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CD Baby, Rumblefish Deliver Licensing Opportunities To 3.5M Tracks From 250,000 Indie Artists

CD Baby, Rumblefish Deliver Licensing Opportunities To 3.5M Tracks From 250,000 Indie Artists | Music business | Scoop.it
(UPDATE 2) Music licensing platform Rumblefish has partnered with CD Baby to offer the distributor's 250,000 indie artists licensing opportunities.
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In A World Where Recorded Music 'No Longer Has Monetary Value,' The Artist Is King

In A World Where Recorded Music 'No Longer Has Monetary Value,' The Artist Is King | Music business | Scoop.it
This post is a followup to a recent piece dealing with Wayne Coyne's enthusiasm for utilizing "all technologies" to connect with fans (including using "pirate sites" for the distribution of the Flaming Lips' music) as...
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Edgar Bronfman Stepping Down as Warner Music Chair

Edgar Bronfman Stepping Down as Warner Music Chair | Music business | Scoop.it
Move follows his departure as CEO earlier this year...
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Legalize It! Switzerland Says Downloading for Personal Use Is Okay...

Legalize It! Switzerland Says Downloading for Personal Use Is Okay... | Music business | Scoop.it

"While France keeps intensifying its anti-piracy clampdown, Switzerland keeps moving in the opposite direction. Ahead of the weekend, the Swiss government declared that free downloading for personal use will remain legal, citing the results of a recently-released study. "The Federal Council concludes that no legislative action is needed," a publicly-issued statement concluded, as translated from German."

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Grammy nominations concert: close to the complete tableau of American hell

Grammy nominations concert: close to the complete tableau of American hell | Music business | Scoop.it

One can argue this article is REALLY easy, but can not say it is not funny.

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Napster Laid To Rest...Inside Rhapsody

Napster Laid To Rest...Inside Rhapsody | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital music's most disruptive brand, Napster has closed down and been swallowed up by music subscription service Rhapsody. It marks the symbolic end to the notorious...
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Yet Another Study Shows That Hollywood's Own Bad Decisions Are Increasing The Amount Of Infringement

Yet Another Study Shows That Hollywood's Own Bad Decisions Are Increasing The Amount Of Infringement | Music business | Scoop.it

Always interesting to point out mistakes being done in other industries to understand how they might affect music business: here we're talking about Hollywood studios that are reluctant to offer alternatives to physical products thinking that is going to affect their sales. A new study shows they're wrong.

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Good Deal? Spotify Is Not Sharing Revenues With App Developers...

Good Deal? Spotify Is Not Sharing Revenues With App Developers... | Music business | Scoop.it

"This could become a problem as the Spotify app ecosystem evolves, even for marquee, first-run partners. According to details confirmed Wednesday by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, app partners will not be compensated or receive any cut of subscription or advertising revenues. "Right now, there's really no monetization within the Spotify platform," Ek confirmed during the Wednesday presentation, answering a question from paidContent."

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Digital Music Meets Its Match in Apple iCloud

Digital Music Meets Its Match in Apple iCloud | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's iTunes Match is a cloud-computing service that stores all your song files in a high-quality format without making you upload them first.
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The OpenEMI App Contest

The OpenEMI App Contest | Music business | Scoop.it
EMI and The Echo Nest are having a contest! We’re offering $5,000 to the developer that builds the coolest music app on top of the newly available OpenEMI content.

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Pandora Competitor Senzari Launches In U.S. & Brazil, Adds Facebook Friend Recommendations

Pandora Competitor Senzari Launches In U.S. & Brazil, Adds Facebook Friend Recommendations | Music business | Scoop.it
Senzari, a new Pandora competitor, launched in the U.S. and Brazil today with a licensed catalog of 10 million songs from all four major labels and many independents. Unlike Pandora, who has not followed the music service rush to Facebook,...
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Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100?

Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100? | Music business | Scoop.it
Could the new sale pricing of Katy Perry's The One That Got Away help push it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart giving the singer a record-breaking sixth...
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The Death Of Artist Development

The Death Of Artist Development | Music business | Scoop.it

"The industry has been slow to develop a new generation of artists, instead relying on so-called “heritage” artists like The Eagles and Madonna for large sales numbers. Since grunge was the biggest genre trend in the past 20 years or so (musical trends used to come every 6 to 13 years), it can be said that the industry is long overdue for something new. But with less artist development than ever before, when will this happen?"

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If Only Consumers Cared About Sound Quality...

If Only Consumers Cared About Sound Quality... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Do consumers really care about sound fidelity, at least outside the aficionado niches? In other words, is good enough, well... good enough when it comes to 90 percent of music fans?"

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This Is What the Music Industry Looked Like When Napster First Arrived...

This Is What the Music Industry Looked Like When Napster First Arrived... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Here's a snapshot of what the music industry looked like when Napster first arrived in June, 1999."

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Top 5 Online Music Trends in 2011

Top 5 Online Music Trends in 2011 | Music business | Scoop.it
Music has been a huge part of the Web since the days when Geocities-hosted fan sites offered Nirvana MIDI files and 15-second clips of songs in WAV format.
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Ten Years Later, Napster is Dead and Digital Music is Thriving Regardless

Ten Years Later, Napster is Dead and Digital Music is Thriving Regardless | Music business | Scoop.it
I'll never forget when I first discovered Napster. I was in high school and had heard about it from a friend.
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Developers Predict Spotify Driven Music App Boom

Developers Predict Spotify Driven Music App Boom | Music business | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Eliot Van Buskirk of music app blog and database Evolver.fm.
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Combined UMG+EMI Marketshare Right Now: 46%...

Combined UMG+EMI Marketshare Right Now: 46%... | Music business | Scoop.it

"The breakdown shows a combined 46.03 percent album share for albums in the US, as tracked by Nielsen Soundscan. Or, nearly one-half of recording marketshare across all formats. This counts both current and catalog releases."

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VEVO & S-Curve Records Create New Interactive Music Video

VEVO & S-Curve Records Create New Interactive Music Video | Music business | Scoop.it

"With words like “engagement” and “involvement” being at the focal point of nearly every new piece of music technology surfacing as of late, we’re beginning to see more and more artists taking the traditional, passive experience of merely..."

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Today is Napster's last day of existence

Today is Napster's last day of existence | Music business | Scoop.it
Napster blazed the trail for today's online music services, but it's about to merge with Rhapsody.
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‘Lighting up’ digital music: Spotify Platform announcement

‘Lighting up’ digital music: Spotify Platform announcement | Music business | Scoop.it

"Spotify, channelling all the Facebook tactics it has soaked up via Sean Parker this year, announced it is letting third-party content and services brands inject their HTML-based “apps” inside its desktop client."

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