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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
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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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Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists'

Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming music company rejects accusations that it is padding out popular playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill with fake artists
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Spotify force feeding its fat goose audience
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Retailer Fnac could become shareholder in music streaming site Deezer

Retailer Fnac could become shareholder in music streaming site Deezer | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
French music and books retailer Fnac-Darty (FNAC.PA) and music streaming site Deezer (DZR.PA) on Tuesday unveiled a strategic alliance, which could see Fnac becoming a Deezer shareholder within three years.
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After failing at growing its own successful streaming service, FNAC aims at sneaking into Deezer's
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Spotify's Latest Offer To Labels: A 14% Lower Royalty Rate

Spotify's Latest Offer To Labels: A 14% Lower Royalty Rate | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Spotify's latest offer to record labels marks an almost 14% reduction in payments, according to the Financial Times: "Spotify made its latest offer before Christmas: it proposed cutting its royalty fees to about 52 per cent of sales from its current 58 per cent share — which at least one of the major record labels is warming to, according to people briefed on the negotiations." In exchange for the lower tariff, the music labels are considering multiple concessions from Spotify, including stock, big upfront payments and increased restrictions on its free ad-supported music tier.

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Streaming royalty rates keeps plunging as per stream revenue fails to grow - i.e. new evidence that "The Streaming Business Model Is Broken"
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YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music

YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Artists and record companies could be allowed to demand more money from websites such as YouTube, under new plans to reform European copyright laws published on Wednesday. The draft could force YouTube and others online video-on-demand sites to actively screen content to check for pirated videos. Other proposals would oblige them to be transparent to performers about how much profit is made from their works to help them negotiate better licensing deals.
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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, weights into the Google vs Record Industry fight "I want journalists, publishers and authors to be paid fairly for their work, whether it is made in studios or living rooms, whether it is disseminated offline or online, whether it is published via a copying machine or hyperlinked on the web."
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Jamar Curry's curator insight, September 15, 2016 8:04 PM

I think this great that artists are actually being paid for all their hard work. As Cory Gonzalez said "I put no blame on any of these musical search engines ... a system should most definitely be put in place for all streaming sites to provide the deserving pay to those who post the content" I could not have said it any better.

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Why Dropping Music on Friday Is Pivotal (Hint: It’s Not Sales)

Why Dropping Music on Friday Is Pivotal (Hint: It’s Not Sales) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
For those signed to smaller labels, New Music Friday might actually be a disservice. Tuesday releases, says Matador Records founder Chris Lombardi, allowed a few days for music sites to cover the smaller artists’ offerings before the weekend rush. Now, he says, “it clogs media. You’re gonna be competing with stuff with a massive campaign behind it: lots of advertising, lots of editorial real estate on blogs and newspapers and magazines.”
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Music Friday doesn't seem to work out as expected for everyone
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Ranston Harvey's curator insight, October 16, 2016 4:56 PM

This is a big deal, because major labels will always win out against smaller label and unknown artists.

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Lil Poopy, 13, lands a four-year Sony-Epic record deal

Lil Poopy, 13, lands a four-year Sony-Epic record deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
He may just be 13-year-old but Lil Poopy - the pint-sized rapper famous for singing about hoes and cocaine aged just nine, has landed his first record deal.

Lil Poopy, whose real name Luis Rivera Jr., has signed a four-year deal with Sony-Epic label which boasts big name artists such as Outkast, Timbaland, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez.

The young rap sensation gained notoriety aged nine when he appeared in a music video where he called himself a 'cocaine cowboy' as he rapped about money, hoes and kissed fistfuls of cash.
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If we needed more evidence this industry has failed us all
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nestor sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 2016 12:35 PM

Its okay to be signed at 13, but to be signed for rapping about drugs is not acceptable. We living in times where this is okay to do. Just to show the younger generation is also lost. Sony signing little boys who have yet to hit puberty rapping about money, cars, clothes and hoes. A disappointment in today's world and music. Music now a days is not the same it was 10 years ago, even 5 years ago.

Krissy Calhoun's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:09 PM
What message is being seen by our children?
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This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry

This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Lowery initiated a potential class-action copyright-infringement lawsuit against the company. The headline-grabbing federal suit, filed on his behalf by the law firm Michelman & Robinson, involves the rights to compositions, as opposed to recordings, and asserts that Spotify failed to secure the “mechanical rights” from songwriters or their music publishers that it needs to reproduce works by Lowery and an unspecified number of others. Spotify could potentially be liable for up to $150 million in royalties.

