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Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy - San Francisco Music - All Shook Down

Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy - San Francisco Music - All Shook Down | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Last year, Nadler launched a Kickstarter campaign to release her eponymous full-length album. Within two weeks, her cult following had already helped her surpass her goal by pledging $17,000. But the campaign's success did not mark the end of the struggle that began when Nadler was dropped from hip indie label Mexican Summer, which had taken its name from one of her songs. "It was a personal blow, not just a professional one," she says. "I'm not one to dwell on the negative. If anything it gave me more fuel to try to make the best record I could possibly make."
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The Music Business Looks Forward: 5 Social Media Predictions For 2012

The Music Business Looks Forward: 5 Social Media Predictions For 2012 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Here's an article about the ongoing changes in social media that I thought was worth sharing. It was a guest post on Hybebot.com by Shore Fire Media, a boutique public relations, online marketing,...
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Spotify founder: I'm not music industry's savior - CNN.com

Spotify founder: I'm not music industry's savior - CNN.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek founded the music-streaming service Spotify in his native Sweden in 2006 and launched it to the public two years later. The service now has more than 10 million users in 12 countries.
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ICE admits year-long seizure of music blog was a mistake

ICE admits year-long seizure of music blog was a mistake | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
After holding the domain of dajaz1.com, a popular music blog, for a year, the federal government now admits it screwed up. The site's lawyer describes the Kafkaesque process he had to go through to get the domain back.
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Who's Afraid Of Lana Del Rey?

Who's Afraid Of Lana Del Rey? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
After nearly ripping the Internet apart, “Lana Del Rey” will make her grand U.S. debut tonight at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Del Rey is the stage name of one Lizzy Grant, who, all the way back in 2008, arrived in the city from Lake Placid to try to make it as a singer-songwriter. Her hair was platinum blonde then, and her music, earnest and surf-inflected, was heavy on the organ. Though she did stick around long enough to do an interview with the Huffington Post, Grant ditched her persona (and her hair color) and emerged, this summer, as the current Interscope Records-signed entity known as Lana Del Rey.
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Songs from another room, coming soon on Microcultures

Songs from another room, coming soon on Microcultures | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
« You’ll never walk alone », says the song. Microcultures and Cat(s)fight join forces to lead an ambitious new project combining music and video. The idea is as simple as it gets : to put on a compilation of unreleased songs from the independent avant-garde, each song being accompanied by a videoclip directed by severals filmmakers. Numerous talents - and we hope numerous contributions from you guys.

 

Musicians already confirmed : R. Stevie Moore, the « godfather » of this compilation, A.P. Witomski, LØZNINGER, Les Filles Et Les Garçons, Sutja Gutiérrez... Others will join the project shortly.
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Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal | TorrentFreak

Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products.
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steal this record - Yellow Press - Elvis Costello

Unfortunately, we at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.
All our attempts to have this number revised have been fruitless but rather than detain you with tedious arguments about morality, panache and book-keeping - when there are really bigger fish to filet these days - we are taking the following unusual step.
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How the Universal-EMI Deal Will Change the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone

How the Universal-EMI Deal Will Change the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A little more than a decade ago, there were six powerful major labels. Now, with the sale of EMI's recorded-music division – home to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Coldplayand Katy Perry – to Universal Music Group for $1.9 billion, the record industry will be reduced to just three. The deal is pending regulatory approval from both U.S. and European agencies – but if it is approved, just one label, Universal, would control more than a third of overall sales, leaving many in the industry nervous about its clout. "It's going to be damaging in the end," says a veteran major-label executive.

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How digital audio ate itself and the music industry • The Register

How digital audio ate itself and the music industry • The Register | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Special Report Digital audio began life with high ideals and worthy engineering feats, with its extended dynamic range came the promise of noise-free recording. This is a story of how it first charmed and then choked the industry it was designed to enhance.

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Google Music in a Nutshell | Evolver.fm

Google Music in a Nutshell | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Did you miss the live webcast announcement of Google Music?

Forget about the live blogs — they never read properly after the fact. Here’s our quick checklist of what Google announced today, so you can decide whether Google Music is worth a try (you might also check Google’s official blog post).

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Weathervane Music - A New Music Incubator

Weathervane Music - A New Music Incubator | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Weathervane Music is a new approach to independent music production. A non-profit organization, we create community funded projects to support and advance the careers of working independent musicians.

