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ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit

ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The innovative digital music retailer ReDigi is being taken to court by EMI Music for the recycled sale of used MP3 music. The court's decision will set a precedent for the future of the digital music industry.
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Should My Band Be On Spotify?

Should My Band Be On Spotify? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
AKA Good Question. (Part 1 of 2) If there’s one thing people in independent bands seem to love doing it’s getting on the internet and arguing about / reading about the ‘realities of the music busin...
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They Might Be Giants Make Crowdsourced Video for Reprise of 'Alphabet of Nations' | Underwire | Wired.com

They Might Be Giants Make Crowdsourced Video for Reprise of 'Alphabet of Nations' | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since goofy fun-rockers They Might Be Giants released their first family album, No! To accompany the album’s 10th anniversary reissue, the Giants have recorded a revise of the geography-laden track “Alphabet of Nations” and released an accompanying crowdsourced video to benefit the Global Fund for Children.

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Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
More than 64 percent of broadband subscribers in the U.S. have a cap on their usage. Are you one of them? This story shows which ISPs are capping your broadband, the structure of those plans and explains why caps are a big business.
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Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone

Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Aretha Franklin had never sounded so shocking, Flea decided last year, as "Respect" roared from the speakers of Neil Young's Cadillac Eldorado. Stunned by the song's clarity, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist listened alongside bandmate Anthony Kiedis and producer Rick Rubin while Young showcased the power of Pono, his high-resolution music service designed to confront the compressed audio inferiority that MP3s offer.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-expands-pono-digital-to-analog-music-service-20120927#ixzz27sd3Vpgz

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Cory Hogan's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:32 PM

Talks about audio quality concerning compression of audio files and the true sound of the music. Relates the information to a program that is available to provide an analog sound from standard compressed files.

Tommy Wilkerson's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:22 PM

compressing audio only files messes with the quality but in order to send audio iles it has to be in a small enough file.

tanderson's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:49 PM

Wil purchasing new equipment that is bulkier fit with todays slim pocket consumers?

 

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Columbia Records came up with a solution to saving the music industry over a decade ago? - Denver - Music - Backbeat

Columbia Records came up with a solution to saving the music industry over a decade ago? - Denver - Music - Backbeat | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

After an exhaustive 72-month long search in which we literally sacrificed the best years of our young lives combing through and examining reams and reams of articles, spread sheets and op-eds, and wading through countless more hours of supposed expert opinions miring us in endless conjecture on the subject, we finally found the simple solution for saving the music industry. Wouldn't you know it, right when we gave up the ghost, there it was, plain as the nose on your face, in a box tucked away in our crawl space sandwiched between two other random CDs that have likewise been out of sight and out of mind for more than a decade. Who would've thought that Columbia Records had the answer all along?

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Kim Dotcom - Making of Megabox

This is what they don't want you to have. Unchaining artists and fans. Megabox is coming soon.
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The Case for Vinyl

The Case for Vinyl | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
There's nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed -- you don't get that with vinyl. It's one of the purest ways to listen to music.
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The State of the Music Industry

The State of the Music Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
It's the Wild West all over again in today's music industry, with distribution getting easier and making money only harder. KCRW's Jason Bentley and MySpace Music's Kevin Hershey are in studio with Dave Holmes making sense of it all.
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• Chart: Streaming Boom Can't Offset Decline in Physical Music Sales | Statista

• Chart: Streaming Boom Can't Offset Decline in Physical Music Sales | Statista | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This chart shows the estimated annual change in global music revenues, broken down by type.
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Marcus A Mitchell's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:38 PM

The Pro's of this is that for independent artist who dont have that backing can now use the internet to push their music to there world and make money to mass produce any of their future projects.

 

The Cons of this is that the fans of music that are Digital immagrants may not know how to gain copies of the music if the dont know how to use the internet and are big fans on still maintaing ownership of the physical copy of the music.

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Ex-TuneCore CEO Jeff Price: The End Of The New Music Industry Transformation - hypebot

Ex-TuneCore CEO Jeff Price: The End Of The New Music Industry Transformation - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
How Technology Destroyed The Traditional Music Industry In 2006, Jeff Price (@TuneCoreJeff) launched TuneCore, for the first time allowing all artists onto the shelves of the digital music services whithout giving up rights or revenue.
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Who is the most pirated artist near you?

Who is the most pirated artist near you? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Find out which artist is said to be the most pirated in your local area using our special tool.
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Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) / Les Archives de la musique indépendante de l'Ontario (AMIO)

Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) / Les Archives de la musique indépendante de l'Ontario (AMIO) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) will be an online repository for new and emerging musicians in all genres to post and share their work with the public. OIMA will also collect, preserve and promote older independent music from across the province that was originally produced in small batches on vinyl, cassette and CD, making it available to new audiences.

