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The Tale of the CD, the Digital Refusnik and the Charitable Collector

The Tale of the CD, the Digital Refusnik and the Charitable Collector | Music business | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I raised the question of whether the music industry was going the way of the newspaper industry, whether its core audience was aging, stuck on its physical format while the younge...
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MTV’s Music Meter App Out Of Beta For Both iOS And Android

MTV’s Music Meter App Out Of Beta For Both iOS And Android | Music business | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, MTV actually does still care about music: its Music Meter mobile application has shed the beta tag with its 2.0 release, allowing users to see which artists are generating the most buzz across social-media networks and streaming...
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HTC and Beats to take on Spotify, iTunes to boost phone sales?

HTC and Beats to take on Spotify, iTunes to boost phone sales? | Music business | Scoop.it
HTC's $300-million investment in Beats Electronics has, so far, resulted in Beats earbuds being packed with Android smartphones.
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Habu Android App Creates A Playlist For Your Every Mood

Habu Android App Creates A Playlist For Your Every Mood | Music business | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you have thousands of songs in your library and only dozens that you listen to regularly. This a strange problem and growing storage capacities promise to make it worse.
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TwitMusic - Welcome to the Music Industry's New Order

TwitMusic - Welcome to the Music Industry's New Order | Music business | Scoop.it
The music industry is changing. The old guard and a new order are curiously juxtaposed as one attempts to survive and adapt while the other evolves confidently on the periphery of an inevitable future.
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Tom Petty, Bob Dylan Vs. Music Labels: The Industry's New Copyright War

Tom Petty, Bob Dylan Vs. Music Labels: The Industry's New Copyright War | Music business | Scoop.it
THE BUSINESS: A law from 1978 is suddenly the labels' No. 1 threat as everyone from Village People to the Eagles can now snatch back their music rights.
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Apple Determines iTunes Match Royalties By Counting How Many Times A Song is Accessed

Apple Determines iTunes Match Royalties By Counting How Many Times A Song is Accessed | Music business | Scoop.it
TuneCore president Jeff Price today wrote a blog post praising Apple's iTunes Match service for creating money "out of thin air" for...
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CDBaby: iTunes Still Accounts for 77.4% of Digital Revenues...

CDBaby: iTunes Still Accounts for 77.4% of Digital Revenues... | Music business | Scoop.it

"We're guessing rivals like Tunecore have similar ratios, and this probably extends beyond the unsigned and indie space. According to the year-2011 revenue analysis, CD Baby artists pulled a massive 77.4 percent of digital revenues from the iTunes Store, on an aggregated basis. AmazonMP3 was a distant second, but still a substantial 10.5 percent of the total."

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Remember iLike? The Social Music Network Officially Died Today

Remember iLike? The Social Music Network Officially Died Today | Music business | Scoop.it
In the the spring of 2009, iLike had 45 million registered users and was the #1 music application on Facebook. "Is There An iLike Effect?", we asked then; and the answer was yes.
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Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality? | Music business | Scoop.it
It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience.
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Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges

Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges | Music business | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago we wrote about Backplane — a platform for creating interactive, highly visual communities — that counts Lady Gaga as one of its backers, along with plenty of the Valley's most well-known investors.
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New record label offers free downloads for life

New record label  offers free downloads for life | Music business | Scoop.it
DigSin is a record label that enables subscribers to download singles for free, for life.
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Agile Music: Artist Creativity & Music Formats In the Age of Mass Customization

Agile Music: Artist Creativity & Music Formats In the Age of Mass Customization | Music business | Scoop.it
This guest post by Mark Mulligan, a respected independent music analyst who publishes the Music Industry Blog, includes the full text and main graphics of the speech he delivered at Midem's Visionary Monday earlier this week.
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A new music discovery service for Twitter: Monstro

http://themonstro.com/ is a cool new music discovery service that uses social data from Twitter. You'll see what songs are trending on Twitter, with charts a...
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Spotify launches a Community site. Is it pulling away from GetSatisfaction?

Spotify launches a Community site. Is it pulling away from GetSatisfaction? | Music business | Scoop.it
As Spotify aims to solidify its position within the hearts of music lovers, the company has just introduced The Spotify Community. It's a section of forums on the Spotify site that ...
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Are YouTube and Google Music Just Honeypots for Data Collection?

Are YouTube and Google Music Just Honeypots for Data Collection? | Music business | Scoop.it
MTP readers will remember that we have beat the drum about how Google will make "non display uses" of data associated with music and videos that they use as part of YouTube, Google Music and any ot...
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IODA: Spotify Is Something 'We Really Don't Understand Yet...'

IODA: Spotify Is Something 'We Really Don't Understand Yet...' | Music business | Scoop.it

"This superstar is pulling out; this label's staying in. UMG says there's no evidence of Spotify cannibalization; indie distributor STHoldings say they have all the evidence they need. So who's right?"

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Licensing Talk With TuneCore, BMI, SoundExchange Gets Fiery at SF MusicTech

Licensing Talk With TuneCore, BMI, SoundExchange Gets Fiery at SF MusicTech | Music business | Scoop.it
A heated debate on licensing and payments overshadowed the SF MusicTech summit, with execs from TuneCore, Music Reports, SoundExchange and BMI arguing over the future of...
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YouTube launches 'Get More into Music' push

YouTube launches 'Get More into Music' push | Music business | Scoop.it
Google is ramping up YouTube‘s marketing activity in the UK with a campaign that focuses on the site‘s musical content from performers such as Jessie J and Lana Del Rey.
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74% of Lana Del Rey's First Week Album Sales Were Digital...

74% of Lana Del Rey's First Week Album Sales Were Digital... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Coldplay waited 100 days to license Spotify, and their iTunes album sales were stellar! But wait: would they really have sold less - and made less - if Spotify was licensed from day one?"

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Unbundling the Album: A Business Case for Releasing Single Songs

Unbundling the Album: A Business Case for Releasing Single Songs | Music business | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years the recorded music industry has ignored this strategy, and stubbornly clung to a business model that is no longer in harmony with they way people consume music by predominantly releasing albums in a single song economy."

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Pandora vs. Spotify: Who Will Win the Battle for Streaming Music?

Pandora vs. Spotify: Who Will Win the Battle for Streaming Music? | Music business | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, the future of streaming music rested squarely on the shoulders of Pandora Radio. Then came Spotify.
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EMI Music VP of Digital Projects Neil Tinegate On App Development @ MIDEM

EMI Music VP of Digital Projects Neil Tinegate On App Development @ MIDEM | Music business | Scoop.it
Back in November, EMI Music unveiled its OpenEMI initiative, launching a developer “sandbox” on application platform the Echo Nest. App developers get access to...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Interactive Music Video Lets You 'Look Around'

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Interactive Music Video Lets You 'Look Around' | Music business | Scoop.it
The Red Hot Chili Peppers just released a brand new interactive video for their latest single "Look Around."...
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Streaming Music at Spin

Streaming Music at Spin | Music business | Scoop.it
An overhaul for Spin.com includes plans for a streaming music player, nine new blogs and Web-only content like news and album reviews.
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