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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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How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying, replaced witheditorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at least one form of writing about music is ...

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Starbucks Stops Selling CDs, Because CDs Are Finally Over

Starbucks Stops Selling CDs, Because CDs Are Finally Over | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There's reason to mourn: Once upon a time, people thought the coffee chain could be the future of music.

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Google Play Music Increases Song Storage Limit To 50,000 From 20,000

Google Play Music Increases Song Storage Limit To 50,000 From 20,000 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google Play Music is a music streaming and storage service that lets you listen on the web, smartphones or tablets. Previously, you were allowed to store up to 20,000 of your favorite songs on Google Play Music for free. Now Google Play Music has upgraded the storage space to 50,000 songs ...

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First Look At Beatport’s Free Dance Music Streaming Service

First Look At Beatport’s Free Dance Music Streaming Service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Beatport is where the world's DJs buy their music, but they could only listen to two-minute samples. Now Beatport hopes that by giving away free unlimited ...

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Hashtag Blessed: Music’s Unfortunate Social Media Side Hustle

Hashtag Blessed: Music's Unfortunate Social Media Side Hustle - Cuepoint - Medium

Success in music is now measured by an online personality, for better and worse

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Pandora Making Bid to Unruffle Music World

Pandora Making Bid to Unruffle Music World | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Pandora has created a division to work with labels and artist managers, opened its vast databanks, and begun experimenting with artist promotions.

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CD Baby Pro’s Publishing Catalog Grows 250%, Exposes New Revenue Streams For Indie Musicians

CD Baby Pro’s Publishing Catalog Grows 250%, Exposes New Revenue Streams For Indie Musicians | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In an industry where musicians are constantly vying for any source of substantial income, CD Baby's rights management service known as CD Baby Pro forges ahead into 2015 with promise worthy of indie artist's attention. CD Baby prides itself on being owned and operated by musicians for musicians and has ...

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Number of Music Retailers in UK Climbs To Record High Despite Tumbling Sales

Number of Music Retailers in UK Climbs To Record High Despite Tumbling Sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The number of brick and mortar stores selling music in the United Kingdom has reached an all-time high, despite the falling popularity of physical product.

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Snapchat gets more musical with update adding audio to people's snaps

Snapchat gets more musical with update adding audio to people's snaps | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and other music app can now provide soundtracks to Snapchat videos and stories

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YouTube to launch paid music service in a few months

YouTube to launch paid music service in a few months | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google Inc's YouTube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service's head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference.

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What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy

What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's hiring of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe could mark a huge shift in programming strategy for Beats Music and iTunes Radio. A move away from nameless programming toward programming featuring brand-name personalities would give Apple's streaming products the mainstream appeal they need.

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Sony Music gets supercharged: new investment and spin-out into its own company coming

Sony Music gets supercharged: new investment and spin-out into its own company coming | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sony Music is going ‘independent': Sony Corporation has announced a restructuring plan that will see its Music division pumped with new investment – and eventually spun out into its own entity.

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Why Zane Lowe Could Do More For Discovery At Apple Than Echonest’s $25.6 Million Does For Spotify

BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe just announced a shock move to Apple. For the non-Brits and non-Anglophiles Zane Lowe is arguably the most influential radio DJ in the UK and is renowned for being a ...

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Streaming worth more than downloads in 24 markets for [PIAS]

Streaming worth more than downloads in 24 markets for [PIAS] | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Global independent music group [PIAS] has revealed that its streaming income topped revenue from downloads in 24 countries in 2014.

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The Ultimate Top 100 Music Industry Blogs List

The Ultimate Top 100 Music Industry Blogs List | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A couple weeks ago I posted an article called, Top 100 Music Blogs . So what's the difference? Well Top 100 Music Blogs focused more on the actual music and reviews. In other words they were geared more toward actual music listeners where these blogs might be something you would be interested in for staying on top of changes in the industry, learning how to market your music, and learning the name of some of the key players behind the scenes.

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Apple won't own the music biz unless it wins the 'freemium wars'

Apple won't own the music biz unless it wins the 'freemium wars' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Zane Lowe must be getting a bit sick of everyone calling him a ‘curator’. Even Apple are doing it, and it’s never nice knowing your new employers have picked your office nickname before your first day.

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Japanese Recorded Music Market Down Nearly 5% in 2014

Japanese Recorded Music Market Down Nearly 5% in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

An unsurprising decline in physical sales last year led to a 4.6-percent decline in recorded music revenue in Japan, the world's second-largest recorded music market and one that remains reliant on the CD format.

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Physical music retailers grew 20% in the UK last year

Physical music retailers grew 20% in the UK last year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The number of physical stores selling music in the UK reached an all-time record in 2014, despite CD sales falling to less than a third of where they stood a decade ago.

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Martin Mills: New Billboard chart risks dumbing down music

Martin Mills: New Billboard chart risks dumbing down music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills gave an impassioned speech in London this morning, expressing his fears over the “forces wishing to destroy a diverse music climate”.

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Tom Silverman's Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Through 2019, Streaming Dominance

Tom Silverman's Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Through 2019, Streaming Dominance | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The future record business could be huge. Despite the potential, revenue growth is going to be modest in the next five years, says music industry veteran Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and executive director of New Music Seminar. He does not warn that downloads and CDs will fall off the proverbial cliff. He does not expect an explosion of streaming revenues. Instead, he sees a steady transition to new business models over the next five years.

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Snapchat boss sees music as a 'really interesting opportunity'

Snapchat boss sees music as a 'really interesting opportunity' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Fresh from adding soundtrack feature to social app, Evan Spiegel hints at more plans to merge music and messaging in the future

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This article shows that even snapchat is giving a new way to share music. Snapchat is one of many social networks that are working on making music even more accessible than it already is.

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Spotify is paying out 100% more money for its biggest tracks than it was a year ago

Spotify is paying out 100% more money for its biggest tracks than it was a year ago | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify’s Top 50 tracks are now collectively earning just shy of US $2m a week from the streaming service – double what they were pulling in this time last year.

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Vevo suffers blow as Universal signs windowing deal with Vessel

Vevo suffers blow as Universal signs windowing deal with Vessel | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed a deal with premium online video service Vessel that will see selected UMG videos premiered through Vessel for an exclusive window before they appear on the likes of Vevo and YouTube.

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After Zane Lowe: five more things internet radio should steal from broadcast

After Zane Lowe: five more things internet radio should steal from broadcast | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This guest column comes from Chris Price of New Slang Media.

 

“So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then a move by iTunes to inject the one thing internet radio has always lacked – presenters – is surely it.

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World Music’s 2014 Album Sales Growth Surpasses Other Genres

World Music’s 2014 Album Sales Growth Surpasses Other Genres | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In this guest post from DubMC.com, Dmitri Vietze, Founder of Rock Paper Scissors, asks Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples to help decipher data from Neilsen's 2014 End-Of Year Report. A Q&A With Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples About Nielsen’s 2014 End-of-Year Report Because world music recordings rarely top overall ...

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