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Campaign That Tune

Campaign That Tune | Music | Scoop.it
Using a common language, whether verbal or musical, can ultimately create a community of people (in this case political supporters) that votes, sings, speaks, and even feels similarly. A candidate’s repertoire of songs can, in effect, address voters’ concerns.

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2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report

2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report | Music | Scoop.it
Aside from the excitement about Adele’s “25” at year-end, on-demand audio and video streaming continued to gain in popularity in 2015, posting growth rates of 83% and 102%, respectively. Vinyl also posted its 10th consecutive year of sales growth.
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High Score: How Video Game Music Became the Soundtrack of a Generation — How We Get To Next

High Score: How Video Game Music Became the Soundtrack of a Generation — How We Get To Next | Music | Scoop.it
Game music has quietly infiltrated mainstream culture while retaining its unique appeal
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The Live Lift: How Performing at Big Events Boosts Artists' Music

The Live Lift: How Performing at Big Events Boosts Artists' Music | Music | Scoop.it
Although Taylor Swift took home the biggest prize at this year’s GRAMMY Awards—and had the most talked-about speech—some of the other artists with memorable stage performances might have been bigger winners.
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Brands that Engage with Jazz Fans Won’t Be Left Singing the Blues

Brands that Engage with Jazz Fans Won’t Be Left Singing the Blues | Music | Scoop.it
With so much jazz in the air, we set out to learn more about jazz fans, particularly listeners aged 25-48. Our recent analysis found that while the jazz genre represents a small percentage of overall music consumption, jazz fans are digitally savvy consumers who are drawn to high-end brands and services.
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What was in Osama Bin Laden's tape collection?

What was in Osama Bin Laden's tape collection? | Music | Scoop.it
After the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Osama Bin Laden fled his base in Kandahar - 1,500 cassettes were discovered inside one of the compounds where al-Qaeda used to meet.

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Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history | Music | Scoop.it
So much for the Adele effect. This past year, old records (catalogue albums) outsold the current ones by 4.3 million copies. 

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starlightmusicgroup | Its not who YOU know;but who Knows You

starlightmusicgroup | Its not who YOU know;but who Knows You | Music | Scoop.it

RT @SLMGcorporation: Miles Ahead in Music Marketing" https://t.co/ZfsFGmML32 For artists who want the "Real Thing" #PR #Music #Marketing ht…...

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Brands Like Coca-Cola And Nestea Are Putting Their ‘Audio Logos’ In Your Favorite Pop Songs

Brands Like Coca-Cola And Nestea Are Putting Their ‘Audio Logos’ In Your Favorite Pop Songs | Music | Scoop.it
Artists including Charlie Puth, the Six60 and Nico & Vinz will have brand-sponsored riffs in their songs next year — bringing a whole new meaning to the term "sell out."

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Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it? | Bill Brewster

Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it? | Bill Brewster | Music | Scoop.it
Tesco’s opportunistic decision to stock LPs may not bring the hoped-for results, but it could inflict yet more damage on the labels behind vinyl’s resurgence

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Lack of Proper Words

LACK OF PROPER WORDS by Sarah Boothroyd
2008
Stereo
1 minute
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A study of the sounds people make to fill silence. This one-minute piece incorporates reiterations, hesitations, and var

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THE MANY ARRIVALS OF THE VINYL REVIVAL (PART ONE) | Independent Leeds

THE MANY ARRIVALS OF THE VINYL REVIVAL (PART ONE) | Independent Leeds | Music | Scoop.it
The effects being felt right now as mums and dads, grans and granddads, fortunate to have horded their old record collections in lofts, cupboards and garages are now finally heralded as heroically hip futurologists by their awestruck teens.

But how did this happen? What events occurred that caused this seismic sonic shift? And in Leeds, a city blessed with some very long-standing independent record shops, how can you revive something that never disappeared in the first place?

Well I suspect two main shots across the bows of the digital world had quite an effect so if you’ll indulge me for a while longer I’ll try to articulate best I can that unholy alliance of old and young who unknowingly spawned a million articles like this one.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 23, 2015 10:23 AM

Vinyl revival seen from the record store perspective: "how can you revive something that never disappeared in the first place?"

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Here's why Spotify thinks 'free' music is actually worth billions - Music Business Worldwide

Here's why Spotify thinks 'free' music is actually worth billions - Music Business Worldwide | Music | Scoop.it
The New Audio report makes strong pitch for $8bn audio ad market in EU

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 23, 2015 11:49 AM

"The New Audio Report" discloses Spotify's evil plan for global ad-powered radio domination aka "Attention Grabbing" as the report puts it.

