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Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research

Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spending money on recorded music has become a lifestyle choice, an honesty box for the conscientious consumer. No one really needs to pay for music anymore.
Pierre Priot's insight:

This echoes with my "Carsharing With A Millennial" story  - http://bit.ly/1Rh06hO. No one really pays for music anymore. Thus B2C revenue fails to increase, actually decreases. The overall revenue growth is driven by B2B deals, most of those being ad based.

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하석훈's curator insight, April 17, 2016 4:59 AM

Just like the radio is 'occupied' by advertisements, most of music industry seems going the same way. Aesthetic-wise, I think this phenomanom will ruin the artistry of music. I want music as music, not as a medium of the advertisements. Growth of B2B or

B2B2C form in music industry will facilitate this phenomenom.

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Latest ARIA Figures Reveal Streaming And Subscription Services Revenue Doubled In 2014 | Brag Magazine

Latest ARIA Figures Reveal Streaming And Subscription Services Revenue Doubled In 2014 | Brag Magazine | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Subscription service income jumped twofold to $23 million. Revenue from streaming services was up 111% from 2013. Digital subscription and free ad-supported models now make up 10% of the total market. The message from music fans continues to be clear: give us an inexpensive alternative, and we won’t download illegally.

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Streaming doubles revenue in Oz but fails to save the overall industry balance

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Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds... - Digital Music News

Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds... - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Yes, streaming is reversed avalanching sales stories in countries like Sweden and Norway.  But its effect on the global market now appears limited, at best.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Like it or not: the industry will keep losing money as long as it will try to maintain both physical and digital markets.

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What I Learned About the Record Industry by Carsharing with a Millenial | Pierre Priot | LinkedIn

What I Learned About the Record Industry by Carsharing with a Millenial | Pierre Priot | LinkedIn | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This generation never paid for music. That's a fact. They were raised while MP3 rampaged the industry - remember those Naptster days? - and now they're adults it's free streaming time, Youtube and my-guy-with-a-shit-load-of-mp3 dealer of a friend.
Then, how will we ever be able to bring them to spend money over music?

Pierre Priot's insight:

You can ditch all the fancy reports and studies about millenials' music consumption habits, here's what I learned by car-sharing with one of them

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Cy Queen's curator insight, October 21, 2015 4:56 PM

What do YOU think of this one?
When was the last time you bought a CD?

Lovell Cooper's curator insight, November 8, 2015 7:56 PM

Kids and some adults alike are selfish and always want the easiest, and cheapest way to do things. They don't realize how their actions can impact someone else. They sneak until they get caught. Once caught they want to change laws so that everyone can get away with it. This is one good example. "Why should I pay for it when I can get it for free?" All while the artist suffers. 

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Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank

Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The unexpected sales success of music formatting last year has been labelled ‘The Vinyl Revival’.

Laura Creed, Superfi has delved into how and why the cult following for vinyl has resurfaced in this booming digital age.  Alongside this, she questions the popularity of digital and what this could mean for the music industry.

Below is an explanatory info graphic into the research findings.  Following the info graphic is further commentary to compliment the graphical representations of the study.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Don't call it a comeback. Vinyl's been here for years.

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Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:40 PM

The infographic in this article is really cool, as it gives a lot of great visual representations of how music sales have been shifting in past years. It shows that, while vinyl is still only a small sliver of total units sold, it's growing by leaps and bounds and has a very promising future.

Ryan Kowalkowski's curator insight, November 11, 2014 10:42 AM

There is a desire for music fans to own copies of their albums, but the debate over physical copies vs digital downloads if a finer line.

Christian Torres's curator insight, October 12, 2015 5:42 PM

Vinyls sale continue growing as the time pass, the Vinyl industry is back in the game again.

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A wishlist for the next generation of Spotify-like services

A wishlist for the next generation of Spotify-like services | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Can the next generation of Spotify-like services do a better job of helping you figure out what to listen to next?
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John Jurgensen at WSJ raises a key issue about digital music: we need to make reliable metadata available.
Switching to cloud and streaming wiped out years of ID3 tagging efforts... 

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