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Rdio Launches Free Music Streaming for iOS and Android

Rdio Launches Free Music Streaming for iOS and Android | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Rdio has launched a free music streaming service for iOS and Android devices in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
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And yet they keep thinking free music based on the outdated broadcaster to audience scheme

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EungKyun Kim's curator insight, April 13, 10:35 PM

I love this idea that people can personalize their track list. By listening to the regular radio station, I can have chance to listen to new music that I did not know. However, sometimes, they play some songs that I do not want to listen and they do not play what I want to listen. By personalizing my own track list, I can listen the song that I want all the time. I think this is really good idea to provide personalized radio station to the public.

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Simmons: Poor people owe me

Simmons: Poor people owe me | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Kiss star Gene Simmons says he's proud to be among the One Percent of the world's richest people – and insists everyone else owes him a debt of gratitude.
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You can thank the record industry for nursing the world biggest cunts.

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Hadopi: 7 millions d'euros de budget en 2013 pour 3 millions d'e-mails envoyés depuis 2010 - FrenchWeb.fr

Hadopi: 7 millions d'euros de budget en 2013 pour 3 millions d'e-mails envoyés depuis 2010 - FrenchWeb.fr | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

€ 7MEn 2012, Aurélie Filippetti avait estimé que « 12 millions d’euros annuels et 60 agents, c’est cher pour envoyer un million d’e-mails ». Résultat, le budget de l’Hadopi, la haute autorité pour diffusion œuvres protection droits internet, ne cesse de diminuer depuis deux ans. Celui-ci est passé de 12 millions d’euros en 2012, à 7 millions d’euros en 2013, soit 1 million de moins que les 8 millions d’euros initialement prévus selon BFM Business.

Pierre Priot's insight:

French government spent €7M on the useless Hadopi last year.
If you're still wondering what stopped piracy in France, it's nothing but Deezer.

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Sony/ATV's Martin Bandier Repeats Warning to ASCAP, BMI

Sony/ATV's Martin Bandier Repeats Warning to ASCAP, BMI | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Sony/ATV Music Publishing sent a letter to its songwriters in the last day, updating them on where the company stands with regards to performance rights, re-iterating Martin Bandier's intention to withdraw from the two U.S. major performing rights organizations and also reveals the news that the company is appealing both the ASCAP and BMI Pandora rate court rulings.

 

 

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing is obviously willing to skip the middle men, i.e. ASCAP & BMI.

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Eighth Grade Metal Band Plots Future After Seven-Figure Record Deal

Eighth Grade Metal Band Plots Future After Seven-Figure Record Deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Since the musicians (12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins, 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13-year old bassist Alec Atkins) are all minors, the contract was submitted for approval to a Manhattan judge last week. The five-album deal includes 16-to-17 percent royalties and a $60,000 advance, but the rest of their metal-earned cash will only arrive if their first LP sells more than 250,000 copies – a daunting task in the age of declining record sales.

Pierre Priot's insight:

The record industry learns shit. And keeps playing the same old game.
Only teenage kids would fall for that cheap trick.

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Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds... - Digital Music News

Streaming Won't Save the Music Industry Until 2019, Study Finds... - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Yes, streaming is reversed avalanching sales stories in countries like Sweden and Norway.  But its effect on the global market now appears limited, at best.

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Like it or not: the industry will keep losing money as long as it will try to maintain both physical and digital markets.

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Whiskeytown's dollars and cents -- but really just cents

Whiskeytown's dollars and cents -- but really just cents | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

By some accounts, Whiskeytown alumnus Ryan Adams has done well enough in the music business to amass a sizable fortune. But just in case you’re under the impression that playing in a rock band is a path to riches for everyone, check out the Facebook post that Whiskeytown drummer Skillet Gilmore put up yesterday, concerning his quarterly earnings for “Midway Park” (one of Whiskeytown’s best songs, and kickoff track to the 1996 full-length debut Faithless Street)

 

 

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Yet another example of the streaming industry's royalty remuneration failure.

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The Top 10 most streamed songs and artists of all time revealed!

The Top 10 most streamed songs and artists of all time revealed! | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Bastille’s Pompeii revealed as the UK’s most streamed song of all time, while Arctic Monkeys are the most streamed act.
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Most streamed songs of all time ; it's not pretty.

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Believe boss: indie music's digital battle is important - and bigger than YouTube

Believe boss: indie music's digital battle is important - and bigger than YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

My personal view, as CEO of Believe Digital, has always been that properly leveraging the power entrusted in us by our labels and artists is one of the key responsibilities that we have at Believe Digital. If we were to betray that trust by accepting unfair terms or conditions, the viability of our business would be threatened. 
 
