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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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Your Band’s Small Business Outline « Think Like a Label

Your Band’s Small Business Outline « Think Like a Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

With more revenue streams available to artists than ever before, it is of utmost importance that musicians take a proactive approach to the business side of their careers. While the main focus should remain on music; not structuring the band and its goings-on appropriately, which has been a crucial misstep for so many artists. Here are a few things to think about when your career starts gaining momentum.

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Spotify In The USA: One Year Later

Spotify In The USA: One Year Later | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In 2011, the Internet exploded with subscription-based streaming services. Google, iTunes and Amazon all wanted a piece of that magic digital jukebox in the sky. But the game changer was Spotify. Fan or no, the Swedish upstart has transformed the way Americans listen to music –- all since July 14, 2011, the day Spotify launched in the United States.

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10 Great & Influential Indie Record Labels (Part II) « Think Like a Label

10 Great & Influential Indie Record Labels (Part II) « Think Like a Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

This is the second installment of the 10 Great & Influential Indie Record Labels list that you’ve all been waiting for. Again, I acknowledge the bias of my own perspective and choice of music in forming this list, but I guarantee you each of these bands are very influential, each in their own respect. This list was put together to serve as a learning tool for the progression of labels and how they choose to behave and interact with their community, and conduct their business. There is certainly an evolution going on, and the independency aesthetic seems to be taking precedence; it is up to us to further shape the future of the industry– our industry.

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Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal | TorrentFreak

Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

All around the world the copyright lobby is pushing for increased censorship of ‘pirate’ websites, The Pirate Bay in particular. Thus far this has resulted in court-ordered blockades in several countries including the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, in recent months evidence has started to stack up showing that these blocking efforts are futile. BitTorrent traffic is not decreasing and the blockades may actually be counterproductive.

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Twitter / MrChuckD: Music business rule number 1

"Music business rule number 1 Don't let other ppls money distort your goals.Thr sht got nothing to do w you.Be thankful work wit what you got"

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The Coveted Support Band Slot: It Basically Sucks

The Coveted Support Band Slot: It Basically Sucks | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
AKA LIVE PERFORMANCE AS LEISURE FOR SOME, WORK FOR OTHERS There’s one prize that seems to cut right through all the social and hobbyist niceties of music-making: supporting touring bands that com...
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Is The Music Industry Like Other Businesses?

Is The Music Industry Like Other Businesses? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The meeting's central question came from WISCONSIN Democrat HERB KOHL, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee, who asked "Is the music industry like other businesses, and thus subject to concerns about market concentration, or is it an anomaly in which nothing matters but hits?"
"In almost all industries, reducing the number of competitors from four to three expands the market power of the remaining companies and increases the risk of higher prices," Kohl asked. "Why shouldn't these same principles apply to the music business?"

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Couleur Citron - "été 2012"

Couleur Citron - "été 2012" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today is "La Fête de la Musique".
So here's a mixtape to bring an extra pound of music to your day.
And btw, this selection was originally posted on 8track, a fresh mixtape sharing social service. Check it out!

http://8tracks.com/pierrepriot/couleur-citron-ete-2012

 

You may also find it on MixCloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/pierrepriot/couleur-citron-ete-2012/

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Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com

Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"On a typical day, the Emory University student spends hours on her laptop, scouring the Internet for the latest music. She uses a site that aggregates music recommendations from blogs to discover new artists and songs, streams them online and then shares her finds with her friends through a Facebook group."

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Emily White: Why should a DIY artist start their own label?

Emily White: Why should a DIY artist start their own label? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

 

Why should an autonomous artist like Brendan Benson (photo) launch his own imprint? The DIY artist manager extraordinaire tells the story of Readymade

 

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African bootleg MP3 street-market

African bootleg MP3 street-market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This is no amateur operation. Every computer trails a variety inputs: USB multipliers, memory card receivers, and microSD adapters. A virus scan is initiated on each new connection. Each PC is running some version of a copy utility to facilitate the process. The price is a standard 40 ougiya per song, about $0.14; like every market, discounts are available for bulk purchases. The music on the computers is dictated by the owners. Hassaniya music is most often carried by young Maurs, Senegalese Mbalax and folk by Pulaar and Wolof kids. While I’m searching for Hausa film music, I’m directed to the sole Hausa man in the market, a vendor from Niamey. I sit with the vendors, scrolling through the songs on VLC, selecting with a nod or a pass, the files copied to a folder, tallied, and transferred to my USB.
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Free Music Archive: Fight For Your Right To Copy: Beastie Boys, "Now Get Busy"

Free Music Archive: Fight For Your Right To Copy: Beastie Boys, "Now Get Busy" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

I was devastated to learn that Adam "MCA" Yauch left us on Friday. His life is full of moments to celebrate: License to Ill-era shenanigans on Japanese TV; the dense sample-based lyricism of Paul's Boutique; his return to the bass on Check Your Head and Ill Communication informed by the decade of musical exploration that followed the group's formation in NYC's hardcore scene.

