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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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Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Subscriber numbers only tell part of the streaming story. They are solid indicators of commercial success, but can often obscure how well a service is doing in terms of engaging its user base. That’s why we track the main music services’ active user bases every quarter.

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Richard Russell’s XL Recordings Empire

Richard Russell’s XL Recordings Empire | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

By signing artists like Adele and Vampire Weekend, the label banks on long-term potential instead of chasing viral hits.

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Unlimited editions: how the music box set has managed to survive

Unlimited editions: how the music box set has managed to survive | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

High-profile new box sets from Beyoncé, Radiohead and the Beatles are appealing to an audience still willing to spend big on physical media

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LaDarius Horton's curator insight, May 21, 10:54 PM
I feel like this article wanted to point out the losses that Spotify took, but if you profited 3 billion would you care about a loss like that? I wouldn't. I would make sure that I fixed the problem for the next year. Here are more reliable resources on the same topic:http://tinyurl.com/l79s28k
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Warner Music Group Extends Deal With YouTube

Warner Music Group Extends Deal With YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Warner Music Group has extended its recorded music and publishing deals with YouTube, according to a memo by WMG CEO Stephen Cooper obtained by Billboard.

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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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Rob Stringer sets out his vision for Sony Music leadership - Music Business Worldwide

Rob Stringer sets out his vision for Sony Music leadership - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Recently-promoted exec talks China, international, and "very aggressive" acquisition strategy

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Spotify revenues topped $3bn in 2016, with losses above $330m

Spotify revenues topped $3bn in 2016, with losses above $330m | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If correct, figures would mean losses growing faster than revenues

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David Forsch's curator insight, May 21, 8:53 PM

Its weird to read the ups and downs companies go through. I believe this is a great source because its factual sources. Along with is capability to relay the information clearly.

This would serve to a great interest to anyone in the music industry.

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Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s music ambassador, makes his case to the big music labels

Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s music ambassador, makes his case to the big music labels | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Warner Music Group signed a deal with YouTube and then complained about it. Here’s the video site’s response.

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Music industry hits 'historic tipping point' as upturn continues

Music industry hits 'historic tipping point' as upturn continues | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Second year of growth after recording 40% decline over previous 15 years, with streaming hailed as revitalising sector

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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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