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Gangnam Style Is One Year Old, And Music Is Forever Different | Underwire | Wired.com

Gangnam Style Is One Year Old, And Music Is Forever Different | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Gangnam Style came out a year ago today. I still remember exactly where I was the first time I heard (and saw) Gangnam Style. It was at my desk, in front of a computer.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Is Psy the first globalized digital superstar?

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Fascinating Music Industry Stats | Pigeons & Planes

Fascinating Music Industry Stats | Pigeons & Planes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
As the end of 2012 draws near, we find the music industry continuing to navigate a state of tremendous flux.
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Digital Music News - The Most Infamous Music Infographic, Updated for 2012...

Digital Music News - The Most Infamous Music Infographic, Updated for 2012... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

If you're in the music business, you've probably seen this infographic from 2010, which starkly contrasts payouts from older formats like CDs and iTunes downloads with streaming formats like Spotify.

Well, a lot has changed in two-and-a-half years. On the indie and DIY artist level, streaming payouts are steadily improving, at least on a percentage level, according to information shared by indie labels and bands like Uniform Motion. Unfortunately, that improvement is not being felt by most major label artists: according to a recent analysis by industry attorney Steve Gordon, most major label artists see nothing from their Spotify streams, outside of the biggest superstars.

Other sources for this updated infographic include Chuck D, whose lawyers recently spilled the beans on depressingly threadbare ringtone and download payouts from the majors. We also tossed in vinyl, which seems to be the breadwinner if you can scale it (even after all the costs). Enjoy!

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How Free Culture Saved Hip-Hop in 2012

How Free Culture Saved Hip-Hop in 2012 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
And some thoughts on where the genre's Internet-driven creative renaissance might be headed in 2013
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if it ain't free, it ain't culture.

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Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician | Consequence of Sound

Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician | Consequence of Sound | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

If we’re to believe Forbes — and why not, we do every year — Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician. Your father’s favorite publication released their annual list today and the West coast rapper claims the throne with $110 million dollars. For those that think that number’s solely from his two Coachella performances, come back down to Earth and then look around and see what headphones most people are wearing. [Quick answer: They're Beats by Dre.]

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Joseph Gardon's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:20 PM

because of this man, I am in this school. Well not really! As one of my the first producer and an MC that I listened to religiously when I was growing up. I wanted to be like him. I'f not hope to get as good as him when it comes to composing music.