 

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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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Steve Jobs listened to vinyl at home... because it sounded better than his iPod

Steve Jobs listened to vinyl at home... because it sounded better than his iPod | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Apple founder listened to vinyl records when he was at home because he preferred the sound compared to the iPod's digitally-compressed files, rocker Neil Young has claimed.
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Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’

Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The New Zealand judge overseeing the extradition proceedings of accused file-sharing kingpin and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is recusing himself from the case after making a public remark that the United States was “the enemy.”
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Why Pirating Movies & Music Isn't a Loss to Hollywood

Why Pirating Movies & Music Isn't a Loss to Hollywood | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
How much money is Hollywood really 'losing'? This graphic shows you. Suddenly, we don't feel too bad.
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Digital Music News - People for the Ethical Treatment of Musicians (PETm). Who's In?

Digital Music News - People for the Ethical Treatment of Musicians (PETm). Who's In? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The idea comes from Projekt Records founder Sam Rosenthal, an indie disillusioned with a system that seems completely stacked against artist interests. "Talking with my sister about the issues surrounding fair compensation for musicians, the phrase 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Musicians' popped out of my mouth! I loved it. I wrote it down. I created a graphic...."

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Industry Attorney: Major Labels Rarely Pass Through Spotify Earnings...

Industry Attorney: Major Labels Rarely Pass Through Spotify Earnings... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The major labels are paid huge advances or guarantees for Spotify's use of their artists' music. But do their artists get any of that money?
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The Free Culture VS Digital Distribution Debate: On The Benefits of Ignorance

The Free Culture VS Digital Distribution Debate: On The Benefits of Ignorance | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
AKA AVOIDING THE EPIC DISTRACTIONS OF INDUSTRY Part of my job is to keep an eye on what music commentators are arguing about. I have students to consider, many of whom hope to make music a career o...
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Black Keys Attack Van Halen, LMFAO and Pizza Hut. Confirm They’re Recording New Album

Black Keys Attack Van Halen, LMFAO and Pizza Hut. Confirm They’re Recording New Album | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
As if you needed any further proof that dynamic garage duo The Black Keys have hit the big time, what with their upcoming ‘bromance comedy’ documentary and Australian tour dates selling out faster than you can sing “Lonely Boy”, they’ve now come out verbally swinging against a whole bunch of acts as well as launching a legal attack on Pizza Hut and Home Brand.
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Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered.

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint."

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Digital Music News - I Run an Indie Label. And Here's What Spotify, Rhapsody & Zune Are Paying Us...

Digital Music News - I Run an Indie Label. And Here's What Spotify, Rhapsody & Zune Are Paying Us... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

If Spotify, Rhapsody, or other streaming services won't answer the question, maybe indie labels and artists will. These figures are from an independent catalog of 87 albums and 1,280 songs, as posted on The Trichordist. On Spotify, they seem consistent with reports of per-song payouts of roughly one-third to one-half of a penny.

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How To Release an Album in the 21st Century

How To Release an Album in the 21st Century | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A few days ago, I organized and ran sound for Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter party.

Some of you may know Palmer for her work with her old band, The Dresden Dolls, for her solo albums on Roadrunner Records, or for her collaborations with her husband, the acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.

Those of you who haven’t heard of Amanda Palmer probably will this week. That’s because the final tally of contributions to her Kickstarter campaign exceeded $1 Million – roughly 4 times that of the next highest-grossing musical act to use the platform.

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Even Metallica Can’t Make A Profit From Royalties Anymore

Even Metallica Can’t Make A Profit From Royalties Anymore | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Thanks to their battle with Napster, Metallica have often been stereotyped as “greedy rockstars” who are “wealthy beyond belief.” So it might be hard to think that Metallica would do anything that wouldn’t see a return in profit. However, in an interview withRolling Stone (in which Metallica appear on the subscriber’s special issue cover), guitarist Kirk Hammett explains that most of their big endeavors like the Orion Music & More Festival actually never make money. In fact, apparently Metallica don’t make much profit from anything but touring.

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