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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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Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99%

Dangerous Minds | Blues Singer Lester Chambers: Reality of the Music Industry for the 99% | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Lester Chambers, former lead singer of The Chambers Brothers, highlights the hard reality of the record company’s exploitation of its artists. Chambers sang such hits as “Time Has come Today”, “People Get Ready”, “Uptown”, “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and “Funky”, went for almost thirty years without seeing a royalty check, and has still to see the majority of payment due to him for all of his recordings.

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The future of the music industry is mobile - FierceMobileContent

The future of the music industry is mobile - FierceMobileContent | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
BARCELONA, Spain--There was a time when the concept of mobile music entailed little more than ringtones and full-track downloads, but that is no longer.
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WordPress For Musicians: CASH Music Wants to Open Source the Industry

WordPress For Musicians: CASH Music Wants to Open Source the Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about how dramatically the music industry is changing. And indeed, there are plenty of positive trends amidst the disruption. Music creation is easier than ever. So is music discovery.
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“With Love…” from 50 Foot Wave | kristin hersh

“With Love…” from 50 Foot Wave | kristin hersh | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

50 Foot Wave “releases” their latest Ep, “With Love from the Men’s Room” along with the entire back catalog and other assorted goodies via torrent sites and Archive.org. We put the word releases in quotes because, well, releases just ain’t what they used to be. Hell, what is anymore?

 

All the recent SOPA – PIPA nonsense makes now an important time to walk our talk and make clear just what side we’re on. We did something like this in 2005 when we released Free Music for a pay-what you like price (waaaay before a certain other band did it) via torrent sites and Archive.org and again in 2007 when we offered Power + Light along with the entire catalog-to-date via CASH Music.

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Digital Music News - This Year, Many Prisoners Will See an iPod for the First Time In Their Lives...

Digital Music News - This Year, Many Prisoners Will See an iPod for the First Time In Their Lives... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In 1958, Johnny Cash played his first prison concert to a howling crowd at San Quentin. In 2012, a select number of inmates will be able to hear his music on an iPod. And many will be seeing a scroll-wheel for the first time in their lives.

 

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The Pirate Bay infringes copyright, High Court decides | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK

The Pirate Bay infringes copyright, High Court decides | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay and its users are copyright infringers, the High Court has established in a judgment that will probably lead to the popular file-sharing site being blocked in the UK.

The High Court has ruled that The Pirate Bay and its users do indeed infringe copyright, a ruling that could pave the way for the site to be blocked in the UK.

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Mag ABCs, music: NME print slide continues - Press Gazette

Mag ABCs, music: NME print slide continues - Press Gazette | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Mojo remains the biggest-selling print music magazine in the UK after seeing circulation fall 7.5 per cent in the second half of last year, out performing its stablemate Q, which fell 12.1 per cent to 75,522 - according to ABC.

The music (rock) sector was up 16.3 per cent in the between July-December compared with an increase of 22.6 per cent in the first six months. This is largely down to the ABC debut of free magazines: The Stool Pigeon, Properganda and DIY Magazine.

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Wikinvest News - Whitney Houston Dead: Will CBS, Sony Benefit?

Wikinvest News - Whitney Houston Dead: Will CBS, Sony Benefit? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Whitney Houston was a phenomenally talented performer. While her sudden death is sad, it’s not shocking. But if the economic energy unleashed by Michael Jackson’s untimely passing is any indication, Houston’s death will boost the fortunes of at least two of the companies that produced her work.

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CASH Music Platform

We're building a totally free platform of tools for artists and labels to sell, share, and promote music directly to their fans.
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CD Baby’s 2011 Annual Stats [Infographic]

CD Baby’s 2011 Annual Stats [Infographic] | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
2011 was a banner year for indie music releases, and we’re pleased that CD Baby has continued to be the leader in independent music distribution. Click on the image to see the full size infographic of our key stats for 2011.
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The Sky Is Rising | Techdirt.

