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Paid Music Downloads Are Declining… But Why?

Paid Music Downloads Are Declining… But Why? | Music business | Scoop.it

"Paid downloads, the songs people pay for individually the way they do with CDs, have officially stopped their ascent. According to Nielsen SoundScan data, digital song sales dropped 2.3 percent over the first half of 2013 over the same period last year. In terms of the straight numbers, music fans purchased 698 million song downloads in the first six months of last year, and only 682.2 million this year."

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Eduardo Cortes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:37 PM

Paid music downloads are dropping because of streaming services. This is causing artists to lose earnings on their work, so it feels like songs aren't owned by the artist anymore, which is clearly harmful for the artists' careers.

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Spotify be damned: 1 billion digital songs already sold in the US this year, up 15% over 2011

Spotify be damned: 1 billion digital songs already sold in the US this year, up 15% over 2011 | Music business | Scoop.it
Is streaming the future of music on the Internet? Not so fast, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen. The American measurement company has announced that digital music sales ...
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Still Think Streams Are Killing Downloads? Think Again.

Still Think Streams Are Killing Downloads? Think Again. | Music business | Scoop.it

"Spotify payments are ridiculously bad for artists, but are Spotify streams killing iTunes downloads?"

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Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide

Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide | Music business | Scoop.it
BPI says music industry revenue fell just 3.4% last year to £795m as digital income increased by nearly a quarter to £282m.
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New Market Research: Music Streaming Services Halve Illegal Downloads

New Market Research: Music Streaming Services Halve Illegal Downloads | Music business | Scoop.it
For a long time, the copyright industries have taken the position that they won't launch new digital music services until piracy is "solved" – or at least punished. The inevitable consequence of that position is obvious to...
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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 halts music purchases in the UK, says it's 'simplifying' the service

Spotify halts music purchases in the UK, says it's 'simplifying' the service | Music business | Scoop.it

"We're not sure how many Brits use Spotify to actually buy individual tracks, considering that the service is mainly known for streaming..."

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X5 Music CEO Says Spotify Apps Sell Download, Shares Stats To Prove It

X5 Music CEO Says Spotify Apps Sell Download, Shares Stats To Prove It | Music business | Scoop.it
Some in the music industry believe that Spotify and music streaming cannablizes download sales. Not so, says the CEO of digital music innovator X5 Music, at least when it comes to Spotify's apps.
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NewMusicTen.com: The Anti-iTunes of Online Music

NewMusicTen.com: The Anti-iTunes of Online Music | Music business | Scoop.it
New Music Ten AKA The Anti-iTunes of Online Music, is an online pop-up shop providing fans with new music from indie artists.
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New record label offers free downloads for life

New record label  offers free downloads for life | Music business | Scoop.it
DigSin is a record label that enables subscribers to download singles for free, for life.
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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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