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Megaupload Seized Data Case Will Get a Hearing, Court Rules | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Seized Data Case Will Get a Hearing, Court Rules | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
When the Megaupload file-hosting service was raided and shut down in January this year, it wasn't just the company and its operators that were punished.
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Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program - Music Industry - The Music Network

Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program - Music Industry - The Music Network | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"This is a new way for any artist to make money from streaming music. Artists already use Rdio to share their music and the music they love with their fans right on the service and through Twitter and Facebook. Now with the Artist Program, they’ll be rewarded with $10 USD for any new subscriber they attract to Rdio - effectively rewarding them for fan enagement. Artists will also get access to a dashboard where they can customise their Rdio artist page and view real-time stats on referrals."

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The CD, At 30, Is Feeling Its Age : NPR

The CD, At 30, Is Feeling Its Age : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a musical format many of us grew up with: the compact disc. It's been three decades since the first CD went on sale in Japan. The shiny discs came to dominate music industry sales, but their popularity has faded in the digital age they helped unleash. The CD is just the latest musical format to rise and fall in roughly the same 30-year cycle.

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Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak

Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A few hours ago Japan introduced new anti-piracy legislation designed to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. The regime is one of the most draconian in the world. In most countries users are only targeted when they upload copyright-infringing material to other Internet users, but the new law’s wording means that simply downloading unauthorized material could result in a jail sentence.

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Snoop Dogg: 'The Music Industry Isn't in Decline' | Albumista

Snoop Dogg: 'The Music Industry Isn't in Decline' | Albumista | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"There's certainly ways to maximize the mistakes that we've made with CDs and the crash and people stealing music: You can still control the material. Now, you can make a video and put it on YouTube and display your skills: record label staffers are sitting in an office all day, every day, looking for it. It's definitely not as bad as people want to make it."

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Co-Op sale to PIAS: indies object

Co-Op sale to PIAS: indies object | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Universal is about to sell Cooperative Music to PIAS according to a clutch of independent labels who have written to protest against the move.

In a letter sent to Music Week, a number of indie label bosses affiliated with Co-Op, including Heavenly Recordings’ Jeff Barrett and Lucky Number Music’s Stephen Richards in the UK, have expressed their ‘alarm’ at the pending sale.

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Crowd Funding For Musicians Isn't The Future; It's The Present : NPR

Musicians have to spend money and a lot of time to hit their crowd-funding goals, so failure is expensive. But for some people, at specific moments in their careers, crowd funding can be a piece of the puzzle.
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Rusolo No Sleep's curator insight, October 11, 2015 5:28 PM

Crowd funding gives musicians who don't like their arrangement with a record label another option to make money. The future is changing and crowd funding is just a piece of the action.

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Trent Reznor Abandons D.I.Y. And Returns To A Major Label - hypebot

Trent Reznor Abandons D.I.Y. And Returns To A Major Label - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Celebrated singer-songwriter and music producer Trent Reznor has been an independent recording artist ever since he left Interscope Records in 2007.
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Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
January this year the U.S. Government destroyed Megaupload, but founder Kim Dotcom is a not done with the file-hosting business yet and is preparing to come back with a vengeance.
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Queremos! – Crowdfunding For Live Concerts - hypebot

Queremos! – Crowdfunding For Live Concerts - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Brazil-based Queremos takes a unique approach to whole concept of crowdfunding. Rather than funding an entire album or a tour, fans pool their money together for one show by selling refundable tickets in hopes of raising the minimum amount required to bring the artist to their city. In essence, the band and the fans co-promote the show together in order to ensure that the band makes it to the gig. This is particularly great for fans, as they get to now play the role of promoter by ensuring that word gets out about the show and that the target is reached in order to bring the artists to their town. Most of the promotion for the shows naturally occurs within social media according to Queremos.

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Record Label Goes Berserk, Targets 7,000 Fans In Mammoth Lawsuits

Record Label Goes Berserk, Targets 7,000 Fans In Mammoth Lawsuits | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Antiquiet reports that American metal label Century Media have filed a lawsuit in a New Jersey court implicating 7,000 individuals who illegally shared albums by heavy rock acts Lacuna Coil and Iced Earth online via download client BitTorrent.

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French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He’s Innocent | TorrentFreak

French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He’s Innocent | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
It's been a long time coming but today the controversial French 'Hadopi' anti-piracy law has claimed its first scalp. After his account was connected to a series of previous infringements, a 40 year-old man was summoned to court today.
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