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5 Questions with Daniel Miller, Founder of Mute Group of Companies

5 Questions with Daniel Miller, Founder of Mute Group of Companies | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Simple question. What do Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Moby, Richie Hawtin and Goldfrapp all have in common?

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iTunes Radio: Another Chapter in Apple’s Cautious Cloud Music Strategy

As expected Apple today announced the launch of the music industry’s worst kept secret iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like personalized radio service.  iTunes Radio is integrated into the new iOS7 ...

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PriceWaterhouse Predicts Near-Zero Music Industry Growth Over the Next 5 Years...

PriceWaterhouse Predicts Near-Zero Music Industry Growth Over the Next 5 Years... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

And you wonder why so many music companies are diversifying into other, non-music industries.  Because when the research companies are saying things are bad, then things are bad. Which brings us to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, which just issued a report calling for a modest one-percent annual percent growth rate for the US-based music industry through 2017.  Which, spun the right way, means at least things aren't still sinking.

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Music Financing Tops $214 Million In 2013; Up 128% Over Last Year...

Music Financing Tops $214 Million In 2013; Up 128% Over Last Year... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

That's right: financing for music-related startups and companies is absolutely, positively booming.  Which means despite all the past carnage, there's still lots of 'blue sky' hope.

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The French Riddle: Is Streaming Killing This Recording Industry?

The French Riddle: Is Streaming Killing This Recording Industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Early data in America suggests that paid downloads are already declining, thanks to rapid ramps in streaming.  But the question is whether streaming is merely eating downloads, or the entire recording industry lunch.

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VP Records Courts U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans For New Dub Rockers Imprint

VP Records Courts U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans For New Dub Rockers Imprint | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

California based skate-shoe company Vans who have developed numerous footwear/merchandise lines inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Metallica have entered into a partnership with Queens, New York based Reggae independent VP Records to create the Dub Rockers sneaker. One-hundred and twenty pairs of the black mid-top accented with the Ethiopian/Rastafarian colors, red, green and gold, will be distributed throughout the summer, part of the promotional campaign for VP’s latest imprint, Dub Rockers,

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How Videogame Rockers Anamanaguchi Became the Biggest Kickstarter Act Since Amanda Palmer

How Videogame Rockers Anamanaguchi Became the Biggest Kickstarter Act Since Amanda Palmer | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Ana•mana•guchi. The polysyllabic tongue-twister of a name, like a toddler attempting Japanese, is on the lips of a swelling army of fans and admirers after several thousand helped propel the DIY, 8-bit electronic group into the pantheon of Kickstarter breakout bands.

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French music sales down as streaming ‘struggles’ to take off

French music sales down as streaming ‘struggles’ to take off | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

French music industry body SNEP has published its recorded music sales figures for the first quarter of 2013, and they don't make for fun reading.

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Music On Tumblr & Their Unique Relationship With SoundCloud

Music On Tumblr & Their Unique Relationship With SoundCloud | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Marissa Meyer has pledged not to screw up Tumblr and to leave it more-or-less autonomous, as part of Yahoo’s bold $1.1 billion acquisition of the company.

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Study Says Consumers More Willing to Pay for Music Streaming -- Except in Sweden

Consumers in some European countries are increasingly willing to pay for streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and WiMP, the sponsor of the survey.

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U.S. Digital Sales Drop in Second Quarter

U.S. Digital Sales Drop in Second Quarter | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Digital sales continue to lose the big year-over-year gains they posted early in 2013.

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Crowdfunding Music Is About So Much More Than Just Raising Money

Crowdfunding Music Is About So Much More Than Just Raising Money | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
By Anne Leighton writing for Michael Brandvold Marketing. (Dedicated to My Therapist) If you’re crowd funding, you’re doing something both for and about yourself, and there can be a lot of spiritual awakenings along that path to reaching your goal.
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Underground Cassette Boom Extends To Duplicator Analog Media

Analog Media is a Montreal-based company that provides a variety of music-oriented services from CD/DVD duplication to band merch.

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Visualising Who Influences Who in the Music Industry

Visualising Who Influences Who in the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Something strange happened in Iceland at RIMC. About half way through his talk on networks, Matt Roberts from Linkdex analysed the 'network' of speakers at

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EDM Boogies to Its Own Beat

EDM Boogies to Its Own Beat | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The global EDM Industry is now worth more than $4.5 billion. Wasn’t the music business supposed to be dead?

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The Size of Apple, Google and Amazon Ecosystems

The Size of Apple, Google and Amazon Ecosystems | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

One slide in a presentation by Internet analyst Benedict Evans should really stand out to people in the music business: Ecosystem sizes. The chart shows the growth in the ecosystem sizes over the last three years of Apple iOS, Google Android, Amazon and Facebook.

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Can major labels be trusted to develop artists?

Can major labels be trusted to develop artists? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Indie mogul Martin Mills has accused the big music companies of short-termism and only backing mainstream acts

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Independent Study: Cascine

Independent Study: Cascine | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

For this installment of 'Independent Study,' we visited Cascine founder Jeff Bratton, whose passion for Swedish pop, such as Jens Lekmann and Chad Valley, and dream of working with them, brought him from Italy to Stockholm to Los Angeles to,...

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Signs That the Recorded-Music Market is Weakening Globally

Signs That the Recorded-Music Market is Weakening Globally | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The recorded music market is suddenly looking tired. Poor numbers out of France follow declining digital sales in the U.S. and weak first-quarter numbers in Japan.

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How Apple, Google and Amazon Could Launch Their Webcasting Services

How Apple, Google and Amazon Could Launch Their Webcasting Services | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google and Amazon can follow Apple's example should they choose to launch their own radio services.

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Vinyl to Spotify: The Evolution of Recorded Music...

Vinyl to Spotify: The Evolution of Recorded Music... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Regardless of whether Spotify ultimately survives, most predict a streaming-dominant future.  For all of mankind...

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How Five Indie Labels Are Trying to Change The Major Distribution Game

How Five Indie Labels Are Trying to Change The Major Distribution Game | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A union of five independent labels sold to U.S. retail by Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) is seeking a physical-only distribution deal that could upset the business model for distributors, according to sources familiar with the plans.

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Roughly 60 Percent of All Daft Punk Album Sales Came from iTunes...

Roughly 60 Percent of All Daft Punk Album Sales Came from iTunes... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

It was streaming on iTunes before it was streaming on Spotify.  And part of the reason is that iTunes was collecting paid album download pre-orders, and selling a ton of them.

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Who Plays DJ in the Digital Age?

Who Plays DJ in the Digital Age? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
With 80 percent of music fans still discovering new songs through terrestrial radio, Jimmy Iovine's new Daisy streaming service will try to counter by blending
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Music Industry Vets Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Guy Oseary: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Music Industry Vets Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Guy Oseary: The Full D11 Interview (Video) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Three music managers to some of today's top pop talent talk about how playing nice with the tech industry isn't just a good idea -- it's a must.

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