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Do We Expect Too Much From Music Listeners?

By Kyle Bylin | @sidewinderfm I often wonder if the music industry expects too much of music listeners. This might seem like an odd concern, considering that an equal portion of label executives seem...

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CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music

CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Japan may be a perennial early adopter of technologies, but its attachment to the CD puts it sharply at odds with the rest of the global music industry.

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The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning

The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Of all industry roller coasters, the music industry must be the wildest. The last 30 years reshaped the business in a way we never could have imagined ...

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The Real Magic Of Streaming Music Is The Data It Generates

The Real Magic Of Streaming Music Is The Data It Generates | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What Spotify and Echo Nest know about listener behavior is about to change the music industry.

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15 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry

15 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From U2's surprise iTunes album to Radiohead and Beyonce, the most usual album releases in recent history.

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iTunes Song Downloads Will Drop 39% In Five Years ...

iTunes Song Downloads Will Drop 39% In Five Years ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last year was the first year that iTunes song downloads declined, ever. Get used to that trend: according to a finding just released by MIDiA ...

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Streaming music service Rdio's latest redesign aims to be 'more mass-market'

Streaming music service Rdio's latest redesign aims to be 'more mass-market' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify rival is now free in 20 countries, and focusing more on personal radio: ‘We need to go wider with our reach’. By Stuart Dredge

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The Streaming Effect: The Landscape May Be Gloomier Than Pictured

The Streaming Effect: The Landscape May Be Gloomier Than Pictured | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"The Streaming Effect: Assessing The Impact Of Streaming Music Behaviour" is a new report from MIDiA Research focused on the music market's reaction to streaming music options and the effects of listeners' choices on music sales. Listeners have an array of easy free choices, described in the report as a "hierarchy of free," from which to choose. So, though there may be many more listeners left to make the transition to streaming, that transition continues to be difficult. In fact, it may well be that free ad-supported options rule the day establishing a much lower and more turbulent source of ...

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BMG Chrysalis Acquires Infectious Music Label, Home to Alt-J, These New Puritans

BMG Chrysalis Acquires Infectious Music Label, Home to Alt-J, These New Puritans | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

BMG Chrysalis U.K. has acquired British independent label Infectious Music for an undisclosed sum.

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Music Streaming Is Booming, and That's a Problem for Music Sales

Music Streaming Is Booming, and That's a Problem for Music Sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are all growing. Music sales aren't. There's a connection.

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Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise?

Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

37m people will pay to stream by the end of 2014 but analyst Mark Mulligan sees more potential. By Stuart Dredge

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UK study: 83% of 16-24 year-olds use YouTube for music listening

UK study: 83% of 16-24 year-olds use YouTube for music listening | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Kids are listening to music on YouTube! Okay, tell us something we don't know... But youth research firm Voxburner's survey of ...

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How Streaming Is Changing the Music Industry

How Streaming Is Changing the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Today we announced the launch of an important new MIDiA Research report: ‘The Streaming Effect: Assessing The Impact Of Streaming Music Behaviour’.  The report reveals how streaming music is now firmly established, with significant growth potential but how ...

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Streaming is affecting download sales. But let’s dig deeper into ‘streaming’

The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's ...

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Is Another Tech Bubble Forming Around Music Streaming?

Is Another Tech Bubble Forming Around Music Streaming? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Some of the most well known venture capitalists have sounded an alarm over the state of startups in the United States.

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How Vine Became The Music Industry's Next Great Hope

How Vine Became The Music Industry's Next Great Hope | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Record executives are enamored with the loopy video service, which they view as part talent show, part viral distribution network. But how much is Vine stardom really worth?

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Just say BO-NO: Mark Hosler of Negativland on Apple’s ‘U2rusion’

Just say BO-NO: Mark Hosler of Negativland on Apple’s ‘U2rusion’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

 
A guest editorial from Mark Hosler of Negativland on Apple’s ‘U2rusion’

1) Of course it’s very entertaining and amusing to me to see the backlash that U2 is getting for doing this.

2) I actually like some of U2s music, and always have. Yet have no interest in paying to hear what they are up to now ( I think I’ve paid them enough! About $45,000, to be exact. That is how much their lawsuit against Negativland cost us), so getting it for free sounded fine to me.

3) The way they are “forcing” it on the users of Apple products is actually a very curious thing! Certainly *someone* was going to do this sooner or later, at least as an experiment, so I am not surprised. That a band this large is giving away its music to pretty much everyone who will want it and many who won’t (regardless of what Apple paid them to do so, which is a separate issue) is also curious as a “business” model. For Apple, perhaps it’s the largest “loss leader” in history. And curious that something that is digitally free is made to look like the test pressing of ...

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Used Digital Music Selling Platform ReDigi is in Trouble -- Again

Used Digital Music Selling Platform ReDigi is in Trouble -- Again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It looks like online used music seller ReDigi might be done with before it really had a chance to take off. The site is the first and only used music selling online platform for digital music, and an experiment in just what can fly legally in an increasingly digitized world.

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Sony’s Kazuo Hirai: 'high resolution audio is the future of music'

Sony’s Kazuo Hirai: 'high resolution audio is the future of music' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Sony chief executive has pinned the company’s ambitions on hi-res audio to revitalise the music industry. By Samuel Gibbs

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Calvin Harris' Summer single is a million-dollar hit on Spotify

Calvin Harris' Summer single is a million-dollar hit on Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

But how much the star will take home from his 160m streams depends on his label and publishing deals. By Stuart Dredge

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The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are ...

The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

1. The music recording is failing.  Across the board, artists are experiencing serious problems monetizing their audio releases.

2. Recording revenues have been declining for ...

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Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A few years ago, big media companies were filing copyright lawsuits against YouTube. Now they’re buying in

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Here's why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue

Here's why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Digital download revenues are continuing to decline, and in five years, more than two-thirds of all digital music revenue will come from streaming services, according to a new report.

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Sean Riggins's curator insight, September 13, 11:13 AM

 This article comes from gigaom.com, the leading global voice on emerging technologies. The focus of the report was to say that analysis predicts that 70% of digital music revenue will be streaming services by 2019. To prove the point the author mentions Apple (iTunes) acknowledging the movement of our industry and music sales by highlighting that the company bought Beats. The author suggests that the acquisition was for the Beats streaming service. I choose to add this article because I'm sure most of the general public feels Apple bought Beats because of the headphones so I thought it would be insightful to share that they were more interested in securing future music revenue with the shift in how people want their music. I think this is a wise move on Apple's part in terms of staying ahead of the curve.

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Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?

Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

‘It’s going to be a painful year or two for the average musician’ but do-it-yourself experience may help. By Stuart Dredge

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Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The launch of iPhone 6 could be the platform the format needs

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Mexico is undergoing a streaming music revolution

Mexico is undergoing a streaming music revolution | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

59% of all sales in country are now digital

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