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Muve Says It Out Loud: "No One Wants to Pay for Music..."

Muve Says It Out Loud: "No One Wants to Pay for Music..." | Music business | Scoop.it

"And oh-so-quietly, Muve Music just crossed 600,000 paying subscribers in the US. But this is one of the hardest models to celebrate, simply because Muve Music is only sold as a package that also includes essentials like voice, texting, and browsing. Which almost makes music like the gravy on top, and you just can't order gravy by itself.
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Cricket's Muve Music Has Over 600,000 Subscribers, International Expansion Plans

Cricket's Muve Music Has Over 600,000 Subscribers, International Expansion Plans | Music business | Scoop.it
Muve Music, the unlimited music service of mobile carrier Cricket Wireless, has reached 600,000 subscribers and is looking to expand to other markets, according to a...
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Apple Adds 'Mastered for iTunes' Section With Better Sound

Apple Adds 'Mastered for iTunes' Section With Better Sound | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple has quietly added a "Mastered for iTunes" section which promises better sound.
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Mood Based Audio Ads by Moodagent and Mixberry Media

Mood Based Audio Ads by Moodagent and Mixberry Media | Music business | Scoop.it
Mixberry media is an audio ad network that delivers digital audio ads during web pages or applications loading time.
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Ethan Kaplan - Live Nation - about the music industry and much more

Ethan Kaplan - Live Nation - about the music industry and much more | Music business | Scoop.it
Executives at the big music labels tend to get a bad rap. But some of the most innovative people in the music business began their careers at the labels.
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Ethan Kaplan draws a line between what labels do and what they must do to keep artists and not cut such lazy deals.

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Price: "This Concept That the Music Industry Was So F―king Great is Just Wrong."

Price: "This Concept That the Music Industry Was So F―king Great is Just Wrong." | Music business | Scoop.it

"Last week, Cracker's David Lowery asserted that things have never been worse for artists, in a fairly detailed way. But this morning at Digital Music Forum East in New York, Tunecore founder Jeff Price said, basically, 'no f―king way...'"

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Infographic: The Online Music Landscape

Infographic: The Online Music Landscape | Music business | Scoop.it
A new infographic from Gerson Lehrman Group's GPlus.com maps out the current online music on-demand landscape from the top 10 players.

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Brand New iTunes Store on the Way?

Brand New iTunes Store on the Way? | Music business | Scoop.it
Unlike Amazon.com, which is both ugly and hard to use, the iTunes Store is only the latter. Behind all that Apple sheen is a hellish shopping labyrinth—but a makeover might be coming soon.
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Will someone please flip the switch that makes YouTube a formal music service

Will someone please flip the switch that makes YouTube a formal music service | Music business | Scoop.it
While browsing around YouTube, or while watching avid YT users browse YouTube, it has become obvious to many people that the basic guts of a music service already exist within the site.  You can s...
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If You're Going To Compare The Old Music Biz Model With The New Music Biz Model, At Least Make Some Sense

If You're Going To Compare The Old Music Biz Model With The New Music Biz Model, At Least Make Some Sense | Music business | Scoop.it
David Lowery, from the bands Cracker and Camper van Beethoven (which I actually like), appeared at last week's SF Music Tech to talk about how things have never been worse for musicians. I unfortunately missed his session, but it's been...
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EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition

EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition | Music business | Scoop.it
The pair of deals to split EMI between Sony and Universal would give those music companies substantial advantages over Warner, the only other major player still in the market.
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Ex-Major Label Exec: 'You Cannot Develop Artists When Everyone Thinks You're an Extortionist...'

Ex-Major Label Exec: 'You Cannot Develop Artists When Everyone Thinks You're an Extortionist...' | Music business | Scoop.it

"Jim McDermott spent nearly seventeen years at major labels like Polygram, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment, starting with Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Distribution in 1987. Here, McDermott describes a radically different approach to retailing, one that may completely surprise you. And, make you wonder whether the current approach towards digital retailers really makes sense."