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Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery is going after Spotify
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Javier Vazquez's curator insight, September 18, 2016 10:11 AM

Music streaming is on the rise and I find it convenient to have access to millions of songs for $10 a month. It does come with it's own set of problems though. One of which being the compensation for artists and songwriters being incredibly low. Lowery makes a point that he made only $16 when his song was played over 1 million times on Pandora.  

Devin Aker's curator insight, October 19, 2016 7:59 PM

You can see in this artical how some artist are against streaming music such and that it can make thing tough on the artist. 

Mitch Myers's curator insight, November 13, 2016 4:55 PM

Spotify is taking advantage of artists and they failed to secure the mechanical rights to the artist.

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BitTorrent - Discovery Fund

BitTorrent - Discovery Fund | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
You create it. You own it. We back it.

We back creators. We don’t buy content. Because fuck content. Because music and film is more than that. Because outside voices need to be heard. The BitTorrent Discovery Fund is an open initiative dedicated to supporting a diverse group of creators seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.

Through this initiative, we’ll partner with 25 creators; providing cash grants and promotional resources to help artists unlock new fans and build impactful releases.
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BitTorrent unveils its Discovery Fund program. If you feel like you've been robbed by peer-to-peer, now's your chance to claim some money back!
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Secretly Store

Secretly Store | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"Secretly Society is our spin on a classic idea - the record club. The pitch is simple. One record, in an exclusive, Secretly Society vinyl color, shipped to your door every month. Oh yeah, and shipping is included."
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Secretly Group unveils "Secretly Society" as many others contemporary labels reboot the record club business model into the digital age.
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The music social network becomes Openwhyd

The music social network becomes Openwhyd | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today, we're proud to open source Whyd, the music social network. Whyd will now be formally known as Openwhyd. Whyd's previous head engineer Adrien Joly will be leading the project. 

This means that we are giving you the keys to our house. Whyd's social network might see important changes in the future through the work of our community. Designers, engineers and storytellers who are using the platform every day are already joining forces to continue the development of the platform.

Pierre Priot's insight:
Our favorite playlist aggregator service is turning open-source!
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Music Consumption and the "Swipe Left" Culture | The Best Schools

Music Consumption and the "Swipe Left" Culture | The Best Schools | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
However I did it, it wasn’t that easy or affordable to get new music. So you can be sure that if I paid money for something, I was going to listen to it. And if it didn’t speak to me at first, I was going to listen to it again and again until it did. I was going to get my money’s worth.
Pierre Priot's insight:
The Internet didn't just bankrupted most of the Music Industry, it actually ruined a whole generation's attention span. Welcome to the Vine/goldfish music consumption era.
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Ranston Harvey's curator insight, October 16, 2016 5:06 PM

I remember buying a new cd in years past, before downloadable music, and I would listen to it over and over again. This gave me insight into the artists, the creative process, production, their lives, personalities, etc. Nowadays, it's hard to keep up. It sort of seems like an easy come, easy go scenario. The artist seems to get lost in the shuffle. The art seems to be lost.

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Led Zeppelin: why lawyers must not dictate the future of rock‘n’roll

Led Zeppelin: why lawyers must not dictate the future of rock‘n’roll | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
As Led Zeppelin head to court to defend accusations of plagiarism, isn't it time to recognise that rock'n'roll has always borrowed from its past?
Pierre Priot's insight:
Lawyers these days are fighting the wrong fights
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nestor sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 2016 1:09 PM

Another music related lawsuit. This one for plagiarism. 

Can they just accept the fact the music is about being creative. you can give the same sheet music and notes to 5 different people. Guaranteed to receive 5 different types of music with little to slight similarities. Of course this can be avoided 90% of the time, but they know what they are doing when they use the sample or whatever piece they take. Still its just abuse to be having lawsuits, ill say it again we are creative beings, that is what being a human is. We compete and always strive for better while creating. We all create.

Ranston Harvey's curator insight, October 16, 2016 5:26 PM

Many artists have experienced legal woes. This not only damages the pocketbook but credibility as well. Some don't deserve to be damaged these ways. I feel that monetarily there should be standard fees or penalties paid by artists for minuscule uses of ideas. As with Led Zeppelin, their case is being brought by an estate. It could be said that they are actually keeping the past alive. Let's not forget the analogue era is beyond us. To put it in perspective, how many songs do we know from the fifties or even artists.

