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Why The Apple-Beats Deal Makes Sense, And Why It Doesn't

Why The Apple-Beats Deal Makes Sense, And Why It Doesn't | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Rumors are flying about the imminent purchase of headphone maker and streaming music service Beats Electronics by tech giant Apple for a reported $3.2 billion dollars, which has caused a lot of head scratching in both the tech and music communities. Should this deal come to pass, a number of questions come to mind.

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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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Why the music industry is fighting the wrong copyright battle

Why the music industry is fighting the wrong copyright battle | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

High court ruling highlights inconsistencies between UK copyright law on physical and digital content – and how consumers might foot the bill

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The slow death of free? SoundCloud imposes 24-hour limits on apps

The slow death of free? SoundCloud imposes 24-hour limits on apps | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s getting harder and harder to run a completely free music service these days. SoundCloud is taking steps to legitimise its platforms in the eyes ...

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Apple, The Indies And The Rise Of The Digital Monospony

Much of the independent label community have come out in public opposition to Apple’s request for a 3 month free trial that crucially would not involve any royalty payments to labels. Besides the ...

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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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Apple Music's Ambitions Of 100 Million Users Would Change The Industry Forever

Apple Music's Ambitions Of 100 Million Users Would Change The Industry Forever | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There is a big question about whether Apple’s upcoming streaming service will be good or bad for individual labels and artists, but there is no uncertainty about the fact that Apple Music is poised and ready to be a major player in the space, and that it could easily bring ...

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Apple Music: The 5 big problems it needs to fix before launch

Apple Music: The 5 big problems it needs to fix before launch | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music’s launch is just 11 days away. When Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine revealed the streaming service at WWDC last week, it generated major excitement. And why not? Finally, Spotify was going to get some real competition in the streaming space.

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