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Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices

Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Buying albums could get a lot more expensive.

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Five Long Term Music Industry Predictions (And How Disney Will Rule The World)

The new year is typically a time for predictions for the year. But at the midway point of the decade, rather than do some short term predictions I think this is a good time to take a look at the ...

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Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening?

Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Nick Alt anticipated the recent resurgence of vinyl pretty early on. For years, the Los Angeles-based musician and producer (he counts St. Paul Peterson of Prince's bands the Family and the Time as an acquaintance and did production for Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn) has been buying two copies of every ...

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This Is What Managers Think It Takes To Be Successful In Music In 2015

This Is What Managers Think It Takes To Be Successful In Music In 2015 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

9 pros explain how to win this year.

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Spotify now has 60m users including 15m paying subscribers

Spotify now has 60m users including 15m paying subscribers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming music service has added 10m new users in two months despite its high-profile dispute over royalties with Taylor Swift

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If It Ain't About the Money: Does Hip-Hop Still Need Major Labels?

If It Ain't About the Money: Does Hip-Hop Still Need Major Labels? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

An essay for those who are either worried or excited about the state of hip-hop in 2015.

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Deezer buys Muve Music as latest push into the US (interview)

Deezer buys Muve Music as latest push into the US (interview) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming music service Deezer has acquired Muve Music, the digital music service owned by US mobile operator Cricket Wireless.

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Vinyl’s difficult comeback

Vinyl’s difficult comeback | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Vinyl is enjoying an unexpected renaissance. Can the creaking machinery of the few remaining record pressing plants cope?

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Universal Music and Havas Media's Data Alliance: Welcome to the (New) Music Business

Universal Music and Havas Media's Data Alliance: Welcome to the (New) Music Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There's a saying about radio: it's not the music business, it's the advertising business. The new partnership between Universal Music Group and Havas Media is proof the same can be said of the larger music industry.

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Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare?

Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple and Google are muscling in on streaming as revenues rise, but not everyone is happy

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YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots

YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a viewer’s choices.

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Vinyl Album Sales Hit Historic High in 2014, Again

Vinyl Album Sales Hit Historic High in 2014, Again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

While overall album sales were down again in 2014, vinyl album sales were a bright spot in an otherwise generally bleak sales picture. Sales of the configuration grew by 52 percent in 2014 to 9.2 million copies (up from 6.1 million in 2013). For the seventh straight year, more vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991.

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UK music streams doubled in 2014 as digital revenues overtook physical sales

UK music streams doubled in 2014 as digital revenues overtook physical sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Happy new year! But how was the old one for the British music industry? As the last strains of Auld Lang Syne trailed off tonight, industry ...

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How top musicians built their YouTube audiences in 2014

How top musicians built their YouTube audiences in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have ...

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Is Bose Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?

Is Bose Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It looks as if speaker and headphone maker Bose may be gearing up to enter the streaming music race. The rumors began to take off when a job posting appeared (which has since been taken down) that suggested rather clearly that the company is working on moving into the ...

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Spotify's Subscriber Growth Accelerates, Appears Fueled By Mobile Listeners

Spotify's Subscriber Growth Accelerates, Appears Fueled By Mobile Listeners | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How did Spotify get its most recent 2.5 million subscribers? Free mobile listening, for the most part. 

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What Spotify’s December Growth Tells Us About Pricing

What Spotify’s December Growth Tells Us About Pricing | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify just announced the addition of 2.5 million paying since mid November to reach 15 million total subscribers. This is unprecedented growth not just for Spotify but for the subscription market ...

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Streaming Music vs. Downloading 2014

Streaming Music vs. Downloading 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

I. Total number of streams versus total number of downloads (2014) II. Total revenues from streaming versus total revenues from downloads (2014). *source: RIAA and Nielsen ...

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Sony Has No Plans to Sell Music Publishing Business, Lynton Says

Sony Corp. has no plans to sell the music publishing business that controls rights to songs from the Beatles and Taylor Swift, as was suggested by leaked e-mails, Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton said.

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Deezer Acquires Muve, Becoming No. 2 Streaming Service in U.S.

Deezer Acquires Muve, Becoming No. 2 Streaming Service in U.S. | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Deezer, the Paris-based streaming service which entered the U.S. market in September with its audiophile-targeted Deezer Elite product, has acquired Muve, the music streaming service owned by Cricket, an AT&T subsidiary that provides prepaid mobile service.

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Spotify has six years of my music data, but does it understand my tastes?

Spotify has six years of my music data, but does it understand my tastes? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The streaming music service has a ‘taste profile’ for every user, so what kind of data is it building up, and how can it be used?

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Universal and Havas Group form global data alliance

Universal and Havas Group form global data alliance | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Global Music Data Alliance will provide UMG artists with more revenue opportunities

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Nielsen Music's Year-End: Streaming Is Not Killing the Record Business

Nielsen Music's Year-End: Streaming Is Not Killing the Record Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A great deal of attention will be given to last year's decline in U.S. music purchases -- it's a trend that is hard to ignore.

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Sales down, streams up for US music industry in 2014

Sales down, streams up for US music industry in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Figures released by Nielsen SoundScan for the US recorded music market in 2014 confirm trends already seen in the UK from the BPI’s year-end stats: sales down, streams up.

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Taylor Swift's '1989' Beats 'Frozen' As Top Selling Album of 2014

Taylor Swift's '1989' Beats 'Frozen' As Top Selling Album of 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Leave it to Taylor Swift to spoil Disney's Frozen party.

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