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Jack White's Effect On The World Of Vinyl

Jack White's Effect On The World Of Vinyl | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last week, Jack White secured another number one album, with his latest Lazaretto starting off in the top spot. The title is White’s ninth to reach the top ten, and his second to reach number one (the other being his first solo album Blunderbuss). Lazaretto sold 138,000 copies, with 40,000 of those being vinyl.

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Why Music-Based Social Networks are Doomed

Why Music-Based Social Networks are Doomed - Cuepoint - Medium

Many perfectly well-done products in search of a problem

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Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free

Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, Pandora And YouTube: In Search Of The Real Value Of Free streaming, streaming music, freemium, value of free, sound exchange

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Music festivals go upscale and corporate

Music festivals go upscale and corporate | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When music festivals first started, gatherings at Woodstock in the US, and the UK’s Isle of Wight and Glastonbury were countercultural affairs imbued with a hippy spirit. Four decades on, the business of staging outdoor concerts is a ...

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YouTube is built on the back of stolen content says Trent Reznor

YouTube is built on the back of stolen content says Trent Reznor | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nine Inch Nails musician and Apple Music executive joins music industry’s debate over Google’s video service, but YouTube hits back

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Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried

Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Twelve months of Apple Music have brought the service 15 million paid subscribers and, for its architects, a sense of optimistic, if slightly cautious, calm.

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Why Apple Music Matters So Much To Apple

Why Apple Music Matters So Much To Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple today announced a much anticipated refresh to Apple Music at its WWDC event. Apple Music has found itself at the centre of long running criticism from many parts due to its perceived product weaknesses. This is the bar against which Apple is measured. It has spent years building a well earned reputation for high …

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 3:04 PM

I would say the information is very accurate but I would not consider this source a reliable one. Since it is a blog they sometimes do not have the full insight. I added this one because it described the growth and how it was during the generation of the iPod touch. It described how Apple Music is not dead and how music is still affecting sales through this source of music.

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Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry?

Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Complexity and opacity continue to act as brakes on the digital music market. For all the progress of companies like PledgeMusic and Kobalt, this emerging ‘alternative’ music industry is still very much at a formative stage. Some years from now this generation of companies could underpin the emergence of a counter-industry, an interconnected mesh of…

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From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016

From YouTube to the blockchain: how music and tech are colliding in 2016 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music companies want to work with tech startups, not sue or squeeze them for all they’re worth. But will they still be left in the hands of big guns such as Apple and Google?

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Is the Era of Free Streaming Music Coming to an End?

Is the Era of Free Streaming Music Coming to an End? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With streaming services asserting their market dominance, the music industry must now try to convince an entire generation raised on free to start paying up—without scaring them off.

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What does it mean to be a music critic in the age of the stealth release?

What does it mean to be a music critic in the age of the stealth release? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From Beyoncé to Radiohead, reviewers no longer get to hear an album early, but maybe that’s no bad thing for readers

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Windowing isn't hurting streaming's growth, says UMG parent Vivendi

Windowing isn't hurting streaming's growth, says UMG parent Vivendi | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Arnaud Du Puyfontaine dismisses concerns over exclusive deals

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It Sounds Like YouTube Is Changing the Way People Listen to Music

It Sounds Like YouTube Is Changing the Way People Listen to Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The rise of “situational” music.

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Drake’s ‘Views’ Passes the Half-Billion Mark in Streams

Drake’s ‘Views’ Passes the Half-Billion Mark in Streams | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Another streaming exclusive, Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book,” enters the Billboard 200 at No. 8.

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How Beyonce, Drake and More Stars Have Driven Instagram's Growth (and Boosted Their Own Followers)

How Beyonce, Drake and More Stars Have Driven Instagram's Growth (and Boosted Their Own Followers) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Instagram became a key, if underutilized, music marketing platform as it passed 500 million monthly users in just five years. But in the past six months it has taken a more active role in the industry, largely due to the hire of head of music partnerships Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood, from Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment.

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Why Is Twitter Investing In The Online Music Platform SoundCloud?

Recently, Twitter‘s CEO mentioned in an interview that, earlier this year, the company invested $ 70 million in SoundCloud, an online music platform to support its efforts with creators. Twitter already had a relationship with SoundCloud, which it considers to be a “great partner over the years”. Moreover, two years ago, it was in discussions to acquire SoundCloud, but eventually ...

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Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners

Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Soundcloud, Amazon, Tidal: Streaming’s Other Runners, streaming music vendors, streaming services, spotify competitors

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 2:30 PM

This wedsite does seem to have very accurate information on the streaming from different sources. I believe it is reliable because Tidal did use Exclusives to drive subscriber growth and it worked in their favor.

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Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud two years after walking away from $1bn deal

Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud two years after walking away from $1bn deal | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

CEO Jack Dorsey confirms tTwitter he news

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Elvin E Ramos's curator insight, June 16, 3:27 PM

I believe this is a very reliable source because it gave great information on numbers and it describes just like the rest that the music industry is growing. Even though SoundCloud has been on decline it still provides great music and it can still grow with a now twitter investing in them. 

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Apple Music turns up heat on Spotify with 15m subscribers

Apple Music turns up heat on Spotify with 15m subscribers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Platform is now on the way to paying music biz $1bn every year

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Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources

Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New music offering to be offered at $9.99 a month and aimed at increasing appeal of Amazon Echo home speaker

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'A lot of people in the music business give a good meeting. We get results.'

'A lot of people in the music business give a good meeting. We get results.' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From Denver DJ to Warner/Chappell Chairman - Jon Platt has quite a story

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Kraftwerk's defeat in sampling lawsuit doesn't set a precedent

Kraftwerk's defeat in sampling lawsuit doesn't set a precedent | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A court ruled in favor of the producer of a 1997 song that sampled the German group – but since every sampling case is subjective, it’s not a model for the future

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The British pop talent crash: where have all the new acts gone?

The British pop talent crash: where have all the new acts gone? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With the charts dominated by North American titans such as Beyoncé and Drake, it is getting harder and harder for the UK’s rising stars to break in. Will we ever see another Adele?

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Spotify's Financial Results Reinforce Just How Broken the Music Business Is

Spotify's Financial Results Reinforce Just How Broken the Music Business Is | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Revenues grew last year, but payments to record labels grew even faster.

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Spotify's Financials: Losses Slow, Revenues Jump, Company Generates Over Half of All Streaming Royalties

Spotify's Financials: Losses Slow, Revenues Jump, Company Generates Over Half of All Streaming Royalties | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, the streaming market's leader by a mile, saw some stark growth last year as the "new recording economy" continued to mature.

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