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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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exclusive! the return of Creation records :Alan Mcgee speaks to us

exclusive! the return of Creation records :Alan Mcgee speaks to us | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

It’s official.

Creation Records is to return. Whether it’s a sCreation Records or another name is yet to be decided but the label set up is all there and more importantly the will power to do something.

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The Answer Is The Ecosystem: Introduction.

The Answer Is The Ecosystem: Introduction. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A thesis about non-linear communication should probably not be read in a linear way. I had the help of the great designer Ryan Van Etten to turn this thought into reality. He did a great job adapting the paper version into the site you see before you now. You'll find that everything is very linked, so whenever you want to see a reference to earlier research, click the link and the site will take you there.

One of the motivations for writing this thesis is because over the years I've grown quite tired about the endless 'piracy' debate and the toll this is having on our culture and even civil liberties. I never believed piracy to be the problem and as this thesis shows it's actually more of a symtpom than the cause. I wanted to show that piracy doesn't have to be the problem, and it doesn't, as long as you follow the rules of non-linearity.

This thesis investigates this non-linearity and all its symptoms: peer-to-peer filesharing, social networks, crowdsourcing, word of mouse, the economy of abundance and new business models.

I hope this thesis helps you reach your goals.

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Why the online music industry is a mess

Why the online music industry is a mess | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The war between music labels and online services is a little bloody. Here's why and how it might finally end.

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Music Streaming Service Spotify Inks Deal With Germany’s Deutsche Telekom In Telco’s Wider Media Push | TechCrunch

Music Streaming Service Spotify Inks Deal With Germany’s Deutsche Telekom In Telco’s Wider Media Push | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Add one more distribution partner to Spotify’s list as it seeks more scale for its music streaming service to make it more profitable: Deutsche Telekom, owners of T-Mobile, says that beginning in October, it will be making 18 million tracks from Spotify available to its 35.4 million customers in Germany, with the data usage associated with the streaming not counting against subscribers’ data limits. The agreement is part of a larger push at the German operator to expand its media operations around the IFA consumer technology show in Berlin this week.

 

 

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It’s time to lower music service prices, or “How to price a music service so hardly anyone will pay.”

It’s time to lower music service prices, or “How to price a music service so hardly anyone will pay.” | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

It’s now officially past the time for the music industry to re-think the pricing tiers it has mapped over the subscription music service market. Unless the goal is for hardly anyone to pay for these service, then prices are just fine as they are.

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The McSweeney's Store - How Music Works

The McSweeney's Store - How Music Works | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"In this fascinating meditation, Talking Heads frontman Byrne (Bicycle Diaries) explores how social and practical context, more than individual authorship, shaped music making in history and his own career... his chapters on Heads recording sessions are some of the most insightful accounts of musical creativity yet penned. The result is a surprising challenge to the romantic cliché of musical genius... Byrne’s erudite and entertaining prose reveals him to be a true musical intellectual, with serious and revealing things to say about his art."
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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David Geffen: 'I'd kill myself if I got into the music industry now'

David Geffen: 'I'd kill myself if I got into the music industry now' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When asked his thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of working in the music business today, he said: "I'd kill myself". He also said that it is harder than ever for artists to break into the mainstream now, with the demise of radio and music television channels. "You need repetition," he says of what he describes as a crucial element of discovering new music. "You need to be able to hear things a lot."

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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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A Photo Survey of Abandoned Record Shops - Flavorwire

A Photo Survey of Abandoned Record Shops - Flavorwire | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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Opinion: Why the Bruce Willis Apple iTunes story matters

Opinion: Why the Bruce Willis Apple iTunes story matters | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The music industry isn’t really about music: it’s about formats and distribution. Tin Pan Alley was all about sheet music, then 78rpm records, then 45rpm vinyl, Super8, cassette, CD -- and now digital. The only difference between each evolving format is that the industry willfully ignored digital until it was too late for it to completely control music acquired in those formats.

