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Don't play Neil Young or the Doors, BBC tells DJs and programme makers

Don't play Neil Young or the Doors, BBC tells DJs and programme makers | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The way music is broadcast seems to change daily, but it’s usually a case of more music being made available in more different ways. Now, though, the reverse is happening. The BBC has told its producers and DJs not to play music by Neil Young, the Doors, Journey or Bonnie Raitt – or any cover versions of their songs, or tracks sampling them.
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So pretty soon, the BBC's legal department lawyers will be spinning records.

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Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

Free Music, at Least While It Lasts | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The people who make all that yummy music are actually being loved to death by fans who expect it to be free.

 

Late last Thursday, I stopped at the fruit stand and some big, vivid red grapes caught my eye. The vendor said a two-pound bunch would be $6, which seemed steep. I was about to tell him as much, and then came to my senses and gave him the money.

I wondered why I hesitated when it came time to pony up and realized that, as just one more participant in the Something for Nothing economy, I’d grown accustomed to getting all sorts of lusciousness for the price of zero.

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A lot of good points in that story about the value/price of music.

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Rock Star Path's curator insight, June 10, 2014 9:35 PM

Did the headline grab you? Me too. We've become a society of leeches and the music is about to die.

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Digital Music News - This Is How Actual Consumers Actually Discover Music...

Digital Music News - This Is How Actual Consumers Actually Discover Music... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This is all part of a massive consumer research initiative happening at EMI, with the latest pieces recently revealed at SXSW.  On the discovery front, the research shows that despite hundreds of digital discovery options and hundreds of millions invested in 'disruptive' startups, music discovery is mostly happening on traditional radio, traditional TV, and through word-of-mouth.

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In the end it looks like video hasn't killed the radio stars.

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Universal Music boss calls on commercial radio to do more for artists

Universal Music boss calls on commercial radio to do more for artists | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Universal Music UK and Ireland's David Joseph says number of breakthrough British acts remains in single figures in 2012.
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Pandora, Clear Channel, Others Form Advocacy Group for Lower Web Radio Payments; MusicFirst Pushes Back | Billboard.biz

Pandora, Clear Channel, Others Form Advocacy Group for Lower Web Radio Payments; MusicFirst Pushes Back | Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Pandora and Clear Channel are among the founding members of the Internet Radio Fairness Coalition, a collection of companies, trade associations and advocacy groups...
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Music supplier 7digital takes $10 million to do on-demand, radio

Music supplier 7digital takes $10 million to do on-demand, radio | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The digital vendor that powers music services for Samsung, HTC, RIM and others is taking on investment to expand its offering from downloads to streaming, radio and more.
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Grooveshark Tries To Go Legit With New Pandora-Like Radio App - hypebot

Grooveshark Tries To Go Legit With New Pandora-Like Radio App - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

After years of fighting the system and losing, online music service Grooveshark is taking a new route - playing by the rules - with the launch of a new Pandora-like digital radio app. Previous Grooveshark apps for both iOS and Android have been released only to be later banned from Apple and Google's app stores after complaints from labels and rightsholders. 

This time, Grooveshark will be launching what even they are calling their "first compliant app" in January. For 99 cents a month it will offer ad free "Broadcasts".  Users can text chat with others within the app while listening to custom radio stations created by users instead of algorithms.

Because its a radio-like app, Grooveshark does not need to seek special licences from the record labels to launch. It need only pay SoundExchange and their follow rules.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Grooveshark turning into a radio-like app will sure help'em going legit, but it will ruin everything that made Grooveshark stand out among other services.

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Can we save AM radio?

Can we save AM radio? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Before Facebook, before the internet, before cellphones and TV and even FM radio, there was AM radio. Entire families would gather around elaborate refrigerator-sized receivers and bask in the warm glow of vacuum tubes as news, music, and entertainment poured from the only source of broadcast content in existence — NBC, ABC, and CBS were all on AM before they were on TV. Amplitude modulation operated at the very core of American culture.

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AM Broadcasting as the new cultural diversity frontier?

AMen to that!

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Small Rival Music Service Takes Aim at Pandora

Small Rival Music Service Takes Aim at Pandora | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Slacker, a digital music service trying to challenge the dominance of Pandora, is playing up the rivalry in a new campaign.
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Every Goliath needs a David

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Why Does the Music Industry Seem to Hate Fairness? - SlashGear

Why Does the Music Industry Seem to Hate Fairness? - SlashGear | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Is it just me or does the music industry really, really hate fairness? For years now, we’ve been hearing about labels trying to limit what we can access on digital stores and musicians holding out on offering their tracks because of the so-called “unfairness” across the Web.

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Why No One Knows How Much Money Musicians Are Making Now

Why No One Knows How Much Money Musicians Are Making Now | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In the digital music era, complicated and outdated copyright law as well as private negotiations have made it difficult see how much is really going back to the people making music.
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BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot

BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Making its entry into the music-streaming arena, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has just launched a new music service of its own called BBC iPlayer Radio.
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