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The Secrets Of Marketing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" from Manager Zach Quillen

The Secrets Of Marketing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" from Manager Zach Quillen | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

I first wrote about them in October 2012 on this blog, but the world now knows that a combination of strong, socially conscious messaging, a well-defined visual persona, an electrifying live show, and great music characterize the hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Amplified by impeccable marketing execution and excellent timing, they have become the poster child group for DIY indie artists around the world and put Seattle back on the map of music industry innovation. Zach Quillen (@wexington), who began managing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis full time in 2012, was interviewed...

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What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry

What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The world’s biggest music publisher has announced an amnesty on using samples from its library – a first for the industry

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Why Profit Doesn’t Come Into It For Apple Music

Why Profit Doesn’t Come Into It For Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple has only ever been in the music business in order to sell more devices.  Apple does not need to make money from music nor has it ever needed to.  That doesn’t stop it being a crucially import ...

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Japan's recorded music market up 1.1% as streaming jumps 43%

Japan's recorded music market up 1.1% as streaming jumps 43% | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The recorded music industry in Japan saw its overall income across physical and digital rise 1.1% in the first half of 2015, according to MBW calculations.

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Taylor Swift thinks Spotify is a 'corporate machine'. You be the judge.

Taylor Swift thinks Spotify is a 'corporate machine'. You be the judge. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine.”

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Streaming set to surpass all-time download record in France

Streaming set to surpass all-time download record in France | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As recently reported on MBW, France’s streaming market continued growing in H1 2015, with a +36% period-to-period increase in total on-demand streams.

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New Dr. Dre Album Serves as a Test for Apple Music

New Dr. Dre Album Serves as a Test for Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“Compton: A Soundtrack” had 25 million streams worldwide in its first week on Apple’s new service, but is expected to open in second place in the United States.

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An audience with L.G.

An audience with L.G. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If the measure of a CEO’s performance is his company’s profitability and marketshare, Lucian Grainge’s first four years at the helm of UMG have been a resounding success. Since ...

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine interview: 'no one can do what we're doing'

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine interview: 'no one can do what we're doing' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's Jimmy Iovine tells WIRED what makes Apple Music different, and why it could bring humanity back to music.

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Dr. Dre's new album 'Compton' a master class in music, culture, business

Dr. Dre's new album 'Compton' a master class in music, culture, business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"Compton", the new album from Dr. Dre — producer, music executive, kingmaker and co-founder of N.W.A — was released on Apple Music's streaming service Thursday night, while on other platforms Donald Trump was entertaining the masses during the GOP presidential debate and Jon Stewart was bidding his final farewell as host of "The Daily Show".

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Apple Music is a terrible disaster. Apple Music is a storming success.

Apple Music is a terrible disaster. Apple Music is a storming success. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In the spin-heavy world of music streaming, you’ll no doubt hear both of the above arguments convincingly portrayed in the coming days.

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Apple Music has 11m listeners five weeks after launching

Apple Music has 11m listeners five weeks after launching | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify rival is still in its free trial period, so the real crunch will come when those users are prompted to pay

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Live Nation acquires MLK, launches aggressive bid to rule German market

Live Nation acquires MLK, launches aggressive bid to rule German market | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Live Nation has fully acquired the fifth-largest live music promoter in the world, Germany’s MLK (Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur GmbH), as it announces ambitions plans to become the No.1 player in the region.

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Music Publishing’s Metadata Problem

Music Publishing’s Metadata Problem | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

While there has been significant discussion of late over how streaming services pay artists and labels, the means by which publishers and songwriters are compensated has been shockingly absent from the conversation.

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Shazam now has 120m users but lost £14.8m in 2014

Shazam now has 120m users but lost £14.8m in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Mobile discovery app Shazam now has more than 120 million monthly active users, but they are not yet tagging the firm into profit.

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The Real Problem With Streaming

Much of the debate around the sustainability of streaming has understandably focused on artist and songwriter income and transparency.  It is a debate that I have contributed to frequently.  But ...

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Those Controversial Apple Music Numbers: Why Both Sides are Probably Right

Those Controversial Apple Music Numbers: Why Both Sides are Probably Right | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music has already lost 48 percent of its trial users, according to figures released this week by from its 5,000-person survey of U.S. consumers. MusicWatch found that 48 percent of iOS users that have tried Apple Music say they are not currently using the service. This would suggest millions of people won't subscribe when the trials end -- although millions could become paying customers. 

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Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry?

Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are schooling a new kind of leader.

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SoundCloud has agreed licensing deal with Universal, say sources

SoundCloud has agreed licensing deal with Universal, say sources | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud is on the verge of confirming a landmark licensing deal with Universal Music Group, according to sources close to the digital platform speaking in confidence to MBW.

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Music Streaming Now Generates Trillions Of Plays -- But Are Royalties Keeping Up?

Music Streaming Now Generates Trillions Of Plays -- But Are Royalties Keeping Up? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Billions were too small to measure the number of streams tracked by Next Big Sound in the first half of the year. In its mid-year report issued this week, the music analytics company says it tracked a gigantic 1.03 trillion music streams from a host of popular streaming services.  

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Music, paid fairly

Music, paid fairly | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This should be the golden age for the music industry. More music is available to more people at more times and in more ways than ever … 

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What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist? A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer

What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist? A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The world's largest subscription service has been called a new form of radio, a musical buffet table and every music fan's must-have app. More often than not, and right or wrong, Spotify is called a threat to the record business. With its freemium business model -- a free service and a paid, premium service -- Spotify gives people an on-demand service good enough to easily displace on-the-margins purchases. This means discovery hard currency to a subscription service.

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How to ignore YouTube completely: One Direction's radical gamble

How to ignore YouTube completely: One Direction's radical gamble | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Sony and how a single song is changing an industry

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How 'the Blockchain' Could Actually Change the Music Industry

How 'the Blockchain' Could Actually Change the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The blockchain is a decentralized system, with no single entity controlling it. The servers keeping its backbone upright are scattered across the globe, and for that reason the technology is transparent; everyone can see its anonymized data. It could also replace notaries, as every transaction is time stamped automatically and receives a unique ID. No exchange rates apply either, because cryptocurrencies are oblivious to borders. And because there are no intermediaries involved, monies ...

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Inside Spotify's Plan To Take On Apple Music

Inside Spotify's Plan To Take On Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

We keep hearing things like "human-curated" and "machine listening," but what does it actually mean for you?

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