It’s important to remember we are a totally independent company representing independent labels and artists and we strive to ensure that our clients are represented properly in the market with no other agenda than to maximize exposure and revenue for them whilst of course growing our business and market share in order to be able to negotiate these deals properly.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Believe Digital CEO on Youtube vs. Indie Labels: shows solidarity, but has his clients secured by a deal signed back in February.

If you're on Believe's digital roster, you've got your ass covered.

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Spotify - Charts

Spotify - Charts | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify's most streamed and most viral charts by country
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Spotify introduces Charts email notifications. 

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My latest release is out on The Pirate Bay and I'm OK with it

My latest release is out on The Pirate Bay and I'm OK with it | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The making of these compilations, with the aim to share them for free, appears to be more meaningful now than ever. When the old established music industry is desperately trying to prevent its empire from collapsing, blaming the wrong people for its decline, releasing free music is more than a friendly giveaway, it's a deliberate ethical move. Here's our choice: we either let the masses consider music as any industrial goods, or we try to remember there is more in art & music and see beyond copyrights and profit. Music is about sharing feelings, emotions, decibels. And this should remain priceless. Does this mean music makers should not fulfill their piggybanks ? Of course not, it's time we all create a new economical system working rather for the best interest of musicians than for industrial holdings.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Actually, I posted it up there myself.

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Is 2014 the year the album business fell apart?

Is 2014 the year the album business fell apart? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In recent years, albums from the likes of Adele and Emeli Sandé have hit 1m sales in the UK. But with even the biggest acts failing to match them this year, the blockbuster album looks increasingly like a relic of the past

Pierre Priot's insight:

Or maybe big acts fail to make big album sales because they fail to put out decent albums. Right now with per song purchase, a smash hit remains a one song success. People are now longer buying albums so they'll get that one song they like. 

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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.

Pierre Priot's insight:

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

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John Kyle's curator insight, June 10, 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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The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video

The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vevo, the music video service part-owned by record labels, is about to be shopped around to prospective buyers, reports The Information (paywall). According to the report, the company, which is on track to generate $350 million in revenue this year, has engaged Goldman Sachs and the boutique advisory firm Raine Group to “work on a strategic plan and talk to potential suitors.” Bloomberg had a similar story in April. Vevo declined to comment to Quartz.

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Is Vevo really looking for buyers when Youtube is teasing on its upcoming music service?

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Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations.
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Universal is wisely shifting its investments from TV to Youtube.  

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La venta de música en España crece un 6,2% en la primera mitad de 2014 | Industria Musical

La venta de música en España crece un 6,2% en la primera mitad de 2014 | Industria Musical | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

La industria musical española alcanza el ecuador del año con cifras alentadoras, según los datos de ventas correspondientes al primer semestre que hoy presenta Promusicae. Después de años de bajadas acumuladas en el volumen anual de ventas, los aficionados a la música en España han conseguido revertir esta tendencia durante la primera mitad de 2014. La inversión en música grabada, ya sea en soporte físico o digital, ascendió entre el 1 de enero y el 30 de junio a un total de 58,08 millones de euros, una cifra que mejora en un 6,2% la registrada en idéntico periodo de 2013 (54,68 millones). La consolidación del streaming y la aparición de nuevos discos de artistas tradicionalmente vendedores están detrás de este primer dato positivo desde 2001.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Music sales are going up 6.2% in Spain this semester. First sales raise since 2001. From our own experience, the Spanish audience is highly supported and has totally embraced the digital revolution.

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Las escuchas de canciones de Ramones aumentan un 300% en Spotify | Industria Musical

Las escuchas de canciones de Ramones aumentan un 300% en Spotify | Industria Musical | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Desde el anuncio de la muerte de Tommy Ramone el número de escuchas del grupo en Spotify ha crecido un 300%.

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Hey ho, let's stream!

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SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in

SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

SoundCloud, the Berlin-based audio streaming site, is getting worried about copyright violations on its site.

SoundCloud is like YouTube for audio; it allows anybody to upload any kind of audio. This naturally opens the door to people uploading copyrighted audio. Just as YouTube has had to do, SoundCloud now wants to work out agreements with copyright holders over what to do when this happens

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Smart move from SoundCloud. Let the majors in so they won't sue their own endeavor.

That's sad news for the indie world though.

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Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now? - DIY Musician Blog

Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now? - DIY Musician Blog | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

We have been using Facebook for our band since almost the beginning of time (at least, that’s what it can seem like at some points!)

