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Facebook Launches “Listen With” For Turntable.fm-style Simultaneous Music and Chat

Facebook Launches “Listen With” For Turntable.fm-style Simultaneous Music and Chat | Music business | Scoop.it
Look out Turntable.fm, Facebook today launches its own simultaneous music listening group chat room feature. New "Listen With" buttons in Chat and news feed stories allow you to select a friend as your personal DJ.
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Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter

Sony’s Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there's room for another media service on iOS.
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Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player

Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player | Music business | Scoop.it
iTunes is great and everything, but it's still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to time.
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Streaming Music Has a Problem—It's a Huge Success

Streaming Music Has a Problem—It's a Huge Success | Music business | Scoop.it
In late September, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek was the first guest Mark Zuckerberg introduced on stage during his keynote speech at the f8 developer conference, which introduced the network’s new media consumption features.
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Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011

Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011 | Music business | Scoop.it
The dollar amount pledged to projects through the Kickstarter platform in 2011? $99,344,382. Dollars pledged were up a whopping 259 percent from $27,638,318 in 2010......
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When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music...

When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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Pandora’s 125 million registered users average 18 hours of listening a month

Pandora’s 125 million registered users average 18 hours of listening a month | Music business | Scoop.it
Popular internet streaming company Pandora, which went public last year, shared some numbers going into the CES event in Vegas. They're pretty impressive, in case you were worried ...

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The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004

The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004 | Music business | Scoop.it
Nielsen and Billboard released their 2011 Music Industry Report and total album sales increased for the first time since 2004 and digital sales finally beat out physical music sales.
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Used MP3 Store ReDigi Sued by EMI: Report

Used MP3 Store ReDigi Sued by EMI: Report | Music business | Scoop.it
Used MP3 marketplace ReDigi seemed destined to attract legal problems when it launched in October. Now the company has been sued by EMI less than two months after it was...
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Spotify Has Gotten Big In The US Via Facebook, But All Those Free Users Will Have To Start Paying Soon

Spotify Has Gotten Big In The US Via Facebook, But All Those Free Users Will Have To Start Paying Soon | Music business | Scoop.it
Everyone who has been using streaming music service Spotify for free in the US from when it launched last July is now going to have to start paying, as Business Insider notes today.
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Music-streaming service Deezer gets Last.fm scobbling support

Music-streaming service Deezer gets Last.fm scobbling support | Music business | Scoop.it
Last.fm has today announced that France-based music-streaming service Deezer is the latest service to join the scrobbling masses, an integration that will see millions more able to ...
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Welcome to OpenEMI

http://developer.echonest.com/sandbox/emi/ The Echo Nest and EMI Music have announced a new initiative to put music and other music-related content such as v...
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Why SoundCloud's $50 Million Round Might Actually Make Sense...

Why SoundCloud's $50 Million Round Might Actually Make Sense... | Music business | Scoop.it

"If you've been in this space long enough - like, a year - you've probably developed an allergic reaction to huge funding rounds. It just seems so speculative and disaster-prone! Case in point: just a few days ago, Beyond Oblivion melted into a bonfire of wasted cash, specifically $87 million across two rounds. As the blood started flowing, Beyond CEO Adam Kidron quick listed licensing as the biggest dagger, and we're not sure refunds are being issued."

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EMI Music France Acquires Stake in PlayOn

EMI Music France Acquires Stake in PlayOn | Music business | Scoop.it
EMI Music France has acquired a “significant” stake in PlayOn, a French all-rights music company that works in music production, publishing, management, and...
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The Black Keys Are About to Go Gold. Any Questions?

The Black Keys Are About to Go Gold. Any Questions? | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is easily the best showing for a Black Keys album, and there have been a lot of them. But does it make the case for making Spotify wait?"

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Steve Aoki Unveils New Music Using Turntable.fm

Steve Aoki Unveils New Music Using Turntable.fm | Music business | Scoop.it
Electro house musician Steve Aoki has chosen to unveil his latest tracks in the context of a Turntable.fm DJ room – making him the first established artist to fully orchestrate a listening session using the platform.
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Digital Distributor TuneCore Launches In Canada

Digital Distributor TuneCore Launches In Canada | Music business | Scoop.it
Flat fee digital music subscription service Tunecore has launched in Canada. Distribution via the new site www.tunecore.ca is available exclusively to Canadian artists and priced at an annual flat fee of CDN$9.99 per single.
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Musical Capitalism

Musical Capitalism | Music business | Scoop.it
With the music industry suffering huge defeat in the onset of the digital age, the tendency to be all embracing of the latest glimmer of hope has become commonplace. To call foul of new developments often results in accusations of living in the past.
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Bringing MySpace Back: Timberlake Unveils TV Service

Bringing MySpace Back: Timberlake Unveils TV Service | Music business | Scoop.it
MySpace co-owner Justin Timberlake joined Panasonic at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show to announce a new social TV service.
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Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music - Forbes

Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music - Forbes | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify's Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from piracy--and iTunes.

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Digital downloads overtake physical music sales in the US for first time

Digital downloads overtake physical music sales in the US for first time | Music business | Scoop.it
Figures show digital album sales passed the 100m mark for the first time in 2011.
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Spotify’s Unlimited Music Party Ends Next Week

Spotify’s Unlimited Music Party Ends Next Week | Music business | Scoop.it

"Remember how we were waiting for Spotify to launch in the states for what seemed like decades?"

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Rhapsody passes 1 million US subscriber milestone even as it faces Spotify, others

Rhapsody passes 1 million US subscriber milestone even as it faces Spotify, others | Music business | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Digital music service Rhapsody says it has passed a million paying subscribers in the U.S.
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