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IFPI: “Digital driving recorded music industry towards recovery”

IFPI: “Digital driving recorded music industry towards recovery” | Music business | Scoop.it

The global recorded music industry is on a path to recovery, fuelled by licensed digital music services and rapid expansion into new markets internationally. Recorded music is also helping drive a broader digital economy, according to IFPI's annual Digital Music Report. 

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Shazam 'will drive more than $300m in music sales this year'

Shazam 'will drive more than $300m in music sales this year' | Music business | Scoop.it
The Shazam app is about more than just identifying music nowadays – it can tag TV shows and adverts – but that hasn't lessened its impact on the music industry.
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British artists claimed 12.6% of global recorded music sales in 2011

British artists claimed 12.6% of global recorded music sales in 2011 | Music business | Scoop.it
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Amazon's Digital Sales Grow 29% in Q1 2012 While iTunes Sales are Flat from Q4, According to Estimates from eDataSource

Amazon's Digital Sales Grow 29% in Q1 2012 While iTunes Sales are Flat from Q4, According to Estimates from eDataSource | Music business | Scoop.it
eDataSource estimates show continued growth of Amazon's digital sale from Q4. iTunes still much larger in terms of total sales. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 eDataSource ( http://www.edatasource.com ), a leading...
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This Is How the Single Killed the Recording Industry...

This Is How the Single Killed the Recording Industry... | Music business | Scoop.it

"The album bundles 10 or more tracks; the single is a one-off. Which means 'cherry-picking,' and far smaller per-consumer purchase bundles. And, a very basic reason why the recording industry (and broader industry) is in such deep trouble."

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French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy, But Fails to Boost Sales

French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy, But Fails to Boost Sales | Music business | Scoop.it
A new report on the effectiveness of the French three-strikes anti-piracy law claims that it managed to cut Internet piracy in half last year.
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Ashleigh Ford's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:52 PM

Now connect the effectiveness of the 3 strikes law in France to the new 6 strikes law in the US

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Streaming music not cannibalising download sales says Universal Music

Streaming music not cannibalising download sales says Universal Music | Music business | Scoop.it

Is Spotify and its streaming music rivals cannibalising download sales from stores like Apple's iTunes?

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German Music Sales Stabilized in 2011

German Music Sales Stabilized in 2011 | Music business | Scoop.it
The German charts showed CD sales down slightly in 2011, but big increases in digital downloads and holiday season business helped overcome the decline marking the first time...
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The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004

The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004 | Music business | Scoop.it
Nielsen and Billboard released their 2011 Music Industry Report and total album sales increased for the first time since 2004 and digital sales finally beat out physical music sales.
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French Music Sales Slow in 2011, Digital Continues Growth

French Music Sales Slow in 2011, Digital Continues Growth | Music business | Scoop.it
The French recorded music market went down -5.6% in trade value for the first nine months of 2011 to €321.3 million, labels body SNEP (Syndicat National de...
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Good News: Indie Retail Sales Jumped 13 Percent Over Thanksgiving...

Good News: Indie Retail Sales Jumped 13 Percent Over Thanksgiving... | Music business | Scoop.it

"That's according to preliminary stats shared this morning by StreetPulse, which tracks US-based indie music retailers. The early figures are specifically for 'Black Friday,' the shopping snarl that traditionally ensues after turkey day. "Independent retail music sales were up 12.59 percent for Black Friday," StreetPulse CEO John Weston told Digital Music News, while promising more concrete, complete stats over the next day or so."

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Record Sales Rise as Artists See Future in Spotify

Record Sales Rise as Artists See Future in Spotify | Music business | Scoop.it
Music lovers are doing something they haven’t done in years: They’re buying more albums.

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Sweden: Record sales rise again in 2012

Sweden: Record sales rise again in 2012 | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital sales now count of 63% of sales, with 90% of that coming from streaming
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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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that's good news for benefactors of online music business!
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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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U.K. Album Sales Drop 15% In First Quarter

U.K. Album Sales Drop 15% In First Quarter | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital now accounts for almost a third of all U.K. album sales, according to new market data released by British labels trade body the BPI – but that wasn't enough...
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Is There Any Value In Cracking Down On 'Piracy' If It Doesn't Increase Sales?

Is There Any Value In Cracking Down On 'Piracy' If It Doesn't Increase Sales? | Music business | Scoop.it
Hadopi, the organization set up in France to administer its three strikes law (kicking people offline based on accusations -- not convictions -- of copyright infringement), has put out a new report looking at how things are going 17 months after...
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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is almost getting boring to report each year - but here we are again. Twelve years after sales peaked the music CD format is stubbornly refusing to die. You can shutter the dedicated record shops, hide the CDs behind fondleslabs and video games in the megastores, offer the public instant access to cheaper legal alternatives - but still people go on buying CDs."

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Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus'

Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus' | Music business | Scoop.it
Despite artists such as Coldplay, the Black Keys and Adele believing differently, Universal Music Group's president of global digital business Rob Wells claims that UMG...
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When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music...

When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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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 Big Gamble on 'Hybrid' Record Stores...

The Big Gamble on 'Hybrid' Record Stores... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Walk into Amoeba Records, and there's no question: this is a record store, and it's about buying music. It's rows and rows of used CDs and vinyl, with serious music lovers thumbing through the racks. But that's not reality anymore, and for the rest of us, the 'record store' is quickly morphing into the 'entertainment store,' or some variation thereof."

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Coldplay, Adele Help Push Digital Albums to Record Sales in US, UK | Billboard.biz

Coldplay, Adele Help Push Digital Albums to Record Sales in US, UK | Billboard.biz | Music business | Scoop.it
We may live in the playlist era, but digital consumers are buying more albums than ever buoyed by record-setting digital album sales by artists like Adele and Coldplay.
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