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Digital Music News - This Is How Actual Consumers Actually Discover Music...

Digital Music News - This Is How Actual Consumers Actually Discover Music... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This is all part of a massive consumer research initiative happening at EMI, with the latest pieces recently revealed at SXSW.  On the discovery front, the research shows that despite hundreds of digital discovery options and hundreds of millions invested in 'disruptive' startups, music discovery is mostly happening on traditional radio, traditional TV, and through word-of-mouth.

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In the end it looks like video hasn't killed the radio stars.

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ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit

ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The innovative digital music retailer ReDigi is being taken to court by EMI Music for the recycled sale of used MP3 music. The court's decision will set a precedent for the future of the digital music industry.
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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry

TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest is possibly the hottest music data company around right now. They've signed deals with Nokia, EMI, Clear Channel, Spotify, and most recently, Vevo.
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Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI

Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents a large number of the UK's independent record labels, has launched a campaign to stop the break-up and sale of EMI.

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EMI chiefs forfeited £41m in bonuses after collapse into administration

EMI chiefs forfeited £41m in bonuses after collapse into administration | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Generous incentive schemes for executives were cancelled before a single pound was paid out, accounts show.
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Confirmed: Universal sells Co-Op - and racks up £530m from EMI asset sales

Confirmed: Universal sells Co-Op - and racks up £530m from EMI asset sales | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Universal parent Vivendi has confirmed that it has finalised a deal to sell Co-Operative Music. Music Week understands that [PIAS] has been successful in its acquisition bid for the rival distribution and services company.

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We're better off with PIAS taking over Co-OP. Let Universal be Universal...

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Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection

Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Singer says Virigin EMI 'would have preferred that I do an album with popular punks', rather than a collection of French classicsIggy Pop's new album has been rejected by his record label, forcing the singer to release it himself.
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EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark

EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is undoubtedly playing a sad song today, but it's definitely not from an artist licensed by major music company EMI. EMI, one of the largest music publishers in the world, has terminated its contract with the streaming music service.
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EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The VP of EMI's Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA - but to simply provide better service.
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Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues

Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The only label that has cut a deal with the free music site files suit for royalties; other labels pursue copyright claims.
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