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Beats Music has just 111,000 registered accounts, leaked figures show

Beats Music has just 111,000 registered accounts, leaked figures show | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Royalty statement shows the music streaming service set up by Dr Dre paid just $0.000126 per play in March and is dwarfed by Spotify, writes Samuel Gibbs

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Johnny's curator insight, May 13, 2014 6:57 PM

Not looking good! As I said before, good service but has big competitors...

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For Nielsen, A New Push Amid The Growing Music Data Boom

For Nielsen, A New Push Amid The Growing Music Data Boom | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Long known primarily for quantifying the success of all sorts of entertainment content, from its much-ballyhooed television ratings to its SoundScan and BookScan tracking systems for music and publishing, Nielsen has been expanding its purview in recent years.

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The suspense! The slaughter! What we learned from the download chart

The suspense! The slaughter! What we learned from the download chart | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s the anniversary that nobody is celebrating – the download chart’s 10th birthday. Here’s a rundown of its impact on the industry, and the way we buy and listen to music

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The hottest 30 music tech startups of 2015 (according to Midemlab)

The hottest 30 music tech startups of 2015 (according to Midemlab) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Is 2015 a good year for new music tech startups? In June we'll get a good chance to find out with Midemlab. The annual startup pitching ...

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Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal struggles despite celebrity fanfare

Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal struggles despite celebrity fanfare | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It had the backing of artists such as Kanye West and Rihanna and was hailed as the music industry’s salvation, but Tidal is showing early signs of failure

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The numbers don't lie: Jay-Z's Tidal music service is already a spectacular flop

The numbers don't lie: Jay-Z's Tidal music service is already a spectacular flop | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When Tidal made its big media push at the end of March, the core message was clear: while other streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora pay a pittance to artists, Tidal offers musicians a ...

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Seven Takeaways from IFPI's Study of the Global Music Market Last Year

Seven Takeaways from IFPI's Study of the Global Music Market Last Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The headline figure from IFPI’s 2015 “Recording Industry In Numbers” report would be the previously reported 0.4 percent fall in global music sales to $14.97 billion. Digging into the 132-page document, however, reveals a wealth of interesting analysis -- case studies on Germany, South Korea and Brazil, the rise of China, and much more. Here are seven takeaways from this year’s report, published today (April 20).

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Tidal CEO out as Team Jay Z wields the axe

Tidal CEO out as Team Jay Z wields the axe | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The CEO of streaming service Tidal, Andy Chen, has parted ways with the company barely two weeks after Jay Z took it over.

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Messaging apps: hits or hype for future music marketing?

Messaging apps: hits or hype for future music marketing? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or a bit of both – for helping musicians reach fans.

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Has music missed its 'Netflix moment'?

Has music missed its 'Netflix moment'? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Subscription streaming movie service Netflix announced earlier this week that it has reached 62m users around the world – almost exactly the same number as Spotify.

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Revenge Of The Record Labels: How The Majors Renewed Their Grip On Music

Revenge Of The Record Labels: How The Majors Renewed Their Grip On Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

While Jay Z's streaming service grabs headlines, music's majors are quietly hijacking the multibillion-dollar digital revolution.

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CD Money vs. Streaming Money, 2004-2014

CD Money vs. Streaming Money, 2004-2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

*source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); all revenue inflation-adjusted to 2013.

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Apple’s New Beats Music Thinks Taylor Swift Will Make You Pay

Apple’s New Beats Music Thinks Taylor Swift Will Make You Pay | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Inc. has asked Florence and the Machine and more than a dozen other artists for exclusive deals to promote a revamped Beats Music, and persuade people to ante up for what they’re accustomed to getting pretty much for free.

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Tidal's Woes Echo Those of Beats Music

Tidal's Woes Echo Those of Beats Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Now that the paparazzi camera flashes have faded and the celebrity endorsements have ebbed, Jay Z’s Tidal music service is finding itself hit by a wave of bad press.

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YouTube’s Music Growing Pains - A Look Inside Music Key

YouTube’s Music Growing Pains - A Look Inside Music Key | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As YouTube turns 10 years old today, Google is putting the finishing touches on an on-demand music streaming service as an add on to its video service. With Spotify, Apple, and Deezer and others, YouTube’s significant foothold in the industry, a YouTube streaming service seemed almost inevitable.

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Spotify is out-grossing Candy Crush Saga in the App Store in several countries

Spotify is out-grossing Candy Crush Saga in the App Store in several countries | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There's a lot of debate online today spurred by a report showing streaming music service Tidal's app has plummeted down Apple's US App Store ...

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After buying Tunecore, Believe Digital ready to challenge majors

After buying Tunecore, Believe Digital ready to challenge majors | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Believe Digital is confident that it will increasingly beat the major labels to artist deals in future – as the acquisition of Tunecore transforms it into a US $250m+ annual business.

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Apple's Streaming Service: Everything We Know So Far

Apple's Streaming Service: Everything We Know So Far | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nearly a year after announcing its purchase of Beats -- both its successful premium headphones division and its nascent-at-the-time, now-hibernating streaming service -- for $3 billion, Apple is inching closer and closer to unveiling its much-anticipated revamp of that streaming service. Apple hasn't revealed many details, not even a name for the new service, but when it does emerge, Beats will face stuff competition from market leader Spotify along with other streaming upstarts including Jay Z' ...

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Global recorded music revenues grew 0.7% last year... excluding Japan

Global recorded music revenues grew 0.7% last year... excluding Japan | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last week we learnt that the revenue haul of the worldwide recorded music industry last year was down 0.4% in 2014, to under US $15bn.

But now it’s clear where the blame for that decline ultimately falls: Japan.

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The Man Who Broke the Music Business

The Man Who Broke the Music Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How an employee at a CD-manufacturing plant became the Patient Zero of Internet piracy.

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Back on record – the reasons behind vinyl's unlikely comeback

Back on record – the reasons behind vinyl's unlikely comeback | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As Record Store Day shows, there's a lot more to the vinyl revival than simple nostalgia.

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The Baffling (and Slightly Insane) World Of Streaming Payments, Explained

The Baffling (and Slightly Insane) World Of Streaming Payments, Explained | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Every time an artist publicly complains about how much money they are making from streaming, the blogosphere goes berserk and I know as sure as God made little green apples, a Billboard editor is going to ask me to analyze it.

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Global record industry income drops below $15bn for first time in history

Global record industry income drops below $15bn for first time in history | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Strong growth in streaming revenues couldn’t stop the recorded music business’s worldwide income dropping under US $15bn for the first time in 2014.

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The vinyl chart: album sales saviour or celebration of a small success?

The vinyl chart: album sales saviour or celebration of a small success? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The creation of an album chart for vinyl releases reflects interest in a niche sector, rather than a seismic change in the record business

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