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The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think — Cuepoint — Medium

The Devaluation of Music: It's Worse Than You Think - Cuepoint - Medium
Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties
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Great piece on how the industry has turned artworks into products 

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FOR THE RECORD

FOR THE RECORD | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

How your music data is tracked and how Gracenote plans to make music sharing more possible

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Good point Gracenote, we need reliable metadata to keep songs & playlists service independent & bring cross-service sharing.

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bijou letord's curator insight, May 8, 2015 2:44 AM

we'll see. . .

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Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube

Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

New York startup Audiam Inc. has raised $2 million in Series A financing to “get people paid” for the use of their music on YouTube, according to its founder and CEO, serial music industry entrepreneur Jeff Price.

Mr. Price, who earlier founded TuneCore Inc. (and left in July 2012 amid controversy) eschewed traditional venture capital this time and raised funds from big names in music, instead.

Audiam’s backers include rock and punk stars Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet and Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz, along with Scott Schreer, the composer of the NFL on Fox theme song and founder and CEO of TuneSat Inc.; the Los Angeles management firm GSO Business Group; an artist manager and promoter who books the Hollywood Bowl, Bill Silva; and serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor Jonathan Siegel.

 

 

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Metadata wars keep roaring. Audiam is raising millions on a sole promise: providing rights-holders all metadata needed to track down Youtube streams and monetize any unclaimed sync.

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Gracenote Teams With Musicmetric To Bring Social Data To Its Rhythm Music-Recommendation Platform | TechCrunch

Gracenote Teams With Musicmetric To Bring Social Data To Its Rhythm Music-Recommendation Platform | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today Gracenote announced that Rhythm, its Internet radio and music recommendation service, is becoming a bit smarter with new inclusion of social data from Musicmetric.

Rhythm is a white-label service that helps companies and brands create Internet radio solutions, but doesn’t provide music licenses. Gracenote is more than willing to help connect you to a raw music provider, but is more interested in helping you curate the radio station content itself.

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Metadata is the next frontier. Every music service provider is currently trying to purchase one or to cut a deal with one of them (The EchoNest, Musicmetric... ) 

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Google Trialing Music Playback in Search?

It appears that Google might be experimenting with some form of music playback in search results when using its Chrome browser.  In a number of incidents a song or lyrics has been searched for and after a short delay the responding audio file plays in the background.

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With proper royalty fees, this could be a major cash flow generator for publishing rights holders.

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The Music Industry Desperately Needs A Global Rights Database, But No One Knows Who Will Pay For It

The Music Industry Desperately Needs A Global Rights Database, But No One Knows Who Will Pay For It | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Music industry stakeholders agree on the need for a global rights database, but building and maintaining one won't be cheap.
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Cause territories don't mean anything in a globalized industry, we need a global cross-territories + cross-publishers repository of songs.
And we need it to be open.

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Gracenote Buys Baseline For $50 Million - TechBeat

Gracenote Buys Baseline For $50 Million - TechBeat | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In case you were not aware, Gracenote is the firm behind providing the metadata for your media.  The firm has just expanded their reign by buying rival Baseline for $50M to enhance their movie & TV data service presence. For those who provide the metadata for movies and TV shows (cast list, plot descriptions, etc.) is very big business as you may imagine.  It’s so good in fact, that Gracenote wants to be the leader of the pack

 

 

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There's a (metadata) war going on

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Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest

Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Spotify today announced that it will acquire the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest.  The acquisition supports Spotify’s strategy to grow global music consumption and overall revenue back to the music industry by building the best user experience and music discovery engine for millions of global fans.  

This deal will allow Spotify to leverage The Echo Nest’s in depth musical understanding and tools for curation to drive music discovery for millions of users around the globe.  The addition of The Echo Nest to Spotify will also strengthen Spotify’s ability to help brands and partners build amazing music experiences for their audiences.

 

 

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What did I just say? Metadata is the streaming services' holy grail

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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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