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For Political Parties, Music Could be the Winning Ticket

For Political Parties, Music Could be the Winning Ticket | Music | Scoop.it
While the two primary presidential candidates in the U.S. are focused on issues like national security and job creation, there may be another way to forge an emotional connection with undecided and independent voters in key swing states: music.
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If You Create It, Will They Come? Producing Podcast Content to Build Your Listener Base

If You Create It, Will They Come? Producing Podcast Content to Build Your Listener Base | Music | Scoop.it
A recent study from Nielsen Scarborough examined the lifestyles and behaviors of podcast listeners to identify the types of content that engage these consumers and keep them coming back for more.
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Streaming music edged out digital downloads for the first time in 2015

Streaming music edged out digital downloads for the first time in 2015 | Music | Scoop.it
Streaming is now the biggest revenue stream for the music industry in the US, generating $2.4 billion in 2015. The RIAA has released its report on the state of the US music industry in 2015

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And the Award for Most Engaged Viewer Goes To…

And the Award for Most Engaged Viewer Goes To… | Music | Scoop.it
The 57th GRAMMYs kick-started award show season into high gear last Sunday. “Music’s Biggest Night” celebrated the year’s most popular music and provided the network and advertisers with the type of viewers few other programs can: engaged real-time viewers, and lots of them. An average of 24.8 million adults tuned in to the telecast last Sunday.
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The New Tastemakers: 30 YouTube Music Promotion Channels (That Decide What Goes Viral) Budi Voogt | Thoughts On The Music Industry

The New Tastemakers: 30 YouTube Music Promotion Channels (That Decide What Goes Viral) Budi Voogt | Thoughts On The Music Industry | Music | Scoop.it
YouTube Music Promotion Channels such as Proximity, Mr Suicide Sheep and Trap City determine boost virality. Learn how to find them and pitch your music.
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71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates

71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates | Music | Scoop.it
Music listening used to be 100% paid, now it's 71% free, according to the latest data. Digital Music News takes a closer look at the study.

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71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates

71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates | Music | Scoop.it
Music listening used to be 100% paid, now it's 71% free, according to the latest data. Digital Music News takes a closer look at the study.

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Audio streaming up 82 per cent – digital formats now account for 54 per cent of all UK music consumption | BPI

Audio streaming up 82 per cent – digital formats now account for 54 per cent of all UK music consumption | BPI | Music | Scoop.it

Streaming surges past 25 billion landmark as UK music consumption rises 4 per cent

UK record label investment in British & international music talent helps UK recorded music sector to achieve another £1 billion-plus year and global success – and fans to enjoy music in more ways than ever before.122 million albums (or equivalent) purchased on physical format, downloaded or consumed via streaming.Audio streaming up 82 per cent – digital formats now account for 54 per cent of all UK music consumption.26.8 billion audio streams represent over a fifth (22 per cent) of music consumed in UK – although if streaming through music video sites were to be added, the combined total for streams would top the 50 billion mark (53.7 billion).2.1 million LPs purchased as vinyl sales climb 64 per cent to 21-year high, while decline in CD slows to 3.9 per cent as format still accounts for two thirds (66 per cent) of all album sales (excluding streams).


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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry hand paints 250 record sleeves that you can only get by bartering something you’ve made

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry hand paints 250 record sleeves that you can only get by bartering something you’ve made | Music | Scoop.it
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry hand paints 250 record sleeves that you can only get by bartering something you’ve made - The Vinyl Factory - the Home of Vinyl

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Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research

Consumer Spending On Digital Music Fell In 2014 [Yes You Read That Right] | MIDiA Research | Music | Scoop.it
Spending money on recorded music has become a lifestyle choice, an honesty box for the conscientious consumer. No one really needs to pay for music anymore.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, November 30, 2015 12:41 PM

This echoes with my "Carsharing With A Millennial" story  - http://bit.ly/1Rh06hO. No one really pays for music anymore. Thus B2C revenue fails to increase, actually decreases. The overall revenue growth is driven by B2B deals, most of those being ad based.

하석훈's curator insight, April 17, 4:59 AM

Just like the radio is 'occupied' by advertisements, most of music industry seems going the same way. Aesthetic-wise, I think this phenomanom will ruin the artistry of music. I want music as music, not as a medium of the advertisements. Growth of B2B or

B2B2C form in music industry will facilitate this phenomenom.

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Power to the People: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music

Power to the People: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music | Music | Scoop.it
What’s the best way to connect with Millennials who are interested in politics? Despite all the platforms available to reaching young voters, one of the most effective channels may also be one of the oldest: music.
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Vinyl Generates More Revenue Than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and Free Spotify COMBINED - Digital Music News

Vinyl Generates More Revenue Than YouTube Music, VEVO, SoundCloud, and Free Spotify COMBINED - Digital Music News | Music | Scoop.it
  Vinyl sales have been surging for years.  But now, the oldest format on the market is generating more revenues than all ad-supported on-demand streaming music services,...

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 25, 2015 5:58 AM

Yet another perfect demonstration of real numbers telling a fake story.

$221M is the total amount of US vinyl ; only a small piece of that pie will bring revenue to copyright holders when stores, distributors, labels... have taken their share.

The other figure is free streaming royalties revenue, which is ridiculously low compared to the actual ad revenues driven to digital services (hint: billions).

Cy Queen's curator insight, September 26, 2015 2:41 PM

Are you making sure to ad Vinyl to your marketing efforts?
Looks like you REALLY should!

John Joseph's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:36 AM

Vinyl is beating all these services on the market and that is amazing considering how much all these services like YouTube and Spotify make annually.