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Apple’s Music Revolution That Isn’t - The New Yorker

Apple’s Music Revolution That Isn’t - The New Yorker | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Apple Music is at best evolutionary and at worst overly complex, but Apple may still use its market muscle to crush the competition.

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The New Yorker nails it:  "Apple Music is at best evolutionary and at worst overly complex"

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Apple's new streaming music service arrives next week, report says

Apple's new streaming music service arrives next week, report says | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple will unveil a two-tier music streaming service at its World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco next week, according to a new report.
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Apple's new streaming service should be out within a week ; hitting iOS & Android app stores.

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U2 releases its new album for free today exclusively on iTunes

U2 releases its new album for free today exclusively on iTunes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Rumors have been flying for the better part of the week, and now it's confirmed — Tim Cook just name-dropped U2 on stage and the band is jumping on stage now to perform a new song entitled "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" from its brand-new album Songs of Innocence. After performing, Bono joked that the band has made "several albums" in the last few years but hadn't made one that it felt was worth releasing — until today.

 

 

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iTunes music stores users, whether you like it or not, you've just purchased U2 latest album.

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The download is dead; Long live the stream

The download is dead; Long live the stream | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.07%   reported $3.2 billion bid to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone- and speaker-maker and music-streaming company, comes as many experts predict a future without digital music downloads. Downloading music files, they say, has become too cumbersome, restrictive and expensive compared with streaming services. And while Apple hasn’t publicly commented on its intentions with the potential Beats acquisition, industry analysts say it’s a sign that Apple is trying to join the music migration.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Apple is buying Beats cause streaming is on the rise while downloads sales are going down. And it needs a solid service to compete with Spotify, Pandora and Deezer...

What's next? Apple launching iVinyl?

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Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine Discuss the New Beats Music Service - Speakeasy - WSJ

Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine Discuss the New Beats Music Service - Speakeasy - WSJ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor has rejoined forces with the head of his old label, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine, to launch Beats Music, an on-demand music streaming service.
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"The key, according to Mr. Iovine:  knowing not just which song a listener will like, but knowing which song should come next."

Or, "who needs a search engine ?"... It seems Reznor & Lovine will fail at beating the streaming industry on one crucial issue: stopping taking their audience as a bunch of passive morons waiting to be fed their daily dose of viral musical mediocrity.

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Will Davis's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:37 PM

Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine discuss  the new beats music service - Speakeasy.

Jonathan Jfk's curator insight, September 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Credible!

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Beats trying to launch streaming music service with AT&T

Beats trying to launch streaming music service with AT&T | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Music industry legend Jimmy Iovine wants to launch his Spotify competitor with a big splash, which is why he's trying to partner with a wireless carrier. Read this article by Paul Sloan on CNET News.
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How to set your own streaming service on rails? Buy one then cut a deal with a major wireless carrier.

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Beats By Dre to Overhaul Streaming Music Service

Beats By Dre to Overhaul Streaming Music Service | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Beats By Dre, the headphone company run by superstar hip hop producer Dr. Dre and music executive Jimmy Iovine, said Thursday that it is overhauling MOG, the streaming music service it bought last summer.
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Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath of streaming services

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Dylan Seward's curator insight, August 17, 2014 12:12 AM

This article talks about Beats taking over the MOG music streaming site and making it more accessible and a better streaming system for its fans. They want to make a streaming site that helps artist just as much as it helps the listeners. 

Shalese Jackson's curator insight, December 5, 2014 1:53 PM

My insight on this article is Beats By Dre is just expanding his brand and plans on taking over with streaming music from just a push of a button.

Star Child Lord Belvedere's curator insight, November 2, 2015 3:20 AM

I feel that this is a very major business move for Dr. Dre and his Beats  movement. His earphones have took off being the number one earphones sold here and internationally for the past few years,what better else to do than to creat a music streaming service to compliment his signature earphones!

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple Music | WIRED

Everything You Need to Know About Apple Music | WIRED | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple Music is coming June 30th, for $10 a month. It'll be available on Mac, iOS, Apple TV, Windows PCs an Android devices.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Don't get fooled by Apple's announcement ; this new service is nothing but a revamped version of Beats.

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Apple buys the UK startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric

Apple buys the UK startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple has acquired British startup Semetric, which runs the Musicmetric analytics tool, as part of its plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming music service later in the year.
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Analytics... are the opiate of the record industry

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Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on

Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music nears completion this financial quarter, the Cupertino and Santa Monica, California-based companies have begun work on transitioning select employees and technology resources from Beats to Apple, according to sources briefed on the transition. Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to offer groups of employees positions at Apple and to notify some members of the Beats staff that they will not be included in the transition.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Redundant positions? So beat it!

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Dr. Dre could soon become an Apple executive

Dr. Dre could soon become an Apple executive | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

According to Billboard, Apple may introduce both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in their new high-up executive roles at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference event next month. Apple is reportedly pursuing an acquisition of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, though neither company has gone on record about the deal since it was first publicized last week. The Financial Times originally reported that Apple and Beats could announce the buyout as early as this week, so the companies may choose to wait until the purchase is formally completed before they share more about any influence Dre and Iovine will hold at Apple moving forward. What we know right now is that Dre will be made very rich if the acquisition gets done, though its less clear what his exact duties at Apple will be.

 

 

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Is Jimmy Iovine  about to sit on top of the world?

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YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music?

YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

2013 has been a momentous year for digital music for all sorts of reasons, but as we enter its home straight, two of the most-anticipated new music services of the year haven’t yet launched – and look increasingly likely to slip to 2014.

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What's next? Beats Music or YouTube Music?

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Dj Pusha's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I like the idea is using since people already use youtube for a major source in music streaming. Them taking the spotify route is a good idea  because its bringing more access to one site instead of have to use 2 diffrent sites or apps almost like when instagram started doin videos  what do i need to use vine for now. Youtube doing this is a great step for them but might hurt other site such as spotify or pandora being that you can do everything from youtube once they launch this feature.

Jonathan Magee's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:42 PM

Youtube will provide two new services in 2014, YouTube Music  and Beats Music (which is a streaming service that allows users to tap into their camera roll to access personal media). Both services have been introduced to record labels behind the scenes to positive and even negative reactions and possibility that good things may come from this endeavor maybe not.

 

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With Beats, Jimmy Iovine — Not Facebook — Will Tell You What Music You Want

With Beats, Jimmy Iovine — Not Facebook — Will Tell You What Music You Want | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Curators, not your friends, know music better, according to the iconic music producer.
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Trendmakers: a necessary evil?

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Lemmy Introduces 'Anti-Beats' Motorheadphones at CES | Billboard.biz

Lemmy Introduces 'Anti-Beats' Motorheadphones at CES | Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Motorhead frontman Lemmy stopped by CES for the U.S. launch of Motorheadphones, a branded line of headphones that are designed to appeal to both fans and makers of rock...
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"Motorheadphones", really?

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