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Google Buys Songza | TechCrunch

Google Buys Songza | TechCrunch | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout. Songza uses information about the user and ...

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The Rise and Fall - and Resurrection? - of Beatport

In 2004, a time when George W. Bush, CD-ROMS, and Myspace loomed large in the collective imagination, three club music nerds and DJs in Denver - Jonas Tempel, Bradley Roulier, and Eloy Lopez - launched a webshop for dance music. They had already ...
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The reinvention of radio: how Spotify, Beats 1, Red Bull changed the airwaves

The reinvention of radio: how Spotify, Beats 1, Red Bull changed the airwaves | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify have announced two new shows with presenters. Is this an attempt to steal a march on Apple’s Beats1 and Red Bull’s RBMA Radio – or is it the savviest way of guiding listeners round an endless landscape of music?

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The music industry and the digital revolution

The music industry has come a long way since Radiohead allowed fans to pay what they wanted for an album. But there is still plenty of digital disruptio

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Anthony Cappitelli's curator insight, July 22, 6:09 PM

I think the digital age will do nothing but good for artists. Being able to make your music how you want, without someone breathing down your neck telling you what's right and what's wrong, can only do wonders for what musicians are willing to branch out into. That artists won't also have to deal with the same people saying they deserve the lion's share of the profits when it's the artist's work, and the artist's career at stake, while maintaining the position that they, as investors, also deserve the rights to the music made, will encourage more new talent to enter the industry. Since the predatory record companies are now only an optional choice, instead of the only one.

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Apple: Music streaming should pay songwriters $910 every million plays

Apple: Music streaming should pay songwriters $910 every million plays | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New statutory rate proposal filed with the Copyright Royalty Board

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Has streaming broken the UK singles chart?

Has streaming broken the UK singles chart? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Fewer records than ever before are making the UK top 40 as fans keep streaming the same songs over and over again. But what does that mean for music and new artists in particular?

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The Playlist Professionals At Apple, Spotify, And Google

The Playlist Professionals At Apple, Spotify, And Google | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the recor

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This deal will change everything for the music business in Russia

This deal will change everything for the music business in Russia | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Universal signs an $8m advance with VK parent Mail.ru

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'YouTube's Content ID fails to spot 20%-40% of music recordings'

'YouTube's Content ID fails to spot 20%-40% of music recordings' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google says Content ID has generated $2bn for various rights-holders so far

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At this rate, music downloads will be dead by 2020

At this rate, music downloads will be dead by 2020 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Tracks have plummeted by 42% over the past four years

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Twice As Many People Listen To Music On Amazon Prime Than On Apple Music, Spotify Premium Combined

Twice As Many People Listen To Music On Amazon Prime Than On Apple Music, Spotify Premium Combined | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Amazon has always been an underappreciated player. First it became the only alternative to the iTunes download store. More recently, its quietly become a powerful player in streaming. But few would have predicted the dominate position revealed by a new survey.

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The End Of Freemium For Spotify?

The End Of Freemium For Spotify? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

‘Leaked’ Spotify numbers emerged today indicating that the treaming service has just hit 37 million subscribers, which puts more clear water between it and and second placed Apple Music, despite the latter’s recent growth. It also means that Spotify is now nearly 10 times bigger than Tidal and probably Deezer (which hasn’t reported numbers since its …

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Spotify has surpassed 35m subscribers - and is growing faster than ever

Spotify has surpassed 35m subscribers - and is growing faster than ever | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Stat means that Spotify currently has more than double Apple Music's subs worldwide

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U.S. Record Industry Sees Album Sales Sink to Historic Lows (Again) -- But People Are Listening More Than Ever

U.S. Record Industry Sees Album Sales Sink to Historic Lows (Again) -- But People Are Listening More Than Ever | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It's the worst year (so far) for music sales since the 1991 debut of SoundScan (now Nielsen Music).

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Understanding ’15’: How Record Labels And Artists Can Fix Their YouTube Woes

Understanding ’15’: How Record Labels And Artists Can Fix Their YouTube Woes | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The artist-and-labels-versus-YouTube crisis is going to run and run, even if some form of settlement is actually reached…the divisions and ill feeling run too deep to be fixed by a solely by commercial deal. What’s more, a deal with better rates won’t even fix the underlying commercial ...

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Will a Spotify IPO Live Up to Its $8 Billion Valuation?

Will a Spotify IPO Live Up to Its $8 Billion Valuation? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The streaming service isn’t making money. Can investors?

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The Holdouts: An Exploration of Vinyl-Only Labels in the Digital Age

The Holdouts: An Exploration of Vinyl-Only Labels in the Digital Age | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
By trying to keep their music exclusively on wax, are underground electronic music’s vinyl devotees being righteous or elitist?
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Is YouTube wrecking the music industry – or putting new artists in the spotlight?

Is YouTube wrecking the music industry – or putting new artists in the spotlight? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney leading the charge, it’s easy to think the entire music industry is doing battle with YouTube. But, with countless artists and enterprises using the site as a springboard to success, it’s not that simple

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How Popular Is Used Vinyl? One Research Company Decided to Find Out.

How Popular Is Used Vinyl? One Research Company Decided to Find Out. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How Popular Is Used Vinyl? One Research Company Decided to Find Out.

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Warner just had its biggest Q3 since Len Blavatnik bought it

Warner just had its biggest Q3 since Len Blavatnik bought it | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Quarter included a $9m gain on asset sales, including Chrysalis

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Taylor Swift is taking on YouTube, and it won’t be an easy fight

Taylor Swift is taking on YouTube, and it won’t be an easy fight | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Taylor Swift is taking on YouTube, and it won’t be an easy fight

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YouTube's Payment Rate to Labels Halved in 2015, Analyst Finds

YouTube's Payment Rate to Labels Halved in 2015, Analyst Finds | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

YouTube's market-based system of paying recording artists and labels for each stream did rights owners almost no favors in 2015, despite a huge jump in usage of the video platform.

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Vinyl May Be Up, But The Album Is Dying

Vinyl May Be Up, But The Album Is Dying | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Although vinyl has seen a slight bump, the album format overall is in a steady and rapid decline, something which artists and the music industry as a whole need to take steps to embrace, rather than continuing to create a product which is irrelevant to modern audiences.

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How Spotify and Apple are winning a blockbuster war against YouTube

How Spotify and Apple are winning a blockbuster war against YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The biggest songs in the world are now far more popular on audio services

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Nielsen confirms YouTube has fallen behind audio streaming in the US

Nielsen confirms YouTube has fallen behind audio streaming in the US | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Data is broadly in line with BuzzAngle stats from earlier this week

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Is This Belgian Architect’s Music Website the Next Spotify?

Is This Belgian Architect’s Music Website the Next Spotify? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Kwinten Crauwels recently launched a website called Musicmap, which has the potential to become the next great source for music on the web.

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