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Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies

Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From his first album with Warner Music in 1978 to his current ambivalent relationship with digital, the Purple One, who has compared contracts to slavery, has a nearly 40-year history of battling for control over his music
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Guess whose records are now being shipped to a store nearby?
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nestor sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 2016 12:57 PM

Another yet great artist, Prince. You know, its  really sad to see artist fight for the rights to their music. $40 years of battling for his control over his music is crazy! The music industry really enslaves one and captures you so beware. Indie is the way. Don't be fooled!  This is similar to Michael Jackson. Another legend. may they be at peace.

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PRS for Music study shows that stream-ripping has increased 141% to become most aggressive form of music piracy

PRS for Music study shows that stream-ripping has increased 141% to become most aggressive form of music piracy | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The reasons given for stream-ripping were: music was already owned by the user in another format (31%); wanting to listen to music offline (26%), or on the move (25%); unaffordability (21%) and overpriced music (20%).
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The Record Industry may learn a couple of lessons from the stream ripping pirates
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Giovan Delgado's curator insight, October 18, 2:13 PM

With the numbers in stream-ripping, this could damage the industry in a major way. People have developed many ways to rip music, and websites have been created for the sole purpose of this, artists can lose a lot of revenue due to all of this. Youtube does not give much when you create and post something, and with the increase in numbers of people ripping music the creators in question could receive almost nothing from Youtube themselves. This website can give information on whats happening with specific artists and anything revolving around the industry. Professionals can use this because of the news this website covers in terms of what's going on with specific artists and the industry as a whole.

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From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Along with all the musical icons who died in 2016, so did the last hope of digital music as any sort of sales savior.
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More rock solid evidence that the newish streaming business model fails to provide an actual revenue to music makers
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Jason Huskey's curator insight, March 21, 9:56 PM

Accuracy- The information is accurate and based on current market trends and data.

 

Currency- The article is current as of January 2017

 

Objective- This article is based on hard date and trends.

 

Authority- The Index is reputable and they back up their statements with source links.

Jr Gonzalez's curator insight, October 12, 6:41 PM

Dead Sales

Jr Gonzalez's comment, October 15, 10:13 PM
This article is more informative rather than opinionated. It sources it's information with links that support the statements.
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Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank

Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder. The availability of unlimited streaming for subscription users makes it impossible to keep revenue in sync with spins.
The per-stream-revenue ratio keeps plunging down as more and more users make the jump and quit physical and even downloads to switch to streaming services. Even if a large fringe a them may subscribe to a plan, may it be Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer or Tidal, the revenue won’t match the huge tidal wave of stream spins - over 200 billions as the industry expects for 2016.
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Streaming Broken Math - The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder.
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Pandora’s $5-a-month option could be a game-changer

Pandora’s $5-a-month option could be a game-changer | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The internet radio player is seeking to challenge streaming rivals with a revamped $5-a-month service that will give users added functionality, such as the ability to skip songs and play music offline, sources said.

“The $5 offer will be killer for them,” said one industry insider. “Pandora has 76 million users that listen for free. It will have an easier time to get them to pay $5, so you might see some people switch back to Pandora.”
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Spotify, Apple, watch out! Pandora is coming after you with a $5 offer!
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Don't believe the hype about human music curators

Don't believe the hype about human music curators | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
All signs point to more stuff like this in our future. Apple's big new feature this year is a Discover Weekly knockoff called Discovery Mix. Pretty much everyone is talking about getting deeper into personalized recommendations, which inevitably means recommendations that depend more on AI. Even Pandora has steadily shifted away from human-powered labeling in favor of big data analysis.
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I could hardly disagree more with this fellow.
Playlists should not be evaluated based on efficiency and audience acquisition, but on sense, meaning, feelings... human factor.
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Jason Huskey's curator insight, March 21, 9:54 PM

Accuracy- The information is accurate and based on current market trends and data.

 

Currency- The article is Less than a year old.

 

Objective- This article is based on hard date and trends.

 

Authority- UK Business Insider is reputable and they back up their statements with source links.

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What happens when a record store owner takes on Spotify’s Discover Weekly?

