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Top Five Must-Have Music Apps for 2014

Top Five Must-Have Music Apps for 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In this age, nothing brings more music to our ears than a mobile music app. We apps can listen to...

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We all know these companies, is unfortunate though that they always try subscription tactics and then you end up spending an absolute fortune!

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Leaked Contract Shows SoundCloud’s Plans For Ad-Free Subscriptions And Paying Labels

Leaked Contract Shows SoundCloud’s Plans For Ad-Free Subscriptions And Paying Labels | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud is desperately trying to go legal and pay royalties before labels pull their music from the streaming service. A contract for legal licensing with ...

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Move over, Glastonbury: promoter says the age of the music festival is passing

Move over, Glastonbury: promoter says the age of the music festival is passing | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Harvey Goldsmith says lack of major acts to succeed names like the Rolling Stones or Coldplay will doom the big summer events

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Shazam's New Visual Recognition Capabilities Could Change the Way Labels Promote Albums

Shazam's New Visual Recognition Capabilities Could Change the Way Labels Promote Albums | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A little camera icon appeared on the Shazam app today and it means big things for the New York City mobile company. Now, the company's 100 million users can use the app for visual recognition. But the camera won’t ID just anything you point it at. It’s designed for posters, packaged goods and print media -- in other words, still images that have been pre-registered with the company -- that, when Shazam’ed, unlock various pieces of content. 

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How the compact disc lost its shine

How the compact disc lost its shine | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s 30 years since Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms began the CD boom. How did the revolution in music formats come about and what killed it?

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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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The companies Apple could buy to make its next digital music splash

The companies Apple could buy to make its next digital music splash | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala ...

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Spotify deja vu: is video killing the radio star again?

Spotify deja vu: is video killing the radio star again? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify is marrying video and music with its new offering - but will the music streaming business avoid the mistakes that have led to the decline of MTV?

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That’s Business, Man: Why Jay Z’s Tidal Is a Complete Disaster

That’s Business, Man: Why Jay Z’s Tidal Is a Complete Disaster | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

He set out to save the music industry from the economics of streaming, and make himself a fortune in the process. So far, Jay Z is doing neither

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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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