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Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News

Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
if you were given the chance, would you let Billionaire Donald Trump use your song? If so, which song would you let Trump use? Please leave your comments below.
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Songwriters, IAMA is challenging your ethics!
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Joseph Martino's curator insight, October 16, 2016 4:05 AM

Just like everything else he gets near, Trump's association with it becomes square one of the next big controversy. The ethical alignment of courtesy and respect gets thrown under the bus each time he makes a move. The writers of songs protected by BMI make one of the hugest statements possible by getting him to cease and desist with any further unauthorized use of their work.

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Streaming Music Service Deezer Plans IPO to Challenge Spotify, Apple

Streaming Music Service Deezer Plans IPO to Challenge Spotify, Apple | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Deezer filed for an initial public offering to raise funds as the French music-streaming service seeks to challenge Spotify and Apple.
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Deezer is in it for the big game. IPO would see Deezer competing with Spotify and Apple on the US market, hunting where the big bucks grow.

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Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Believe Digital has received $60m growth capital investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and XAnge.

TCV is a serial investor in digital and content companies, whose previous bets include Vice Media, for whom it led a $250m round of funding in September 2014.

Its most notorious investment, though, came in November 2013, when it led another $250m round of funding – this time in Spotify.

Well, not just ‘led': reports suggest it was entirely responsible for the cash injection, used to fuel Spotify’s crucial global expansion in its quest for dominance.

TCV General Partner John Rosenberg (pictured) will now join Believe Digital’s Board of Directors.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Beware America! Believe Digital is coming to get you!

The french digital distro is aiming to a much wider market.

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U.S. Music Numbers: Streaming Up, Sales Down… Vinyl Up 33 Percent | Evolver.fm

U.S. Music Numbers: Streaming Up, Sales Down… Vinyl Up 33 Percent | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Pierre Priot's insight:

More 2013 figures.
US: Streaming up 32%,  Vinyl up 33%, Digital sales down 6%

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Manner Torris's curator insight, November 6, 2014 1:50 PM

This articles explain the hurt on music sales on online stores like iTunes, Amazon, and others. Streaming music is ultimately hurting the general sales of any record labels or music distribution formats.

Alex Capps's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:41 PM

In this article it is stated that the sales of online downloads dropped 6.5%  between 2012 and 2013 while online streaming sales climbed 32%. It is believed that streaming will become the most sufficient way for music collecting. The article also shows a breakdown of overall music sales.  

JD Gorecki's curator insight, May 15, 2015 12:53 PM

This article is an overall summary of music streaming and the justified impact it is making on the world within the last few years. It clearly examples from "Billboard" and "Nielsen Entertainment" with facts and quotes such as "streaming was up 32 percent over the previous year, to 118.1 billion track streams." The reader will find many other statistics throughout the article making it a much more realistic idea of the latest music streaming. I believe that this is a reliable source and overview to undermine what is really being covered because of the facts presented from important people and companies playing a major role in the industry. 

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New anti-piracy system will hit U.S. Internet users next week

New anti-piracy system will hit U.S. Internet users next week | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The controversial Copyright Alert System will finally arrive for Comcast users Monday, and roll out to other major ISPs throughout the week.
Pierre Priot's insight:

CAS' six strikes: more money spent on sending warnings in the form of messages in a bottle.

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Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’

Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The New Zealand judge overseeing the extradition proceedings of accused file-sharing kingpin and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is recusing himself from the case after making a public remark that the United States was “the enemy.”
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2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report

2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Aside from the excitement about Adele’s “25” at year-end, on-demand audio and video streaming continued to gain in popularity in 2015, posting growth rates of 83% and 102%, respectively. Vinyl also posted its 10th consecutive year of sales growth.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Nielsen's US Music Industry Report for 2015 is out. 
Long story short: Vinyl's keeping up strong, streaming going off the roof. 

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Austin Alderfer's curator insight, January 12, 2016 5:21 PM

Again, another visual aspect on where music is going with end of 2015 stats. Streaming is easily taking over. Artist need to realize that streaming is the way of the future and need to accept that and move away from the olden days of cd sales. 

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RIAA - RIAA 2015 Mid-Year Music Sales and Revenue Numbers Released - September 22, 2015

RIAA - RIAA 2015 Mid-Year Music Sales and Revenue Numbers Released - September 22, 2015 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"The data continues to reflect the story of a business undergoing an enormous transition. There are many positive signs: continuing the trend from 2014, wholesale revenues for the first half of 2015 increased. And revenues from streaming music services continue to grow at a healthy double digit rate. The product of music and the extraordinary roster of artists represented by today’s music labels remains in high demand. That is the bedrock of a successful future.

At the same time, intense demand and billions of streams does not always equal fair market rates or a fair playing field. Addressing that is an essential element of fulfilling the enormous promise of today’s digital marketplace.”

 

- RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman

Pierre Priot's insight:

US digital music revenue is growing, RIAA claims, despite its shift from download sales to streaming.

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Nzinga Austin's curator insight, September 14, 2016 2:06 PM
I am curious to see the direction music will take over the next 5 years 
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App Annie Index - App & Publisher Rankings, Trends and Insights

App Annie Index - App & Publisher Rankings, Trends and Insights | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Analyze the rankings, trends and insights for top apps and top publishers from App Annie Index
Pierre Priot's insight:

Streaming services Hit/Revenue top 10 charts according to App Annie (US market only).

Data proves that yes, Tidal makes it into the top 10 streaming services by revenue in April 2015 ; and nobody but Jay-Z is to take credit on this.

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You Still Can’t Resell Your iTunes Songs, Court Rules

You Still Can’t Resell Your iTunes Songs, Court Rules | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Resell a CD? Sure. MP3? Nope.

 

In the U.S. it’s perfectly legal to buy a CD or DVD and then sell it to someone else — that’s the reason Netflix exists.

But when it comes to digital media, that doesn’t work. That’s the gist of a new Federal court ruling, which says that startup ReDigi can’t do what it says it can do — let users resell songs they bought on iTunes.

Pierre Priot's insight:

So you can't resell a digital file, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan says.

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Spotify In The USA: One Year Later

Spotify In The USA: One Year Later | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In 2011, the Internet exploded with subscription-based streaming services. Google, iTunes and Amazon all wanted a piece of that magic digital jukebox in the sky. But the game changer was Spotify. Fan or no, the Swedish upstart has transformed the way Americans listen to music –- all since July 14, 2011, the day Spotify launched in the United States.

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Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music...

Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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