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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple's innovative iTunes music service is still the market leader in music downloads, but after more than a decade of growth, sales of music tracks on iTunes have been declining. Last year saw the largest drop in sales — 14 percent. The drop is attributed to the increasing popularity of streaming music services such as Spotify, Pandora and YouTube. These services give fans access to millions of tracks from any Internet-connected device for a monthly fee or in return for listening to commercials.
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If the Internet eventually kills iTunes, I won't feel sorry for Apple!

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BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music'

BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Matt Mason on Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes: ‘People misunderstand BitTorrent and think it’s something just for piracy’. By Stuart Dredge
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"Major labels have given up on selling music", says BitTorrent.

Correct. They rely on selling the shittiest crap.

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iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr.

iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In the latest quarter the iTunes top line grew by 32%. Additional newly reported items: Quarterly revenues topped $4 billion (a new high) and the company suggests that this rate is maintainable by ...
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Like it or not, music download purchases rates are going through the roof.

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Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint."

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Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static

Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With Eight Seconds of Static
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The digital revolution hasn't changed a thing: people will purchase anything as long it's popular.

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How to Get Your Music on Shazam

How to Get Your Music on Shazam | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
1 out of every 14 music download sales begins with Shazam. If you've ever wondered how to get your music on Shazam, the answer is simple: CD Baby!
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'cause every love story with a band start with "what's that!?"

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Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch

Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn’t Impact Digital Music Sales | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Somewhere, there is a very sad music lobby analyst shedding a tear.
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Could the Record Industry have been blaming the wrong guys for the past 14 years?

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Michael's curator insight, April 16, 2013 11:30 AM

Piracy has effected the downloads of legal music, other study’s has shown in towns that have high number of downloading illegally there are less buyer for legal music

Frankie Sinatraa's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:08 PM

This research shows downloading music illegally does not impact digital music sales

 

Mauricio Gallant's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:22 AM

Studies show that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital form