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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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Pirate Bay Just Became The World's Biggest Streaming Site, KickassTorrents And Others To Follow - hypebot

Pirate Bay Just Became The World's Biggest Streaming Site, KickassTorrents And Others To Follow - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The granddaddy of torrent trackers, Pirate Bay, has already had nine lives. But it just grew a second head with thanks to a new browser plug in that effectively turns it into the worlds largest streaming site. For now, the browser is aimed at video streaming, but music is inevitably...
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So, they say free streaming had killed piracy? Turns out piracy is kicking back...
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Is The Digital Transition The Record Industry’s Way Back to Revenue Growth?

Is The Digital Transition The Record Industry’s Way Back to Revenue Growth? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The current crisis is no Armageddon, it is a transitory evolution crisis. It may be one of toughest the industry when through, but it’s really the latest detour along the road. The end of the breakdown will occur as soon as the industry has completed embracing its digital age.

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The stake here is clearly the music industry’s ability to jump from one model to another — which was successfully achieved by Sweden or Norway, and brought back revenue growth to those markets.

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MIDiA Data Point Of The Day: Download Buyers | MIDiA Research

MIDiA Data Point Of The Day: Download Buyers | MIDiA Research | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The bigger issue though, is all of those download buyers that are in the streaming demographic but don’t spend $10 a month on music and don’t want to start doing so. These are consumers that buy singles, often frequently, and albums by their favourite artists when they are in cycle, but are not high spending aficionados. At the moment their streaming option is, in practice, free. The 25-44 year old download buyers are the next big opportunity for subscriptions, but unless lower priced on-demand products come into play, not even Apple with all its marketing and platform might will convert them.

Pierre Priot's insight:

The download market is going down, you should not get fooled by Adele and Taylor Swift wonder download sales. Those were only achieved by holding back their music from streaming services.

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Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research

Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spending money on recorded music has become a lifestyle choice, an honesty box for the conscientious consumer. No one really needs to pay for music anymore.
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This echoes with my "Carsharing With A Millennial" story  - http://bit.ly/1Rh06hO. No one really pays for music anymore. Thus B2C revenue fails to increase, actually decreases. The overall revenue growth is driven by B2B deals, most of those being ad based.

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What Is NO POP

What Is NO POP | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
NO POP — music genre, ethical guideline, as penned by Toronto music writer Lonely Vagabond:
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What Is NO POP & Why I Will Use This Tag On All Future Releases

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Could Messaging Apps Kill Music Streaming Services? — Cuepoint

Could Messaging Apps Kill Music Streaming Services? - Cuepoint - Medium
WhatsApp and other one-to-one applications may impact how we share and consume music in the future
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Let's give a look to the next gen of peer-to-peer music consumption

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Star Child Lord Belvedere's curator insight, November 2, 2015 2:24 AM

In my opinion ,music streaming services will not get put of business due to messaging apps. Why i say this is for a few reasons, for one music streaming services are convenient. you can log in anywhere on a device and utilize their services, Alot of people like the fact that you can do that. For two you can listen to various artist, different genres and different years of music all on one platform which is awesome! And for three some streaming services allow downloads and offline playback which is great in my eyes, so i dont think that streaming services have nothing to worry about.

Joshua Smith's curator insight, November 4, 2015 8:39 AM

This article has a very interesting perspective. Her thought is that much like a picture or video, what if messaging services allowed for music to be sent in the same way.  I don't see this being a service that would benefit anyone and would cause more trouble that it is worth. From building the app to handle the data and even further sending that music in a high quality. Beyond that is an avalanche of legal issues on P2P sharing. Add those to the data caps most providers are now provisioning on mobile accounts and you have at the most basic form a mess. I don't believe she is a well known writer, but, she based her ideas from former Yahoo Board member Michael Wolf's tech predictions.

Lovell Cooper's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:19 PM

The ones who suffer once again are the artists...SMH. But at least they get free advertisement!

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What I Learned About the Record Industry by Carsharing with a Millenial | Pierre Priot | LinkedIn

What I Learned About the Record Industry by Carsharing with a Millenial | Pierre Priot | LinkedIn | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This generation never paid for music. That's a fact. They were raised while MP3 rampaged the industry - remember those Naptster days? - and now they're adults it's free streaming time, Youtube and my-guy-with-a-shit-load-of-mp3 dealer of a friend.
Then, how will we ever be able to bring them to spend money over music?

Pierre Priot's insight:

You can ditch all the fancy reports and studies about millenials' music consumption habits, here's what I learned by car-sharing with one of them

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Cy Queen's curator insight, October 21, 2015 4:56 PM

What do YOU think of this one?
When was the last time you bought a CD?

Lovell Cooper's curator insight, November 8, 2015 7:56 PM

Kids and some adults alike are selfish and always want the easiest, and cheapest way to do things. They don't realize how their actions can impact someone else. They sneak until they get caught. Once caught they want to change laws so that everyone can get away with it. This is one good example. "Why should I pay for it when I can get it for free?" All while the artist suffers. 

