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Music innovation is about every idea that makes Music move forward...Mainly english articles, french ones are good too ;-)
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How Can You Drive Your Fans From Offline to Online?

How Can You Drive Your Fans From Offline to Online? | music innovation | Scoop.it
To get someone to visit your band’s website, they need to have the intent to do so – put in other words, they need to get something out of it for it to be worth their time, which is why “check out our website” is about as effective as saying “we don’t have a website” as there really is no incentive offered for them to do so...
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Hunch uses Twitter to provide YouTube music recommendations

Hunch uses Twitter to provide YouTube music recommendations | music innovation | Scoop.it
US startup Hunch has launched a new site called a new windowForage, which aims to use people’s Twitter profiles as the basis to serve up YouTube video recommendations. The site scans the people you follow on Twitter, asks for a genre, and generates a playlist of 20 videos. “Basically we have about one million people who have Twitter (or) Facebook connected into Hunch and told us about their music preferences,” explains co-founder Chris Dixon. “We use this `known’ data to make inferences about unknown users based on who they follow, who follows them, and other signals.” He describes Forage as “just a little hack I did”, so it’s not a commercial launch, but interesting nonetheless.
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Why I Am Obsessed With Direct-To-Fan Marketing - hypebot

Why I Am Obsessed With Direct-To-Fan Marketing - hypebot | music innovation | Scoop.it
This post is by Michael Fiebach, Founder of Fame House. Why “obsessed” you ask? Well, I have been working with a Philly based hip-hop group “OCD: Moosh & Twist,” and their obsession for their craft has given me the opportunity...
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Live In Your Living Room: You Book The Bands : The Record : NPR

Live In Your Living Room: You Book The Bands : The Record : NPR | music innovation | Scoop.it
However, there are ways to work outside the system — if you're willing to put in some extra effort. That could mean writing to local clubs and urging them to book the bands you love. You could use a web service like Eventful, which allows users to "demand" that specific acts play in their area (registered artists can use those tallies to discern where they have the best chance of drawing a crowd). Or, with a little trust in the kindness of strangers, you can take matters into your own hands...
...Dedicated house venues aren't uncommon, especially in underground scenes that champion independent, do-it-yourself ethics. Powell had been to a few of these, and found that they tended to be cooperatively run and have a large room equipped to handle crowds: "A rec room or a basement, or some giant room that was maybe never clean to begin with." He says his own situation was different: "I was taking all the furniture out of my dining room and rolling the dice, hoping nobody too crazy would show up and ruin my house."
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Tim Exile Shows his Reaktor-Based Live Performance Setup

Tim Exile of Warp Records explains his live performance setup. The hardware array controls various custom-made processors in the Reaktor software.More info a...
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Untapped Apps: Vote for Music Apps You’d Like to See Made | Evolver.fm

Untapped Apps: Vote for Music Apps You’d Like to See Made | Evolver.fm | music innovation | Scoop.it
o avoid sending all those great ideas down the proverbial drain, and inspired by the democratic process, we at Evolver.fm have posted an ongoing poll called Untapped Apps where you can submit — and take credit for — your music app ideas.

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The Hidden Challenges of Subscription Music

Nearly a decade ago, Rhapsody debuted its subscription music service.

Giving fans access to unlimited music for a monthly fee appeared to be the answer to the social epidemic of file-sharing that occurred, and yet they still seem indifferent towards it.

Rhapsody failed to break into the mainstream market, leaving critics to question if it ever will. Many companies including MOG, Rdio, Slacker, and Spotify have since entered the sector too, none of which have had better luck. While Apple’s iPhone gave services a second life, experts argue that they have failed to reach critical mass due to issues of consumer awareness, user retention, smartphone penetration, and software design.
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SXSW 2011 Band Tracker | Music | guardian.co.uk

SXSW 2011 Band Tracker | Music | guardian.co.uk | music innovation | Scoop.it
Discover new music, check gig listings and track the online popularity for all artists appearing at SXSW 2011 as the festival unfolds. Find out more
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MoMA | Looking at Music 3.0

MoMA | Looking at Music 3.0 | music innovation | Scoop.it
Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Steven Parrino, Run DMC, and Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July.
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Soundtrckr: geosocial internet radio

Soundtrckr: geosocial internet radio | music innovation | Scoop.it
Soundtrckr geosocial internet radio - Listen to millions of free songs. Play and share personal radio stations with friends on the iPhone, iPod, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, Nokia, Android, Bada, Flash-free HTML5 radio player for iPad, Galaxy Tab. Discover new music and new people with local radio stations on mobile.
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The Austin 100: About NPR Music's SXSW 2011 Sampler : All Songs Considered Blog : NPR

The Austin 100: About NPR Music's SXSW 2011 Sampler : All Songs Considered Blog : NPR | music innovation | Scoop.it
If you're not going to SXSW and want to simulate the experience of attending the festival, crank our 100-song mix while spilling beer on your shoes. See a full list of our picks here.
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Join Us At The SXSW Music Tech Meetup - hypebot

Join Us At The SXSW Music Tech Meetup - hypebot | music innovation | Scoop.it
If you're at SXSW Music next week, be sure to join us on Wednesday, March 16th from 5 - 8:00pm for the SXSW Music Tech Meetup at The Belmont upstairs balcony located at 305 W. 6th Street in Austin. I...
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Marc Rougier's comment, March 12, 2011 1:57 AM
Are you at SxSW Simon?
Simon Decreuze's comment, March 12, 2011 4:54 AM
@Marc, I would love but I can't
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Opening up the politics of Pandora | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Opening up the politics of Pandora | Technology | guardian.co.uk | music innovation | Scoop.it
In a recent blog Michael Robertson, of MP3tunes fame, declared that the US-based personalised internet radio service Pandora will never be a profitable business – because of the high royalty rates it has to pay music companies. Pandora, created by Tim Westergren, recently filed an S-1 document with the US stock market regulator the SEC, as a prelude to selling stock to the public, stating that it had paid $45m (half its revenue) in music royalties.

