend This week in iOS 8 rumors: Sharing APIs, OS X apps, better Maps, and more Ars Technica This move would both give iTunes Radio more visibility and alleviate the complaints of those who just want to listen to their locally stored...
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What is a music stream? Artists and labels in battle over digital income

What is a music stream? Artists and labels in battle over digital income | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Dispute rages over how royalties should be split in the age of Spotify, Google and Apple

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Tippett's Child of our Time - and an extraordinary collection of signatures

Tippett's Child of our Time - and an extraordinary collection of signatures | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The programme - and signatures of all involved - from the first ever performance of Tippett's oratorio remind us what an extraordinary and important work this is On 17 March, the City of London Sinfonia and the London Concert Choir give a 70th...
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Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 14-20 - New York Times

Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 14-20 - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 14-20 New York Times Boston Early Music Festival (Monday and Tuesday) Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs direct a double-bill featuring Charpentier's “La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers” and “La Couronne de...
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Rdio ditches music recommendation service after Spotify acquisition

Rdio ditches music recommendation service after Spotify acquisition | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Rdio plans to stop using The Echo Nest music recommendation service after Spotify, a fierce music-streaming competitor, acquired the company last week. Speaking to CNBC, Rdio CEO Anthony Bay says...
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Harnoncourt honoured by the Berliner Philharmoniker | gramophone.co.uk

Harnoncourt honoured by the Berliner Philharmoniker | gramophone.co.uk | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Harnoncourt honoured by the @BerlinPhil http://t.co/xawJTDrjFl http://t.co/DAHwp8MnAz
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Spotify Has a Line of Credit Worth $200 Million … - Digital Music News

Spotify Has a Line of Credit Worth $200 Million … - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Speculation around a Spotify IPO continues to rise, largely due to a slew of recent actions taken by the company.
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Symphony guide: John Adams's Harmonielehre

Symphony guide: John Adams's Harmonielehre | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
It might not be called a symphony, but Adams's 1985 work is one of the late 20th century's most significant and sophisticated examples of the form
It's not even called a symphony, I hear you cry!
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Rodelinda review – as restrained as it is over the top

Rodelinda review – as restrained as it is over the top | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
ENO's outstanding new production of Rodelinda at the Coliseum is a reminder of the everyday brilliance of Handel
He wrote at top speed. He improvised. He stole – from himself, from others, from all Europe.
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Samsung introduces a new music service for its phones - Houston Chronicle

Samsung introduces a new music service for its phones - Houston Chronicle | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Samsung introduces a new music service for its phones
Houston Chronicle
Samsung's app features a large wheel reminiscent of an old-fashioned radio tuner. Users can spin through various genres of music to find something they like.
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India among promising markets as digital music market slated to grow $9 ... - RadioandMusic.com

India among promising markets as digital music market slated to grow $9 ... - RadioandMusic.com | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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