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What Really Happened to Sony and Universal's 2 Billion Missing YouTube Views | Billboard.biz

What Really Happened to Sony and Universal's 2 Billion Missing YouTube Views | Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On Thursday, when YouTube sent out its regular reports on view counts, one data company, SocialBlade, noticed that the channel views for Sony Music Entertainment and...
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the great r'n'r swindle ; episode #2013

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How Much Does it Cost to License "Happy Birthday?"

How Much Does it Cost to License "Happy Birthday?" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
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Do you know you're not legally allowed to sing "Happy Birthday" in public?

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Last.fm revels in its scrobbles as radio bar is raised farther

Last.fm revels in its scrobbles as radio bar is raised farther | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Five years after its $280 million acquisition, the music service is still struggling to turn a profit for CBS, if latest efforts to tactically abandon and charge for royalty-incurring personalised radio are anything to go by.
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Data Science and the Music Industry: What Social Media Has To Do With Record Sales - hypebot

Data Science and the Music Industry: What Social Media Has To Do With Record Sales - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Guest post by Liv Buli and Victor Hu for sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank. Buli and Hu work for Next Big Sound, a music analytics company.
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music analytics, that sounds like one heck of a job

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Bianca Netto's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:46 PM

This article very clearly shows how social media is affecting the music industry. The graphs give you a clear understanding of just how effective social media can be.

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Can Open Source Technology Save Music? — guest post by Jesse von Doom & Maggie Vail - WFMU's Beware of the Blog

Can Open Source Technology Save Music? — guest post by Jesse von Doom & Maggie Vail - WFMU's Beware of the Blog | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
We are now more than a decade into the technological revolution that turned the music industry upside down. Initially, it felt like there was so much possibility, that the internet might be the great democratizer, that it could empower artists...
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best insights from WFMU & Cash music...

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Who killed the music industry?

Who killed the music industry? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From radio to the Internet, the recording industry has a long history of blaming media for pop's imminent demise...
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In the 1920s, the recording industry faced a new medium that threatened to make it obsolete: commercial radio. Suddenly, stations around the country could broadcast music hundreds of miles in every direction, which meant listeners could hear for free the same songs they had previously purchased. Record companies went into a frenzy. As Sean Wilentz writes in “360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story,” “Record company executives blamed their new troubles less on the sweeping forces of politics, law, and economics than on the arrival of commercial radio, and with good reason.”

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British music industry wants to shut down the Pirate Party’s Pirate Bay proxy

British music industry wants to shut down the Pirate Party’s Pirate Bay proxy | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
BPI requests a swift shut off...
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THE BRITISH PHONOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY (BPI) has written to the UK Pirate Party and asked it to shut down its proxy server for The Pirate Bay.

The Party began offering the proxy server when The Pirate Bay was blocked by the main UK Internet service providers, and it is now, for many, their only route to the website.


The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1vofI)"

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Exclusive: Microsoft bringing cloud music player to SkyDrive.com ...

Exclusive: Microsoft bringing cloud music player to SkyDrive.com ... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Rumors about Microsoft bringing a cloud music playing to SkyDrive had been floating around for a long time. Back in May 2011 when Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”, we reported on some indications ...
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Why the music industry is such a rip off « Some Boring Shite

Why the music industry is such a rip off « Some Boring Shite | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The music industry has always had a bad rep for being greedy, shallow and generally unsupportive of its acts and fans, to the point where artists have put out whole songs slating their managers, record labels and the ...
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Metallica leaves Warner Music with its masters, forms Blackened Records - Los Angeles Times

Metallica leaves Warner Music with its masters, forms Blackened Records - Los Angeles Times | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
RollingStone.comMetallica leaves Warner Music with its masters, forms Blackened RecordsLos Angeles TimesThe band announced on Friday that it has officially left its longtime home, the Warner Music Group, taken its master recordings and formed a new...
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Articles: Making Cents

Articles: Making Cents | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi breaks down the meager royalties currently being paid out to bands by streaming services and explains what the music business' headlong quest for capital means for artists today.

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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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(News Focus) Psy's success heralds paradigm shift in music industry | YONHAP NEWS

(News Focus) Psy's success heralds paradigm shift in music industry | YONHAP NEWS | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
By Shim Sun-ah SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pop sensation Psy's rise to the top of YouTube's all-time list of most-viewed videos is "a symbolic event" indicating an imminent paradigm shift in the world music industry, analysts said...
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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks - Music Features

Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks - Music Features | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks

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Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members (Updated) | TorrentFreak

Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members (Updated) | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Music industry group the BPI has threatened legal action against six members of the UK Pirate Party, after the party refused to take its Pirate Bay proxy offline.
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Fascinating Music Industry Stats | Pigeons & Planes

Fascinating Music Industry Stats | Pigeons & Planes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
As the end of 2012 draws near, we find the music industry continuing to navigate a state of tremendous flux.
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Spotify pays out more than $500m in royalties since its 2008 launch

Spotify pays out more than $500m in royalties since its 2008 launch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich settle differences, with Metallica agreeing to put their whole back catalogue on streaming service.
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how much did you get off those $500m?

