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It's Over

It's Over | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Woo hoo! The Bandcamp app for iOS and Android has arrived. This first version gives anyone with a fan account instant, unlimited mobile access to their Bandcamp music collection. No more download-and-sync two-step to get tunes onto the iPhone, and no more advanced fiddling on Android. Just make a purchase, and it immediately appears in the app. And when an album pre-order is released? Ta-da, it just shows up, ready to be enjoyed. All of this sits side-by-side with Bandcamp’s existing high-quality download functionality, providing fans with additional incentive to make a purchase

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How the Music Industry Explains the Weird Economics of the App World

How the Music Industry Explains the Weird Economics of the App World | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
There's the Internet Corollary to the Economics of Superstars law, which is as true for apps as it is for music. When you're selling something very cheap, or even free, over the Internet, there is an unpredictable relationship between audience size and income. A New York magazine profile of the band Grizzly Bear showed that, in the brave new world of music-everywhere, you can simultaneously be popular enough to sell out Radio City Music Hall and middle-class enough to live in a small Brooklyn apartment without health care thanks to the paltry returns of music popularity.
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