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Sales of music on vinyl hit 18-year high

Sales of music on vinyl hit 18-year high | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With help of heritage rock acts such as Pink Floyd vinyl sales account for £20m of UK record industry’s revenues this year

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Spotify revenues grew sharply in 2013, but operating losses also rose

Spotify revenues grew sharply in 2013, but operating losses also rose | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming music service’s turnover up 74% to €746.9m, with 91% coming from its paying subscribers rather than ads

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Essay: Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

Essay: Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As the first music-streaming service to be licensed by all major labels -- and the No. 2 ...

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Taylor Swift's YouTube activity doubled after Spotify controversy

Taylor Swift's YouTube activity doubled after Spotify controversy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Taylor Swift's daily YouTube views doubled in the first week after she and her label began no longer offering her music on Spotify, Nielsen told Mashable.

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Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution

Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

On Monday morning I drove by Candlestick Park as the first demolition crews set to work on the grand old thing.

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Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement

Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The Financial Times yesterday reported that Apple is planning on integrating Beats Music into an iOS update as early as the first quarter of 2015. Which means the entire base of Apple’s 500 odd ...

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New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales

New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A study performed earlier this year by Pandora found that its spins have a positive effect on music sales.

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8tracks streaming music service wants to be ‘better friend’ to indies

8tracks streaming music service wants to be ‘better friend’ to indies | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With 8m users, site also wants to be ‘better about how we matchmake between listener and DJ’. By Stuart Dredge

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Spotify: Friend or Foe?

Spotify: Friend or Foe? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Daniel Ek set out to save the music industry. Could his streaming service wreck it instead? John Seabrook reports.

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Vevo has paid more than $500m to music rightsholders since 2010

Music videos service Vevo is losing its boss, with president and chief executive Rio Caraeff confirming today that he'll leave the company ...

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Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full

Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music producer, Shellac frontman and author of seminal 1993 essay The Problem with Music has turned his frown upside down – read his Face the Music speech in full

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The future of music sales is here. So how CAN the artists make it pay?

The future of music sales is here. So how CAN the artists make it pay? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift reignited the row over streaming songs online when she removed her albums from Spotify, citing too little reward for the creators.

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YouTube's Music Key: How Much Could Its New Paid Service Pay Out?

YouTube's Music Key: How Much Could Its New Paid Service Pay Out? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Will YouTube Music Key transform streaming revenues and take subscriptions into the mainstream?

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Vinyl's making a comeback? Don't believe the hype

Vinyl's making a comeback? Don't believe the hype | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Vinyl sales have passed a million for the first time since 1997 – but all that tells us is that record labels have realised there are people who want to shell out for deluxe editions

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Spotify Seems to Be Gaining on YouTube's Streaming Dominance (Infographic)

Spotify Seems to Be Gaining on YouTube's Streaming Dominance (Infographic) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Hozier's 2014 breakout can be attributed to the popularity of "Take Me To Church's" intriguing music video on YouTube. With an ...

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Vevo Faces an Uncertain Future With the Departure of CEO Rio Caraeff and a Failed Sale

Vevo Faces an Uncertain Future With the Departure of CEO Rio Caraeff and a Failed Sale | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Rio Caraeff's departure as CEO of Vevo at the end of 2014 -- officially announced Nov. 17 after ...

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Streaming Drives Sales, According to New Study

Streaming Drives Sales, According to New Study | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

YouTube might be "the devil" to Garth Brooks, but in another's eyes, it's a great source of music discovery. In fact, a new study being released by the Country Music Association suggests that adults 18-plus are far more likely to buy music after being exposed to it on YouTube, Spotify and other streaming services than listeners who hear a song for the first time on AM/FM radio.

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How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Let’s change how streaming royalties are calculated and save the full-length album while we’re at it

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Apple's Beats Music Relaunch Reportedly Coming in March

Apple's Beats Music Relaunch Reportedly Coming in March | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Unsurprisingly, word has leaked that Apple plans to bundle a potentially rebranded version of the Beats Music streaming app with an upcoming ...

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Crowdfunding service Patreon pays out $1m a month to creators

Crowdfunding service Patreon pays out $1m a month to creators | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Musicians, YouTube stars and other artists are raising recurring funds from more than 125,000 fans.

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Why modern music owes a big debt to Japanese video games

Why modern music owes a big debt to Japanese video games | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

'Diggin' in the Carts' exposes Japanese game composers' pioneering work

 
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The Shazam Effect

The Shazam Effect | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?

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Apple's Bold Move to Reprice Digital Music

Apple's Bold Move to Reprice Digital Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The price of digital music has been the same for a very long time. No, I’m not talking about 99 cents per track from Apple’s iTunes; I’m talking about $10/month for subscription on-demand music from the likes of Spotify, Rhapsody, Google, Rdio, and Apple’s Beats Music. Now Apple wants to ...

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Steve Albini: the internet has solved the problem with music

Steve Albini: the internet has solved the problem with music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The man who produced Nirvana, Pixies and wrote the 1993 essay, The Problem with Music, has always been an industry outsider. In 2014, it’s his optimism that sets him apart

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What if Apple bought SoundCloud and merged it with Beats Music?

What if Apple bought SoundCloud and merged it with Beats Music? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the ...

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