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The Lure of the New Disco: Electronic Dance

The Lure of the New Disco: Electronic Dance | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Rockers, trying to keep pace, are being seduced by the raging popularity of electronic dance music; the perils of another "Hot Stuff."...
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The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Film Resurfaces With McCartney Narrative 

The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Film Resurfaces With McCartney Narrative  | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Any work of art that everyone thinks stinks must have something going for it.
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What a 'Successful' Artist Can Expect to Make These Days...

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Madonna's MDNA Tour On Pace To Break U2's All-Time Sales Record

Madonna's MDNA Tour On Pace To Break U2's All-Time Sales Record | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
The music mogul is set to break the world record for most mulah earned from a single tour ever...
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Spotify's Business "Unsustainable" According to Top Analyst..[CHART]

Spotify's Business "Unsustainable" According to Top Analyst..[CHART] | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
PrivCo, a financial analysis firm focusing on private companies, got a look at Spotify's just closed full year financials and declared the music streamer's business model "alarming" and "unsustainable".
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Live Nation Boss Irving Azoff Calls Pandora "Horseshit", Sees Difficult Future For Music Industry [VIDEO] - hypebot

Live Nation Boss Irving Azoff Calls Pandora "Horseshit", Sees Difficult Future For Music Industry [VIDEO] - hypebot | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) Live Nation Executive Chairman Irving Azoff didn't mince words over his feelings about the Pandora Digital Music service during a recent appearance at a media conference. "It’s horseshit. The market cap for Pandora is like $1.8 billion.
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U.S. Digital Album Sales Up 15%, On Track For Record Breaking Year [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

U.S. Digital Album Sales Up 15%, On Track For Record Breaking Year [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
For the first 9 months of 2012, digital album sales in the U.S. are up 15% over the same period last year.
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Why Even Big Indie Bands Don’t Strike It Rich Anymore

Why Even Big Indie Bands Don’t Strike It Rich Anymore | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Grizzly Bear are one of the most successful bands in indie rock. Their breakout 2009 album Veckatimest launched them to No. 8 on the Billboard charts, selling 33,000 copies. Their new album Shields debuted at No.
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Rdio Will Pay Musicians $10 per Fan

Rdio Will Pay Musicians $10 per Fan | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Digital music service Rdio has long stood in the shadow of its cooler older sibling Spotify.

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...No Ceiling in Sight for Music Subscription Services

...No Ceiling in Sight for Music Subscription Services | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Independent music analyst Mark Mulligan raised some eyebrows when he told the Future Music Forum in Barcelona that today's music subscription services have a natural...
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Ex-TuneCore CEO Jeff Price: The End Of The New Music Industry Transformation

Ex-TuneCore CEO Jeff Price: The End Of The New Music Industry Transformation | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
How Technology Destroyed The Traditional Music Industry In 2006, Jeff Price (@TuneCoreJeff) launched TuneCore, for the first time allowing all artists onto the shelves of the digital music services whithout giving up rights or revenue.

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SoundExchange Is Now Trying to Double Sirius XM's Royalty Obligations...

SoundExchange Is Now Trying to Double Sirius XM's Royalty Obligations... | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it

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Spotify in Investment Talks With Coca-Cola

Spotify in Investment Talks With Coca-Cola | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola is in discussions with Spotify to make a small investment in the digital music company. Sources tell Billboard the two companies are in negotiations, but a deal...
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The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the big dollars in royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how...
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SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music

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The Web made licensing music drastically more efficient. Now a small button on the ubiquitous SoundCloud streaming player makes licensing music even easier. SoundCloud, a...
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Muse Tops UK Album Charts

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In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, Muse’s “The 2nd Law” became their fourth No. 1 in their home territory topping Mumford & Sons and...
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Is Spotify's Business Model Broken?

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Financial numbers for privately held Spotify have surfaced and the music service appears to be in a world of hurt. Read this article by Greg Sandoval on CNET News.
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Deep Purple, Kraftwerk, Public Enemy, Joan Jett Among Rock Hall Nominees | Billboard.biz

Deep Purple, Kraftwerk, Public Enemy, Joan Jett Among Rock Hall Nominees | Billboard.biz | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot. They join returning artists...
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The Biggest Secret To Becoming A Great Songwriter

The Biggest Secret To Becoming A Great Songwriter | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
If you want to be good at anything, the first thing you need to do is master the craft. One of the greatest things about writing songs is that you have access to everything you need all around you in massive abundance.
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Rdio Launches Program For Artists To Earn Cash By Attracting New Users, But Stops Short Of YouTube’s Model | TechCrunch

Rdio Launches Program For Artists To Earn Cash By Attracting New Users, But Stops Short Of YouTube’s Model | TechCrunch | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Streaming music service Rdio, currently being trumped in North America by Spotify, probably needs to incentive its partners more, especially given the complains from labels and artists about the low monetization available on Spotify.
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Universal Music-EMI Deal Approved by European Union

Universal Music-EMI Deal Approved by European Union | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
European Union regulators today formally approved Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music. As expected, the approval is contingent upon divestments...
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iTunes Dominates Music Sales, While Pandora's Footprint Soars

iTunes Dominates Music Sales, While Pandora's Footprint Soars | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it
Market research company The NPD Group has released findings indicating that iTunes continues to dominate the digital music market, as well as all music purchases in the United States.
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A Changing Music Industry Calls for Unconventional Marketing and Promotion

A Changing Music Industry Calls for Unconventional Marketing and Promotion | ...Music Business News... | Scoop.it

The music industry’s troubles are well documented, hinging on contradictory realities: Music is too free to be expensive and too expensive to be free.

 

People no longer spend money on music automatically, so promoting it is arguably more important than ever. One approach is to try to “turn your band into a virus.” Let’s take a look at three other proven ways to promote music: merchandise, apps, and location.


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