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Spotify’s Bold New Transition from Streaming Music Service to Music Platform

Spotify’s Bold New Transition from Streaming Music Service to Music Platform | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify today gave an update on the year to date and announced a host of new features. 5 Million Paying Subscribers As expected Spotify has managed to hit the 5 million paying subscriber mark which...
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A great analysis of Spotify's new features and focus on discovery.

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Music discovery on Spotify gets personal

With great power comes great responsibility. Snoop Dogg or The Stones? Sheeran or Shearwater? Marley or Metallica? Sure, millions of songs in your pocket has...
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Spotify unveiled today a bunch of new features improving discovery on the streaming service.

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Facebook Plays a Relatively Minor Role In Music Discovery

Facebook Plays a Relatively Minor Role In Music Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it

"The industry's addiction with likes, friends, and followers is reaching junkie status. So maybe this is a step towards recovery. Or, at least a little more balance: according to a new finding from NPD Group, social media's role in music discovery is actually minor compared..."

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Discovering Music With Your New Holiday Gadgets

Discovering Music With Your New Holiday Gadgets | Music business | Scoop.it
Popular music apps like Spotify, Turntable.fm, Hitlantis, Discovr and Shazam can enhance your music discovery on your new iPad, iPhone or other sundry iProduct, find out...
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Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein On Monetizing Music Discovery & User Engagement

Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein On Monetizing Music Discovery & User Engagement | Music business | Scoop.it
Turntable.fm has gotten off to a strong start since launching in May with $7 million in funding and 600,000 users just three months in. Since then Turntable has continued to grow and catch media attention and is now developing relationships...
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Study: FM Radio Is Still the Biggest Source for Music Discovery...

Study: FM Radio Is Still the Biggest Source for Music Discovery... | Music business | Scoop.it

"One of the oldest platforms is still the biggest vehicle for new music discovery, even among more dedicated music fans. In a just-released joint study from NPD Group and NARM, FM (and AM) radio consistently emerged as the most important place for discovery, with word-of-mouth falling second."

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Music Discovery Still Dominated by Radio, Says Nielsen Music 360 Report

Music Discovery Still Dominated by Radio, Says Nielsen Music 360 Report | Music business | Scoop.it
Radio is still the dominant way people discover music (48%) – followed by tips from friends/relatives (10%), and YouTube (7%), but more teens listen to music through YouTube than through any other source (64%) -- followed by radio (56%) and iTunes...
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Spotify Launches Influencer Following Music Graph, Collection, And Instant Previews To Aid Discovery

Spotify Launches Influencer Following Music Graph, Collection, And Instant Previews To Aid Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify employees in the crowd at its New York City press event are chatting about the influencer following system its about to launch, confirming my scoop from late November.
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With 20 million active users, 5 millions paid subscribers and $500 millions distributed to record labels, Spotify is now aiming at making discovery easier.

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The Holy Grail of Music Listening: Social, Discovery, and Recommendations

The Holy Grail of Music Listening: Social, Discovery, and Recommendations | Music business | Scoop.it
Guest post by Sagee Ben-Zedeff (@sageeb) for sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank. Ben-Zedeff is the founder and CEO of Serendip Media. Three months ago, Nielsen published one of my favorite reports of the year, Music 360.
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With Updated iOS App, Herd.fm Wants to Change Mobile Music Discovery

With Updated iOS App, Herd.fm Wants to Change Mobile Music Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it
Herd.fm changes course from being a music recommendation app based solely on location to one that examines iTunes listening and Facebook sharing history in order to compile...
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How We Currently Discover Music

How We Currently Discover Music | Music business | Scoop.it

"Music business association NARM and leading market research company The NPD Group recently released findings of a joint study that examined the ways consumers discover new music. The study was conducted in August 2011. There were a number of surprising elements in this study."

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Active vs. Passive Fans: Why Radio & TV Still Rank Tops For Music Discovery

Active vs. Passive Fans: Why Radio & TV Still Rank Tops For Music Discovery | Music business | Scoop.it
The data presented in a recent NPD Group/NARM study found terrestrial radio and syndicated television among the main influential sources of music discovery (60% and 49% respectively).

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