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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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Now indie labels can window albums on Spotify Premium thanks to Merlin deal

Now indie labels can window albums on Spotify Premium thanks to Merlin deal | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Like Universal deal, new agreement includes ability to 'window' album releases

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Facebook Adds Spotify Bot to Messenger, Apple Music Coming 'Soon'

Facebook Adds Spotify Bot to Messenger, Apple Music Coming 'Soon' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Facebook is giving the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month a handy way to share music.

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The Mastermind Behind Coachella

The Mastermind Behind Coachella | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How Paul Tollett wrangles the biggest artists in the world into performing in the California desert.

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Can Incoming RIAA Head Make U.S. Music Business Great Again?

Can Incoming RIAA Head Make U.S. Music Business Great Again? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As streaming grows, policy issues will only become even more important. Here are five of the most important issues on the next RIAA chief's plate.

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Spotify will window albums on premium, as Universal finally inks new deal

Spotify will window albums on premium, as Universal finally inks new deal | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Daniel Ek can sleep a little easier as recorded music's biggest company signs agreement

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BMG revenue topped $450m in 2016, with a 23% profit margin

BMG revenue topped $450m in 2016, with a 23% profit margin | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Bertelsmann-owned company's headcount grew 20% in calendar year

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Is the record business treating 'old' music with the respect it deserves?

Is the record business treating 'old' music with the respect it deserves? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

BMG boss Hartwig Masuch discusses the industry's 'disproportionate' treatment of catalogue releases

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Why Drake’s More Life Is The New Normal In Streaming

Released over the weekend after much delay, Drake’s More Life project is setting records across the board on streaming platforms. The Canadian artist described More Life as ‘a body of work bridging the gap between major releases’ and positioned the release as neither a mixtape nor an album …

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Drake has generated more than $50m on Spotify

Drake has generated more than $50m on Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

News arrives just as artist's "More Life" lands as a non-Apple exclusive

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Can Music Exec Lyor Cohen Bridge the Divide Between YouTube and the Music Industry?

Can Music Exec Lyor Cohen Bridge the Divide Between YouTube and the Music Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

One February afternoon, Lyor Cohen shows me around the soundstage at YouTube Space LA.

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10 years of SBTV: the YouTube channel that undercut the music industry

10 years of SBTV: the YouTube channel that undercut the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With a grainy recording of a college rap battle, Jamal Edwards started an £8m empire that released the talent of British estates and emboldened a generation of black British artists

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Jamal Edwards: YouTube's grime reaper | Matt Munday

Jamal Edwards: YouTube's grime reaper | Matt Munday | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

He’s the music mogul who started his own YouTube news channel and is getting into movies. Jamal Edwards tells Matt Munday why he’s only just beginning…

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Four Companies That Could Buy Spotify

Four Companies That Could Buy Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

For much of 2016 it looked nailed on that Spotify would IPO in 2017 and that the recorded music industry would move onto its next chapter, for better or for worse. The terms of Spotify’s $1 billion debt raise (which mean that Spotify pays an extra 1% on its 5% annual interest payments every …

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From Kanye to Kings of Leon, Why Artists Need Creative Directors In The Age of Instagram

From Kanye to Kings of Leon, Why Artists Need Creative Directors In The Age of Instagram | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Virgil Abloh made the “creative director” title something of a buzzword in the music industry. Andra Day and Wiz Khalifa each have one; The Weeknd works with La Mar Taylor, while Travis Scott has Marc Kalman. Says Mazdack Rassi who is creative director of Milk Studios, a media and events company and agency: “Many [artists] run their teams like a creative agency and what’s great about this format is that they get to own their own brands.”

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Last of the record men: Seymour Stein looks back on 50 years of Sire Records

Last of the record men: Seymour Stein looks back on 50 years of Sire Records | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Seymour Stein, the veteran record executive who helped launch the careers of the Ramones, Madonna and Talking Heads, looks back as his label, Sire Records, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Music industry goes to war with YouTube

Music industry goes to war with YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services

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Ruth Caruth's curator insight, April 16, 3:32 PM

YouTube is the place to go to watch music videos. So why not get paid for it? Of course this would anger the competition, but its okay. 

Guillaume Fierens's curator insight, April 17, 6:57 AM
Brilliant article from The Guardian Showing some interesting facts about Youtube. The music industry is huge and making money is a lot more complicated than we thought. The real problem for some is this online music who doesn't pay much for the artists. A little piece of explanation here with some very interesting numbers.
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Universal And Spotify’s Deal Is An Even Bigger Deal Than It Looks

Universal Music and Spotify have finally agreed on terms for the streaming service’s new licensing deal which reportedly includes better rates tied to growth targets and premium windowing. Check out Tim Ingham’s piece for detail on the deal. Although the big focus across the industry so far is, understandably, on what this means for…

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Music subscriptions exploded in the US in 2016, as market generated $7.7bn

Music subscriptions exploded in the US in 2016, as market generated $7.7bn | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music and Spotify drive 114% growth in paid-for streaming

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Drake’s More Life was streamed 300 million times on Apple Music in its first week

Drake’s More Life was streamed 300 million times on Apple Music in its first week | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Drake’s latest project More Life was streamed 300 million times worldwide in its first week on Apple Music, Republic Records tells The Verge, surpassing the 250 million streams the label ...

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Facebook set to challenge Spotify with 'comprehensive music strategy'

Facebook set to challenge Spotify with 'comprehensive music strategy' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg's company is hiring for three new senior music licensing roles

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This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists

This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Paolo Fragomeni can play half a dozen instruments and owned around 4,500 LP records and a thousand 45s at the peak of his vinyl collection. When wanderlust took over, he digitized ...

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Spotify Officially Hits 50 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify Officially Hits 50 Million Paid Subscribers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, the world's largest music subscription service, today announced a major milestone: 50 million paid subscribers.

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Global Recorded Music Revenues Grew By $1.1 Billion In 2016

Global Recorded Music Revenues Grew By $1.1 Billion In 2016 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Following on from the global market share numbers we released on Sunday, here are our findings regarding the growth of the overall market. Throughout 2016 as the major label earnings were coming in there was a growing awareness that 2016 was going to be a landmark year for the record music business.

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Global Recorded Market Music Market Shares 2016

Global Recorded Market Music Market Shares 2016 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

MIDiA and Music Business Worldwide have been tracking record label and publisher financial releases throughout 2016.

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Universal posts record revenues for 2016 - as streaming overtakes physical sales

Universal posts record revenues for 2016 - as streaming overtakes physical sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Major now pulling in $4.5m a day from streaming alone

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