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48.6% of All People Skip a Song Before It Finishes ...

48.6% of All People Skip a Song Before It Finishes ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

skip /skip/ verb 1. any time the listener abandons a song before the song finishes. How catchy is your song?  According to data just released by...

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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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Apple Music streaming service to use more social features than Ping

Apple Music streaming service to use more social features than Ping | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Artists will be able to post media and promote one another’s work on Spotify-style service, latest media reports suggest

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Spotify's dominance of global music streaming revenue laid bare

Spotify's dominance of global music streaming revenue laid bare | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify is running away with the paid-for music streaming market, according to new MBW research – just as Apple and YouTube ready new services to tackle its dominance. The Swedish streaming platform released its full-year financial results last week, posting a €162m net loss despite revenues in excess of €1bn. In calendar 2014, Spotify posted …

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The Streaming Maturation Effect

The Streaming Maturation Effect | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What do Netflix and music subscriptions have in common?  They both experienced slowing growth in 2014 in the US.  Subscriptions are the monetization focal point of streaming but there have long ...

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Something strange is happening at Warner Music Group ...

Something strange is happening at Warner Music Group ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Physical sales up again at major music company

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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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Why Is SoundCloud Focusing on Brazil?

Why Is SoundCloud Focusing on Brazil? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

News came out yesterday that SoundCloud had secured a strong hire, bringing Sonia Flynn -- most recently the head of Facebook's Dublin office (also the company's European headquarters) as well having played a key role in Google's launch in Ireland -- as its new vp of international, a position created for Flynn. She is charged with "identifying, assessing and executing on new market opportunities."

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Spotify Was 10 Percent of U.S. Label Revenue in First Quarter, Says Will Page

Spotify Was 10 Percent of U.S. Label Revenue in First Quarter, Says Will Page | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify claims to have represented one out of every ten dollars record labels earned in the first quarter. This bombshell statistic came from Will Page, Spotify's director of economics, during his Music Biz presentation during the Music Biz Conference in Nashville on Tuesday (May 12).

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Streaming drives 8% increase in digital income for UMG as it banks €1bn in Q1

Streaming drives 8% increase in digital income for UMG as it banks €1bn in Q1 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

One of the biggest surprises in the music business so far this year was the news thatUniversal Music Group’s digital revenues declined in 2014.

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WMG boss warns rivals not to burn Spotify-style freemium streaming ‘at the stake’

Warner Music Group (WMG) published financial results for the first quarter of 2015 – its fiscal Q2 – with overall revenues up 4% to ...

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