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Freelancers lose $9K a year through working for free, explosions at Ariana Grande concert, and more

Freelancers lose $9K a year through working for free, explosions at Ariana Grande concert, and more | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. A survey last year showed freelancers working in the creative industries lose £5,394 (AU$9,380) each a year through working for free. – via Guardian Multiple fatalities confirmed after reported explosions at Ariana Grande concert – via Tone Deaf Twitter COO Anthony Noto said …
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Vivendi splashes $2.5bn on Havas bid - and says it will help 'strengthen' Universal - Music Business Worldwide

Vivendi splashes $2.5bn on Havas bid - and says it will help 'strengthen' Universal - Music Business Worldwide | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Both Vincent and Yannick Bolloré think the buyout is a cracking idea
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Warner and YouTube sign new deal... 'under very difficult circumstances' - Music Business Worldwide

Warner and YouTube sign new deal... 'under very difficult circumstances' - Music Business Worldwide | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Warner CEO Steve Cooper suggests the major had little choice thanks to safe harbor laws

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Music industry goes to war with YouTube

Music industry goes to war with YouTube | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services
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Jimmy Iovine's plans to make Apple Music "an overall movement"

Jimmy Iovine's plans to make Apple Music "an overall movement" | Music Industry | Scoop.it
“A music service needs to be more than a bunch of songs and a few playlists. I’m trying to help Apple Music be an overall movement in popular culture, everything from unsigned bands to video. We have a lot of plans.” Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine is planning to deepen the streaming service’s venture into …
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Warner claims majority share of 2016's biggest-selling albums Top 50 - Music Business Worldwide

Warner claims majority share of 2016's biggest-selling albums Top 50 - Music Business Worldwide | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Beyonce's Lemonade was last year's biggest seller - but Warner took the lion's share of list
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Cost of entry to streaming market is stifling innovation, says digital consultant | Complete Music Update

Cost of entry to streaming market is stifling innovation, says digital consultant | Complete Music Update | Music Industry | Scoop.it
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Stationhead app uses Spotify API to rethink live radio

Stationhead app uses Spotify API to rethink live radio | Music Industry | Scoop.it
“We’ve built Pump Up The Volume! That’s all you need to know about Stationhead. Our slogan is ‘talk hard’ because a kid and a voice can impact the world.”
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Some of you will know I am already using this App. It's brilliant. Message me if you want a code to open an account...its in a very early stage and its Invite Only at the moment, but trust me its gonna be the next big thing. 

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With Streaming's Explosion, Where Does the U.S. Music Business Go From Here?

With Streaming's Explosion, Where Does the U.S. Music Business Go From Here? | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming is driving growth that the U.S. music business hasn't seen in two decades. Can it continue?

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John Purdy's curator insight, April 13, 4:45 PM

Streaming music services are blowing physical sales out of the water. It is likely that the music business will cater to the demands of streaming music services more and more and the creativity of these artists will be affected.

Travis Martin's curator insight, April 14, 8:22 PM

You will always have the fan base who buys the albums, buys the shirts, wear the necklaces. Now we have a way for people to pay the price of 1 cd a month and receive an unlimited stock of albums from all generations.

Gage Reyes's curator insight, April 16, 1:37 AM
This is simply an analysis of the state of music streaming and it's effect on the economy.
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It's Time For the Music Business to Start Embracing the Blockchain: Guest Post

It's Time For the Music Business to Start Embracing the Blockchain: Guest Post | Music Industry | Scoop.it
"Let’s not be blockheads," writes LaPolt Law, P.C. owner and creators’ rights advocate Dina LaPolt. "We need to hop on the blockchain."

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Irving Azoff, Jeffrey Azoff & Brandon Creed -- Managers for Eagles, Harry Styles & Mark Ronson -- Merge Firms

Irving Azoff, Jeffrey Azoff & Brandon Creed -- Managers for Eagles, Harry Styles & Mark Ronson -- Merge Firms | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Veteran music manager Irving Azoff, his son Jeffrey Azoff and Brandon Creed of The Creed Company are merging their firms, Billboard has confirmed.

