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Daniel Ek - The 100 Most Influential People in the World - TIME

Daniel Ek - The 100 Most Influential People in the World - TIME | Music business | Scoop.it
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Spotify press event lacks sizzle or substance

Spotify press event lacks sizzle or substance | Music business | Scoop.it
All the music service offers us is a Coca-Cola ad deal and not a particularly exciting one at that. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Internet & Media.
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Spotify Details Strategic Partnership with Coca-Cola

Spotify Details Strategic Partnership with Coca-Cola | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced branded apps for within the music platform.
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Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership | Music business | Scoop.it
Last year, EDM management agency Three Six Zero Group and Roc Nation entered a partnership that produced one of 2011’s biggest hits in Rihanna’s “We Found...
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Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans

Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans | Music business | Scoop.it
Instead of subscribing to streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, what if users wanted to subscribe to the scrobbled or hand-curated playlists of their favorite artists...
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Physical media is dead -- long live the app

Physical media is dead -- long live the app | Music business | Scoop.it
Physical media is dead. It is being replaced with “apps” From music playlists to catalogs to retail stores to television -- it wouldn’t surprise me if in near future everything is an app. It is a scary future for some, and yet full of opportunities.
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Is Your Music in an Art Gallery or at Ikea?

Is Your Music in an Art Gallery or at Ikea? | Music business | Scoop.it

"I’ve been having many discussions recently with friends and with musicians (and that includes many friends who are musicians !), where, like a broken record, I..."

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Is this Spotify's official iPad app?

Is this Spotify's official iPad app? | Music business | Scoop.it
While Spotify's iPhone app just got a big bitrate bump, unlike competitor Rdio, the company still doesn't offer a native iPad app for its music streaming service. Well, the wait may be nearly over...
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Raditaz: Like Pandora with More Music and Everyone Else’s Stations

Raditaz: Like Pandora with More Music and Everyone Else’s Stations | Music business | Scoop.it

"In today’s fast-moving environment, product iteration is an inescapable necessity if companies want to keep users, attract new ones, and stop a bleeding-edge app from being downgraded to say, merely cutting-edge. Sometimes this means users get a nice, new experience; other times it’s closer to what I’d call a “Detroit update,” where body lines are sharpened just enough to make your “new” car look old."

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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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‘Stock Market For Music Hipsters’ TastemakerX Hits Beta In Time For Coachella

‘Stock Market For Music Hipsters’ TastemakerX Hits Beta In Time For Coachella | Music business | Scoop.it
Almost all currency is virtual -- In that it relies on the people who are trading it to define its value.
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Despite $889M In Revenue This Year, No IPO In Spotify’s Cards, But Ek Wouldn’t Say No To More Funding

Despite $889M In Revenue This Year, No IPO In Spotify’s Cards, But Ek Wouldn’t Say No To More Funding | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify's storming of the U.S. market last year has seen the company rack up a total of 10 million active users of its music streaming services. It is projected to have revenues of $889 million this year, up 160 percent on 2011.
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Spotify Lost $59M In 2011, Projects $889M Revenue & More Losses In 2012

Spotify Lost $59M In 2011, Projects $889M Revenue & More Losses In 2012 | Music business | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel EK says that 2012 revenues will top $889 million USD as the music streamer expands quickly into more territories.
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Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force

Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force | Music business | Scoop.it
A report that Sony gave to investors this year calls for major job cuts at EMI, the music publishing company that it is buying.
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Spotify and Coca-Cola Partner To Share Music With The World

Spotify and Coca-Cola Partner To Share Music With The World | Music business | Scoop.it

"Spotify and Coca-Cola today announced a multifaceted strategic partnership that combines the global scale and reach of Coca-Cola with Spotify’s music technology platform to give consumers around the world unprecedented access to the music they love. The partnership will help fans discover new music, connect with other music lovers around the world and seamlessly share their experiences with friends both online and offline."

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Exclusive: MOG Teams Up With Telstra To Launch In Australia

Exclusive: MOG Teams Up With Telstra To Launch In Australia | Music business | Scoop.it
Rdio was the first international music streaming service to launch in Australia late 2011 and rumours of a Spotify launch have abounded for...
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Facebook’s Listen Button Plays Artists on Spotify, MOG, Rdio, More

Facebook’s Listen Button Plays Artists on Spotify, MOG, Rdio, More | Music business | Scoop.it

"Application Programming Interface, thy name be “awesome!”"

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Facebook Adds 'Listen' Button to Band, Artist Pages

Facebook Adds 'Listen' Button to Band, Artist Pages | Music business | Scoop.it
Facebook is adding on Tuesday a “Listen” button to some its band and artist pages that give users an easy way to listen to their favorite songs directly on the site.
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Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger | Music business | Scoop.it
Martin Mills of Beggars Group lodged a complaint with European regulators over Universal's EMI acquisition, saying it kills the promotion space and opportunity for niche...
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Shazam's David Jones Talks Train Album Preview Campaign, American Idol

Shazam's David Jones Talks Train Album Preview Campaign, American Idol | Music business | Scoop.it
Shazam has two new big partnerships; a FilterForGood project with Brita that offers Shazam users an exclusive stream of Train’s upcoming album, California 37, before...
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Soundrop Spotify App Drops New Version, Making It Easier to Listen with Friends

Soundrop Spotify App Drops New Version, Making It Easier to Listen with Friends | Music business | Scoop.it

"Soundrop, the Spotify app that lets you join virtual rooms to listen to music along with friends and like-minded strangers, released a new version on Monday morning with several improvements designed to make it easier to find your Facebook friends on the service as well as rooms playing music you might like, plus fun new options for creating your own room."

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Radio Revenues to Steadily Rise, Fueled by Online Surge

Radio Revenues to Steadily Rise, Fueled by Online Surge | Music business | Scoop.it
Over-the-air (OTA) local radio station revenues were relatively flat at $14.1 billion in 2011, up just 0.4% from a year earlier, but are predicted to increase at a faster...
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TuneCore: We Must Boycott Grooveshark. We Must Pressure Their Advertisers

TuneCore: We Must Boycott Grooveshark. We Must Pressure Their Advertisers | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is a battle that's now bleeding beyond the major labels - way beyond. Because the sharpest attack on Grooveshark is now coming from Tunecore CEO Jeff Price, an artist champion who spends most of this time fighting against the majors."

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Spotify readies roll out of mega-brand apps, starting with AT&T, Intel and more

Spotify readies roll out of mega-brand apps, starting with AT&T, Intel and more | Music business | Scoop.it
As Spotify continues to ramp up its revenue efforts by launching its first branded advertiser page across Europe, the music-streaming platform is now readying to take things to the ...
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Survival of the Fittest: Are Record Labels Dinosaurs or Crocodiles?

Survival of the Fittest: Are Record Labels Dinosaurs or Crocodiles? | Music business | Scoop.it

"With baseball season upon on us, I am reminded of Hall of Famer Casey Stengel’s words, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.”  I’ve already referred to the big..."

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