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Beggars' Paul Redding: 'We won't be going on a signing frenzy'

Beggars' Paul Redding: 'We won't be going on a signing frenzy' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The CEO of the world's biggest independent music group, Beggars and its label family of Rough Trade, XL, Matador and 4AD, on ambition, artists, patience and quality.

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Get Lucky is first 2013-released single to sell 1m in the UK

Get Lucky is first 2013-released single to sell 1m in the UK | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Daft Punk track is 36th million selling single in 60 year chart history

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Rock and dance burst the pop music bubble

Rock and dance burst the pop music bubble | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New research published today by the Informa Telecoms & Media news service Music & Copyright reveals that global retail sales of rock music increased 2.9% last year, to US$6 million, from US...

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This Is the Story of How Facebook Alienated a Perfectly Good Dance Label...

This Is the Story of How Facebook Alienated a Perfectly Good Dance Label... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Facebook's decision to charge labels for sending updates to their subscribers is alienating indie labels, and now they are increasingly turning their backs on the social media giant.

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Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are...

Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This may be the year that streaming music slayed the download. But can streaming overcome its worst enemy, itself?

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China Has 1.4 Billion People. And Less Than $100 Million In Annual Music Revenues...

China Has 1.4 Billion People. And Less Than $100 Million In Annual Music Revenues... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Let this be a stunning statistical warning for all ye who dare enter the Chinese music market.  Because even if you manage to crack into China politically, you'll have an incredibly difficult time selling stuff once you're in.

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Independent Study: Dead Oceans

Independent Study: Dead Oceans | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Dead Oceans, sister label of Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian and the outfit behind Phospherescent, Julianna Barwick and the Dirty Projectors' "Rise Above," follows strong artists wherever they lead.

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Let's Recover The Lost Half Decade Of Music Recorded After Napster

Let's Recover The Lost Half Decade Of Music Recorded After Napster | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Let’s rewind…

In September 1995, the first consumer mp3 encoding software was released, allowing computer users to store digital music on their hard drives. At this time, typical hard drive sizes ranged between 500 and 1000 MB in size, so data compression was essential.

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Will iTunes Radio Pay Off?

Will iTunes Radio Pay Off? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

After nearly a year of speculation, rumor and talks, Apple finally unveiled iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like service that will be funded by advertising revenue and let users build their own listening stations based on chosen songs/artists plus each user’s iTunes buying history and iCloud account.

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Millennials Use Mobile Music Apps More Often Than Any Other Age Group

Millennials Use Mobile Music Apps More Often Than Any Other Age Group | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
Wes Davenport is a music marketer, blogger, and publicist based in Nashville, TN. He writes about ways modern musicians can thrive at wesdavenport.com. Follow him on Twitter @wesdavenport for more music industry insights.
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Snoop Dogg is making $30k a week from selling virtual stickers in Snoopify app

Snoop Dogg is making $30k a week from selling virtual stickers in Snoopify app | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg launched his official Snoopify app, which lets fans customise their photos with a range of virtual stickers.

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A Short Film About Cassettes - You Need to Hear This

Though the advent of CD and MP3 inevitably replaced its significance, the last few years have seen the cassette tape make an unexpected comeback. In the first of three short films, 'You Need To Hear This' celebrate its invention by meeting up with Jen Long, founder of cassette-only record label Kissability, and Brian Shimkovitz, DJ and founder of blog Awesome Tapes from Africa, to explore what drives their enduring love for the cassette tape.

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New Music Seminar 2013: Beggars Group, Dualtone and More on the State of the Indie

New Music Seminar 2013: Beggars Group, Dualtone and More on the State of the Indie | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Heads of prominent independent record labels, including Mom+Pop, Downtown, Dualtone and the Beggars Group, met to discuss the future of the indie s

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American Millennials: Key Attributes The Music Industry Is Ignoring

A new study of the Millennial generation reveals a combination of the expected as well as some insights that may not be so obvious.

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Music: When Selling It Means Selling Out

Music: When Selling It Means Selling Out | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What’s the end game here? Tying in with Exxon, so you get the album with 10 gallons of gas? Or one track for every Big Mac? Are we really just gonna go down the rabbit hole, selling our souls to...

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I Made More From Selling A T-Shirt Than From 1 Million Plays On Pandora

I Made More From Selling A T-Shirt Than From 1 Million Plays On Pandora | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
By David Lowery singer/songwriter for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of “Low” last quarter. Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale.
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Diddy Talks Cable Deal; Will It Make Him A Billionaire?

Diddy Talks Cable Deal; Will It Make Him A Billionaire? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Diddy's Revolt TV could one day make him a billionaire. The hip-hop mogul opens up on his answer to MTV.

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Average iTunes Account Generates Just $12 in Music Revenue Per Year

The average person doesn’t spend much on music at iTunes, the world’s biggest music store, but iTunes itself generates an incredible amount of revenue.

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Source: Song Downloads Remain 'Down 3 Percent' In 2013...

Source: Song Downloads Remain 'Down 3 Percent' In 2013... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In March, this could be written off as a blip. In late-June, it looks more like a trend: according to preliminary data shared Tuesday by a major label source, song download sales remain down by roughly 3 percent in the US. 

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How to Exponentially Increase the Digital Music Services Market

How to Exponentially Increase the Digital Music Services Market | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What if you could double the market for Internet radio, or triple the number of subscribers for on-demand services? The answer may be simpler than you think—that is, the answer may be all about simplicity. As Steve Jobs frequently said, consumers want simplicity, and building a simple product is more difficult than building a complicated one.

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Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World...

Japan Is About to Become the Largest Music Market In the World... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last year, Japan startled the industry by almost beating the US in total recording sales.  Now, it appears that Japan may grab the crown as the biggest music market in 2013, with healthy physical sales a big part of the reason.

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Why An Artist Like Jay-Z Would Partner with Samsung

Why An Artist Like Jay-Z Would Partner with Samsung | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It's no wonder that Jay-Z signed a partnership deal with the electronics giant Samsung that's rumored to be worth $20 million. The Korean company spends an incredible amount on advertising every year.

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The Average iTunes Customer is Spending Less. What It Means.

How people are spending money at iTunes is informative for a music business that wants to expand digital services deeper into markets and into coun

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Problems With the Vinyl Resurgence

Problems With the Vinyl Resurgence | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The vinyl resurgence continues. Vinyl sales in the U.S. are up 33% through June 9th, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a blistering pace compared to the 15% gain through the same week in 2012 and the 18% gain in all of 2012.

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Jeff Price, Peter Wells, TuneCore Co-Founders, Launch Audiam

Jeff Price, Peter Wells, TuneCore Co-Founders, Launch Audiam | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Jeff Price and Peter Wells, best known as the co-founders of TuneCore, are launching a new business today called Audiam centered around getting ind

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