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The Numbers Are In: Should The Music Industry Be Worried?

The Numbers Are In: Should The Music Industry Be Worried? | Spotify and Streaming music: pros vs Cons | Scoop.it
Billboard Magazine recently posted the Nielsen Soundscan year-end 2013 music sales numbers, and while they may not correspond exactly with the upcoming figures from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) or IFPI (International...
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This article talks about how the music industry is going through a weird shift with the new streaming revolution.

The music industry isn't dying, it is just changing to different formats. now consumers have many more options. Now consumers can buy physical copies by CD or Vinyl or even cassette if they can find them or they can stream music or buy digital copies. The industry is making a shift in favor of the consumer but is still trying to figure out how to make the most profit of it.

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Lauren Alise Wilson's curator insight, October 11, 2015 7:49 PM

I feel as if the ability to stream music has become an issue for the record labels and sales, since we can now buy tracks individually according to what we want and not be stuck with 15 other tracks we may not care for. Its a pro for the consumer but a major Con for the companies labels and even artists

Sean LooseSkrews Creal's curator insight, March 13, 5:40 PM

This article talks about how the music industry is going through a weird shift with the new streaming revolution.

The music industry isn't dying, it is just changing to different formats. now consumers have many more options. Now consumers can buy physical copies by CD or Vinyl or even cassette if they can find them or they can stream music or buy digital copies. The industry is making a shift in favor of the consumer but is still trying to figure out how to make the most profit of it.

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Music Industry Data: Sales Up, Piracy Down... But It's Not Because Of Any 'Anti-Piracy' Efforts | Techdirt

Music Industry Data: Sales Up, Piracy Down... But It's Not Because Of Any 'Anti-Piracy' Efforts | Techdirt | Spotify and Streaming music: pros vs Cons | Scoop.it
A few folks have sent over variations on two different reports concerning the music industry, with some suggesting that this is "proof" that the recording industry's "war on piracy" has been effective on two fronts: increasing...
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In this article they also talk about the music industry. It talks about how the sales are up and piracy is down, presumably by the increase in streaming services. It mentions spotify towards the end and how instead of downloading albums people stream them, either with a free account with ads or with a paid High Quality service. Illegal downloads in other fields are increasing but are decreasing in the music industry. 

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15 of the best music streaming platforms online today. Which one is best for you?

15 of the best music streaming platforms online today. Which one is best for you? | Spotify and Streaming music: pros vs Cons | Scoop.it
With a seemingly ever-growing number of streaming music services available via the Web and dedicated mobile and tablet apps, choosing the one that best fits your need is an increasingly ...
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This article mentions spotify and compares it to other music streaming services.

The pros are that it has a large library of music and you can stream any of it whenever you want when using the desktop app. The playlist function is a hot feature as well as the social media aspect of it.

cons are that the mobile app isn't as sophistocated and the radio function isn't as accurate as other streaming services. Another downside is that you cannot upload your own music to the cloud and can only play it back from the desktop app.

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Music streaming can pay off; it just takes time

Music streaming can pay off; it just takes time | Spotify and Streaming music: pros vs Cons | Scoop.it
Music companies can make money on streaming services, but the secret is having both patience and songs with long-term staying power.
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This article talks about how Streaming isn't as bad to the music economy as people think. Yes, the artist gets paid a fraction of a cent per stream, but over time it generates more money than digital downloads. "So instead of trying to sell a $15 CD at Tower Records, or even a 99-cent download on iTunes, labels need to get fans listening to a given song or album for years to come." this quote isfrom the article. It seems bad for the industry but good for the listeners and a challenge for the artists. It means that artists need to push for great, memorable albums instead of one-hit-wonders.

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Sean LooseSkrews Creal's curator insight, March 13, 5:37 PM

This article talks about how Streaming isn't as bad to the music economy as people think. Yes, the artist gets paid a fraction of a cent per stream, but over time it generates more money than digital downloads. "So instead of trying to sell a $15 CD at Tower Records, or even a 99-cent download on iTunes, labels need to get fans listening to a given song or album for years to come." this quote isfrom the article. It seems bad for the industry but good for the listeners and a challenge for the artists. It means that artists need to push for great, memorable albums instead of one-hit-wonders.

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How does the music industry get people to pay for digital content?

How does the music industry get people to pay for digital content? | Spotify and Streaming music: pros vs Cons | Scoop.it
Music and news are very different businesses, but the digital age presented them both with a very similar problem: how do you get someone to pay for something they can get for free?
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This article talks about the music industry and streaming revolution.

Spotify helped slow down piracy and also grossed in more money than paid downloads in 3 months time. 

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Lauren Alise Wilson's curator insight, October 11, 2015 7:50 PM

Spotify helped slow down piracy and also grossed in more money than paid downloads in 3 months time.  

Sean LooseSkrews Creal's curator insight, March 18, 7:10 PM

This article talks about the music industry and streaming revolution.

Spotify helped slow down piracy and also grossed in more money than paid downloads in 3 months time.