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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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July 1, 1979: Sony's Walkman Changes Recorded History

July 1, 1979: Sony's Walkman Changes Recorded History | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How Superman, summer vacation, and classical music created a phenomenon.

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Apple Music's Here, and It Probably Won't Change Everything

Apple Music's Here, and It Probably Won't Change Everything | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

AT 8:23 AM local time on Tuesday morning, in Los Angeles, there he was: Zane Lowe, the British DJ Apple hired so mysteriously from BBC 1 earlier this year, on the ones and twos. “Check. Test. Test-test-test-test-37 minutes-test. How’s that?” Underneath his voice, which he may ...

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Apple Music launches to take on Spotify – and traditional radio

Apple Music launches to take on Spotify – and traditional radio | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming music service goes live with on-demand music, programmed playlists and live radio station

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Music subscription uptake is low but losing paying users is the real time bomb

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over ...

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Apple Music: Everything you need to know before it launches this Tuesday

Apple Music: Everything you need to know before it launches this Tuesday | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple got tired of seeing iTunes customers walk across the street to Spotify, so it finally launched its own subscription streaming service, Apple Music. The service was announced at Apple’s developer conference earlier this month, and will launch this Tuesday, June 30th.

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Apple’s deep pockets pose threat to Spotify in music battle

Apple’s deep pockets pose threat to Spotify in music battle | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When Spotify raised more than $500m this month in a funding round that valued the music streaming company at $8.5bn, investors played down the risk of it being crushed in a bruising battle with Apple. After all, the Swedish start-up was on a roll.

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Dear Apple, any chance you could help get us out of this mess? - Music Business Worldwide

Dear Apple, any chance you could help get us out of this mess? - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The record industry has become accustomed to pinning its global annual income at ‘around $15bn’.

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Apple Music, Pharrell Williams And The Exclusives Wars

Apple Music, Pharrell Williams And The Exclusives Wars | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple’s forthcoming streaming service Apple Music has been making no end of headlines.  So far Apple is coming out on top and the latest development shows just how Apple intends to fully use its power and influence.  Pharrell Williams had the biggest single of the year in 2014 with ‘Happy’ and is making his next ...

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How Google thinks it can beat Apple Music and Spotify

How Google thinks it can beat Apple Music and Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google Play Music has editors that create custom playlists for any mood, event, or idea.

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Sing it: Smule put stars in their eyes

Sing it: Smule put stars in their eyes | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apps that let fans create their own versions of their favourite songs - and duet with the likes of Jessie J - have put the US company on the music map

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Apple Music to pay royalties during free trial: 'We hear you Taylor Swift'

Apple Music to pay royalties during free trial: 'We hear you Taylor Swift' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Eddy Cue reveals independent label protests were also a factor in company’s streaming U-turn, a week ahead of Apple Music launch

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Taylor Swift criticises 'shocking, disappointing' Apple Music

Taylor Swift criticises 'shocking, disappointing' Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Star says plans to not pay royalties during free streaming trial are ‘completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company’

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Does Apple's New Streaming Venture Mean The Death Of Downloads?

Does Apple's New Streaming Venture Mean The Death Of Downloads? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s been a long time coming, but finally the day has arrived: Apple’s streaming service is available, and the music industry will never be the same. The hardware giant’s entrant into the burgeoning streaming market is in a position to completely reshape the business, both with its impressive possible revenues ...

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Why The Next Few Months Of Apple Music Will Throw Up A Few Surprises

Finally Apple is in the streaming game. Other than to say that it looks like Apple has made a big first step towards making streaming ‘ready for primetime’ and to becoming a music platform I’m not  ...

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Happy Apple Music Day? - Music Business Worldwide

Happy Apple Music Day? - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This is a massively important day for the music industry. No pressure.

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AC/DC Songs Will Be Added to Streaming Services Like Apple Music

AC/DC Songs Will Be Added to Streaming Services Like Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Signaling the general acceptance of online music, the band, which has long resisted the digital business, will sign on with services like Spotify and Rdio.

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Taylor Swift may have triumphed, but Apple will still call the tune

Taylor Swift may have triumphed, but Apple will still call the tune | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The tech giant’s retreat over paying artists during trials of its music streaming service looked like a defeat. In fact, it may have cleared the way to success

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In a shrinking record business, Universal is becoming more profitable

In a shrinking record business, Universal is becoming more profitable | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Focusing on EBITA tells an interesting story

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Zane Lowe, the D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 for Apple

Zane Lowe, the D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 for Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“Check-check. One two-two-two-two-two. Hello hello hello.” Zane Lowe, Britain’s most influential radio D.J., stood in a rented studio in Hollywood one recent morning, cursing about the hiss ...

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Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too

Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The problem with the music industry has always been its reluctance to embrace change they litigate and cower in fear as their golden goose shows signs of infertility.

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Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources

Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music, the hardware giant's soon-to-launch streaming service, has landed an eleventh-hour coup, striking deals with the independents’ digital rights organization Merlin and with Martin Mills’ indie powerhouse Beggars Group, sources tell Billboard.

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Rdio boss: streaming music is ‘a retail business not an internet business’

Rdio boss: streaming music is ‘a retail business not an internet business’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming service Rdio has never said how many users it has, let alone subscribers, but its CEO Anthony Bay is using its underdog status ...

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Taylor Swift, Streaming And The Changing Tide

Taylor Swift made big waves over the weekend with her open letter to Apple protesting it should pay for its 3 month free trial.  Her voice was just one more following protests from across the indie ...

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How Apple Music May Literally Change The Way Songs Sound

How Apple Music May Literally Change The Way Songs Sound | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's "Mastered for iTunes" engineering guidelines may become the industry standard, but not everyone wants to follow the rules.

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