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Here's How The Record Industry Stomps Out Startups It Hates

Here's How The Record Industry Stomps Out Startups It Hates | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

MP3tunes.com, a service which let users put their personal music collections online in a "locker," then made those songs available on any device, has declared bankruptcy.Founder Michael Robertson blames an expensive and time-consuming four-year legal battle with EMI Records.

EMI sued the company back in 2007, arguing that building this kind of service without licenses was copyright infringement.

Since then, Amazon and Google have launched very similar services with no license agreements. MP3tunes also won a pretty big legal judgment last summer, where a judge basically threw out most of EMI's case.

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Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection

Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Singer says Virigin EMI 'would have preferred that I do an album with popular punks', rather than a collection of French classicsIggy Pop's new album has been rejected by his record label, forcing the singer to release it himself.
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Music Industry Fail: This Time It's Personal. - hypebot

Music Industry Fail: This Time It's Personal. - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The big mistake that the industry continues to make is that too many are thinking of music in terms of social engagement, when it is actually a deeply personal experience.
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UK to science publishers: don't follow recording industry down the tubes

UK to science publishers: don't follow recording industry down the tubes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The UK government, following the lead of the US's National Institutes of Health and several foundations, is considering mandating the research it funds be made open access. To help share unpublished data, they're talking to Jimmy Wales.
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John Peel's record collection goes online

John Peel's record collection goes online | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From Tuesday, music fans will be able to sift through the late DJ's vast archive as part of an expanding virtual museum...
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Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free

Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is getting it from all angles. Not only did its only major label deal (with EMI) collapse, but the company is now being sued by all four major labels for large-scale copyright infringement due to its policy of letting users upload music into its system, where over 30 million people stream it for free each month - mostly in the absence of licenses from artists, labels, and publishers.
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Slash: Music industry is dangerous - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Slash: Music industry is dangerous - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Slash says the music industry has turned into the "Wild West".
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Beethoven + Social Media = Crowdfunding Patronage (Listen to Audio from the SXSW Panel)

Beethoven + Social Media = Crowdfunding Patronage (Listen to Audio from the SXSW Panel) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Beethoven + Social Media = Crowdfunding Patronage (Listen to Audio from the SXSW Panel)...
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How To Succeed In The Music Business (By Trying Really, Really Hard) : NPR

How To Succeed In The Music Business (By Trying Really, Really Hard) : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The new reality of the music industry offers more control for musicians alongside a sometimes crushing responsibility. Sometimes, living the dream means selling your belongings to pay your rent.
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EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark

EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is undoubtedly playing a sad song today, but it's definitely not from an artist licensed by major music company EMI. EMI, one of the largest music publishers in the world, has terminated its contract with the streaming music service.
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First Quarter Music Financing Down Nearly 40 Percent...

First Quarter Music Financing Down Nearly 40 Percent... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"We've heard that monstrous rounds are coming, including a gigantic thud from Spotify. But for now, the venture capital landscape is drying for music startups. Songkick recently scored a $10 million round from Sequoia, but that remained a relatively isolated round in March."

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Copyright Math: a quantitative reasoning master class by Rob Reid (video)

Copyright Math: a quantitative reasoning master class by Rob Reid (video) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

What do you get when you have Silicon Valley’s best and brightest sitting before you, elbow-to-elbow with Hollywood moguls, New York elite, and some incredibly cool Bostonians (along with a thousand other inspirational souls from around the world)? If you’re Rob Reid, you multiply wit with cynicism, divide by 5 minutes, and express it in a hilarity set normalized to π+1. Behold, ©opyright MathTM, the best short talk at TED 2012 as determined by yours truly. Video of his talk is now available thanks to our friends at TED. So you can fully appreciate it, allow us to give you some background.

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Live from the WestMoreland | Free Live Internet Streaming Concert Broadcast

Live from the WestMoreland | Free Live Internet Streaming Concert Broadcast | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Live from the Westmoreland is a new live concert series brought to you by Apollo Audio and The Committee to Keep Music Evil. Our goal is to provide you with a new show once a month, stream it live, record the 16 track audio, mix it, master it, and make it available to the world via ApolloAudio.com, CTKME.com, iTunes (get the IOS app), etc.

You can tune in at a variety of locations, and we'll list them here the day of the show. You can stream the show in your computer's browser, your internet-enabled television, and any mobile device.

