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'It's a System That Is Rigged Against the Artists': The War Against YouTube

'It's a System That Is Rigged Against the Artists': The War Against YouTube | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As labels, artists and managers go public with their outrage at the video platform's meager payouts, their best -- perhaps only -- hope for change rests in government corridors a continent away.

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Drake: King of Spotify, king of Apple - and making streaming history

Drake: King of Spotify, king of Apple - and making streaming history | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Views generating $12.5m on iTunes, as Drake's top of the pops on Spotify

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The great music biz money pit: How streaming services have lost $1bn

The great music biz money pit: How streaming services have lost $1bn | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

After Rdio went bust last year owning $30m, how safe is everyone else?

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Philip Kives of K-tel – the man who invented the compilation album

Philip Kives of K-tel – the man who invented the compilation album | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

By applying the principle of pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap to music, Philip Kives revolutionised the industry

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How Beyoncé's Lemonade is making $3m a day - while saving Jay Z's business

How Beyoncé's Lemonade is making $3m a day - while saving Jay Z's business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The superstar's US sales so far point to a promising result for Sony

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Artist backlash over YouTube's royalty payments grows noisier

Artist backlash over YouTube's royalty payments grows noisier | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Debbie Harry and Nikki Sixx join Katy Perry, Deadmau5 and more to protest safe harbor protections

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Beyoncé's Lemonade is a piracy smash - but it's taken TIDAL to No.1

Beyoncé's Lemonade is a piracy smash - but it's taken TIDAL to No.1 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Album surges on torrent sites, as Jay Z's app overtakes Spotify on daily US chart

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EU digital chief calls on YouTube to pay music artists more

EU digital chief calls on YouTube to pay music artists more | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The EU’s digital chief waded into a growing fight between record labels and YouTube, calling on the Google-owned video site to hand over more revenue to rights holders. Andrus Ansip, who is overseeing an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules, said

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YouTube music terms put labels in a spin

YouTube music terms put labels in a spin | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

After more than a decade of falling album sales and the further loss of revenues to digital piracy, the world’s three biggest music labels are facing a new challenge: a showdown with video site YouTube - and one that has profound implications for ...

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How music streaming service exclusives make pirating tempting again

How music streaming service exclusives make pirating tempting again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming services have been massively successful. Spotify debuted in the US in 2011 and has 30 million paying subscribers worldwide as of last month. Apple Music, which launched this past year

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Deviant Noise's curator insight, April 15, 11:06 AM
This is very true. You can't find everything on any one of the 3 major streaming services (Spotify, AppleMusic, Tidal). I hear a lot of dope ass songs on things like SiriusXM or on blogs online and I can't find it anywhere on Spotify - which makes me want to hit up a torrent or music share site and download it. Which is f***n tedious and annoying - and doesn't really work well either! Ain't nobody got time for that, so I can't wait for the day the streaming guys get it right.
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Streaming Hits 67.5 Million Subscribers But Identity Crisis Looms

Streaming Hits 67.5 Million Subscribers But Identity Crisis Looms | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

For our recently published MIDiA report ‘State of the Streaming Nation’ we conducted an exhaustive programme of research to assess the global streaming music market, from each of the consumer, market and service perspectives. In pulling together subscriber numbers for each of the music services (there’s a full table in the report) we found that…

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What's Spotify Going to Do With That Billion Dollars? Maybe Nothing

What's Spotify Going to Do With That Billion Dollars? Maybe Nothing | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In digital media there are winners and losers and often little in between. By all appearances, Spotify is seeking to further its winning position and stave off whatever competitive threats it may face.

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Kanye West’s technological gamble on “Life of Pablo” pays off

Kanye West’s technological gamble on “Life of Pablo” pays off | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Musicians often protest the toll that streaming music services, illegal downloads and leaked tracks have taken on their business models. But when you’re as big as Kanye West, Beyonce or Taylor Swift, technology is no threat. Instead, it offers pop-music titans an opportunity to exert greater artistic control over their album rollouts and creative ...

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TIDAL just smashed streaming album records. Not a 'serious competitor'?

TIDAL just smashed streaming album records. Not a 'serious competitor'? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Beyonce's Lemonade just broke records in the UK and US

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Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures

Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music service to get new interface at developers conference.

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Tidal: can Prince and Beyonce save the underdog of streaming services?

Tidal: can Prince and Beyonce save the underdog of streaming services? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It was one of the few platforms that Prince trusted with his music and bills itself as the artists’ friend. So why is Jay Z’s Spotify rival still in such choppy waters?

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Radiohead's corporate empire: inside the band's dollars and cents

Radiohead's corporate empire: inside the band's dollars and cents | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The band have proven themselves shrewd businessmen, forming some 20 companies since their inception – including LLLP LLP and Random Rubbish Ltd

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After The Album: How Playlists Are Re-Defining Listening

After The Album: How Playlists Are Re-Defining Listening | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Later this week we’ll be publish a new report in the MIDiA Research Music report and data service: 'After The Album: How Playlists Are Re-Defining Listening'.  In it we explore the changing role of streaming playlists and in particular how they are impact albums both as a consumption format and as a revenue model. The…

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Music labels step up battle with YouTube over unlicensed tracks

Music labels step up battle with YouTube over unlicensed tracks | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music industry has opened a new front in its dispute with YouTube, as the three largest labels allege that the Google-owned video site’s filtering technology fails to identify enough unlicensed content. YouTube’s free video site has grown into

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YouTube gears up to enter battle for music streaming exclusives

YouTube gears up to enter battle for music streaming exclusives | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
MBW told you on Friday that YouTube is investing tens of millions of dollars in a new project designed to boost artists’ careers. We speculated that the most obvious route for such a venture would be some kind of digital asset creation – especially as Apple Music has opened its chequebook in recent months to fund ...
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Deviant Noise's curator insight, April 22, 10:00 AM
Is YouTube too late to the party? They've been the main game in music streaming since the beginning but now that spotify has a hold on the paid market and users EXPECT free content on YouTube - how is this going to pan out?
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YouTube under fire as streaming grows by almost $1bn in a year

YouTube under fire as streaming grows by almost $1bn in a year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Global music market up 3.2% in 2015, says IFPI

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Here’s why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again.

Here’s why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

RIAA boss Cary Sherman says Katy Perry and the rest of the music business are getting a bad deal.

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Apple Music's biggest swipe at Spotify yet: Drake's exclusive new album

Apple Music's biggest swipe at Spotify yet: Drake's exclusive new album | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

'Thank you Apple Music - always, man'

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Not just for kids: how Zayn Malik and Justin Bieber rebranded the teen pop idol

Not just for kids: how Zayn Malik and Justin Bieber rebranded the teen pop idol | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Once the preserve of young fan armies, former child stars are winning over new and older audiences with their fresh takes on pop music. But is their cred merely manufactured?

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Spotify’s Billion Dollar Challenge

Spotify’s Billion Dollar Challenge | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify just changed the rules of the game, raising an unprecedented $1 billion in convertible debt. I’ll leave the financial analysts to pore over the financial permutations (and there are plenty) but there are a few key strategic implications: This is an IPO war chest: Spotify is effectively priced out of trade sales for two …

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