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Google Music Is a Complete Letdown

Google Music Is a Complete Letdown | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Google Music is out of beta and it pretty much does everything we thought it would. It will let you buy, store, stream and share tracks you already own. Sounds familiar... maybe because it's an entirely unoriginal idea. Not impressed.
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Digital Music News - Black Keys: "For a Band That Makes a Living Selling Music, Streaming Isn't Feasible..."

Make no mistake, this was a decision the band made with its eyes open. In an interview with VH1, the Black Keys not only confirmed their decision to limit licensing for on-demand streaming services like Spotify, but they also explained the move in concrete financial terms. "We decided for this album, to not allow streaming services to stream the entire album," Keys drummer Patrick Carney said. "It's becoming more popular, but it still isn't at a point where you can replace royalties from record sales with royalties from streams. So it felt unfair to those that purchased the album to allow people to go on a website and stream the album for free whenever they want it."

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Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels

Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Record labels are the monopoly to end all monopolies. And as Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, explains, their over-the-top demands of music subscription services quash innovation, as well as any dreams of profitability.
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Metallica, Other Bands Try to Play Forex Market

Metallica, Other Bands Try to Play Forex Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Amid threats to the euro from the debt crisis, Metallica and other rockers are going hardcore to master currency moves, to protect their overseas income.
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The Music Licensing Chickens Have Come Home to Roost in Wedding and Event Videography

The Music Licensing Chickens Have Come Home to Roost in Wedding and Event Videography | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
One of the first questions a “new born” wedding videographer will undoubtedly ask is “I have this bride who wants to use [insert popular music artist of the day] for her wedding video. Can I use it if she gives it to me?” Or, “Can I use it if I buy it on iTunes?” Or some version thereof. Just for the record. The answer is unequivocally “NO!”
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12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music

12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music: This is the saddest thing you'll read all day. YOU LET THIS HAPPEN! YOU!..
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StreamRat.com | Watch Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Free Movies Online Streaming

StreamRat.com | Watch Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Free Movies Online Streaming | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Alan Mcgee promotes "Upside Down" over online streaming:

"Upside Down: The Creation Records Story - Over a quarter of a century since it began and a decade after it folded, this is the definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels. This is the story of the rock n roll dream and its accompanying nightmares. Millions of sales on both sides of the Atlantic, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess, pick me ups, breakdowns and of course some of THE defining music of the late 20th Century. This is the definitive and fully authorised story of the UK's most inspired and dissolute label, from the Jesus & Mary Chain at the Living Room to Oasis at Knebworth."

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Why Must Germany Live Without Spotify? | The Daily Rind

Why Must Germany Live Without Spotify? | The Daily Rind | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Perhaps the greatest jukebox of the Internet has arrived to Austria and Switzerland. As of last week, Spotify is available to Austrian and Swiss Facebook users, through agreements with the Austrian performance rights societies AKM and Austro Mechana, and with Switzerland’s Suisa..
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CASH MUSIC - Even lumberjacks plant trees

CASH MUSIC - Even lumberjacks plant trees | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

It’s time we start recognizing that the music industry isn’t just business. It’s a natural-resource industry, starting with art and moving into the business space. All of us who are lucky enough to be a part of this business also need to recognize and nurture the music for the resource it is. It’s a core and inseparable part of all our lives. Without a healthy economy for musicians, no form of monetization or marketing would be enough to build a sustainable business. 

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How Mobile Has Changed The Music Industry [Video] | Fast Company

How Mobile Has Changed The Music Industry [Video] | Fast Company | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
This much we know: The rise of digital music has completely changed the music industry. "It's upside down," says Dan Teree, a former Vice President of Ticketmaster. "Nobody buys music anymore.
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Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book: Google Music Finally Launches

Music 3.0 - The Blog Behind The Book: Google Music Finally Launches | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

After months of public beta, Google Music has finally launched. For those of you who aren't familiar with it yet, Google Music is the big G's version of iCloud, which is a cloud-based locker for storing your music online and accessing it from any device at any time. While it's too early to have many definitive impressions, here's what we know so far.

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Royal Pingdom: Google Music has a lot of catching up to do: iTunes by the numbers

Royal Pingdom: Google Music has a lot of catching up to do: iTunes by the numbers | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Google Music went live almost nine years after Apple opened the doors to its iTunes Store. To see what Google is up against, we have collected a plethora of numbers about iTunes from all over the Web.
As you will see, Google is facing some long odds. We hope for Google’s sake this isn’t a case of too little, too late, considering what a behemoth they are competing with.
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