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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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Loudness online - how loud is loud enough, and how loud is too loud ?

Loudness online - how loud is loud enough, and how loud is too loud ? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
  Click the image above for higher resolution We know now that all the major music streaming services are using loudness normalisation - meaning every song is played at a similar level, aiming...
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Cause decimating revenues is not enough: here's a comparison charts of streaming services' loudness war efforts.

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Cy Queen's curator insight, October 1, 2015 4:36 PM

One of the many reasons it pays to have a professional master your music. Although it is still a little disconcerting that high compression is still favored over dynamic range.
Do you (or your producer) adjust your sound for the online services?

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Infographic: Music Streaming Money | JTV Digital Blog

Infographic: Music Streaming Money | JTV Digital Blog | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This infographic created by MoneyTips shows the streaming money flow. While we may disagree on the phrasing of some of this infographic's statements, this gives an interesting overview of the money flow when it comes to streaming services.
Pierre Priot's insight:

This MoneyTips infographic provides a clear overview of the streaming services cash flow, and furthermore pictures how that pie is being split, and what's left to the artists.

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Carson Lewis's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:13 PM

This article talks about how streaming services income went up 29% in 2013 while cd sales went down 12.7%.  This basically means that streaming company's are making more, and artists are making less.  The more times a song is streamed, the less an artist makes.  This is why I buy all my music.  With the rise of live music streaming, there has yet to be a balance between the artists and the streaming company's.  

Eddie Verba's curator insight, November 5, 2015 5:48 PM

This article right here shows how much money Streaming sites are making off of people. The amount of people using these streams is raising very regularly as physical copies such as CDs are going down.

Lyndie Wenzloff's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:31 PM

This infographic displays a clear path of where the revenue from streaming goes. There has been controversy over the artists not making money from streaming services, and this displays how, but it does not take into account that the record labels also make deals to pay their artists; although the artists may not be making as much in album sales, they are still being paid. The source seems credible in that the research is shown.

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Here's why Spotify thinks 'free' music is actually worth billions - Music Business Worldwide

Here's why Spotify thinks 'free' music is actually worth billions - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The New Audio report makes strong pitch for $8bn audio ad market in EU
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"The New Audio Report" discloses Spotify's evil plan for global ad-powered radio domination aka "Attention Grabbing" as the report puts it.

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Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof) TALKS the Whole Illegal Downloading Thing

Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof) TALKS the Whole Illegal Downloading Thing | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
So if someone is barely able to pay their rent, I would rather they put what little cash they have towards their bills and go right ahead, download our album for free. On the other hand, if someone figures that if they don’t pay for their music, then they’ll have more money for a fancy pair of jeans or a personal drone, then they might want to spend a little time reflecting on that. We need to break the habit of not paying for art, especially since very often we instead hand our money to the corporations that we can’t get anything from for free. Maybe pick up a shirt at a thrift store instead of the mall, so you have a few extra bucks to throw at your favorite local band at a show. Once you’ve found an album you want, walk to your record store and pick it up or buy it directly from the band’s website. Instead of seeing a good book in a book store and searching your phone for a cheaper price online, this time just walk to the register and screw the difference, buy it directly from the person who actually owns the store. Don’t worry, even without your money, the estate of billionaire Zachariah Amazon will do just fine.
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Ed Rodriguez' (Deerhoof) take on piracy, illegal downloading... and the people's ability to make a difference by using a simple but yet powerful weapon: their money.

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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 Is Ready to Move Music Way Past the Jukebox Model

Spotify Is Ready to Move Music Way Past the Jukebox Model | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The streaming music giant's latest acquisitions are a recognition that having 30 million tracks in your library isn't enough.
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Now Spotify is building a complete ecosystem upon its streaming service

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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.
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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, 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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MUSIC FANS DELIVER VERDICT ON DIGITAL VERSUS PHYSICAL: IT’S NOT EITHER/OR – IT’S BOTH!

MUSIC FANS DELIVER VERDICT ON DIGITAL VERSUS PHYSICAL: IT’S NOT EITHER/OR – IT’S BOTH! | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
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Profiling the UK music fan habits. Don't get carried away by those numbers, this study only paneled music fans.

I'd be highly interested in the same figures being extended to the average MOR consumers. 

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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, December 16, 2015 2:03 PM

Not a total surprise, but reassuring to some degree.

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Amen Break musician finally gets paid - BBC News

Amen Break musician finally gets paid - BBC News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The musician behind one of the most-sampled pieces of music in history gets a cheque for £24,000 after a fund-raising campaign
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Amen. It was about time. Crowdfunding is making it up to Richard Spencer where the Industry failed him.

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Support Indie Record Stores!

