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Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer

Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer | Music business | Scoop.it
Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.
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Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music

Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music | Music business | Scoop.it
Here's more fodder for those who argue that a large number of consumers still want physical media: vinyl sales at Amazon are up 745 percent from five years ago, the company said this morning....
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Jonathan Smith's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:01 PM

With the sales on vinyl up 725%, surprisingly enough this isnt a lot. Vinyls are only 2% of purchases in music, with the highest digital and online streaming services.

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Amazon’s New Deal: Buy a CD and Get the Digital Album for Free

Amazon’s New Deal: Buy a CD and Get the Digital Album for Free | Music business | Scoop.it
Amazon is announcing "AutoRip," a new service that will give anyone who has purchased a CD on Amazon over the past 15 years a free digital copy of that album.
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A Year Later, Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone Resurfaces

A Year Later, Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone Resurfaces | Music business | Scoop.it
A year after pulling it from the App Store, Amazon Cloud Player is now accessible for owners of iPhone and iPod touch devices.
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Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple

Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple says it had to cut an agency-pricing deal with publishers in order to weaken Amazon's monopolistic control over the e-book industry.
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Amazon Backed Songza Launches 'Music Concierge' Songs For Every Mood

Amazon Backed Songza Launches 'Music Concierge' Songs For Every Mood | Music business | Scoop.it
Amazon funded streaming music service Songza today launched Music Concierge.
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Google Music Launch Unveils a Solid Competitor to Apple, Amazon, Spotify

Google Music Launch Unveils a Solid Competitor to Apple, Amazon, Spotify | Music business | Scoop.it
Google did not disappoint in its hotly anticipated launch event for Google Music in Los Angeles this afternoon.
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The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales

The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales | Music business | Scoop.it

It’s been another strong week for Amazon. First they announce a 100% rise in vinyl sales on last year from their UK outpost Amazon.co.uk, then they unleash the headline-grabbing stat that US sales of physical records are up 745% since 2008. And yet, perhaps the greatest success of the last seven days has been cosmetic rather than economic – Amazon’s gains are being celebrated as positive for the music industry at large.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:37 AM

What shoud we expect from Amazon's tremendous vinyl sales rise?
Is Amazon about to kill independent vinyl retailers? 

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Could Amazon sell secondhand digital music?

Could Amazon sell secondhand digital music? | Music business | Scoop.it
Approved patent allows the resale of 'used' music files
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Is Taylor Swift's 'Red' iTunes Exclusive a Play to Prevent Deep Discounting?

Is Taylor Swift's 'Red' iTunes Exclusive a Play to Prevent Deep Discounting? | Music business | Scoop.it
In a possible attempt to ensure that Google Play and Amazon don't use Taylor Swift's just-released Red album as a loss leader priced below $3.49, Big Machine Records has...
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Australia to Apple, Adobe and Microsoft: Why do we pay more for digital downloads than other countries?

Australia to Apple, Adobe and Microsoft: Why do we pay more for digital downloads than other countries? | Music business | Scoop.it
Australian politicians and have ordered an inquiry that seeks to determine why consumers are forced to pay more for software, music and game downloads from companies including Apple, ...
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Amazon's Digital Sales Grow 29% in Q1 2012 While iTunes Sales are Flat from Q4, According to Estimates from eDataSource

Amazon's Digital Sales Grow 29% in Q1 2012 While iTunes Sales are Flat from Q4, According to Estimates from eDataSource | Music business | Scoop.it
eDataSource estimates show continued growth of Amazon's digital sale from Q4. iTunes still much larger in terms of total sales. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 eDataSource ( http://www.edatasource.com ), a leading...
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Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees

Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees | Music business | Scoop.it
TAG Strategic managing partner Ted Cohen moderated an engaging panel discussion Monday about the digital music market. Participating in the discussion were four influential...
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iTunes Store Deletes Amazon Cloud Music Player - hypebot

iTunes Store Deletes Amazon Cloud Music Player - hypebot | Music business | Scoop.it
Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Earlier this month, Evolver posted about how to play the music stored in your Music Beta by Google account on your iPhone using an app called gMusic. Today, we had planned to...
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