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Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Keith Richards, David Byrne and Michael Stipe are among the musicians who have been dragged into a case over old concert recordings.
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Google finally steps up against music piracy with world-first update

Google finally steps up against music piracy with world-first update | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to quick Google searches for leaked MP3 downloads. The search giant has changed the way it codes its search results so that illegal sites are demoted and fair sites are more likely to pop up. The world-first move in the UK, by Google, Bing and other search engines, is thanks to government-hosted talks …
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Musicians have to lead copyright fight

Musicians have to lead copyright fight | Music Industry | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN musicians and politicians have an opportunity to lead the world in clawing back the income lost since the escalation of streaming services, according to a US digital media expert.
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Twitter partners with Live Nation to live stream video of concerts

Twitter partners with Live Nation to live stream video of concerts | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Twitter might have killed off its Music app but now it's working with the world's top concert promoter. Today at the NewFronts conference in New York, Twitter..

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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 4, 8:31 PM

An interesting move that composers like Hans Zimmer might want to consider.

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Aon & APRA AMCOS announce tailored insurance policy for musicians - The Music Network

Aon & APRA AMCOS announce tailored insurance policy for musicians - The Music Network | Music Industry | Scoop.it
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Merlin's Spotify deal will allow indies to go 'toe-to-toe with majors' says CEO Charles Caldas

Merlin's Spotify deal will allow indies to go 'toe-to-toe with majors' says CEO Charles Caldas | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Merlin CEO Charles Caldas has told Music Week that the organisation’s new licensing deal with Spotify, which will allow its member labels to window releases, will enable indies to go “toe-to-toe with majors” in the streaming market. The deal follows a similar agreement between the streaming giant and Universal Music Group.
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How the music industry came back to life

How the music industry came back to life | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Labels got by with a little help from Spotify and streaming

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Daudi Chungi's curator insight, April 12, 6:22 PM

I would like to know the impact of streaming platforms such as Spotify and their impact on the music industry.

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Court kicks the rear end of KAT sites

Court kicks the rear end of KAT sites | Music Industry | Scoop.it
The likes of Justin Bieber and AC/DC can rest easy after the Federal Court kicked the rear end of one of the world's most popular pirate downloading sites.
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IFPI Global Report 2017: Industry Sees Highest Revenue Growth in Decades, But the YouTube Issue Remains

IFPI Global Report 2017: Industry Sees Highest Revenue Growth in Decades, But the YouTube Issue Remains | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Strong growth in streaming throughout the world helped lift global music sales by almost 6 percent in 2016, the biggest year-on-year rise in revenues since the IFPI began tracking the market in 1997.

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Pop Stardom Gets Easier to Track With Kobalt Music's Royalty App

Pop Stardom Gets Easier to Track With Kobalt Music's Royalty App | Music Industry | Scoop.it
When her debut album is released in June, pop singer Verite will be able to learn in hours how much she’s making just by looking at her mobile phone.
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ASCAP, PRS and SACEM join forces for blockchain copyright system

ASCAP, PRS and SACEM join forces for blockchain copyright system | Music Industry | Scoop.it
IBM technology to power new prototype for music industry

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2,000 songwriters call out Apple, Spotify, Pandora over streaming rates - The Industry Observer

2,000 songwriters call out Apple, Spotify, Pandora over streaming rates - The Industry Observer | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Martin Bandier, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing are among over 2,000 songwriters and industry figures who have signed a petition demanding better mechanical royalties for interactive streaming. The campaign calls out Google, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora, with streaming giant Spotify in particular …
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Darnell Johnson's curator insight, March 19, 9:24 PM

Currency - This was last uploaded March 8, 2017

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Are the major labels in danger of turning music streaming into a monopoly owned by Apple? - Music Business Worldwide

Are the major labels in danger of turning music streaming into a monopoly owned by Apple? - Music Business Worldwide | Music Industry | Scoop.it
Songtradr's Paul Wiltshire warns majors not to kill off Spotify
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