The Sky Is Rising | Techdirt. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

For years now, the legacy entertainment industry has been predicting its own demise, claiming that the rise of technology, by enabling easy duplication and sharing [...] is destroying their bottom line. If left unchecked, they say, it is not only they that will suffer, but also the content creators, who will be deprived of a means to make a living. And, with artists lacking an incentive to create, no more art will be produced, starving our culture. [...] What we found is that not only is the sky not falling, as some would have us believe, but it appears that we're living through an incredible period of abundance and opportunity, with more people producing more content and more money being made than ever before. As it turns out... The Sky Is Rising!

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Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload

Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Megaupload users got a temporary reprieve this week when the companies that hosted the site's servers, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed not to delete any Megaupload data for at least two weeks.
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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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Digital Music News - Radiohead: "Secondary Ticketing Is Wrong on So Many Levels..."

Digital Music News - Radiohead: "Secondary Ticketing Is Wrong on So Many Levels..." | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

There are two sides to this argument: one says that if fans are willing to pay insanely high prices, they should be charged that price. The other says that fetching the highest bid is ultimately bad for bands, and corrosive to their fan relationships.

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Ten Weird Lessons About The Future Of Music | Lifehacker Australia

Ten Weird Lessons About The Future Of Music | Lifehacker Australia | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This week the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) released its annual wholesale figures, indicating how much money the music industry is turning over and where it comes from. Turns out the future isn’t quite as filled with MP3 files as you’d think. Here are 10 notable lessons from the data.
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Digital Music News - The Various Ways In Which Sony Screwed Toto...

Digital Music News - The Various Ways In Which Sony Screwed Toto... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Looks like Kenny Rogers isn't the only legacy artist suffering from suspect major label accounting. According to legal documents just filed by Toto in New York, Sony Music Entertainment has been similarly difficult and duplicitous over the decades.

 

A big part of the lawsuit - whether Toto should be paid a much higher royalty on digital assets - is controversial. The rest just seems shady. Here's the list of those complaints.

 

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John Peel collection to go online

John Peel collection to go online | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
John Peel's record collection is being put online in "virtual" form.
The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket will recreate the late broadcaster's home studio for an Arts Council project called The Space.
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Why Music Venues Are Totally Lost: An Open Letter from a Professional Musician

Why Music Venues Are Totally Lost: An Open Letter from a Professional Musician | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Just the other day I was told by someone who owned a wine bar that they really liked our music and would love for us to play at their place. She then told me the gig paid $75 for a trio. Now $75 used to be bad money per person, let alone $75 for the whole band. It had to be a joke, right? No, she was serious.But it didn’t end there. She then informed us we had to bring 25 people minimum. Didn’t even offer us extra money if we brought 25 people. I would have laughed other than it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this proposal from club owners. But are there musicians really doing this? Yes. They are so desperate to play, they will do anything.
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Bissextile Sale / Soldes Bissextiles

Bissextile Sale / Soldes Bissextiles | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

29% OFF on a selection of 29 CDs until February 29th! To celebrate this bissextile year, we offer you a 29 % discount on a great selection of 29 CDs until February 29th! Don't miss this chance to discover new artists in our shop!

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Remember iLike? The Social Music Network Officially Died Tuesday - hypebot

Remember iLike? The Social Music Network Officially Died Tuesday - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) In the the spring of 2009, iLike had 45 million registered users and was the #1 music application on Facebook. "Is There An iLike Effect?", we asked then; and the answer was yes.
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Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer's death.
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ACTA stumbles in Germany | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK

ACTA stumbles in Germany | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The country's Auswärtiges Amt, or foreign office, has withdrawn instructions to sign ACTA, an international agreement aimed at harmonising copyright enforcement around the world. A German government source told ZDNet UK on Friday the government will postpone its decision on whether it should sign or not until after the European Parliament has voted on the treaty in June.

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Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down

Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Torrent search engine BTjunkie is the latest file-sharing service to fall on its sword in the wake of the Megaupload sting. Junkie, one of the largest BitTorrent indexes, decided to shut down voluntarily.
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Music Ownership: eMusic's Molly Neuman Looks At Consumer Motivations - hypebot

Music Ownership: eMusic's Molly Neuman Looks At Consumer Motivations - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Guest post by Molly Neuman, eMusic's VP Label Relations and MD Europe via digitalmusic.org. For a large segment of music consumers, downloading music to own is something that's seen as music's past.
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