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Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio: When Will Subscription Music Pay Off For Artists? | Fast Company

Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio: When Will Subscription Music Pay Off For Artists? | Fast Company | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"It sucks that right now that artists are getting paid so little money by subscription services, but it sucks that artists are getting paid so little money by everyone," says MOG exec Anu Kirk.
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Eureka! Ditching DRM Decreases Piracy | TorrentFreak

Eureka! Ditching DRM Decreases Piracy | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
A new paper to be published in the upcoming issue of Marketing Science shows that removing DRM from music leads to a decrease in piracy. Or phrased differently, DRM appears to be an incentive for people to pirate music instead of buying it.
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Jive, Arista Demise Symbolizes Music Industry Struggle « TheImproper.com

Jive, Arista Demise Symbolizes Music Industry Struggle « TheImproper.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Sony/RCA is the latest to try to spin another sign of the music industry’s decline–the closing of imprints, Arista and Jive–into something positive.

The industry has been down for so long, everything must look like up to the suits who still occupy the executive suites.

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Trading Art for Health Care

Trading Art for Health Care | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
More than 100 musicians, painters and performers are taking part in the O+ Festival in Kingston, which allows artists to barter works and performances for back adjustments, blood work, dental fillings and eye exams.
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I Love My Job, But It Made Me Poorer

I Love My Job, But It Made Me Poorer | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
I'm trying to keep up with artists who have had a similar amount of success as I have had, trying my hardest to appear to be making the same amount of money as they are. But I just can't pretend anymore.
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Future of Music Coalition Summit Day Two: It's Possible For Musicians To Thrive, But No Easy Answers | Billboard.biz

Future of Music Coalition Summit Day Two: It's Possible For Musicians To Thrive, But No Easy Answers | Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Someday, when we're at the music non-profit old folks home, listening to our antique iPods and shaking our canes, it would be a truly wonderful thing to remember 2011 as the year we all came together in support of the working musicians," Future of Music Coalition deputy director Casey Rae-Hunter told attendees Tuesday morning. "And then we can all take a nap."

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Miramax CEO: our biggest threat is online distribution monopolies, not piracy – Boing Boing

Miramax CEO: our biggest threat is online distribution monopolies, not piracy – Boing Boing | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Another problem, related to the pricing issue, is the emergence of digital monopolies such as the one Apple has in the digital music business. This threatens the music industry more than piracy, Miramax’s CEO suggested."

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Free Music Archive: Vimeo connects video producers with video-safe Creative Commons music thru FMA API

Free Music Archive: Vimeo connects video producers with video-safe Creative Commons music thru FMA API | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vimeo connects video producers with video-safe Creative Commons music thru FMA API.

Free Music Archive artists who wish to participate in the open sharing of their works now have a direct line to video producers through Vimeo. The classy video-hosting site is utilizing the Free Music Archive's API to index the video-safe portion of our library (i.e. Creative Commons tracks that don't have the "NoDerivatives" clause) as the free option in their "Music Store".

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UK Music Retailers Ask Why They Should Pay Performance Licenses To Play Music When They're Trying To Sell The Music

UK Music Retailers Ask Why They Should Pay Performance Licenses To Play Music When They're Trying To Sell The Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
We've had plenty of stories about music collections agencies shaking down various businesses for playing music -- and over in the UK a fight is apparently brewing over whether or not music retailers should have to pay such fees.
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Spotify From a Musician’s Perspective

Spotify From a Musician’s Perspective | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"If you haven't heard of Spotify yet, it's a music streaming service that's been making headlines in music industry blogs over the last year."

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"Spotify Will Not Save The Music Industry"

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Suing Fans Is Back! But Now, the Fine Is $10... - Digital Music News

Suing Fans Is Back! But Now, the Fine Is $10... - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Is this fair, or just another fraudulent crackdown on fans? Enter LA-based Digital Rights Corp., a company that has been sending letters en masse to thousands (and maybe hundreds of thousands) of suspected infringers, while demanding $10 per infraction. The payments are finalized online, and a legal release is automatically generated."

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The deluxe side of the moon is record industry's answer to downloading

The deluxe side of the moon is record industry's answer to downloading | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"You've already got the album on vinyl, cassette and CD.

It is downloaded on to your iPod. You may even have seen it performed live.

