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The big music brain that knows what you like

The big music brain that knows what you like | Music and its business | Scoop.it
You probably haven't heard of it, but Echo Nest powers products from the likes of Spotify, Vevo, and MTV.

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Spotify Royalties Appear To Be Awfully High Despite What Thom Yorke Says

Spotify Royalties Appear To Be Awfully High Despite What Thom Yorke Says | Music and its business | Scoop.it
One of the shouting matches going on at present is that the rates Spotify pays to musicians and songwriters are terribly low.
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Meet the Guy Who's Slagging Off the Canadian Music Industry | VICE Canada

Meet the Guy Who's Slagging Off the Canadian Music Industry | VICE Canada | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Paul Lewton has been mercilessly shitting on the Canadian music industry left and right, so we went to meet up with him to see what his problem is.
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Music of Treme — from the TV Series

Music of Treme — from the TV Series | Music and its business | Scoop.it
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Flavorwire’s 10 Musical Acts to Watch in 2013

Flavorwire’s 10 Musical Acts to Watch in 2013 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
As we do habitually at this time of the year, we’re putting our heads on the “artists to watch” chopping block and picking the acts that we reckon will blow up big in 2013. After ...
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Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Hip-Hop (Page 8) • News • exclaim.ca

Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Hip-Hop (Page 8) • News • exclaim.ca | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Assuming you already picked up our 2012 year-end issue, you already know our number one album here, not that Kendrick Lamar's poignant debut taking the cake sh...
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How music recommendation works — and doesn’t work

How music recommendation works — and doesn’t work | Music and its business | Scoop.it
When you see an automated music recommendation do you assume that some stupid computer program was trying to trick you into something?
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In my MLIS degree, I've been exploring the concept of Music Information Retrieval systems, and this article addresses the complexities of this better than any I've encountered so far.  Very interested to see what Echo Nest will do next. 

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Deconstructing: How Can Indie Musicians Break Even?

Deconstructing: How Can Indie Musicians Break Even? | Music and its business | Scoop.it
David Thomas, the singer of Pere Ubu, once said that Rock music is mostly about moving big black boxes from one side of town to the other in the back of your
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The Quietus | Features | Apollo's Bounteous Harvest: The Quietus Albums Of The Year 2012

The Quietus | Features | Apollo's Bounteous Harvest: The Quietus Albums Of The Year 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Don't let the naysayers drag you down - we are currently living in a great age for music in myriad, fractured forms.
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2012 Music Critic Top Ten Lists

2012 Music Critic Top Ten Lists | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Over the next two months (as we do every year), we\'ll collect the individual year-end Top Ten lists published by over 100 major music critics, websites, and other publications.
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Best albums of 2012, No 4: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan - The Guardian (blog)

Best albums of 2012, No 4: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan - The Guardian (blog) | Music and its business | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Best albums of 2012, No 4: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo MagellanThe Guardian (blog)That their music represents some grand inside joke, rather than anything with an actual beating heart behind it.
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Sound Vat’s Top 25 Canadian Albums of 2012

Sound Vat’s Top 25 Canadian Albums of 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
10.Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes (36) If album art ever accurately captured the sound of an record, Dark Eyes would be it.The front features hands outstretching over a fire, while [...]...
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PopMatters' 75 Best Albums of 2012

PopMatters' 75 Best Albums of 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
PopMatters' 75 Best Albums of 2012. A list of the top albums of the year from PopMatters. Site also contains reviews, ratings & more.
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Quick Before it Melts » Blog Archive » Albums: 2012

Quick Before it Melts » Blog Archive » Albums: 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it

Favourite albums of 2012.

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Full doc: Sting - Bring on the Night (1985)

Full doc: Sting - Bring on the Night (1985) | Music and its business | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/DyoFQimGFdw
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The 50 Most Influential Indie Rock Bands

The 50 Most Influential Indie Rock Bands | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Indie rock has transmorgified into one of the hardest genres on earth to define.
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How to be a force in the Canadian music scene: The story of little Six Shooter Records

How to be a force in the Canadian music scene: The story of little Six Shooter Records | Music and its business | Scoop.it
In 12 years, Shauna de Cartier and her enterprising little team have turned roots label Six Shooter into a force to be reckoned with in Canadian music
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Exclaim!'s 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2013 • News • exclaim.ca

Exclaim!'s 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2013 • News • exclaim.ca | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Now that our 2012 retrospectives are finished, it's time to embrace 2013. As always, the year has plenty of exciting albums to look forward to, many of them from right here in Canada. \s \sAs we set off on the year ahead, here are some of t...
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very excited for the Blue Hawaii and Arcade Fire albums, especially.  Oh, and Hayden and Hollerado and...OK, all of them.

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Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Pop and Rock, Part Two (Page 8) • News • exclaim.ca

Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Pop and Rock, Part Two (Page 8) • News • exclaim.ca | Music and its business | Scoop.it
We left you hanging on Friday (December 14) with 30 through 16 on Pop and Rock list. Now, we're unveiling the rest of our top 30, from 15 all the way to our number one album. Let the arguing begin! \s\sExclaim!
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Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Pop and Rock, Part One • News • exclaim.ca

Exclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: - Pop and Rock, Part One • News • exclaim.ca | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Pop and Rock is a pretty wide-ranging genre, so it makes sense that more albums fell into this category than any other. Today, we're posting the bottom half of our list of 30; the top half will roll out Monday.
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The Best Fit Fifty: Tracks of 2012 | The Line Of Best Fit

The Best Fit Fifty: Tracks of 2012 | The Line Of Best Fit | Music and its business | Scoop.it
We take a look back of the many highs of the past twelve months' musical output and focus on fifty of the very best tracks that 2012 had to offer.
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The best music of 2012

The best music of 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
See who tops The A.V. Club’s list of 2012’s best records.
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Exclaim's Best Albums of 2012: - Folk and Country • News • exclaim.ca

Exclaim's Best Albums of 2012: - Folk and Country • News • exclaim.ca | Music and its business | Scoop.it
The war for the Best of 2012 continues today with our picks for Folk and Country. Let the battle begin. \s\sExclaim!'s Best Albums of 2012: Folk and Country: \s\s14. Jim White \sWhere It Hits You
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Alan Cross - A Journal of Musical Things - A Preview of British Music for 2013

Alan Cross - A Journal of Musical Things - A Preview of British Music for 2013 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Every year around this time, the BBC reveals their Sounds Of 20XX list, their attempt to predict t...
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it

The right song is #1.  That's all I'm saying.

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Antiquiet’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

Antiquiet’s Top 25 Albums of 2012 | Music and its business | Scoop.it
Our best-of-2012 list can beat up your best-of-2012 list.
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