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Snapchat boss sees music as a 'really interesting opportunity'

Snapchat boss sees music as a 'really interesting opportunity' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Fresh from adding soundtrack feature to social app, Evan Spiegel hints at more plans to merge music and messaging in the future

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Ashton Bell's curator insight, February 23, 2015 11:01 AM

This article shows that even snapchat is giving a new way to share music. Snapchat is one of many social networks that are working on making music even more accessible than it already is.

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Spotify is paying out 100% more money for its biggest tracks than it was a year ago

Spotify is paying out 100% more money for its biggest tracks than it was a year ago | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify’s Top 50 tracks are now collectively earning just shy of US $2m a week from the streaming service – double what they were pulling in this time last year.

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Vevo suffers blow as Universal signs windowing deal with Vessel

Vevo suffers blow as Universal signs windowing deal with Vessel | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed a deal with premium online video service Vessel that will see selected UMG videos premiered through Vessel for an exclusive window before they appear on the likes of Vevo and YouTube.

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After Zane Lowe: five more things internet radio should steal from broadcast

After Zane Lowe: five more things internet radio should steal from broadcast | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

This guest column comes from Chris Price of New Slang Media.

 

“So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then a move by iTunes to inject the one thing internet radio has always lacked – presenters – is surely it.

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World Music’s 2014 Album Sales Growth Surpasses Other Genres

World Music’s 2014 Album Sales Growth Surpasses Other Genres | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In this guest post from DubMC.com, Dmitri Vietze, Founder of Rock Paper Scissors, asks Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples to help decipher data from Neilsen's 2014 End-Of Year Report. A Q&A With Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples About Nielsen’s 2014 End-of-Year Report Because world music recordings rarely top overall ...

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And the latest hot digital music startup is… Qtrax. Wait, what?

And the latest hot digital music startup is… Qtrax. Wait, what? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Until Beyond Oblivion's implosion in late 2011, Qtrax was the most high-profile flop in the digital music industry. It launched with grand promises.

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YouTube at 10: How an online video site ate the pop culture machine

YouTube at 10: How an online video site ate the pop culture machine | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

First YouTube subverted the institutions of mainstream pop culture. Then, somehow, it became one of them.

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CD sales dying? Not at Warner Music, they're not ...

CD sales dying? Not at Warner Music, they're not ... | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

There may be plenty of doom and gloom around the future of the CD from certain quarters – but one of the biggest companies in the record business saw a rise in sales of the format over Christmas.

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Former MTV and RCA bosses behind new music streaming service

Former MTV and RCA bosses behind new music streaming service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A ‘next generation social music experience’ will be at the heart of a new subscription streaming platform, according to its creators – who have agreed a deal with a tech B2B partner of Beats Music, HMV and Songza.

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Streaming music's next leap forward could be 'interactive artist subscriptions'

Streaming music's next leap forward could be 'interactive artist subscriptions' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

New report pitches future of app-like album releases and monthly subscriptions for fans, with the likes of Spotify and Apple as middlemen

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Can you do this before they do?

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Apple, The Record Label?

Apple, The Record Label? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

You better believe that when Apple's streaming music service comes out later this year, it's going to come hard. Apple's MO is to arrive late but with ...

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Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is making $100k a week on Spotify

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is making $100k a week on Spotify | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk is the biggest single of the moment, and according to MBW analysis it’s making around US $100k on Spotify alone every week.

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Deezer Elite high-resolution streaming service goes global with Sonos

Deezer Elite high-resolution streaming service goes global with Sonos | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Deezer launches lossless quality streams in 150 countries, stealing a march on Apple and Spotify after signing up 200k users in four months after US launch

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Snapchat gets more musical with update adding audio to people's snaps

Snapchat gets more musical with update adding audio to people's snaps | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and other music app can now provide soundtracks to Snapchat videos and stories

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YouTube to launch paid music service in a few months

YouTube to launch paid music service in a few months | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Google Inc's YouTube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service's head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference.

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What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy

What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple's hiring of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe could mark a huge shift in programming strategy for Beats Music and iTunes Radio. A move away from nameless programming toward programming featuring brand-name personalities would give Apple's streaming products the mainstream appeal they need.

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Sony Music gets supercharged: new investment and spin-out into its own company coming

Sony Music gets supercharged: new investment and spin-out into its own company coming | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sony Music is going ‘independent': Sony Corporation has announced a restructuring plan that will see its Music division pumped with new investment – and eventually spun out into its own entity.

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Why Zane Lowe Could Do More For Discovery At Apple Than Echonest’s $25.6 Million Does For Spotify

BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe just announced a shock move to Apple. For the non-Brits and non-Anglophiles Zane Lowe is arguably the most influential radio DJ in the UK and is renowned for being a ...

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Swedish songwriters demand bigger share of streaming music payouts

Swedish songwriters demand bigger share of streaming music payouts | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

A group of 133 Swedish songwriters and producers have signed an open letter published in local newspaper Aftonbladet, demanding a bigger share of ...

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Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business

Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

You didn't have to look too far to spot the action at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala on Feb. 7. Ground zero was table 108, where Apple CEO Tim Cook, senior vp Internet software and services Eddy Cue, iTunes vp Robert Kondrk and Beats co-founder and title-less Apple executive Jimmy Iovine were seated alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former House speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Meet the music company giving away songs for free

Meet the music company giving away songs for free | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Qtrax wants to tackle piracy and pay artists more by giving users easier access to free music

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Zane Lowe to leave BBC Radio 1 for Apple

Zane Lowe to leave BBC Radio 1 for Apple | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Presenter of weekday evening new music show to move to the US, with Annie Mac set to take over the slot

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Streaming soars in Finland - but music market down 14% in 2014

Streaming soars in Finland - but music market down 14% in 2014 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music streaming had a stellar year in Finland in 2014, with industry income from subscription and ad-supported services such as Spotify leaping up 38% to €16m.

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No Ceilings: Inside Scooter Braun’s Growing Empire

No Ceilings: Inside Scooter Braun’s Growing Empire | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With a roster of superstar artists, an expanding company, and a growing family, the showbiz giant is out to prove that he can juggle it all.

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Spanish Recording Industry Has First Gain in Music Sales in Over a Decade

Spanish Recording Industry Has First Gain in Music Sales in Over a Decade | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spain has achieved its first year-over-year gain in music sales in more than a decade. In 2014, consumer spending on recorded music reached 149.9 million euros, according to a report released Tuesday (Feb. 10) by Spanish music industry association PROMUSICAE.

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