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Luis Gomez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 11:24 PM

This article expresses how artists  were indeed paid with the profit retrieved from the work put in Spotify's library, even though artists complained about not being well-rewarded.

This article supports my topic by showing that even though the company expresses that they did paid the artist the correct amount for their work,this artists are still unsatisfied because they do not consider that it was fair enough. 

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Festival attendance to drop in 2013 due to cost, weather and overcrowding

Festival attendance to drop in 2013 due to cost, weather and overcrowding | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Survey shows attendance at summer festivals to decline even further next year...
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Figures were down throughout 2012, with the report, carried out by YouGov SixthSense, predicting further bad news for festival organisers in the next 12 months.

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SkrillexQuest, The Future Of Music Marketing: Dubstep Superstar ...

SkrillexQuest, The Future Of Music Marketing: Dubstep Superstar ... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
When you beat Skrillex's Legend Of Zelda-style flash game, you see a link to buy its soundtrack on iTunes. SkrillexQuest is an advergame and its next gen..
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Luis Diaz's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:57 AM

its crazy how a person change the music industy and now people made a game about him. Something like this could change how people see the music industry. The question is will it start a trend and the music industy partner up with the game industry to promote their music while also promoting a game? 

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"Record Labels are run by deviants. Moral vacuums in mid-priced suits" - DiS meets Martin Rossiter

"Record Labels are run by deviants. Moral vacuums in mid-priced suits" - DiS meets Martin Rossiter | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Martin Rossiter, one time frontman with dont-call-them-a-Britpop-band Gene, was one of the more outspoken of the crop of indie singers back in the ...
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Apple's streaming music service could debut in 2013 -- analyst - CNET

Apple's streaming music service could debut in 2013 -- analyst - CNET | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Apple's streaming music service could debut in 2013 -- analystCNETThe firm today predicts that Apple will launch a streaming-music service at some point in 2013.
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Manner Torris's curator insight, November 4, 2014 4:21 PM

Apple decides to partake within the online streaming competition. Apple plans on developing and releasing iRadio, which is a comparison to Spotify and Pandora. Since the iTunes 11 update was released, this gave greater evidence of service being available soon enough.

Alex Capps's curator insight, November 9, 2014 4:22 PM

Apple plans to take on music streaming by creating iRadio. Apple, willing to take on Spotify and Pandora, will deal with labels directly will offering premium rates. That means iRadio won't be limited to certain countries and would also have less skips. 

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Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician | Consequence of Sound

Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician | Consequence of Sound | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

If we’re to believe Forbes — and why not, we do every year — Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest paid musician. Your father’s favorite publication released their annual list today and the West coast rapper claims the throne with $110 million dollars. For those that think that number’s solely from his two Coachella performances, come back down to Earth and then look around and see what headphones most people are wearing. [Quick answer: They're Beats by Dre.]

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Joseph Gardon's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:20 PM

because of this man, I am in this school. Well not really! As one of my the first producer and an MC that I listened to religiously when I was growing up. I wanted to be like him. I'f not hope to get as good as him when it comes to composing music.

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BBC - Newsbeat - Do superstar DJs just press 'go' on their live shows?

BBC - Newsbeat - Do superstar DJs just press 'go' on their live shows? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The 'button pushing' row has the world of dance music divided - is it cheating the fans or giving them exactly what they want?
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Davis Darrington's curator insight, October 8, 2014 4:24 PM

This was a very interesting article. It made a very good argument as to why some DJs are taking shortcuts. I believe that the author is credible. He is a writer for BBC and has published other reputable work. There is also a lot of good quotes from people in the industry included in the article. Overall, this is an insightful and reputable article. 

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Gangnam-style becomes most-viewed YouTube clip of all time: Psy's cut | The National Business Review

Gangnam-style becomes most-viewed YouTube clip of all time: Psy's cut | The National Business Review | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Psy's "Gangnam Style" has just passed Justin Bieber's "Baby" to become the most-viewed YouTube clip of all time.

As NBR ONLINE types, Gangnam has 808 million views to Baby's 804 million by YouTube's official count.

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