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Lou Reed Walked On The Wild Side With His Estate Planning

Lou Reed Walked On The Wild Side With His Estate Planning | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised.  After all, Lou Reed was the man who famously crooned, "Hey babe, talk a walk on the wild side."  The late lead singer and guitarist of The Velvet Underground -- and of course, a musician and songwriter with a successful, decades-long solo career -- may ...

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Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed on Thursday against Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group (operator of Grooveshark).

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YouTube under fire from musician Zoe Keating over Music Key contract

YouTube under fire from musician Zoe Keating over Music Key contract | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google’s video service may have agreed music deals with indie labels, but DIY artist says she’s still being pressured to sign unfair terms

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Envisioning Snapchat’s impact on music — Medium

Envisioning Snapchat’s impact on music — Medium | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A look at how Snapchat could influence the music industry in 2015.

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Music Sharing Apps Begin to Proliferate – But Are They Useful?

Music Sharing Apps Begin to Proliferate – But Are They Useful? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Scott Vener, music supervisor for Entourage, may just have the next big music app -- but that doesn't mean he's without competition. In the past year, a slew of personalized music sharing apps, which allow users to directly send songs via text-based messages (as opposed to opening a streaming app and copying and pasting a link) have invaded the music/tech space with the hope of changing how we collectively listen to music on mobile devices.

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Why Big Brands Use Indie Artists

Why Big Brands Use Indie Artists | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In 1989, a professor at the School of Music at Ohio State University named David Huron penned a paper entitled “Music in Advertising: An Analytic Paradigm." In the paper Huron wrote that when it comes to the use of music in advertising and branding “music can serve the overall promotional goals in one ... 

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It's Volume, Silly: Thinking Global on Digital Music Revenues

It's Volume, Silly: Thinking Global on Digital Music Revenues | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Global digital revenues will explode in the next five years, according to a new market research report. But where will new digital consumers come from and how much will they pay?

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Spotify: how free music and OAPs can help us become Angry Birds

Spotify: how free music and OAPs can help us become Angry Birds | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

'There are 7bn people in the world. 6.95bn don't use Spotify. That's mind-blowing.'

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Don't touch that dial: meet the engineer behind pop's biggest hits

Don't touch that dial: meet the engineer behind pop's biggest hits | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Standing out as one of the only women in a male-dominated industry Emily Lazar is the engineer behind the sound of everyone from the Foo Fighters to Sia. Mona Lalwani sits down with her

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Katy Perry rocked YouTube with 2.39bn video views in 2014

Katy Perry rocked YouTube with 2.39bn video views in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Katy Perry wasn't the most popular channel on YouTube overall in 2014 – she was third behind gamer PewDiePie (4.11bn) and toy-unboxer ...

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Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices

Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Buying albums could get a lot more expensive.

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Five Long Term Music Industry Predictions (And How Disney Will Rule The World)

The new year is typically a time for predictions for the year. But at the midway point of the decade, rather than do some short term predictions I think this is a good time to take a look at the ...

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Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening?

Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nick Alt anticipated the recent resurgence of vinyl pretty early on. For years, the Los Angeles-based musician and producer (he counts St. Paul Peterson of Prince's bands the Family and the Time as an acquaintance and did production for Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn) has been buying two copies of every ...

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Shazam Looking to Increase Users by 500%

Shazam Looking to Increase Users by 500% | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Shazam wants a five-fold increase in monthly mobile users. Already a must-have app for identifying songs, Shazam is betting different types of identification, and new markets, will help it reach that goal.

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iHeartRadio catching up in music streaming race

iHeartRadio catching up in music streaming race | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music streaming service says it has more than 60 million registered users, up from 50 million last June, as it takes on competitors like Spotify and Pandora.

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Truth In Numbers: Six Music Industry Takeaways From Year-End Data

Truth In Numbers: Six Music Industry Takeaways From Year-End Data | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In recent days, a handful of important year-end music reports have been published, and the numbers contained in them reveal valuable insights about the state of the industry. But who has time to comb through hundreds of pages of numbers? We do, and we have the highlights.

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NEXT BIG SOUND PRESENTS: 2014 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

NEXT BIG SOUND PRESENTS: 2014 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Silly numbers, big shifts in behavior and strategy, and artists to watch in 2015: Next Big Sound have compiled their annual report on social and streaming data, highlighting the prevalent trends of the past year in the music industry.

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The music industry's worst nightmare is nearly here: Amazon and Apple as content kings

The music industry's worst nightmare is nearly here: Amazon and Apple as content kings | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Amazon is becoming a content producer. Apple is already a label. Worrying.

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Apple buys the UK startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric

Apple buys the UK startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Company helps record labels track digital sales, streams and social stats, and could become part of Beats Music relaunch

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Bandsintown's 15 Million User Milestone Comes With Serious Oversights

Bandsintown's 15 Million User Milestone Comes With Serious Oversights | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

I like the idea of Bandsintown. Anything that helps get the word out about concerts (without artists having to pay for it) is fantastic. Bandsintown ...

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Genius moves beyond rap to annotate websites

Genius moves beyond rap to annotate websites | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The company formerly known as Rap Genius has grand ambitions to be a platform for annotating anything but faces copyright concerns

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Cowboys and Indies review – a sweeping overview of the music industry

Cowboys and Indies review – a sweeping overview of the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Gareth Murphy’s tantalising history of the record industry tries to cover too much ground, writes Kitty Empire

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German recorded music market leaving the UK behind as it grows 1.8% in 2014 - Music Business Worldwide

German recorded music market leaving the UK behind as it grows 1.8% in 2014 - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Good news coming out of Germany: according to projections from BVMI and GfK, the country’s recorded music business turned over €1.48bn in 2014, up 1.8% on 2013.

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How top musicians built their YouTube audiences in 2014

How top musicians built their YouTube audiences in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have ...

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Is Bose Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?

Is Bose Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It looks as if speaker and headphone maker Bose may be gearing up to enter the streaming music race. The rumors began to take off when a job posting appeared (which has since been taken down) that suggested rather clearly that the company is working on moving into the ...

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