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Reports of the CD's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the CD's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated | Music business | Scoop.it

"Even though CD revenues have fallen sharply over the last ten years, most predictions about the format have been wrong. The CD's decline, while painful to companies, has been far more gradual than precipitous. Over the last four years, CD revenues have leveled off just as an airplane would before a soft landing."

 
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Warner Getting Big Gains from Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and other Streaming Services

Warner Getting Big Gains from Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and other Streaming Services | Music business | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group's earnings call unveiled that the company is doing very well when it comes to streaming services, which now account for 25% of its recorded music digital...
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Sweden's Unique Music Story Continues: Subscriptions Up Big, CDs Flat in First Half of 2012

Sweden's Unique Music Story Continues: Subscriptions Up Big, CDs Flat in First Half of 2012 | Music business | Scoop.it
Music revenues are quite healthy in the land where streaming rules. Figures released this week by the Swedish Recording Industry Association say recorded music revenues...
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fun., Gotye, Justin Bieber Drive Big YTD Gain in Digital Track Sales

fun., Gotye, Justin Bieber Drive Big YTD Gain in Digital Track Sales | Music business | Scoop.it
The top three tracks are behind the major boost in digital sales this year, accounting for 10.3% of the overall gain. Elsewhere, Virgin Media U.K. has blocked its users'...
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Physical media is dead -- long live the app

Physical media is dead -- long live the app | Music business | Scoop.it
Physical media is dead. It is being replaced with “apps” From music playlists to catalogs to retail stores to television -- it wouldn’t surprise me if in near future everything is an app. It is a scary future for some, and yet full of opportunities.
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Warner Goes Drupal: Paul Sinclair, SVP, Digital Media, Atlantic Records

Warner Goes Drupal: Paul Sinclair, SVP, Digital Media, Atlantic Records | Music business | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group is among the first companies to use a new platform by Acquia called “Enterprise Drupal Gardens,” which will offer the label and its artist...
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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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Digital Music Piracy Since 2004

Digital Music Piracy Since 2004 | Music business | Scoop.it
The impact of unauthorized filesharing on the music industry has been debated since the dawn of Napster. Some believe it's been catastrophic and others see only minimal net impact.
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eMusic: Targeting Opportunities for Digital Music Consumer Segments

eMusic: Targeting Opportunities for Digital Music Consumer Segments | Music business | Scoop.it

"Are your fans "Independent Leaders" or "Mainstream Followers"? Online retailer eMusic offers essential consumer insight"

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Foundation for the Rights of Musicians

Foundation for the Rights of Musicians | Music business | Scoop.it

"There is a lot of negative discussion regarding revenue streams for artists from emerging services such as Spotify and MOG. (Pandora and other internet radio sites have thus far avoided the lynching mob because these services pay the statutory rate set by Congress and so any cries for higher rates would be almost certainly futile.) Many have called for higher rates or the elimination entirely of these new music subscription services."

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The Disruption of the Play Button

The Disruption of the Play Button | Music business | Scoop.it
We are reaching the end of the year and it’s a great moment to stop up and think about what has happened in past years and predict what will be important in the future.
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Digital Album Sales Smash 2010 Total

Digital Album Sales Smash 2010 Total | Music business | Scoop.it

"Sales of digital albums have already smashed the 2010 record, selling 21.3 million copies, two months ahead of the year end, new Official Charts Company data released by BPI reveals today."

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The end of the new music industry transformation; How technology destroyed the traditional music industry

The end of the new music industry transformation; How technology destroyed the traditional music industry | Music business | Scoop.it

"Until recently, the music industry provided artists one path, and one path only, to reach and connect with their fans and monetize their pre-recorded music. Artists had to sign to a record label, transferring ownership of copyrights, relinquishing exclusive artistic control, and giving up most of the revenue from the sale of their recordings."

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32% revenue rise for online downloads in Germany in first half of year

32% revenue rise for online downloads in Germany in first half of year | Music business | Scoop.it
Increase contributes to overall revenue rise amounting to around $780 million for the period.
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Digital Revenue Outstrips Physical in U.K. For First Time

Digital Revenue Outstrips Physical in U.K. For First Time | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital has overtaken physical as the biggest source of recorded music revenue in the United Kingdom, according to new figures released by British labels trade body the...
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Anontune: The New Social Music Platform From Anonymous

Anontune: The New Social Music Platform From Anonymous | Music business | Scoop.it
[HTML1]In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting toge...
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Copyright Royalty Board To Set Mechanical Royalty Rates For Digital Music Services

Copyright Royalty Board To Set Mechanical Royalty Rates For Digital Music Services | Music business | Scoop.it
In a major settlement between the music industry trade associations for record labels, music publishers and digital music providers, the Copyright Royalty Board, is...
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Radio Everywhere: How Audio Survived the Digital Revolution

Radio Everywhere: How Audio Survived the Digital Revolution | Music business | Scoop.it
Radio was supposed to be dead by now. But in the age of podcasts, Spotify and Sirius XM, a whole new generation of listeners are lending their ears to audio content.
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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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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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Digital Music Is Now a $5.2 Billion Global Industry...

Digital Music Is Now a $5.2 Billion Global Industry... | Music business | Scoop.it

"But what about the rest of the music industry? That's the issue, though at least digital formats are growing. According to an estimate released this morning by global trade group IFPI, digital formats are now powering a $5.2 billion industry, thanks to an 8 percent lift from 2011."

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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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BITKOM, GEMA Reach Licensing Agreement For Online Music Platforms

BITKOM, GEMA Reach Licensing Agreement For Online Music Platforms | Music business | Scoop.it
After nearly ten years of negotiations, a licensing agreement for Internet music platforms was reached last week between Munich-based German collection society GEMA and IT...
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Meditations on the Devaluation of Music

Meditations on the Devaluation of Music | Music business | Scoop.it

"When I spoke at CMW a couple of years ago, I came up with something I called the Cross Corollary: The easier it becomes to access music, the less value it will have."

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