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The BPI's internet piracy crackdown targets the wrong people

The BPI's internet piracy crackdown targets the wrong people | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Tom McRae: The music industry's attempt to tackle illegal downloads shows it values shareholders over genuine fans and artists

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Buckle up: Amazon is spending crazy money on entertainment. And it hasn't even started on music ...

Buckle up: Amazon is spending crazy money on entertainment. And it hasn't even started on music ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A few months back, MBW suggested that a tide was turning in terms of rights ownership: Amazon and Apple were morphing into content creators, and the natural next step was for both leviathans to become record labels.

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The biggest subscription music service in the world doesn't need Universal, Adele or Taylor Swift

The biggest subscription music service in the world doesn't need Universal, Adele or Taylor Swift | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The biggest music subscription service on the planet has not been licensed by the biggest music company on the planet.

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34% of people find new music using video services

34% of people find new music using video services | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

YouTube has become a key platform for the music industry. Here are the figures you need to know, according to Reportlinker!

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SoundCloud Confirms That It Will Release A Subscription Service Later This Year

SoundCloud Confirms That It Will Release A Subscription Service Later This Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss confirmed the company's plans to release a two-tier subscription service later this year.

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Have Apple And Spotify Already Lost The Chinese Music Market?

Have Apple And Spotify Already Lost The Chinese Music Market? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Most Western music streaming companies look at China as sort of a golden goose. It’s not laying any eggs at the moment, but you think that one might come at any time. That goose may be stolen even before it makes its first deposit though, as the Chinese mega-company Alibaba recently announced ...

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Halfway Through 2015, Recorded Music Revenues Are Looking Good

Halfway Through 2015, Recorded Music Revenues Are Looking Good | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Halfway through 2015, some countries' recorded music markets are receiving positive report cards. Mid-year revenue numbers from a handful of countries show streaming revenue drove growth in recorded music revenues, gains possible because declines in CD and download revenues were modest and manageable. Countries yet to release revenue data may not have had the same success.

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How Music Magazines Are Changing to Stay Alive

How Music Magazines Are Changing to Stay Alive | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The internet may have destroyed the old music business, but its impact on the music media industry has been even more lethal. As magazines shifted to the Web, overall U.S. print sales dropped more than 56 percent between 2004 and 2014 (according to trade publication The New Single Copy) and advertising moved to online units that sell for a fraction of the price of an old quarter-page.

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Will YouTube's Music Key Streaming Service Be A Hit Or A Miss?

Will YouTube's Music Key Streaming Service Be A Hit Or A Miss? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google’s YouTube Music Key is the next major streaming music service to hit the market. Will people pay for something they can get now for free?

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Why the end of New Music Tuesday signals the true death of the CD

Why the end of New Music Tuesday signals the true death of the CD | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

CD shipments are declining by tens of millions each year, and the shift to New Music Fridays will further push music toward the Web and digital media.

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German record industry grows as streaming income jumps 87%

German record industry grows as streaming income jumps 87% | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The income of the German recorded music market increased 4.4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 – as huge gains in streaming easily offset declines in CD.

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Can SoundCloud Be the Facebook of Music?

Can SoundCloud Be the Facebook of Music? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The forgotten giant in the streaming wars needs labels, artists, and publishers to share its beautiful dream

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Facebook in early talks to launch audio music-streaming service

Facebook in early talks to launch audio music-streaming service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Facebook’s digital music ambitions have been making headlines this month, with reports of early talks with labels linked to its trial ...

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YouTube is the No.1 music streaming platform - and getting bigger

YouTube is the No.1 music streaming platform - and getting bigger | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Scary news for those who don’t feel YouTube is paying music rights-holders enough: it’s the biggest music streaming service on earth, and it’s growing faster than Spotify or any of its rivals.

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The 15 Music Industry Books You Must Read

The 15 Music Industry Books You Must Read | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In last week’s Music Ally Report, we spoke to Stephen Witt, author of How Music Got Free. As an appendix to the feature, we listed the 15 books ...

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Have We Reached Peak Vinyl? - Stereogum

Have We Reached Peak Vinyl? - Stereogum | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Stewart Anderson has had enough. The frontman for noise-pop veterans Boyracer and head of likeminded label 555 Recordings has been releasing music on vinyl ...

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Streaming Crosses 500 Million Weekly Landmark in U.K., Double Over Last Year

Streaming Crosses 500 Million Weekly Landmark in U.K., Double Over Last Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The number of weekly audio streams in the United Kingdom has crossed 500 million for the first time, new data from labels trade body BPI and Official Charts Company (OCC) have revealed.

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CD sales crash in Finland - but streaming revenues grow market

CD sales crash in Finland - but streaming revenues grow market | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The number of CDs sold in Finland in the first six months of 2015 was slashed in half – but thanks to streaming, the total market’s income still managed to grow… slightly.

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Google loves Spotify, which is hurting Apple, which is in a war for global domination against... Google. And people say music's lost its value.

Google loves Spotify, which is hurting Apple, which is in a war for global domination against... Google. And people say music's lost its value. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If you hadn’t noticed, the rivalry between Spotify and Apple is starting to boil over.

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Apple Music boasts 'millions' of users, 15k artists sign up to Connect

Apple Music boasts 'millions' of users, 15k artists sign up to Connect | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When will we find out how many people have officially signed up to Apple Music?

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Spotify bites back at Apple Music with weekly ‘mixtape’ playlist for each user

Spotify bites back at Apple Music with weekly ‘mixtape’ playlist for each user | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Discover Weekly will offer two hours of music based on users’ listening habits and those of similar fans

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Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users

Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It's a mix of Instagram and YouTube...maybe a bit of a old school RockYou component. No matter how you look at it, Flipagram has seen enormous growth and is a ...

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Could blockchain technology solve streaming music’s payment rows?

Could blockchain technology solve streaming music’s payment rows? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Rethink Music study claims cryptocurrency system could help to ensure musicians get paid fairly and quickly for their work

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SoundScan's 2015 Half-Year Report: Taylor Wins, Strong Streaming Growth Fails to Stop Album Decline

SoundScan's 2015 Half-Year Report: Taylor Wins, Strong Streaming Growth Fails to Stop Album Decline | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

No doubt remains that it is the year of streaming -- the format has come to dominate music consumption in the U.S.

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Download decline devastates online sales of classic hits in America

Download decline devastates online sales of classic hits in America | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As many predicted, the age of streaming music has hurt digital downloads, whose decline continues to accelerate. (In the UK, for example, digital album sales are nowofficially falling faster than the CD.)

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