 

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Crowd Funding Industry Report 2011

CROWDFUNDING INDUSTRY REPORT

Market Trends, Composition and Crowdfunding Platforms.

This abridged report is compiled from data included in our complete Crowdfunding Industry Report which provides an in-depthanalysis of crowdfunding market trends and composition, and an overview of Crowdfunding Platforms (CFPs) that explains theirfunctionality and the different models at play.

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What Filesharing Studies Really Say – Part 7 - Piracy Increases Producers Profits

What Filesharing Studies Really Say – Part 7 - Piracy Increases Producers Profits | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
We've already seen over a half a dozen studies of varying viewpoints that seem to confirm what a lot of observers have thought all along about file-sharing...
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SoundCloud Raining on Its Own Parade

SoundCloud Raining on Its Own Parade | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud’s new copyright practices come down hard on the DJs who helped make it one of the most promising music-hosting services on the Web.
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Three Years of Kickstarter Projects

Three Years of Kickstarter Projects | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Almost 50,000 projects have sought financing on Kickstarter since the site began on April 28, 2009. About half successfully reached their fund-raising goals. Each dot represents how much a project raised by its deadline.
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Outsourcing 2.0: How India May be Becoming the Outsourcing Hub for Creative Work | PRI's The World

Outsourcing 2.0: How India May be Becoming the Outsourcing Hub for Creative Work | PRI's The World | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Low-budget artists from the West are exploring the opportunity to tap into India's creative energy turning it into an arts outsourcing destination.
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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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Count It All: The Actual, Hard Costs of Touring

Count It All: The Actual, Hard Costs of Touring | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Touring is expensive. My band Enation has at times lost thousands of dollars doing it all the wrong ways. I have talked with other musicians who have had the same problems: working months to get on the road only to be met with a lot of debt at the end of the tour. You’ve probably made some amazing memories and had a lot of fun… but if touring becomes a consistent financial drain then chances are you won’t be able to sustain it.
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Spotify dips a toe in web waters, but isn't yet swimming

Spotify dips a toe in web waters, but isn't yet swimming | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify has moved a step toward embracing the web by introducing a new embeddable widget - but the launch highlights perhaps one of the biggest anomalies of the music service.
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Jimmy Iovine hopes to put 'magic' in online music

Jimmy Iovine hopes to put 'magic' in online music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
For a couple of weeks, rumors have swirled that Beats Electronics, the headphone maker, will acquire Berkeley's MOG, a music subscription service similar to Spotify. While Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Geffen...
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Are Streaming and Other Music Consumption Modes Substitutes or Complements? by Godefroy Dang Nguyen, Sylvain Dejean, François Moreau :: SSRN

Are Streaming and Other Music Consumption Modes Substitutes or Complements? by Godefroy Dang Nguyen, Sylvain Dejean, François Moreau :: SSRN | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From a representative survey of 2,000 French individuals, we study whether consumption of music through streaming services, such as Spotify or YouTube, is a substitute or a complement to other music consumption modes such as CD, pay-downloads or live music. Controlling for the taste for music, various socio-demographic characteristics, as well as for the usual determinants of music consumption either offline (radio, TV, friends/relatives) or online (online recommendations, social networks), our results show that consuming music as streams (where the consumer does not possess the music but has just an access to it) has no significant effect on CDs purchase but is a complement to buying music online. The use of streaming services also affects positively live music attendance, but only for national or international artists who are more likely to be available on streaming services. These results suggest that a new music ecosystem is emerging in which the “possession” as well as the “access” modes of recorded music consumption might coexist.
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TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry

TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest is possibly the hottest music data company around right now. They've signed deals with Nokia, EMI, Clear Channel, Spotify, and most recently, Vevo.
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Free Music Archive: SXSW 2012 Playlist: Free & Legal MP3s by 122 Artists

Free Music Archive: SXSW 2012 Playlist: Free & Legal MP3s by 122 Artists | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

With so many great bands descending on Austin this week, it's a great opportunity to pull some gems from the FMA library. Enjoy free & legal mp3s by 122 artists who'll be in Austin during SXSW Music (March 13-18) and check out what FMA curators WFMU, KEXP, DUBLAB and CBC Radio 3 are up to in the lone star state.

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