What happens when a record store owner takes on Spotify’s Discover Weekly? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In the second of a five-part series pitting music experts and tastemakers against Spotify's algorithm-generated Discover Weekly playlist, Spencer Hickman meets designer and music photographer Rachel Lipsitz and creates a tailor-made Spotify playlist for her. The question is, can Spencer's picks compare with Rachel's Discover Weekly playlist?
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Playlist war: Man vs Algorythm
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Beazy Da StarSkater's curator insight, August 16, 2016 10:27 PM

The thought of accessible music and frequent updating can cause a lot of eyebrows to go up. Hard copy records are the sole of the audio industry. With more artist going independent, record stores are having trouble consolidating actual revenue.

Kirsten Gruenberg's curator insight, August 21, 2016 7:01 AM

David Lowery used to be in a group, now he is standing up for musicians.  He now is known for his role with activism for musicians rights, and has taken on the streaming industry.  David Lowery has filed a class action copyright infringement lawsuit against Spottify for failing to secure the rights from artists or their publishers and that makes Spotify potentially responsible for approximately $150 million in royalties. David Lowery wants to make the business of downloads fair to the artist and or publishers.

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De La Soul Talk Frustration Over Catalog’s Digital Unavailability

De La Soul Talk Frustration Over Catalog’s Digital Unavailability | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Do you remember that most glorious Valentine’s Day in 2014 when De La Soul uploaded zip files of their first six albums? I certainly do. It was by far the best Valentine’s Day I ever had (I mostly celebrate Singles Awareness Day) eating chocolates and bumping the eclectic, off-kilter rhythms of De La all evening. Even their best album — the platinum-certified 3 Feet High And Rising — was among the bunch. The links to the zip files were only available for a day, but they caught the attention of Warner Music, which absorbed early hip-hop pioneer label Tommy Boy Records in 2002 and the masters to 3 Feet along with it. Warner obviously wasn’t too happy."

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Ever wondered why De La Soul's catalog ain't available for streaming nor download?
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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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Spotify’s Latest Algorithmic Playlist Is Full of Your Favorite New Music

Spotify’s Latest Algorithmic Playlist Is Full of Your Favorite New Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
I’ve been testing the new playlist for two weeks, and Release Radar has been terrific so far. It’s showed me new albums from little-known favorites I never would have noticed otherwise. I’ve even discovered a couple of new debuts before all my friends did. (Which is, of course, the goal of music: to know the cool stuff first.) It’s not quite as horizon-expanding as Discover Weekly, and it’s probably not going to create the near-religious devotion that playlist has engendered. But it’s a great way to start the day on Friday. And it’s further proof that Spotify just gets me.
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Wired praises Spotify's latest Release Radar feature
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The Real Value Of The Independent Sector

The Real Value Of The Independent Sector | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Over the course of the last year MIDiA has been working with WIN (the global indie label trade body) on a major study to define the independent sector’s contribution to the global recorded music business. The default accepted wisdom is that the indies account for something like 20% of the global revenue total. However, this study revealed, that figure strongly underestimates the actual share…it is in fact 37.6%.

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Know your Indie labels ; facts and figures
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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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Baby, What a Big Surprise
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 23, 2016 3:13 PM

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

Larry Wilcox's curator insight, August 21, 2016 6:43 PM

Oh, WOW! This is very interesting, I never know of a such thing as "Playlist Payola". Although it's very convincing. It seems as if it is ran by a Mob or something. This seem to be a way to control artist and get them to sign on to a record and if they choose not to than there career would not go anywhere. The fact that it is stated that a host/DJ was injured because he choose one to share the information is what has me leaning toward Mob or Gang. If a artist was welling to sign with the company for exposure that would be a great was is to sign with a company that controls the air. Although if you are trying to finding your way on your won this could be a bad idea. Understanding what you want to accomplish will be the foundation/Blue Print of your succes.

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Radiohead Streams "A Moon Shaped Pool" On Apple Music And Tidal, But Shuns Spotify

Radiohead Streams "A Moon Shaped Pool" On Apple Music And Tidal, But Shuns Spotify | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

We thought that digital detente had been reached when the first two singles for Radiohead's new album "A Moon Shaped Pool" appeared on Spotify. But apparently, Thom Yorke is just a tease. Over the weekend, Radiohead self-released it's new album, "A Moon Shaped Pool."

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Radiohead releases new album through numerous formats from case bound album (£60) to digital and selected streaming services.
If you were expecting to stream it on Deezer or Spotify, you might as well make the jump to another Yorke approved service.
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