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Pandora Up 11% Despite iHeartRadio Launch - hypebot

Pandora Up 11% Despite iHeartRadio Launch - hypebot | Music business | Scoop.it
Despite increasing competition from iHeartRadio,Slacker and others, time spent listening to Pandora jumped another 11% in September.
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Myspace: Five lessons learned from the front - Fortune Tech

Myspace: Five lessons learned from the front - Fortune Tech | Music business | Scoop.it
Myspace may be the most high-profile failure to turnaround a major Internet media property. Now, ex-CEO Michael Jones reveals what went wrong -- and why.
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Facebook + Ticketmaster = Sit Next To Your Friends - hypebot

Facebook + Ticketmaster = Sit Next To Your Friends - hypebot | Music business | Scoop.it
It's an integration so smart and simple that it's amazing no one has done it sooner: Ticketmaster has launched a new social integration that allows fans to instantly share and see where their friends are sitting at live events through...
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Rhapsody's President "Trusts" That Artists Are Getting Paid... - Digital Music News

But, how much are they getting paid, exactly?

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Lessons from the Industry Formerly Known as "The Record Business" - James Barton and Brian Message - Harvard Business Review

Lessons from the Industry Formerly Known as "The Record Business" - James Barton and Brian Message - Harvard Business Review | Music business | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Pure Digital unveils Pure Music service

Pure Digital unveils Pure Music service | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital radios brand Pure Digital has unveiled its Pure Music service, building on the launch of its FlowSongs cloud service in August 2010.
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The State of Media: Content at a Crossroads

The State of Media: Content at a Crossroads | Music business | Scoop.it
Always interesting to take a closer look to other content industries struggling to face dematerialization. Really good article on Mashable.
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Music Release Shake-up 'Failed'

Music Release Shake-up 'Failed' | Music business | Scoop.it

"One of the UK's biggest record companies, Sony, has said a shake-up to the way their acts release new tracks "does not work"."

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Music streaming site Deezer to launch in 100 countries

Music streaming site Deezer to launch in 100 countries | Music business | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - French on-line music streaming service Deezer will launch in more than 100 countries in the coming weeks, and the start-up is negotiating with roughly a dozen telecom operators on partnerships...
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How Siri, the Apple iPhone 4S's 'Virtual Personal Assistant,' Could Transform Music | Billboard.biz

How Siri, the Apple iPhone 4S's 'Virtual Personal Assistant,' Could Transform Music | Billboard.biz | Music business | Scoop.it
Siri, the Apple’s iPhone 4S’s virtual personal assistant could be the genie who brings music apps like Shazam, Pandora and Songkick and to the masses.
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REPORT: What The Second Decade Of Digital Music Will Look Like [SLIDES] - hypebot

Global marketing and communications giant J. Walter Thompson works to keep major brands like Bayer, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Shell and Unilever ahead of the curve. In a new study, they concluded that in 2011 "we got a clearer...
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TechCrunch | Pandora’s Westergren: The Biggest Tectonic Shift In Music Is From Terrestrial To Personalized Radio

TechCrunch | Pandora’s Westergren: The Biggest Tectonic Shift In Music Is From Terrestrial To Personalized Radio | Music business | Scoop.it
This afternoon at Web 2.0, Pandora Co-founder Tim Westergren sat down with Fortune Editor Adam Lashinsky to talk about what's going on at everybody's favorite personalized radio platform.
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Digital Music Sales To Triple In 4 Years To $20.1 Billion [REPORT] - hypebot

The digital music industry is set to double from $7.4 billion to $20.1 billion in 2015, according to a new study. That's a compound annual growth rate of 22.1% over the period. Subscriptions will be the fastest growing segment, growing...
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Twitter Hires Tatiana Simonian to Specialize in Music Partnerships | Billboard.biz

Twitter Hires Tatiana Simonian to Specialize in Music Partnerships | Billboard.biz | Music business | Scoop.it
Twitter has hired former record label marketing manager Tatiana Simonian to handle music partnerships for the company’s Content and Programming team.
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Streaming Services Are Cutting Big Checks for Rights Holders: Guest Post by Rhapsody President Jon Irwin | Billboard.biz

The rise of the music-streaming market has brought with it apprehension about size of royalties paid to artists -- and more than a few alarmed articles about the matter. But...
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The New Economics of the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone

The New Economics of the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone | Music business | Scoop.it
In the old days, it was much easier for pop stars to keep up with how much they were getting paid.
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TechCrunch | BBM Music Gets Pre-Release Shout Out From Best Buy Canada

BBM Music has been keeping a low profile since it was announced last August, but a recently leaked image indicates that it may soon see the light of day.
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Has Apple missed the social-music train?

Has Apple missed the social-music train? | Music business | Scoop.it
Reports that Google will include social features in its new music service reinforce what the rise of Spotify and other services have already made obvious -- namely, that Apple and iTunes are falling behind in the social-music race, which could have...
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America: Damned If You Launch Here, Damned If You Don't... - Digital Music News

America: Damned If You Launch Here, Damned If You Don't... - Digital Music News | Music business | Scoop.it
There isn't a hotter music play in America right now. But crossing the Atlantic was incredibly costly for Spotify, and who knows if this company can survive its own cash-burn.  The reason is simple: stateside majors not only extracted ransoms for the pleasure of licensing America, but they also negotiated comfy ownership stakes according to our sources.
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Google Music expected to launch next month

Google Music expected to launch next month | Music business | Scoop.it
Search giant understood to close to be unveiling its first music service in bid to rival Apple's iTunes.
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Merlin Reaches Global Licensing Deal With YouTube | Billboard.biz

Merlin, the indie label licensing agency that refers to itself as the fifth major, has reached a global licensing deal with YouTube. Terms of the agreement were not...
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Only 3-4 Digital Music Services Will Survive Next 12 Months, Says Digital Exec - hypebot

Let the culling begin. There is only “room for three or four” digital music services, and we’ll see a number of them close in the next twelve months," according to Deezer UK’s Managing Director Mark Foster.
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Why Pandora Isn't Scared of Spotify

Why Pandora Isn't Scared of Spotify | Music business | Scoop.it
Pandora's growth doubled after it launched on the iPhone, announced Tim Westergren, the company's founder and chief strategy officer, Tuesday.
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How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers - The BrainYard - InformationWeek | Music business | Scoop.it
Execs from Warner's Atlantic Records describe at Web 2.0 Summit the strategy and metrics they use to convert music fans into music buyers.
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