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Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues

Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The only label that has cut a deal with the free music site files suit for royalties; other labels pursue copyright claims.
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What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success?

What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Next week, barring any stunning surprises, Adele’s “21” will celebrate its 16th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That statistic gives the album the most weeks at No. 1 since the “Titanic” soundtrack in 1998."

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Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music...

Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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Dave Grohl: 'The Music Industry Needs People Like Adele' | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Dave Grohl: 'The Music Industry Needs People Like Adele' | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Someone asked me recently, 'What do you think the problem with the music industry is?' I said, take the Adele record, for example. It's an amazing record and everybody's so shocked that it's such a phenomenon. I'm not."

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DJ Shadow's survival guide

DJ Shadow's survival guide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Sitting in an overstuffed armchair in a chintzy east London boutique hotel, Josh Davis is suffering the worst muzak ever created. "Earlier they were playing a lot of that mellow soul, early Nineties trip-hop stuff," winces the man more frequently known as DJ Shadow."

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Cheaper than Free

Cheaper than Free | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"A few months ago, we began tracking the starting point of every sale that happens on Bandcamp. In the course of looking at the data (which we’re using to help us plan out what to do next), we’ve noticed something awesome: every day, fans are buying music that they specifically set out to get for free."

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John Lydon: 'If you want to know why PiL don't have a record label, look at 'X Factor''

John Lydon: 'If you want to know why PiL don't have a record label, look at 'X Factor'' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"John Lydon has said that the reason Public Image Ltd. struggled to find a record label is because of The X Factor."

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The Mainstream Music Establishment Wants You To Think You're Not Good Enough - hypebot

The Mainstream Music Establishment Wants You To Think You're Not Good Enough - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Guest post by Charles Alexander, songwriter, founder of artist services firm Outside The Box Music, and director music marketing learning series "Rock Your Net".

 

"This year the mainstream music establishment was preoccupied with letting the indie/DIY community know they were "Not Good Enough." In fact, some gatekeeping factions of even the DIY/Indie community seemed to reinforce this theme (more on this later)."

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Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. - Forbes

Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. - Forbes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
For the first time since 2004, overall music sales are up--album sales increased 1% to 330.57 million units from 326.15 million in 2010. Could this be the beginning of a turnaround for the music industry?
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Music Service Beyond Oblivion Collapses Before Launch (Report)

Music Service Beyond Oblivion Collapses Before Launch (Report) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
An ambitious digital music business, which sought to become a competitor to iTunes and Spotify, has shut down before its planned launch in the Fall.
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Lessons Learned From Noisetrade: Free and Legal Music Downloads

Lessons Learned From Noisetrade: Free and Legal Music Downloads | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When it comes to downloading digital music, there is free and then there is legal, but seldom can you have both from the same site, and make money too. Noisetrade.com has been doing this for the past three years.

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Controversial Megaupload To Launch Topspin, Bandcamp Direct-To-Fan Competitor - hypebot

Controversial Megaupload To Launch Topspin, Bandcamp Direct-To-Fan Competitor - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings."
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Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Rock music has become too conformist and normal'

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie: 'Rock music has become too conformist and normal' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Rock music is no longer where creativity is and it's no longer taken seriously by creative people. It's been absorbed into the mainstream culture and has become too conformist and normal. There doesn't appear to be many great minds at work in music right now
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Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot

Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Most musicians gave up on MySpace long ago. And efforts by new owners to reinvigorate the brand have been recieved with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Copyright Sage Bill Patry On What Content Owners Should Do Now

Copyright Sage Bill Patry On What Content Owners Should Do Now | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure of sitting down this week with Bill Patry, one of the country’s top copyright scholars and a leading thinker on digital rights issues.
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Digital Music News - Do Music Critics Still Matter? It Depends On Which Critic...

Digital Music News - Do Music Critics Still Matter? It Depends On Which Critic... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"...you'll notice that in recent months we've dispensed entirely with album reviews. Wanna know why? Nobody read them. And we know this with certainty because not a single person has complained."

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Digital Music News - It's Official: Vinyl Sales Up 39 Percent In 2011...

Digital Music News - It's Official: Vinyl Sales Up 39 Percent In 2011... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"We've seen some conflicting data on vinyl sales this year, especially from indie stories. But this is looking pretty bullish: according to stats just released by Nielsen Soundscan, vinyl sales in the US topped 3.9 million in 2011, a 39.3 percent gain over 2010. The modern-day LP resurgence now looks like this..."

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46 Percent Of Kickstarter Projects Successfully Funded In 2011

46 Percent Of Kickstarter Projects Successfully Funded In 2011 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter raised just shy of $100 million in pledges in 2011, and successfully funded nearly 12,000 projects, or 46 percent of those launched. The categories that raised the most funding were film, with $32.5 million in pledges, and music, with $19.8 million pledged."

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Global Music Business 2011 Updated Dave Kusek

"This is an updated presentation I gave to the City of Austin, TX last month on the future of the global music business."

 

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SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins

SoundCloud raises $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million."

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Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained - opinion - 06 January 2012 - New Scientist

Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained - opinion - 06 January 2012 - New Scientist | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing.
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Oh No They Didn't! - How Women Saved the Music Industry in 2011

Oh No They Didn't! - How Women Saved the Music Industry in 2011 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Rihanna, Adele and Katy Perry are among the female stars who helped dig the business out of a seven-year sales slump. You could say the music business had a banner year. Really.
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EMI chiefs forfeited £41m in bonuses after collapse into administration

EMI chiefs forfeited £41m in bonuses after collapse into administration | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Generous incentive schemes for executives were cancelled before a single pound was paid out, accounts show.
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Psychic Occupations, by Various Artists

"Psychic Occupations"

band nameby Various Artists

 

100% of proceeds (after Paypal's cut) go to Occupy Wall Street's NYC general fund. Their site has a list of other Occupied places one can donate to. If you have a preference, feel free to email us (souvenirdriver at gmail)

This compilation was curated by Souvenir Driver; and we are incredibly grateful to all the bands involved.

Thank you so much for supporting OWS. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Occupiers for standing up for all of us. YOU'RE AN INSPIRATION & THE BEST!

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'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected

'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The broadband firm's 'three strikes' system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as 'highly significant' for internet users.
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