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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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The World's Highest-Paid DJs: Electronic Cash Kings 2014

The World's Highest-Paid DJs: Electronic Cash Kings 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When Calvin Harris topped last year’s Electronic Cash Kings list with a stunning $46 million in annual earnings, it seemed symptomatic of a bubble in the burgeoning EDM scene. But since then, the only thing that has popped is the income of the world’s highest-paid DJs.

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EP to the Rescue! Short Albums Are a Rare Music Business Success Story

EP to the Rescue! Short Albums Are a Rare Music Business Success Story | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It’s the rare music sales success story: In resurrecting the EP, or “extended play,” a format comprising eight or fewer songs, record labels are ...

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YouTube Music's Secret Weapon: Music You Can't Get Anywhere Else

YouTube Music's Secret Weapon: Music You Can't Get Anywhere Else | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Every $10-a-month music service is basically the same. But the world's biggest video site is planning something different.

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So Who Will Buy Vevo Now?

So Who Will Buy Vevo Now? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Vevo has helped Universal and Sony Music monetize their music video catalogs, to the tune of annual revenue that reached an estimated ...

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26% Of All Potential Album Sales Happen BEFORE the Release Date ...

26% Of All Potential Album Sales Happen BEFORE the Release Date ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Data compiled and analyzed by global e-commerce company GeoRiot.

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Spotify's latest partnership helps musicians sell 'experiences' to fans

Spotify's latest partnership helps musicians sell 'experiences' to fans | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Ariana Grande and Miranda Lambert among first to sell rare merchandise and VIP concerts to fans through streaming service. By Stuart Dredge

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Behind Myspace's Troublesome Second Act

Behind Myspace's Troublesome Second Act | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Myspace is trying to achieve what made Steve Jobs and Tina Turner legendary: a successful second act.

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Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity

Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When iTunes launched 10 years ago, it became the model for buying and legally downloading music. Soon services like Spotify came along and changed the game from a purchasing model to a licensing model. How has this changed the industry? For consumers it’s great, but for the music industry it’s meant tons of competition at the bottom, a vanishing middle, and more corporate domination at the top. Streaming services like Spotify give artists the ability to make their music available all over the world. But this convenience has two costs—the dollars paid and ...

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This is a brilliant article covering not only the business side of music but the state of mind & motivations of different types of listeners...well done!!

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Jack White's 'Lazaretto' becomes biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' becomes biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Jack White's Lazaretto has become the biggest-selling vinyl album for 20 years. The album, White's second solo album, was released in June and has since sold 60,000 vinyl copies, making it not just the biggest-selling vinyl album of the year, but the biggest-selling since Pearl Jam's Vitalogy was released in 1994.

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How Apple, Google and Amazon 'Content Connectors' Are Bringing Paid Music Back To The Masses

How Apple, Google and Amazon 'Content Connectors' Are Bringing Paid Music Back To The Masses | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora and other streaming music services have struggled to get mainstream consumers to become paid users. But a new report, “Content Connectors: How the Coming Digital Content Revolution Will Change Everything,” by analysts MiDiA Research says that's about to change. The study shows how Content Connectors - devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Kindle Fire TV - are driving paid music and video consumption beyond early adopters into the mainstream. 50% Of Content Connectors Pay For Music [CHART] Owners of Content Connector devices are more than twice as likely as overall consumers to pay for ...

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Iggy Azalea Means Big Business for Brands

Iggy Azalea Means Big Business for Brands | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Iggy Azalea has been dominating the summer, holding down the top two slots of Billboard’s Summer Songs ...

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Album spins closer towards its final track as a viable format

Album spins closer towards its final track as a viable format | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sales continue to fall and streamed playlists dominate. But like vinyl, talk of LP's extinction may be premature

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How we made the compact disc

How we made the compact disc | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Jacques Heemskerk, research scientist: 'When the CD came in, I got rid of all my old Rolling Stones and Beatles vinyl. It still hurts'

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Spotify Top-50 track streams up 108% year-on-year in the US

Spotify Top-50 track streams up 108% year-on-year in the US | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units ...

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Russian Streaming Startup Zvooq Has a Unique Strategy (and Just Received $20M in Funding)

Russian Streaming Startup Zvooq Has a Unique Strategy (and Just Received $20M in Funding) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Russian music streaming service Zvooq has raised $20 million in Series A funding, led by Russian e-commerce company Ulmart with participation of ...

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30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less ...

30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Now inflation-adjusted! US-based recordings. Data supplied by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); animation created by Digital Music News.

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How The iPhone 6 May Be The Start Of Apple's 'Back To Music' Strategy

How The iPhone 6 May Be The Start Of Apple's 'Back To Music' Strategy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With the launch of its new iPhones just round the corner Apple could be forgiven for feeling rather more positive about its smartphone outlook than it has for a while. The sheen has worn off its ...

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Allow Artists to Slip Through the Digital Cracks At Your Peril, Streamers

Allow Artists to Slip Through the Digital Cracks At Your Peril, Streamers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last week, Billboard published a guest editorial by Thomas McAlevey, CEO of streaming startup Radical.FM. The below is in response to Mr. McAlevey's piece.

 

Dear Mr. McAlevey,

 

I read your Billboard guest editorial “Forget the Rhetoric, Streaming Music is Already Profitable.” Forgive me for not sharing your enthusiasm about the viability of the current streaming ...

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New YouTube Boss Susan Wojcicki Talks Talent, Music and M&A (Q&A)

New YouTube Boss Susan Wojcicki Talks Talent, Music and M&A  (Q&A) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A six-month report, and a preview of what's to come.

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Guest Post: Forget the Rhetoric, Streaming Music Is Already Profitable

Guest Post: Forget the Rhetoric, Streaming Music Is Already Profitable | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A new generation has spoken and access (streaming any music in the world from ‘the cloud’) will win out over ownership (collecting a finite number ...

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Inside Spotify's redesign

Inside Spotify's redesign | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Don’t forget: Data are people, too, says Spotify’s vice-president of design and user experience

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Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV

Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As record labels repeat tired formulas and watch their business model collapse, they should turn on the television to see how another outmoded industry came back from the brink.

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A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues

A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators and performers ...

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Music Magazines Move To Apps With Mixed Results​

Music Magazines Move To Apps With Mixed Results​ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Imagine if every recipe in a cooking magazine was paired with a completed culinary dish for readers to taste. That’s what the Internet did for music publications. With the web, music magazines could finally present a serving of audio side-by-side with the text discussing it. Though hearing Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes” while reading a review of In Between Dreams isn’t quite the same as sampling a steaming stack of syrupy hotcakes while reading a recipe in Bon ...

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Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

While pressing plants, labels, and stores are ecstatic about the still-surging vinyl boom, the format’s unlikely return is now leading ...

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