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Small Music Labels See YouTube Battle as Part of War for Revenue

Small Music Labels See YouTube Battle as Part of War for Revenue | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Small labels contend that consolidation by the major record companies has left them squeezed in negotiations with the online music services that now account for a majority of their revenue.

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Inside Pandora's Quest to Take on Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon

Inside Pandora's Quest to Take on Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With 78 million users, streaming’s original music service remains an online radio giant -- but increasingly threatened by subscription services from Spotify to Apple Music. Now, amid layoffs and acquisition rumors, co-founder/CEO Tim Westergren is about to launch an ambitious bid for subscribers of its own: “The other products out there are unsatisfying.”

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How streaming saved the music industry

How streaming saved the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify and Apple are making money for the big labels but technology is likely to change the equation again

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How megabucks-backed SESAC plans to simplify the music business

How megabucks-backed SESAC plans to simplify the music business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music rights organization's CEO John Josephson talks licensing, Facebook and global ambitions

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Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone …

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Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016

Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

American consumers confirmed their new found passion for streaming in 2016, with a record 250.7 billion audio streams tracked during the year, an 82.6% increase year-on-year, according to data measurement company BuzzAngle Music.

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Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high

Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

LP sales up by 53% on 2015 after deaths of many music greats throughout the year and a trend for returning to ‘tangible music’

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Will Spotify kill the music download?

Will Spotify kill the music download? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple’s iTunes store revolutionised the music industry, but now streaming reigns supreme and even vinyl is fighting back

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It Was the Year of the Album Exclusive... and the Year They Faded Away

It Was the Year of the Album Exclusive... and the Year They Faded Away | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Are exclusive album releases - which became one of the year's biggest stories - already a thing of the past?

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Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business

Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Every major market's income was up in H1, aside from Japan

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YouTube Reaches Settlement Over Songwriting Royalties

YouTube Reaches Settlement Over Songwriting Royalties | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The settlement with the National Music Publishers’ Association, a trade group, is said to be worth more than $40 million.

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YouTube Reports $1 Billion Paid to Recording Industry Through Advertising This Year

YouTube Reports $1 Billion Paid to Recording Industry Through Advertising This Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The video giant issues a cheery update to its friends in the music industry.

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Now that's what I call unstoppable! How a compilation CD survived the digital age

Now that's what I call unstoppable! How a compilation CD survived the digital age | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Now 95 is sweeping all before it in the Christmas sales rush. How has the no-frills anthology series managed to prosper in the era of streaming?

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Can Vevo find a model that works - and make the music business rich?

Can Vevo find a model that works - and make the music business rich? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

CEO Erik Huggers explains his vision. Are you convinced?

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Music streaming finally has more paying subscribers than Netflix

Music streaming finally has more paying subscribers than Netflix | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music subscriptions jumped

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2017 Streaming Wars: Will Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Dominate?

2017 Streaming Wars: Will Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Dominate? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With new competitors and momentum, the sector led by Spotify and Apple Music is poised to change dramatically. But can it survive its biggest challenges?

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Blackstone to Acquire Music Rights Organization SESAC

Blackstone to Acquire Music Rights Organization SESAC | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to another firm, Blackstone, the companies announced on Wednesday.

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Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking

Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The BPI announced that ‘album equivalent sales’ were up by 1.6% in volume terms in 2016, with vinyl and streaming identified as the key drivers. Many people retain a nostalgic soft spot for vinyl, so an apparently vinyl led revival is always going to get people’s attention. But not only is vinyl not the future …

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Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge

Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Some record labels have had their biggest rise in revenue in over a decade thanks to services such as Spotify and Apple Music

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4th & Broadway: When Tower Records was Church

4th & Broadway: When Tower Records was Church | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When you walked into the Tower Records store in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood back in the day, you just didn’t go in there to buy an album and then rush off to leave. To me, going to …

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Apple Music: Platform? Promoter? Both.

Apple Music: Platform? Promoter? Both. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson discuss its place in the music ecosystem and how it has built a one-stop shop for the streaming age.

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Vinyl indignity: record sales are up, but small labels don't see the benefit

Vinyl indignity: record sales are up, but small labels don't see the benefit | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Those of us who run indie labels are finding it harder to sell records than ever before – because all the sales go to mass-market reissues

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Apple Music Hits 20 Million Subscribers; Execs Want 'More, Faster -- We're Hungry!'

Apple Music Hits 20 Million Subscribers; Execs Want 'More, Faster -- We're Hungry!' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple has released the latest numbers fo the music subscription service Apple Music. In the 18 months since the service was launched in June 2015, the tech giant reveals that it has just crossed the 20 million paid subscribers mark. It last reported 17 million subscribers in September, marking a 15 percent jump in three months.

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Streams ahead: the artists who made it huge without radio support

Streams ahead: the artists who made it huge without radio support | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Thanks to Spotify, Apple Music and co, musicians such as Glass Animals and Anne-Marie can go global without radio support. But can they convert streaming stats into fans?

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AI could be the music industry’s next Napster moment

AI could be the music industry’s next Napster moment | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"It’s probably fair to say that AI will change the music industry and lots of other industries a lot more than the internet did.”

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