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A Bright Future For Music Tech: Lessons Learned At SF MusicTech X

A Bright Future For Music Tech: Lessons Learned At SF MusicTech X | Music business | Scoop.it
The number ten is quite a symbolic number, representing the start of a whole new order of numbers, and the culmination of the numbers that came before it. The number ten also implies the completeness of order.
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Swarm.fm Wins Grand Prize at Spotify’s Music Hack Weekend

Swarm.fm Wins Grand Prize at Spotify’s Music Hack Weekend | Music business | Scoop.it

"What if Spotify threw a weekend-long party for digital music hackers at a Manhattan ping pong club co-founded by Susan Sarandon?"

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When is it Safe to Say Google Music Has Failed?

When is it Safe to Say Google Music Has Failed? | Music business | Scoop.it
While recent reports have declared 3-month-old Google Music a failure, the assessments may or may not hold true in the long term depending on how Google and its Android...
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We Need To Talk About Streaming (again)

We Need To Talk About Streaming (again) | Music business | Scoop.it
Last night I participated in a Music Tank seminar on streaming music.  It was a vibrant and valuable debate with a healthy diversity of opinion.  Below are brief highlights of my opening keynote,...
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Rdio Expands to Spain, But Can It Catch On There?

Rdio Expands to Spain, But Can It Catch On There? | Music business | Scoop.it
Rdio, the subscription-based music streaming service launched yesterday in Spain and Portugal. But can the music streaming service overcome Spain's notorious track record...
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Spotify Gets More DJ Friendly, Launches Gapless Playback, Crossfade Features

Spotify Gets More DJ Friendly, Launches Gapless Playback, Crossfade Features | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify today announced it is launching gapless playback and crossfade features which it will roll out this week as part of its latest  desktop upgrade. DJ Paul...
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The Death of the Mp3 (1993-?)

The Death of the Mp3 (1993-?) | Music business | Scoop.it
Though internet radio has its own user advantages and pluses for music license holders, it is the emergence of subscription-based digital music streaming services that hold the key to the future of not only music, but all entertainment consumption.
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Rhapsody, Spotify, Netflix, And The 28-Day Waiting Game

Rhapsody, Spotify, Netflix, And The 28-Day Waiting Game | Music business | Scoop.it
"Windowing," says Rhapsody CEO Jon Irwin," [is] fundamentally the wrong thing to do."...
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The Cloud Is Running Out of Room: Here's How It Affects Spotify, Pandora and Others

The Cloud Is Running Out of Room: Here's How It Affects Spotify, Pandora and Others | Music business | Scoop.it
The digital world is moving toward the cloud, but music and movies won't be following any time soon. The world is running out of wireless bandwith, and in order to survive,...
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Is Microsoft About to Jump On The Music Streaming Bandwagon?

Is Microsoft About to Jump On The Music Streaming Bandwagon? | Music business | Scoop.it
It's rumoured that Microsoft will be the latest company to jump into the fray, preparing to launch a new music service that will be similar to what Sp...
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OK Go: YouTube Revenues Are 'Like Finding Change On the Street...'

OK Go: YouTube Revenues Are 'Like Finding Change On the Street...' | Music business | Scoop.it

"OK Go is one of the most successful bands in YouTube history. Yet despite more than a hundred million plays, YouTube alone is hardly generating any substantive revenue for the group. "I can speak to an artist who gets a lot of traffic, which is OK Go," manager Jamie Kitman told a SF MusicTech Summit audience last week. "And I would say that 'trickle' is the operative word, in terms of revenue we receive from places like YouTube and VEVO.""

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Why Spotify Turned Down Adele's "21"

Why Spotify Turned Down Adele's "21" | Music business | Scoop.it
It turns out that Adele was indeed willing to have her album "21" available on Spotify--but given the option, Spotify ultimately decided not to stream the album, according to sources.
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Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide

Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide | Music business | Scoop.it
BPI says music industry revenue fell just 3.4% last year to £795m as digital income increased by nearly a quarter to £282m.
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