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Major Label CEO Confirms That 'Playlist Payola' Is Real

Major Label CEO Confirms That 'Playlist Payola' Is Real | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
What is 'playlist payola,' and how is it affecting your career? New comments from one of the most powerful major label CEOs offers more clues.
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 23, 3:13 PM

This is why Spotify et al should leave it to independents to curate playlists ... like us.

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Turning A Kickstarter Campaign Into A Record Deal | Future of Music Coalition

Turning A Kickstarter Campaign Into A Record Deal | Future of Music Coalition | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The biggest benefit is going to be that we now have a team on our side that is going to support us and believe in our dream. I can take a step back from all of the business and allow other people to help, so I can focus on what matters most to me, writing songs and playing with the band. We all get to prioritize our passion and put music first, which is amazing. It’s also really amazing to know that the distribution of Trans stretches way farther than our own resources ever could. My extended family in Syracuse will be able to pick up our record from their local record store, that seriously blows my mind.

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Bands used to look for a label in order to make money, now they raise money so they can cut a record label deal.

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Why the online music industry is a mess

Why the online music industry is a mess | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The war between music labels and online services is a little bloody. Here's why and how it might finally end.

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Do Record Labels Have a Future?

Do Record Labels Have a Future? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Record companies have struggled to stay relevant in the world of YouTube, Deezer and Songkick but they are fighting back.
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Yes, they do.

But the real question is: what do we (artists & audience) expect from a record label in the digital age?

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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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