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Virgin revels in '40 years of disruption'

Virgin revels in '40 years of disruption' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Describing it as ‘the crown jewels’, Universal has vowed to celebrate Virgin’s 40th anniversary in style – and make it the No.1 label in the UK.

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How to revolutionise the music business: rip it up and start again

How to revolutionise the music business: rip it up and start again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Hartwig Masuch believes the music industry’s ‘good old days’ are vastly over-rated.

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Recorded Music's Digital Present and Future, Illustrated

Recorded Music's Digital Present and Future, Illustrated | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With the music business trade fair MIDEM set to draw more than 6,000 attendees from 70-plus countries to Cannes from June 5 to 8, an annual industry report finds that 67 percent of the world’s music is still sold outside the United States.

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World's Top 5 publishers now control 11 million songs

World's Top 5 publishers now control 11 million songs | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The number of copyrights now owned or managed by the world’s Top 5 music publishers is very close to 11 million, according to MBW analysis.

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Hype Machine culls music blogs being scammed by labels

Hype Machine culls music blogs being scammed by labels | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Hype Machine, one of the most influential music sites in the world, has banned blogs from its system over suspicions they’re being gamed by labels and PR companies.

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Swipe right to buy: Tinder starts selling music with discounted Zedd album

Swipe right to buy: Tinder starts selling music with discounted Zedd album | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Dating app is experimenting with music download sales, shortly after driving more than a million fans to watch artist Jason Derulo’s latest video

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Madeon and Ultra Music speak out about SoundCloud

Madeon and Ultra Music speak out about SoundCloud | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In its short history, SoundCloud has become an important distribution channel and community for electronic-music artists in particular. Its moves towards ...

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New Spotify: videos, more context, running music … and hints of Apple

New Spotify: videos, more context, running music … and hints of Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As Spotify’s press conference came to a close today, CEO Daniel Ek announced a partnership with Nike; used “incredible” and “profound" in the same ...

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Deezer CEO talks freemium, Apple and … Taylor Swift fan-clubs?

Deezer CEO talks freemium, Apple and … Taylor Swift fan-clubs? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In December 2014, Deezer announced the replacement for its former CEO Axel Dauchez. From the start of February 2015, the streaming ...

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This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog ...

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How streaming is completely changing music habits in France

How streaming is completely changing music habits in France | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

France is falling back in love with the singles chart – and it’s all thanks to streaming.

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Jay Z’s plan for streaming music is an artist-driven social network

Jay Z’s plan for streaming music is an artist-driven social network | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The rapper Jay Z once remarked on whether he should rhyme to the best of his ability or sell as many records as possible by comparing himself to other hip-hop artists ...

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Playlists in the spotlight as a key part of streaming music’s future

Playlists in the spotlight as a key part of streaming music’s future | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“Playlists are key. Decision fatigue is a big problem for consumers: when you’re faced with a catalogue of 35m tracks, what are you going to listen to?” said Spintune CEO Brittney Bean, as she introduced this afternoon’s playlist-focused session at The Great Escape conference.

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Ministry of Sound boss: major labels have ‘f***ed everybody up the arse’ on streaming

Ministry of Sound boss: major labels have ‘f***ed everybody up the arse’ on streaming | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the ...

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Music labels looking for a piece of Apple Music subscription fees

Music labels looking for a piece of Apple Music subscription fees | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music labels, hell-bent to “bring booty back” to the industry, are hoping to convince Apple to hand over an unusually large slice of the monthly subscription fees from its soon-to-arrive paid ...

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YouTube Music Key launch delayed until September

YouTube Music Key launch delayed until September | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The public launch of YouTube’s subscription streaming service, Music Key,  has been delayed until mid-September.

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'We tell Spotify no, YouTube does it anyway': The music industry's love-hate relationship with YouTube

'We tell Spotify no, YouTube does it anyway': The music industry's love-hate relationship with YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers".

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SoundCloud: 'We're on the same path as creators to revenue generation'

SoundCloud: 'We're on the same path as creators to revenue generation' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung appeared in front of an audience of electronic music industry creators, fans and execs at the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza today to answer a few questions about the future of his streaming platform.

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Spotify's new features see it step up competition with Apple

Spotify's new features see it step up competition with Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New York launch event reveals Spotify’s aim to become the smartest streaming music service, with playlists the new radio and Snapchat now a rival

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Did Spotify just become a record label? - Music Business Worldwide

Did Spotify just become a record label? - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify’s much-anticipated press conference in New York yesterday brought an avalanche of news – so much so that Daniel Ek said multiple additions to his service amounted to ‘New Spotify’.

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Five Reasons Why The Major Labels Didn't Blow It With Napster

Five Reasons Why The Major Labels Didn't Blow It With Napster | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

For a long time, pundits have been saying that the major music labels blew it by suing Napster instead of doing a deal with them. It's as though they're obligated to repeat this like a mantra; the labels didn't get it, they were clueless, they were asleep, how could they have missed such a golden opportunity, yadda yadda. Sift through all the reverential twaddle that's written about Napster, and you'd think they walked into the major labels offering trays of gold and precious gems but were rebuffed. 

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Pandora to buy music analytics firm Next Big Sound

Pandora to buy music analytics firm Next Big Sound | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming music service Pandora is buying music analytics firm Next Big Sound, for an undisclosed sum. The personal-radio firm announced ...

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BMG plotting '2 or 3' more acquisitions before the end of summer

BMG plotting '2 or 3' more acquisitions before the end of summer | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Hartwig Masuch tells MBW that recordings is his company's focus

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Spotify’s Secret Social Network

Spotify’s Secret Social Network | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Welcome to the land of musical serendipity, where you can get from Nazis to an album of Kurt Vonnegut reading Slaughterhouse-Five in a few clicks.

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How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age?

How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As streaming services grow, how can labels adapt their marketing to take advantage? That was the subject for the first session in CMU’s Music Marketing Is Broken: Let’s Fix It strand at The Great Escape conference ...

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Facebook should watch out for Apple Music social features, not just Spotify

Facebook should watch out for Apple Music social features, not just Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's Ping remains one of its very few flops in the digital music world, having only lasted two years after its launch in 2010 as a ...

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