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Apple’s iTunes Stores Generates $1.9B In Revenue in Q2, Has 600,000 Apps

Apple’s iTunes Stores Generates $1.9B In Revenue in Q2, Has 600,000 Apps | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS ecosystem keeps on rolling. The company said it has more than 600,000 apps in the store, up from the 550,000 number they confirmed a month ago.
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Vevo's Rio Caraeff Talks Upfronts, Royalties, Growth, and Says: 'We Have No Intention To Leave YouTube'

Vevo's Rio Caraeff Talks Upfronts, Royalties, Growth, and Says: 'We Have No Intention To Leave YouTube' | Music business | Scoop.it
Billboard.biz caught up with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff at the Rethink Music Conference in Boston, where he discussed Vevo's take on the upcoming upfronts, royalties, the company's...
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eMusic Launches New Android App

eMusic Launches New Android App | Music business | Scoop.it
There are two things you should know about eMusic’s first smartphone app: it’s available only for the Android operating system, and it’s pretty good. The...
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Rethink Music Hackathon Winners: Dancing to Make Music, Concert Playlists, Having ‘The Talk’

Rethink Music Hackathon Winners: Dancing to Make Music, Concert Playlists, Having ‘The Talk’ | Music business | Scoop.it

"This week’s Rethink Music conference kicked off with a weekend Hackathon, where participants built and presented 25 music “hacks,” or hastily-created apps, at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (a.k.a. N.E.R.D) on Sunday."

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eMusic Rolls Out Record Store Day Heat Map App

eMusic Rolls Out Record Store Day Heat Map App | Music business | Scoop.it
This year, eMusic has rolled out a heat map app that allows users to enter a zip code and find record stores around them and upload Instagram photos complete with Record...
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YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court | Music business | Scoop.it
German court rules that YouTube must take down copyrighted music clips - a move which could lead to royalty payments...
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6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free

6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark is getting it from all angles. Not only did its only major label deal (with EMI) collapse, but the company is now being sued by all four major labels for large-scale copyright infringement due to its policy of letting users upload music into its system, where over 30 million people stream it for free each month — mostly in the absence of licenses from artists, labels, and publishers."

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EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI

EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI | Music business | Scoop.it
European competition regulators gave the green light Thursday to a plan by an investor group led by Sony Corp. to buy EMI Group Ltd.'s huge music-publishing division for $2.2 billion.
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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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Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future

Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future | Music business | Scoop.it
Emi boss Roger Faxon could soon be a free agent.
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Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement'

Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement' | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify's Chief Content Officer Ken Parks stopped off in Boston today for a quick appearance at the Berklee College of Music's Rethink Music conference to answer questions from an audience full of...
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Official.fm Launches Its New Music Promotion Platform

Official.fm Launches Its New Music Promotion Platform | Music business | Scoop.it
These days, it seems SoundCloud is the player to beat in the music platform space.
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Deezer shows Spotify how to do music on the web

Deezer shows Spotify how to do music on the web | Music business | Scoop.it
The upstart unlimited music service, like Rdio before it, has a better web music widget than Spotify, and has just inked a media partnership for it. But will it really count for anything?
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Pirates and Profits: Three Reasons Why the Music Biz Can Finally Get Excited About India’s Billion-Sized Audience

Pirates and Profits: Three Reasons Why the Music Biz Can Finally Get Excited About India’s Billion-Sized Audience | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital music distribution has made huge changes to India’s music industry.
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TuneUp Media Launches Music I.D. App With Approach Different from Shazam and SoundHound

TuneUp Media Launches Music I.D. App With Approach Different from Shazam and SoundHound | Music business | Scoop.it
TuneUp Media has launched a mobile app to complement its successful desktop software, which acts as a music identifier much like Shazam and SoundHound, but with one major...
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Anontune: The New Social Music Platform From Anonymous

Anontune: The New Social Music Platform From Anonymous | Music business | Scoop.it
[HTML1]In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting toge...
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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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