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Vevo boss Nic Jones: 'We're at the pointy end of labels' activities'

Vevo boss Nic Jones: 'We're at the pointy end of labels' activities' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What the majors want from the video hub, what he learned from MySpace – and why mobile is more than just phones.

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Why Brexit Is Bad News For UK's Independent Music Industry

Why Brexit Is Bad News For UK's Independent Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nearly 90% of UK's independent music community voted to remain in the European Union. What happens to them now?

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Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z, according to people familiar with the matter.

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How Apple Hopes to Win the Streaming War

How Apple Hopes to Win the Streaming War | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Tech giant Apple is opening its checkbook and getting involved with artists' careers like never before in hopes of winning streaming wars.

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WeTransfer hires Gilles Peterson as creative director; delays music streaming service

WeTransfer hires Gilles Peterson as creative director; delays music streaming service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

DJ and music producer Gilles Peterson has been appointed creative director of WeTransfer, in an unexpected move that suggests the brand could be set to ramp up its music operations.

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Why Music-Based Social Networks are Doomed

Why Music-Based Social Networks are Doomed - Cuepoint - Medium

Many perfectly well-done products in search of a problem

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Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free

Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free streaming, streaming music, freemium, value of free, sound exchange

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Music festivals go upscale and corporate

Music festivals go upscale and corporate | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When music festivals first started, gatherings at Woodstock in the US, and the UK’s Isle of Wight and Glastonbury were countercultural affairs imbued with a hippy spirit. Four decades on, the business of staging outdoor concerts is a ...

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YouTube is built on the back of stolen content says Trent Reznor

YouTube is built on the back of stolen content says Trent Reznor | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nine Inch Nails musician and Apple Music executive joins music industry’s debate over Google’s video service, but YouTube hits back

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Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried

Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Twelve months of Apple Music have brought the service 15 million paid subscribers and, for its architects, a sense of optimistic, if slightly cautious, calm.

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Why Apple Music Matters So Much To Apple

Why Apple Music Matters So Much To Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple today announced a much anticipated refresh to Apple Music at its WWDC event. Apple Music has found itself at the centre of long running criticism from many parts due to its perceived product weaknesses. This is the bar against which Apple is measured. It has spent years building a well earned reputation for high …

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 3:04 PM

I would say the information is very accurate but I would not consider this source a reliable one. Since it is a blog they sometimes do not have the full insight. I added this one because it described the growth and how it was during the generation of the iPod touch. It described how Apple Music is not dead and how music is still affecting sales through this source of music.

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Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry?

Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Complexity and opacity continue to act as brakes on the digital music market. For all the progress of companies like PledgeMusic and Kobalt, this emerging ‘alternative’ music industry is still very much at a formative stage. Some years from now this generation of companies could underpin the emergence of a counter-industry, an interconnected mesh of…

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From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016

From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music companies want to work with tech startups, not sue or squeeze them for all they’re worth. But will they still be left in the hands of big guns such as Apple and Google?

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Is the Era of Free Streaming Music Coming to an End?

Is the Era of Free Streaming Music Coming to an End? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With streaming services asserting their market dominance, the music industry must now try to convince an entire generation raised on free to start paying up—without scaring them off.

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How Apple Music And Tidal Transformed Streaming (And Why Apple May Be Buying Tidal)

How Apple Music And Tidal Transformed Streaming (And Why Apple May Be Buying Tidal) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It is 15 months since the launch of Tidal (which was 2 months after Jay-Z’s Project Panther Bidco bought Aspiro) and 12 months since the launch of Apple Music (which was a year after Apple bought Beats Music). The streaming world has changed a lot in that time and both those companies have had …

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Spotify says Apple wants ‘to squash competition in music’

Spotify says Apple wants ‘to squash competition in music’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify has come out swinging – again – against Apple and its approach to subscription services on its iOS platform.

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Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music

Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Changes ahead for streaming service as, with 15m paying subscribers, it continues the battle with rivals Spotify and YouTube

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Fresh Off a Big Funding Round, Musical.ly Signs Its First Major Label Deal with Warner Music

Fresh Off a Big Funding Round, Musical.ly Signs Its First Major Label Deal with Warner Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

T he lip-synch app, which has experienced phenomenal growth, signs its first major label partner.

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How Beyonce, Drake and More Stars Have Driven Instagram's Growth (and Boosted Their Own Followers)

How Beyonce, Drake and More Stars Have Driven Instagram's Growth (and Boosted Their Own Followers) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Instagram became a key, if underutilized, music marketing platform as it passed 500 million monthly users in just five years. But in the past six months it has taken a more active role in the industry, largely due to the hire of head of music partnerships Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood, from Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment.

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Why Is Twitter Investing In The Online Music Platform SoundCloud?

Recently, Twitter‘s CEO mentioned in an interview that, earlier this year, the company invested $ 70 million in SoundCloud, an online music platform to support its efforts with creators. Twitter already had a relationship with SoundCloud, which it considers to be a “great partner over the years”. Moreover, two years ago, it was in discussions to acquire SoundCloud, but eventually ...

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Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners

Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners, streaming music vendors, streaming services, spotify competitors

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 2:30 PM

This wedsite does seem to have very accurate information on the streaming from different sources. I believe it is reliable because Tidal did use Exclusives to drive subscriber growth and it worked in their favor.

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Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud two years after walking away from $1bn deal

Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud two years after walking away from $1bn deal | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

CEO Jack Dorsey confirms tTwitter he news

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 3:27 PM

I believe this is a very reliable source because it gave great information on numbers and it describes just like the rest that the music industry is growing. Even though SoundCloud has been on decline it still provides great music and it can still grow with a now twitter investing in them. 

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Apple Music turns up heat on Spotify with 15m subscribers

Apple Music turns up heat on Spotify with 15m subscribers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Platform is now on the way to paying music biz $1bn every year

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Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources

Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New music offering to be offered at $9.99 a month and aimed at increasing appeal of Amazon Echo home speaker

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'A lot of people in the music business give a good meeting. We get results.'

'A lot of people in the music business give a good meeting. We get results.' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From Denver DJ to Warner/Chappell Chairman - Jon Platt has quite a story

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