As a songwriter and musician, my initial reaction to this was that 50% of revenue is not extortionate by any means, considering that without music Pandora would not exist...
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SXSW 2011: The music stories to watch | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times

SXSW 2011: The music stories to watch | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times | music innovation | Scoop.it
Part industry gathering and part spring break party, festival/conference South by Southwest Music will experience something of a growth spurt in 2011. For the first time in the 25-year history of the Austin, Texas, event, SXSW will stage showcases on Tuesday night, launching a day earlier than has been typical. Thrilling news it is not, but it could also be viewed as an indication as to where the music industry is heading.
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Creatives Commons et musique: l’interview de Jamendo | Don't believe the Hype

Creatives Commons et musique: l’interview de Jamendo | Don't believe the Hype | music innovation | Scoop.it
Creatives Commons et musique: l’interview de Jamendo | Don't believe the Hype http://t.co/2QQOheA
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March of the music discovery apps at SXSW

March of the music discovery apps at SXSW | music innovation | Scoop.it
Swing an iPhone at SXSW this week, and you’ll hit 17 people touting new music discovery apps, it seems. A flurry of apps have been announced at the conference.
They include AOL’s Play, an app that lets people share what they’re currently listening to, and see a feed of their friends’ current faves. Song samples (and full tracks for subscribers) are provided by Rdio. Another app, SoundTracking, adopts the Foursquare approach, letting people share ‘music moments’ tagged with location data, photos and comments. Loudie is another check-in app, but one focused on gigs rather than songs, with tied-in ticket purchasing. Herd.fm is a free app that lets people ‘drop’ tracks at specific locations for other people to listen to.
Finally, Echo Nest and Rhapsody have teamed up for Festival Explorer Austin Edition, which offers gig recommendations, a show calendar and other info on the 2,000+ bands playing SXSW.
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FUTURE CITY OF MUSIC | More Intelligent Life

FUTURE CITY OF MUSIC | More Intelligent Life | music innovation | Scoop.it
At a time when big record labels are hemorrhaging cash, Berlin’s nascent music technology start-ups have created a blueprint for what the music industry of the future could look like. Instead of viewing the internet and digital technology as threats, these companies are using it all to create “a new paradigm, a new construct in the way people use music,”
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WITCH HOUSE | La Gaîté Lyrique

WITCH HOUSE | La Gaîté Lyrique | music innovation | Scoop.it
Des noms cryptiques accompagnés de clips macabres circulent depuis quelques mois sur les plateformes d'hébergements de vidéos comme Youtube, Dailymotion ou Vimeo. Indécelables sur les moteurs de recherche, les typographies de ces groupes anonymes évoquent aussi bien des runes ésotériques que des hiéroglyphes ou des codes html.
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iSound.com index

iSound.com index | music innovation | Scoop.it
What is iSound?

You know that feeling you get when you discover a great new song or band?

iSound makes it super simple to do just that.

Enter a band/artist you already like and we'll start playing up & coming artists who we think you'll like.

Why we built it?

iSound makes it super simple for people to discover new music they love. Sites like myspace make you do all the
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Topspin+Downtown = RCRD DEALS... - Digital Music News

Topspin+Downtown = RCRD DEALS... - Digital Music News | music innovation | Scoop.it
Artists may not be signing record deals anymore, but maybe they'll try 'RCRD DEALS'. According to preliminary details shared this weekend to Digital Music News, Topspin and DowntownMusic are announcing a pact at SXSW that will usher in the new concept.
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South Korea continues to develop as a model for future recorded-music markets « Music & Copyright's Blog

In some ways South Korea’s music industry could be considered unique. It is one of a small number of markets that have reported growth in recorded-music sales, and for several years digital sales have exceeded physical. All of this has been achieved through the government’s emphasis on turning South Korea into the most “wired” country in the world. Virtually all households are connected to a high-speed broadband service, and mobile penetration exceeds 100%, with almost all members of the population able to own a mobile now having one.
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81.7% of new US album sales come from 1% of new releases

81.7% of new US album sales come from 1% of new releases | music innovation | Scoop.it
Music Ally - common sense for the digital age. Consultancy and analysis company specialising in digital media and online music. Publishes the MusicAlly report, a crucial intelligence and research document for the entertainment industry.
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Game Changing Study Puts Piracy in Perspective | TorrentFreak

Game Changing Study Puts Piracy in Perspective | TorrentFreak | music innovation | Scoop.it
The majority of the reports on piracy have one thing in common – they are funded by the entertainment industries to provide ammunition for political lobbying efforts. The downside of these reports, aside from the biased outcome, is that they tend to focus on just one area – the alleged losses for the industry caused by piracy.

Instead of focusing on the consequences, however, it might be much more constructive to also look at the causes of piracy. After all, the solution to a problem can often be found by looking at its origins.
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Kraftwerk get a Kling Klang Machine iPhone and iPad app

Kraftwerk get a Kling Klang Machine iPhone and iPad app | music innovation | Scoop.it
Allow us to suspend our journalistic detachment for a second: this app is very cool indeed. Kraftwerk - Kling Klang Machine - No1 costs £5.49, runs on iPhone and iPad, and is billed as an "Interactive 24 hour music generator".
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