Support Indie Record Stores! | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The point is this: when you buy a record at Amazon, it means you’re not buying a record from us. To Amazon, your $20 is chump change. To us, your $20 helps us buy 2 more really awesome records that we want to expose you to. We’re all about introducing you to music that we love and supporting the local music scene.
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No. Amazon's vinyl store ain't a vinyl store. It's a record store killing machine.

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YouTube Red: 13 things you need to know - Music Business Worldwide

YouTube Red: 13 things you need to know - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Bone up on a subscription service that could dwarf its competitors
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Youtube/Google finally unveils Red, its subscription based service

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Cy Queen's curator insight, October 22, 2015 5:38 PM

While it might not pay out as much as Spotify, any potential income from your music that is not tapped is wasted money.

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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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Infographic: Music Streaming Revenues Surpass Physical Format Sales

Infographic: Music Streaming Revenues Surpass Physical Format Sales | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This chart breaks down U.S. music industry revenues by type of distribution.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Yet another revenue breakdown chart.

And again, this infographic fails to provide clear data. What's revenue? What's physical sales revenue? Are records stores sales included?

What's streaming revenue? Is that spotify/apple/pandora revenue? Or is that the cut they leave to labels & artists?

Again, this bring more questions than intelligence.

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Brandon Weaver's curator insight, December 2, 2015 4:59 PM

Streaming services are the new "it" thing for music. It was inevitable that streaming would surpass physical sales when people don't make physical copies as much as they used to. 

Stanley Sanders's curator insight, December 5, 2015 4:30 PM

This is were your going to find listeners go to option. I feel that streaming is a great way to build connection without wasting a lot of time and money.

Ramone Erving's curator insight, January 13, 12:02 PM

Summary: Digital downloads and streaming is making more money than physical copies, and the physical copy sales are continuously decreasing. 

Pros: Giving streaming companies the ability to grow and expand

Cons: The physical copies of music will soon be minuet 

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Breakage is back: How Deezer paid $23m in unallocated advances to labels - Music Business Worldwide

Breakage is back: How Deezer paid $23m in unallocated advances to labels - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Managers might have some questions today for their labels
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Deezer paid $23m in advances to labels ; that's money that can't possibly be distributed to any artists.
And don't get fooled by this punchline, when the story says "labels", you should read majors and BIG labels.

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Vinyl Generates More Revenue Than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and Free Spotify COMBINED - Digital Music News

Vinyl Generates More Revenue Than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and Free Spotify COMBINED - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
  Vinyl sales have been surging for years.  But now, the oldest format on the market is generating more revenues than all ad-supported on-demand streaming music services,...
Pierre Priot's insight:

Yet another perfect demonstration of real numbers telling a fake story.

$221M is the total amount of US vinyl ; only a small piece of that pie will bring revenue to copyright holders when stores, distributors, labels... have taken their share.

The other figure is free streaming royalties revenue, which is ridiculously low compared to the actual ad revenues driven to digital services (hint: billions).

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Cy Queen's curator insight, September 26, 2015 2:41 PM

Are you making sure to ad Vinyl to your marketing efforts?
Looks like you REALLY should!

John Joseph's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:36 AM

Vinyl is beating all these services on the market and that is amazing considering how much all these services like YouTube and Spotify make annually.

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THE MANY ARRIVALS OF THE VINYL REVIVAL (PART ONE) | Independent Leeds

THE MANY ARRIVALS OF THE VINYL REVIVAL (PART ONE) | Independent Leeds | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The effects being felt right now as mums and dads, grans and granddads, fortunate to have horded their old record collections in lofts, cupboards and garages are now finally heralded as heroically hip futurologists by their awestruck teens.

But how did this happen? What events occurred that caused this seismic sonic shift? And in Leeds, a city blessed with some very long-standing independent record shops, how can you revive something that never disappeared in the first place?

Well I suspect two main shots across the bows of the digital world had quite an effect so if you’ll indulge me for a while longer I’ll try to articulate best I can that unholy alliance of old and young who unknowingly spawned a million articles like this one.
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Vinyl revival seen from the record store perspective: "how can you revive something that never disappeared in the first place?"

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Federal judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song in public domain

Federal judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song in public domain | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song "Happy Birthday To You" for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge George H. King determined the song's original copyright, obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song's writers, only covered specific piano arrangements of the song and not its lyrics. The basic tune of the song, derived from another popular children's song, "Good Morning to All," has long been in the public domain.

King's decision comes in a lawsuit filed two years ago by Good Morning To You Productions Corp., which is working on a documentary film tentatively titled "Happy Birthday." The company challenged the copyright now held by Warner/Chappell Music Inc., arguing that the song should be "dedicated to public use and in the public domain."
Pierre Priot's insight:

"Happy Birthday" is public domain and has always been, rules U.S. District Judge George H. King.

Will Warner/Chappell return collected fees for this song? That would be a hell of a birthday treat.

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Tee Wilson's curator insight, December 4, 2015 6:33 PM

There are many twists and turns in the background of the music industry. This is an example of how the laws are so complex.