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Google’s Acquisition Of Songza And ‘Fixing Discovery’

Google yesterday confirmed the much rumoured purchase of curated music service Songza for somewhere between $15 and $39 million. While it is not a vast investment for a company with the recent ...

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Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music streaming service

Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music streaming service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

‘It’s a third-party service given first-party priority on the platform,’ says Sony of new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 partnership

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'Streaming will double the music industry by 2020 - and Universal must go it alone'

'Streaming will double the music industry by 2020 - and Universal must go it alone' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The global value of the recorded music industry will nearly double over the next five years thanks to the worldwide explosion of streaming – and Universal needs to shake off Vivendi’s ownership to take full advantage.

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Online music videos get age ratings

Online music videos get age ratings | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Fans watching music videos on YouTube and Vevo will be presented with cinema-style age certificates from Thursday.

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Can Vessel weaken YouTube's stranglehold on the music business?

Can Vessel weaken YouTube's stranglehold on the music business? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Top execs at Universal and Warner will be watching Vessel’s progress very closely this week, after they pledged to give the subscription service – which launched yesterday – exclusively ‘windowed’ content before they release it onto Google’s video platform.

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Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify

Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The new system will not have a lower price than its competitors, and won’t offer a free version supported by ads.

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Vessel opens up to the public with music exclusives included

Vessel opens up to the public with music exclusives included | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Shortform videos service Vessel launched in invite-only mode this January, with iOS apps for people to watch videos from a range of ...

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RedGuerila music's curator insight, March 28, 5:40 AM

Worth a look, looks cool, but those are my famous last words right before "PILE OF SHIT"

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Much Ado About Streaming: Why Free Listening Isn't Dead

Much Ado About Streaming: Why Free Listening Isn't Dead | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The controversy over free streaming is reaching a boiling point reminiscent of the fever pitch before the turn of the millennium, or the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Free streaming is being portrayed, by some, as the end of the music business.

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Why Sony Music and Sony/ATV are on course for a big financial year

Why Sony Music and Sony/ATV are on course for a big financial year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New MBW analysis of Sony Music Entertainment’s fortunes suggests that – largely thanks to a mightily strong Japanese Yen – it’s on course to post healthy rises in both revenues and operating profit for its full financial year, which completes at the end of this month.

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Universal takes on Spotify freemium model

Universal takes on Spotify freemium model | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The “freemium” model used by Spotify to amass 60m users and 15m paying subscribers around the world is facing a new challenge just months after the pop star Taylor Swift yanked her albums from the music streaming service. The Shake It Off singer ...

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Freemium made $500m less than Premium in the US last year

Freemium made $500m less than Premium in the US last year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Back in January, we learnt that the US public had streamed music on-demand 164 billion times in 2014 – up 54.5% year-on-year. Now we know how the majority of that activity made money.

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Sony's Orchard Acquisition, By the Numbers and Behind the Scenes

Sony's Orchard Acquisition, By the Numbers and Behind the Scenes | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sony Music Entertainment's pending acquisition of The Orchard will make the major label the parent company of two of the largest independent distributors.

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The Music Industry Ship Continues to List, But Stops Taking On Water: New RIAA Stats

The Music Industry Ship Continues to List, But Stops Taking On Water: New RIAA Stats | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Just like a Weeble, the egg-shaped toy from the '70s, the music industry managed to wobble but not fall down in 2014.

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Sony Music Completes Orchard Buy-Out

Sony Music Completes Orchard Buy-Out | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In another major move into the indie sector, Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to purchase the remaining equity stake in the Orchard from Dimensional Associates, giving the major full ownership of the company.

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Vivendi clash shows it’s time to change the music and take a risk

Vivendi clash shows it’s time to change the music and take a risk | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The dispute between the activist fund manager Peter Schoenfeld and Vivendi is not just a row about money and whether it should be spent by corporate managers or returned to shareholders. The US investor is also unhappy about the French media group’s ...

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Trent Reznor to be 'point man' for iTunes relaunch

Trent Reznor to be 'point man' for iTunes relaunch | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music industry sources say Apple has yet to convince labels that it should undercut streaming rivals on price

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RedGuerila music's curator insight, March 28, 5:37 AM

Not sure if I'm happy for the guy or wanna shout "Sellout" But if there's one guy who's made his bones over and over and can sell out, it's him.

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Forget Daniel Ek or Lucian Grainge: this man may have more impact on the music business this year than anyone

Forget Daniel Ek or Lucian Grainge: this man may have more impact on the music business this year than anyone | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Mario Draghi might not have the Nordic cool of Daniel Ek, the cigar-assisted self-assurance of Marty Bandier or the win-at-all-costs panache of Lucian Grainge.

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Facebook Messenger evolves: here’s what it means for music

Facebook Messenger evolves: here’s what it means for music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As predicted, Facebook announced plans yesterday to turn its Facebook Messenger app into a bona-fide platform for external developers ...

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Vessel Opens Its Doors To Closed Windows

YouTube has ridden the wave of improving technology, connectivity and consumer sophistication, to become the largest content destination on the planet. Along the way it has ruffled feathers, disrupted traditional businesses, established new ...

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Who's more powerful: Universal Music or Sony/ATV?

Who's more powerful: Universal Music or Sony/ATV? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There are various methods you can use to define ‘power’ at the biggest companies in the music business. The most traditional, of course, is market share – but this is rarely shown in terms of annual revenue.

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'Let's not pull the rug from under Spotify's progress'

'Let's not pull the rug from under Spotify's progress' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The battle over freemium music is intensifying. The Financial Times reports that the major labels – led by Lucian Grainge at Universal Music – are demanding that Spotify places more restrictions on its non-paying customers in a bid to drive them to premium.

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New Music Industry Revenue Figures Show an Illusion of Stability

New Music Industry Revenue Figures Show an Illusion of Stability | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The RIAA released its annual recorded music revenue figures for 2014 this past week.  The numbers tell the story of changes in the digital music market that have been familiar for the past few years: on-demand music services up, digital radio up, download sales down, CD sales even further down, ringtone ...

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Free, freemium and premium: what do the 2014 US music sales figures tell us?

Free, freemium and premium: what do the 2014 US music sales figures tell us? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The current music industry debate about the value of 'freemium' streaming services is being driven from the highest levels of major labels ...

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Broken Windows: Why Music Release Strategies Must Change

Broken Windows: Why Music Release Strategies Must Change - Cuepoint - Medium

“Windowing” in the music business is a major disadvantage for consumers

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US recorded music revenues up 2.0% at $4.86 billion in 2014

US recorded music revenues up 2.0% at $4.86 billion in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Pushed by a surge in revenues from streaming, the US recorded music market grew for the fourth consecutive year in 2014, with wholesale revenues up 2.0% to $4.86 billion. However, revenues at estimated retail value reached $6.97 billion, down slightly -0.5%, marking the fifth straight year of relatively flat retail revenues. 

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Free streaming is smallest slice of music revenue pie

Free streaming is smallest slice of music revenue pie | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"Freemium” doesn’t pay. The major record labels reaped a combined $295 million in revenue from free ad-supported streaming services in 2014, up 34 percent from the previous year, new ...

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