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14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail... - Digital Music News

14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
1. They think people care about music more than they do. Some people eat, sleep, and breathe music, but most do not.  They aren’t spending hours...
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What the pre-1972 Decision Really Means for the Future of Radio... - Digital Music News

What the pre-1972 Decision Really Means for the Future of Radio... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
  In this guest post, entertainment attorney Steve Gordon argues that Judge Gutierrez’s decision in the Turtles case against Sirius XM could substantially change radio...
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Sorry, Streaming Isn't Saving the Music Industry In 2014... - Digital Music News

Sorry, Streaming Isn't Saving the Music Industry In 2014... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
According the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), overall recording sales dropped 5% during the first half of this year, despite double-digit gains in streaming...
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BREAKING: Amazon Caves To Independent Publishers - Digital Music News

BREAKING: Amazon Caves To Independent Publishers - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
It’s been no secret that Amazon has been working on their streaming service and plans to launch in less than 2 months. Most speculate that...
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Aerosmith: 'records don't make sense'

Aerosmith: 'records don't make sense' | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
'We're not the Justin Biebers of the world,' says drummer Joey Kramer
on why the band can make more money from touring than from recording
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Spotify Thinks They'll Be Bigger than iTunes in Europe... - Digital Music News

Spotify Thinks They'll Be Bigger than iTunes in Europe... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
iTunes may have close to 800 million registered accounts, but Spotify thinks they’ll soon be dominating iTunes in Europe. Spotify’s head of European label relations,...
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Cover Story: Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music

Cover Story: Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend ...
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Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service

Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
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Pierre Creff's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:54 AM

La Fnac, Amazon ... Les gars c'était il y a 5 ans qu'il fallait lancer un service de streaming.

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7 Streaming Winners, and 7 Streaming Losers... - Digital Music News

7 Streaming Winners, and 7 Streaming Losers... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
If streaming is the future of music, is it a future that benefits you? 1. Major Labels. They are making hundreds of millions in upfront...
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SoundExchange Payments To Artists and Labels Up 28% In 2013 - hypebot

SoundExchange Payments To Artists and Labels Up 28% In 2013 - hypebot | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
SoundExchange closed out 2013 with a record-setting distribution of $170.4 million to recording artists and record labels in the fourth quarter. Total year-end digital radio royalty payments reached an all-time high of $590.4 million, up 28% from 2012. Since launching 10 years ago, SoundExchange has paid out nearly $2 billion. “We processed tens of billions of digital performances in 2013 reported by thousands of music services every month. This is further proof that consumers are streaming digital radio now more than ever,” said SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe in a statement. “We are ensuring that digital radio listening is...
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Last.fm Radio Is Finally Free Worldwide (Thanks To YouTube)... - Digital Music News

Last.fm Radio Is Finally Free Worldwide (Thanks To YouTube)... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
A myriad of startups and streaming services have showed up since Last.fm launched in 2002, making it harder for the service to stay afloat.  The...
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Last.fm Radio Is Finally Free Worldwide (Thanks To YouTube)... - Digital Music News

Last.fm Radio Is Finally Free Worldwide (Thanks To YouTube)... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
A myriad of startups and streaming services have showed up since Last.fm launched in 2002, making it harder for the service to stay afloat.  The...
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Why Artists Should be Very, Very Sad About the Death of the CD... - Digital Music News

Why Artists Should be Very, Very Sad About the Death of the CD... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
You can’t turn back time, but there’s a reason why older artists are richer, why merch tables don’t support tours anymore, and why the music...
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The 20 Most Influential Music Blogs... - Digital Music News

The 20 Most Influential Music Blogs... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
We often discuss which bands are getting the most online buzz, like in the 50 most blogged artists list. But who is talking about these...
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Research Confirms That Streaming Kills Download Sales... - Digital Music News

Research Confirms That Streaming Kills Download Sales... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
May 10th, 2013: “We have data that’s proving and demonstrating the fact that streaming revenue is additional to actual unit download consumption or physical music...
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How Streaming Effects Digital Music Sales [CHART] - hypebot

How Streaming Effects Digital Music Sales [CHART] - hypebot | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
click on image to enlarge Related articles Billboard Finally Adds Spotify, Rhapsody, Digital Streaming To Chart Streaming Fuels Digital Music Growth [CHART] First UK music charts to include streaming figures released 'Frozen,' Pharrell's 'Happy' Top Mid-Year Charts As Album Sales, Digital Downloads Decrease
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This Is How Streaming Ate Recorded Music... - Digital Music News

This Is How Streaming Ate Recorded Music... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
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How Indie Labels Are Using Digital Imprints to Stay Relevant... - Digital Music News

How Indie Labels Are Using Digital Imprints to Stay Relevant... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Brooklyn based electronic/pop label Cascine has launched CSCN. This second label will release digital singles by new artists that are in line with Cascine’s aesthetic....
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Thievery Corporation Closes Their Label Because of Streaming... - Digital Music News

Thievery Corporation Closes Their Label Because of Streaming... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Thievery Corporation is still making music.  But they’re not making anyone else’s music anymore.  From an interview with GigaOM this week… ____________________________________ GigaOM: The internet...
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Apple's CarPlay is coming to a busted old hooptie near you

Apple's CarPlay is coming to a busted old hooptie near you | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
If you're worried you'll need a brand new car to get Apple's new iOS-powered dashboard device CarPlay, then here's some good news. Apple is apparently partnering with car electronics manufacturer A...
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Why Streaming Music Isn't Like Bottled Water... - Digital Music News

Why Streaming Music Isn't Like Bottled Water... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Streaming music is just like bottled water, right?  Not all, actually. 1. People happily pay outrageous premiums for bottled water (a glass of tap water...
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Shazam Is Now a Record Label... - Digital Music News

Shazam Is Now a Record Label... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Self-described “media engagement company” Shazam has just announced a partnership with Warner Music Group. This partnership includes a Shazam-branded WMG record label and collaboration on...
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Pierre Creff's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:47 AM

Nouvel axe de développement pour l'appli révolutionnaire. Une bonne stratégie ? 

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The Top 10 Music Apps of 2013... - Digital Music News

The Top 10 Music Apps of 2013... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
App Annie, a company that tracks app analytics, has released their 2013 retrospective. They used App Store and Google Play data to compile this list...
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12 Reasons to Stop Attending MIDEM... - Digital Music News

12 Reasons to Stop Attending MIDEM... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
If you’re into blowing money and wasting time in the South of France, then have fun at MIDEM, which starts early next month.  Otherwise, consider...
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The 13 Most Insidious, Pervasive Lies of the Modern Music Industry... - Digital Music News

The 13 Most Insidious, Pervasive Lies of the Modern Music Industry... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
It was the future we all wanted so desperately to come true… Lie #1: Great music will naturally find its audience.   The Lie: The...
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