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Disgust, In Digest: The Top Five Reasons Indies Are Mad at YouTube

Disgust, In Digest: The Top Five Reasons Indies Are Mad at YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last week, Billboard obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service. Here's a breakdown of the five things that’s really upsetting your favorite indie label.

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Inside Mixcloud: Human Curation vs. Big Algorithm

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Co-Founder Nico Perez speaks on the episodic streaming service’s place in digital music’s brave new world

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Heavenly records at 25: ‘There was never a plan … it was all about what was happening tonight’

Heavenly records at 25: ‘There was never a plan … it was all about what was happening tonight’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From Manic Street Preachers to the Chemical Brothers, some of the UK’s best acts have passed through the doors of Heavenly records. As it hits 25, Saint Etienne, Beth Orton and head honcho Jeff Barrett explain how the label pulled it off

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Digital Song Sales Hit Seven-Year Low as Streaming Continues to Rise

Digital Song Sales Hit Seven-Year Low as Streaming Continues to Rise | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With 15.66 million digital songs sold in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music, the industry saw its lowest weekly song volume in nearly eight years.

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The Evolution Of Music Copyright Law And How It Affects Creators

The Evolution Of Music Copyright Law And How It Affects Creators | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Before 1972, there was no copyright protection for sound recordings, at least not on the federal level. Since then, the rules surrounding SR copyright have changed quite a bit, particularly in the age of digital streaming. This article looks at how music's copyright laws have developed over the years and ...

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The cassette tape is not dead

The cassette tape is not dead | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The audiocassette tape is not dead. In fact, one Springfield, Mo., cassette maker says it has had its best year since it opened in 1969.

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Shazam now has 120m users but lost £14.8m in 2014

Shazam now has 120m users but lost £14.8m in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Mobile discovery app Shazam now has more than 120 million monthly active users, but they are not yet tagging the firm into profit.

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The Real Problem With Streaming

Much of the debate around the sustainability of streaming has understandably focused on artist and songwriter income and transparency.  It is a debate that I have contributed to frequently.  But ...

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Those Controversial Apple Music Numbers: Why Both Sides are Probably Right

Those Controversial Apple Music Numbers: Why Both Sides are Probably Right | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music has already lost 48 percent of its trial users, according to figures released this week by from its 5,000-person survey of U.S. consumers. MusicWatch found that 48 percent of iOS users that have tried Apple Music say they are not currently using the service. This would suggest millions of people won't subscribe when the trials end -- although millions could become paying customers. 

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Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry?

Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are schooling a new kind of leader.

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SoundCloud has agreed licensing deal with Universal, say sources

SoundCloud has agreed licensing deal with Universal, say sources | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud is on the verge of confirming a landmark licensing deal with Universal Music Group, according to sources close to the digital platform speaking in confidence to MBW.

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Music Streaming Now Generates Trillions Of Plays -- But Are Royalties Keeping Up?

Music Streaming Now Generates Trillions Of Plays -- But Are Royalties Keeping Up? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Billions were too small to measure the number of streams tracked by Next Big Sound in the first half of the year. In its mid-year report issued this week, the music analytics company says it tracked a gigantic 1.03 trillion music streams from a host of popular streaming services.  

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Music, paid fairly

Music, paid fairly | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This should be the golden age for the music industry. More music is available to more people at more times and in more ways than ever … 

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What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist? A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer

What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist? A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The world's largest subscription service has been called a new form of radio, a musical buffet table and every music fan's must-have app. More often than not, and right or wrong, Spotify is called a threat to the record business. With its freemium business model -- a free service and a paid, premium service -- Spotify gives people an on-demand service good enough to easily displace on-the-margins purchases. This means discovery hard currency to a subscription service.

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Why Niche Is The Next Streaming Frontier

Why Niche Is The Next Streaming Frontier | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If 2014 was the year of fear, uncertainty and doubt for streaming then 2015 is shaping up to be the year in which streaming starts to deliver.  In fact so far streaming has helped drive revenue ...

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Apple admits it has 'homework to do' to improve Apple Music

Apple admits it has 'homework to do' to improve Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Vice president of iTunes International says company is ‘getting a lot of feedback’ about streaming service and ‘trying to make it better every day’

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Universal hits historic digital tipping point as streaming jumps 34%

Universal hits historic digital tipping point as streaming jumps 34% | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Big moment for Lucian Grainge as digital outperforms physical and licensing

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GRD’s Failure

GRD’s Failure | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In the era of the Internet, it is still difficult to obtain information about the ownership and control of musical rights and works. This can make the licensing process of such works time ...

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What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry

What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The world’s biggest music publisher has announced an amnesty on using samples from its library – a first for the industry

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Why Profit Doesn’t Come Into It For Apple Music

Why Profit Doesn’t Come Into It For Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple has only ever been in the music business in order to sell more devices.  Apple does not need to make money from music nor has it ever needed to.  That doesn’t stop it being a crucially import ...

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Japan's recorded music market up 1.1% as streaming jumps 43%

Japan's recorded music market up 1.1% as streaming jumps 43% | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The recorded music industry in Japan saw its overall income across physical and digital rise 1.1% in the first half of 2015, according to MBW calculations.

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Taylor Swift thinks Spotify is a 'corporate machine'. You be the judge.

Taylor Swift thinks Spotify is a 'corporate machine'. You be the judge. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine.”

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Streaming set to surpass all-time download record in France

Streaming set to surpass all-time download record in France | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As recently reported on MBW, France’s streaming market continued growing in H1 2015, with a +36% period-to-period increase in total on-demand streams.

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New Dr. Dre Album Serves as a Test for Apple Music

New Dr. Dre Album Serves as a Test for Apple Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“Compton: A Soundtrack” had 25 million streams worldwide in its first week on Apple’s new service, but is expected to open in second place in the United States.

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An audience with L.G.

An audience with L.G. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If the measure of a CEO’s performance is his company’s profitability and marketshare, Lucian Grainge’s first four years at the helm of UMG have been a resounding success. Since ...

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine interview: 'no one can do what we're doing'

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine interview: 'no one can do what we're doing' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's Jimmy Iovine tells WIRED what makes Apple Music different, and why it could bring humanity back to music.

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