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Rdio Working on Plan to Directly Compensate Artists

Rdio Working on Plan to Directly Compensate Artists | Music business | Scoop.it
Music subscription service Rdio is formulating a plan to directly compensate recording artists for bringing it new subscribers, according to a source within the company and...
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Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Calls Sean Parker an 'A--hole' for Exploiting Musicians

Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Calls Sean Parker an 'A--hole' for Exploiting Musicians | Music business | Scoop.it
In an interview with WGRD, Carney called the former Facebook president and current Spotify board member an a--hole and reiterated his stance that Spotify is not profitable...
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Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable

Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable | Music business | Scoop.it
Like many companies, Pandora doesn't just want to make a buck. The company also aims to turn being a musician into a middle-class job.Get the latest...
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Eric St-Pierre's comment, March 15, 2012 8:22 AM
The only problem with this article is that he doesn't say how this going to happen. Yes for sure we are in the revolution of How we listen to music, but still the question: Where the f&?%@ the musician can get a living ? There is so many who wants this badly but a few who survive.
Jérôme Rastoldo's comment, March 15, 2012 2:41 PM
True, all the more so as 900,000 songs do not really promote independent, unknown artists. They might need to do so to increase - dramatically - their catalogs.
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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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Why Some of the Biggest Artists In the World Are Now Supporting MegaUpload...

Why Some of the Biggest Artists In the World Are Now Supporting MegaUpload... | Music business | Scoop.it

"These artists aren't just supporting MegaUpload, they're literally singing its praises in a new advertisement. That is, despite very overt efforts by majors labels to clamp down on the upload locker service, and even force governments to shut MegaUpload down altogether."

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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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Emily Gonneau: It’s time artists took centre stage of the music business again

Emily Gonneau: It’s time artists took centre stage of the music business again | Music business | Scoop.it

"It’s funny that. The way everyone is obsessed with the monetisation of music. Or content in general, if you prefer. I’m not saying it’s wrong. But the focus is such that it takes content for granted. As if it was something that just self-generated out of nowhere. Abracadabra! Here you go: content! More content! Thousands, millions, billions of it, hurray!"

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Sirius’s Move to Bypass Royalty Agency Causes Uproar

Sirius’s Move to Bypass Royalty Agency Causes Uproar | Music business | Scoop.it
Sirius’s action reflects a gradual shift in music business, as many companies try to reduce costs by bypassing the standard method of paying for digital streams.
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Musical ‘Big Data’ Problem Could Be Depriving Artists of Significant Revenue

Musical ‘Big Data’ Problem Could Be Depriving Artists of Significant Revenue | Music business | Scoop.it

"For nearly 100 years, performing rights organizations have tracked the music played on the radio, then the television, and now the internet. Their goal: to figure out who should get paid."

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Digital Music News - Spotify Says Artists Aren't Getting Paid. And There's a War Brewing Because Of It...

Digital Music News - Spotify Says Artists Aren't Getting Paid. And There's a War Brewing Because Of It... | Music business | Scoop.it

"This started before Sean Parker was in diapers, but it has everything to do with the future of Spotify and its 'music OS' ambitions. And now, Spotify is saying something about it, and admitting that a problem exists."

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Eric St-Pierre's comment, March 16, 2012 10:10 AM
Problem with stream services is that the offer is more for the user end than the artist. I use to be amaze by ''the long Tail'' theory (back then) keeping in mid that being refer could get you known and probably famous. But stil there is just too much offering, too much artist. I am not saying that the old model was great (in fact, i am happy about the changes), just that artist are getting less and less attractive because they are repeating what we already seen and heard. We are going through an amazing changing curve, but we somehow need the ''new MTV'' that will change the way we see and feel music.
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Will Artist’s Be Paid If Spotify Goes Public?

Will Artist’s Be Paid If Spotify Goes Public? | Music business | Scoop.it
Recently, I was pondering the scenario whereby Spotify is listed on the stock exchange and what the outcome would be for artists.
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Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Study @MIDEM: Fan-Funding, Grants Outweigh Merch, Sponsorship

Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Study @MIDEM: Fan-Funding, Grants Outweigh Merch, Sponsorship | Music business | Scoop.it
A first look white paper on Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Stream project was prepared and released at MIDEM. The study showed musicians get more income from...
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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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Just Because New Artist Platforms Aren't Minting Millionaires Doesn't Mean These Platforms Have Failed

Just Because New Artist Platforms Aren't Minting Millionaires Doesn't Mean These Platforms Have Failed | Music business | Scoop.it
Last week, the Tunecore blog, in a display of openness you won't find at most major music sites or labels, made publicly available its sales numbers for July 2011 (one of the slower months for music sales) in order to point out just how many...
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Streaming Music Companies: If The Artists Are Starving, Look To The Labels

Streaming Music Companies: If The Artists Are Starving, Look To The Labels | Music business | Scoop.it
The distributive potential of the internet has done its part in disrupting the music industry, most visibly via iTunes. But iTunes was always a sort of simulacrum of a record store. Its icon was even a CD.
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