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JustTheBeginning's curator insight, February 9, 2016 10:01 PM

I definitely agree not only with his analogy but the concept behind why he stated what he said. I do believe also, that its not about what you say or how you say things but the way you promote yourself as well as your brand whether its music or maybe anything that revolves around audio it can transcend into something beautiful if you open your mind to a more internal prospective than the outside looking in.

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Universal Music CEO: We're Not In This To Make Art | Techdirt

Universal Music CEO: We're Not In This To Make Art | Techdirt | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Whenever debates come up about disruptive innovation in the entertainment industry, the big record labels and big movie studios like to fall back on claiming that they (and often they alone) are the last vanguards protecting our culture.
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Digital music revenues to hit USD22.5bn by 2017

Digital music revenues to hit USD22.5bn by 2017 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Subscription services will boost digital music revenues by 15% per year on average to reach USD22.5bn by 2017, according to a new report from Ovum, as firms such as Pandora, Spotify and Rdio will help the overall music industry towards growth. Specifically, Ovum sees tie-ups with mobile operators and other service providers boosting subscription revenues, with bundled deals helping streaming revenues to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 46%.


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Isaiah Ho Ser Jia's curator insight, July 22, 2014 12:43 PM

It is estimated that by 2017, digital music revenue will reach USD 22.5bn due to subscription services which will boost revenue by 15% per year on average. 

Some examples of such international services are Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Rhapsody, showing the competitiveness of the digital music platforms. Additionally, they are also competing with the growing number of local services  such as Smify in Germany and Saavn in India. 

However, this article is mostly predictions as it is a format that can be easily bundled by service providers, as well as offered directly resulting in increased  penetration of subscriptions around the world. Hence, although subscriptions are able to help increase the likelihood of having more penetration to increase the revenue, it cannot be said for certain that the revenue will hit 22.5bn in 2017.  

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BitTorrent Bundle Might Make Money for DJ Shadow | Underwire | Wired.com

BitTorrent Bundle Might Make Money for DJ Shadow | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
BitTorrent has a new plan for getting money into the hands of content producers -- and it's putting its method to the test with a handful of new tracks from turntable maestro DJ Shadow.
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Songza Music Streaming App Nabs 2 Million New Users Since June With More Than 50% Retention Rate | TechCrunch

Songza Music Streaming App Nabs 2 Million New Users Since June With More Than 50% Retention Rate | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
You've heard me talk about Songza before.

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This Punk Disrupts Music Publishing In The Digital Age | Fast Company

This Punk Disrupts Music Publishing In The Digital Age | Fast Company | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Digital media threw record labels and the surrounding industries into chaos. But Matt Pincus, CEO of Songs, a music publishing firm specializing in web-driven business models, is uniquely suited to handle chaos. He built his first business in the swirling, kicking, elbow-throwing chaos of the early late-'80s, early-'90s New York City underground music scene as a member of cult hardcore punk rock band Judge.

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Digital Music News - The Most Infamous Music Infographic, Updated for 2012...

Digital Music News - The Most Infamous Music Infographic, Updated for 2012... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

If you're in the music business, you've probably seen this infographic from 2010, which starkly contrasts payouts from older formats like CDs and iTunes downloads with streaming formats like Spotify.

Well, a lot has changed in two-and-a-half years. On the indie and DIY artist level, streaming payouts are steadily improving, at least on a percentage level, according to information shared by indie labels and bands like Uniform Motion. Unfortunately, that improvement is not being felt by most major label artists: according to a recent analysis by industry attorney Steve Gordon, most major label artists see nothing from their Spotify streams, outside of the biggest superstars.

Other sources for this updated infographic include Chuck D, whose lawyers recently spilled the beans on depressingly threadbare ringtone and download payouts from the majors. We also tossed in vinyl, which seems to be the breadwinner if you can scale it (even after all the costs). Enjoy!

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