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Billboard Delivers Portable Charts To Spotify, Rdio, Others For Your Listening Pleasure

Billboard Delivers Portable Charts To Spotify, Rdio, Others For Your Listening Pleasure | Music business | Scoop.it
Billboard knew about making music lists long before Spotify streamed a single track--the brand has been publishing its charts since 1940.But a few years ago, Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming services began promoting portable playlists that anyone...
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Billboard Adds Digital Twist to Genre Chart Methodology

Billboard Adds Digital Twist to Genre Chart Methodology | Music business | Scoop.it
Downloads and streams, already counted for the Hot 100, will now be tallied for Billboard's country, R&B/hip-hop, Latin, and rap songs charts...
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Why no more album will sell 1 million copies

Why no more album will sell 1 million copies | Music business | Scoop.it

"Consider this: If Billboard had calculated album sales in 2011 as it will in 2012, no album would have sold more than 1 million copies. In fact, the music industry would have been declared DOA."

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Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox

Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox | Music business | Scoop.it
The Billboard FutureSound Conference wrapped on Friday with the Cost of Content panel and an analysis of EMI and EchoNest's new Developer's Sandbox.
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Digital Music Startups Outline Challenges, Lessons Learned @ Billboard's FutureSound

Digital Music Startups Outline Challenges, Lessons Learned @ Billboard's FutureSound | Music business | Scoop.it
On the opening day (Nov. 17) of Billboard’s FutureSound conference in San Francisco, executives from RootMusic, Mobile Roadie, Grooveshark and Headliner.fm discussed...
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Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference

Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference | Music business | Scoop.it
The fight over artist royalties on streaming services like Pandora and Spotify misses a more important reality: user data from these sites can be a much bigger gold mine to...
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Billboard starts using Spotify and other social apps to build chart

Billboard starts using Spotify and other social apps to build chart | Music business | Scoop.it
The Billboard Hot 100, the main US pop chart, is to start using social app stats in building its weekly list.
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Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100?

Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100? | Music business | Scoop.it
Could the new sale pricing of Katy Perry's The One That Got Away help push it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart giving the singer a record-breaking sixth...
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Twitter, SoundTracking, Ticketfly, Slacker, Shazam and More on the Socialization of Music @ Billboard FutureSound

Twitter, SoundTracking, Ticketfly, Slacker, Shazam and More on the Socialization of Music @ Billboard FutureSound | Music business | Scoop.it
The worlds of social media and digital music are an almost ideal match, but the ways toward optimizing them aren’t easy. Execs from Twitter, SoundTracking, Myxker,...
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Billboard's FutureSound Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

Billboard's FutureSound Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco | Music business | Scoop.it
More than one hundred tech company CEOs, music label reps, venture capitalists and major media have assembled near downtown San Francisco for the Billboard-hosted...
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