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and I believe that pretty soon we’ll need to say adieu to Facebook and move on to whatever happens to be next. This is not because I am anti-facebook, or anti-social, or any of those anti things. It has just become impractical to use it for what we have been using it for – a means of communication with YOU, the fans.

We carefully built our Facebook fan page up from a collection of personal friends to where it is now, at over 10k followers who have “liked” the page in order to become a fan of our music and receive our updates, videos, photos, and random musings.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Remember this: Facebook is here to make money, not friends.

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Find music on Google and start playing it directly in your favorite app - Inside Search

Find music on Google and start playing it directly in your favorite app - Inside Search | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When you look up musicians and bands on Google, you often want to play their songs right away. Say you’re curious about your favorite pop artist’s latest hits, or you’re with friends chatting about the newest indie rock group and want to play some of their music. Starting today, when you ask Google about a musician, you can simply tap a link to play their music right in one of your installed apps.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Google introducing Music services into search results. Call it groundwork for the future integration of the upcoming Google Music service.

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YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal

YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

YouTube is famously under fire from a group of leading independent labels for issuing ‘indefensible’ and ‘non-negotiable’ contracts regarding its new subscription service. But fresh evidence tonight shows that other influential indies have enjoyed a much more positive licensing experience with the Google-owned video giant.

A leaked memo sent from leading digital distributor Believe Digital to its clients today, obtained by Music Week, shows that the company signed a deal to license YouTube’s upcoming subscription service back in February - months before recent headline-grabbing disagreements came to light.

Interestingly, Believe says its royalty agreement followed a full six months of progressive, if intense, negotiations with YouTube, in talks dating back to September 2013.

Pierre Priot's insight:

More details on the Youtube/Believe Digital deal.

What you need to know if you're signed to Believe.

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The Deal With Independent Music Getting Pulled from YouTube « Saving Country Music

The Deal With Independent Music Getting Pulled from YouTube « Saving Country Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

ere’s there long and short of the current problem: Just like iTunes, Beats, Amazon, your local school district, and your refrigerator repair company, YouTube has decided it’s getting into the digital streaming music service too. Ironically, YouTube is one of the companies that already has a significant chunk of the digital streaming market, and one of the most significant footprints in the business. It’s just not in a convenient delivery form like its competitors. Look at the chart below, graciously provided to us by the industrious folks at Edison Research. Yes that’s right, not radio, not Spotify, not iTunes or their friends at school, but YouTube is the place that music’s coveted 12-24 year-old demographic goes most to discover new music.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Kids you must understand this: Google kicking independent artists out of Youtube would bring back the music industry back into the 80ies, when only mainstream acts could get massive exposure.

No doubt major companies will dig this....

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Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service | TechCrunch

Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Looks like YouTube is turning up the heat in its ongoing fight with independent music labels, and some of the most popular artists on the platform. The FT is reporting that Google’s online video portal is planning to start taking down content from artists like Adele, the Arctic Monkeys and thousands of others represented by independent labels, as those labels continue to hold out over new licensing terms that YouTube is putting in place ahead of a new, ad-free paid service that it is launching.

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Youtube to Indie Labels : agree to new terms or get lost.

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Amazon Music Streaming Service Is Expected Soon

Amazon Music Streaming Service Is Expected Soon | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The feature will give Amazon Prime subscribers access to thousands of songs but omit most new releases, people briefed on the company’s plans said.
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Amazon launches streaming service in a rush. Someone's getting scared of being left behind.

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Legal Information - Peugeot Music

Legal Information - Peugeot Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The Site allows particularly in its heading "Connected by Peugeot" to perform the following actions: - Register on the Site by completing the User profile - Listen selected by Automobiles Peugeot and other music users, - Post comments, visible to all other users, - "Like" musical publications posted by Automobiles Peugeot and other users, - Share music publications Site on social networks - Collect points and badges based on actions performed on the Site, - Add five musical selections on the Site - Have at least one follower - Listen to music with the radio

Pierre Priot's insight:

So Peugeot - yes, that french car maker - launches a music service.
Is it the dawn of a new generation of services, spawned by 20th century industry giants trying desperately to bring a Apple/iShit vibe to their products?

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Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza

Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Page’s Google is in talks to acquire the 6-year-old Songza, a Long Island City-based music curation and streaming service with 5.5 million active users, two sources told The Post.

Music curation — how a subscribers’ songs are chosen — is the hottest, most competitive front in the music streaming wars.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Now services are running after music curation experts.

Cause you'll always need someone to point yours ears in the right direction, may they be talent scouts, record labels, critics... or playlist curators.

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