So how does the record industry go about persuading the avid music fan to part with hundreds of pounds for a classic LP they may already have owned for up to 40 years?"

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Nevermind the album that changed the music industry - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nevermind the album that changed the music industry - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's seminal record Nevermind, founding member and bassist Krist Novoselic reflects on the album's impact.
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Payola in the music business 2011, buying youtube views « Hip-Hop Wired

Payola in the music business 2011, buying youtube views « Hip-Hop Wired | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The New Forms Of Payola In 2011:  The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Q-Tip said it best back in 1991, “Industry Rule # 4080, record company people are shady!
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Spotify Loses $42 Million, Gains a Little Sympathy? - Technorati Music

Spotify Loses $42 Million, Gains a Little Sympathy? - Technorati Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify posts huge loses, which is bad for now, but perhaps the future still looks good.
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Did the music business benefit from iTunes? Consensus is mixed - Chicago Sun-Times

Today, iTunes is the largest music retailer, has redefined the listening experience and has largely become the way that music is consumed. What’s less clear is how much the music industry benefited.
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10 Things DJ Shadow Hates About the Music Industry - BlackBook

10 Things DJ Shadow Hates About the Music Industry - BlackBook | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Producer, turntablist, and “musician” DJ Shadow’s latest album, The Less You Know, the Better, marks his 20th year in the business. That’s a whole lot of time to harbor a whole lot of hatred for the music industry. You could say he’s nally scratching that itch.
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Myspace plays up music as it woos advertisers

Myspace plays up music as it woos advertisers | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Tim Vanderhook, left -- who founded Specific Media with his brothers Chris, right, and Russell -- said the company has taken stock of Myspace’s assets and examined ways to repair a user experience that he termed “terrible.”
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We Asked Rhapsody What They Pay Artists. And This Is What They Said... - Digital Music News

We Asked Rhapsody What They Pay Artists. And This Is What They Said... - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

We Asked Rhapsody What They Pay Artists. And This Is What They Said...

 

"Digital Music News (Paul): How much does Rhapsody pay artists per stream? On any song?

Rhapsody (Jaimee Steele, Senior Director, Public Relations):

Hey, Paul -

Anything else you need? The secret formula for Coca-Cola? Colonel Sanders' blend of 11 herbs and spices?"

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U.K. Digital Album Sales Climb Nearly 25%, But Overall Music Market Drops | Billboard.biz

U.K. Digital Album Sales Climb Nearly 25%, But Overall Music Market Drops | Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The continued growth of digital music sales was again the one positive note in an otherwise depressed third quarter for the British music market, according to figures...
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Soundcheck - How Do You Make Money From Music?

Soundcheck - How Do You Make Money From Music? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"The Future of Music Coalition recently began conducting a survey called “How Do You Make Money From Music?" It aims to find out all the ways an artist can earn a living - from concerts to publishing and more."

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French Music Sales Drop 5% First Half of 2011; Digital Way Up, Accounts For Nearly A Quarter of All Sales | Billboard.biz

The French recorded music market dropped 5.7% for the first half of 2011 labels body SNEP revealed at a Paris press conference last week. While physicial sales dropped 12%,...
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Aurelio Trinidad Valle - Crowdfunded solo album

Aurelio Trinidad Valle - Crowdfunded solo album | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Over the last three years I’ve been scoring film and working on mixed media artwork. Most recently I’ve been trying to find an interesting way of approaching the release of my new music.

I wanted to come up with one cohesive project that would allow me to combine and release everything I’ve enjoyed doing creatively without the constraints of a label."

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Music: What the "Nevermind" celebrations get wrong about Nirvana

Music: What the "Nevermind" celebrations get wrong about Nirvana | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago today, the now-legendary Nirvana released "Nevermind," the album that exploded the band's glorious, grungy fusion of punk, pop and heavy metal out of the Seattle underground into popular consciousness. Three quick years later, frontman Kurt Cobain's suicide provoked a cascade of overblown eulogies, many proclaiming the troubled musician something along the lines of Newsweek's tribute: "the authentic voice of the 20-plus generation."

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Music legend Sly Stone now penniless and living in a van

Music legend Sly Stone now penniless and living in a van | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Sly Stone, one of the pioneers of the late 1960s and '70s funk music scene, has lost everything and is now living in a van parked on a rough and tumble street in Los Angeles."

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