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This Is What Streaming Music Looks Like In 2012

This Is What Streaming Music Looks Like In 2012 | Music business | Scoop.it

"On-demand, video, online radio, whatever: this is who's serving streaming music to the world right now. The breakdown is based on the most updated, figures supplied by the companies themselves, then annualized and proportioned (methodology below)."

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I Run an Indie Label. And Here's What Spotify, Rhapsody & Zune Are Paying Us...

I Run an Indie Label. And Here's What Spotify, Rhapsody & Zune Are Paying Us... | Music business | Scoop.it

"If Spotify, Rhapsody, or other streaming services won't answer the question, maybe indie labels and artists will. These figures are from an independent catalog of 87 albums and 1,280 songs, as posted on The Trichordist."

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Why New Music Services Tend To Fail

Why New Music Services Tend To Fail | Music business | Scoop.it
I spent ten years licensing new music services and yet there are still only 3 music services acheiving discernable success: iTunes, Amazon & Spotify. Why do most music services fail? The reason...
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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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Pandora Reaches 40 Million Active Users, Sees No Impact from On-Demand Services

Pandora is a radio station and “one of the largest radio stations” in major U.S. markets, CEO Joe Kennedy said during Tuesday’s conference call for the...
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Zynga’s Q2 disappointment is a warning for music services

Zynga’s Q2 disappointment is a warning for music services | Music business | Scoop.it
Shares in social games company Zynga fell off a cliff last night, falling 37% to $3.18 – they originally traded at $10 when the company w...
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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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Are Royalties and Windowing Legitimate Controversies for Subscription Services?

Are Royalties and Windowing Legitimate Controversies for Subscription Services? | Music business | Scoop.it
The recurring theme of digital music in the last few months has been the “controversy” regarding artists’ discontent with subscription services. The...
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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 Music News - A Major Label Artist Makes 8 Cents On a 99-Cent iTunes Download...

Digital Music News - A Major Label Artist Makes 8 Cents On a 99-Cent iTunes Download... | Music business | Scoop.it

That is, according to federal court documents filed Wednesday by attorneys for Chuck D. The detailed breakdown shows that for every 1,000 iTunes downloads sold, a UMG-signed artist gets paid $80.33.

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