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How Finland's Small Streaming Marketplace Beat the United States Last Year

How Finland's Small Streaming Marketplace Beat the United States Last Year | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The United States' streaming revenue grew $369.7 million last year. Finland's streaming revenue grew only $5.9 million. Which country can boast of the better performance? Not the United States.

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Spotify may soon be worth more than $8 billion

Spotify may soon be worth more than $8 billion | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify may be raising $400 million, according to a new report.

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Is Sweden still the future of the music industry?

Is Sweden still the future of the music industry? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Did Sweden’s recorded music market really decline in 2014?

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How has the streaming music age changed indie label strategies?

How has the streaming music age changed indie label strategies? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"For a lot of people who have switched to streaming as their mode of listening, those people are probably not likely to buy records."

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YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape — and it's almost here

YouTube's forthcoming paid subscription offering is rapidly taking shape, and is expected to become available within the next few months, sources familiar with the matter tell The Verge. The ...

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Kobalt in Wired: Majors and collection societies get a rough ride

Kobalt in Wired: Majors and collection societies get a rough ride | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Kobalt’s much-anticipated cover feature in the UK edition of Wired has arrived. As you could probably have predicted, it’s bound to please Willard Ahdritz and his company – and very likely infuriate his competitors.

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Corner Office: The Orchard's CEO Brad Navin on the Perils of Streaming and What Sony's $200 Million Acquisition Means

Corner Office: The Orchard's CEO Brad Navin on the Perils of Streaming and What Sony's $200 Million Acquisition Means | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

When distributor and marketing house The Orchard spent $4 million at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to outbid competitors for the quirky romantic comedy The Overnight, executive producers Jay and Mark Duplass compared the company to their own career ethos of "doing things our way." Said Mark Duplass: "The Orchard is a group of young, smart pioneers who blew us away with their bold, passionate approach to taking this film into the world."

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California's Amoeba Music turns 25: 'We’re like an art museum'

California's Amoeba Music turns 25: 'We’re like an art museum' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

First record sales collapsed; now even downloads are declining – but passionate staff and customers at Amoeba Music in California have weathered the storm

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Data Mining the Digital Gold Rush: 4 Companies That Get It

Data Mining the Digital Gold Rush: 4 Companies That Get It | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

For decades, the music business ran largely on instinct: magic ears, gut feelings, weird hunches. Success had a thousand fathers, as well as a certain mystery. Label executives knew a hit when they heard one, and they promoted it until the public agreed -- or not.

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Universal, Warner, Sony and indies license 'WhatsApp for music'

Universal, Warner, Sony and indies license 'WhatsApp for music' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Toronto-based music messaging company Rithm has been licensed by all three major labels, as well as indie reps Merlin and The Orchard, to launch a new US $3.99-per-month streaming service.

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European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans

European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

European regulators are scrutinising Apple’s dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of free, ad-supported music streaming services such as Spotify. Several labels and digital music companies have been contacted by ...

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Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

If Will.i.am, 50 Cent, and Justin Timberlake's past ventures are any indication, Tidal's all-star owners aren't necessarily an asset

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BMG grew 20% in 2014 as Bertelsmann revenues hit €16.7bn

BMG grew 20% in 2014 as Bertelsmann revenues hit €16.7bn | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The growth of music publishing and recorded rights company BMG was a highlight of parent Bertelsmann’s results in 2014, as the German media giant’s sales grew 3.1% to reach €16.7bn.

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U.S. Music Consumption Up 14 Percent in First Quarter, Streams Make Up Losses in Sales

U.S. Music Consumption Up 14 Percent in First Quarter, Streams Make Up Losses in Sales | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The improvement stems from large increases in streaming activity, which drove music consumption in the United States up 14 percent in the first quarter, according to Nielsen Music. Notably, the streaming gains were able to cover any losses in physical and digital sales.

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The New Music Streaming War Is About Exclusivity

The New Music Streaming War Is About Exclusivity | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Look out, Spotify: Apple is trying to lure artists like Taylor Swift into exclusive deals for online streaming rights.

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10 things we learned from a day of indie labels talking digital music

10 things we learned from a day of indie labels talking digital music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Thom Yorke as King Cnut, Madonna’s ‘ridiculous’ Meerkat debut, potential playlist payola, Spotify, SoundCloud and more from AIM Music Connected conference

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How TIDAL Can Deliver On Its Promises

The continued media feeding frenzy around Jay-Z’s TIDAL demonstrates just how valuable star power is for cutting through the clutter.  What has helped sustain interest is Jay-Z’s vision for deliver ...

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An Infectious attitude: Korda Marshall on A&R

An Infectious attitude: Korda Marshall on A&R | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

One of independent music's true survivors on the difference between majors and indies

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Q&A: Record producer Clive Davis talks past, present, future of music industry

Q&A: Record producer Clive Davis talks past, present, future of music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

One of the biggest trends in the music industry over the last 49 years is not a sound or style, but a man – Clive Davis. Fondly referred to by his industry peers as “the Man with the Golden Ears,” Davis’ ability to identify top-level talent has cemented him as a titan in his industry. He has won four Grammy Awards, the Grammy ...

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1.5 Million Activated The New Spotify-Backed "Playstation Music" In One Day

1.5 Million Activated The New Spotify-Backed "Playstation Music" In One Day | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Early this year, Sony announced a partnership between its Playstation brand and Spotify, and it looks like gamers everywhere are responding positively. In just one day, over 1.5 million users logged into the new music app on their consoles during the first day of availability, according to the company. How ...

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Tidal: 10 things you need to know

Tidal: 10 things you need to know | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As Jay Z, Madonna and other leading acts launch their music streaming rival to Spotify, we answer the crucial questions on the future of digital music

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How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Plus Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Beats Music, Google Play and other digital services, as Information Is Beautiful updates its 2010 infographic

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Music teenagers: 60% are streaming while 21% buy downloads

Music teenagers: 60% are streaming while 21% buy downloads | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Research firm GlobalWebIndex has been tapping its global panel of teenagers to find out what they’re doing online and how they’re ...

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Derek Hoiem's curator insight, April 9, 2015 3:57 PM

yes, i agree with this. this is what i'm seeing:

Justin Hildreth's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:13 PM

As the compact disk and the FM radio become obsolete there is a demand for new forms of music distribution. With 24/7 access to the internet, streaming formats are on the fast track to popularity surpassing even social media and video streaming. This site had good credibility and detailed data to support its claims. 

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Could Apple's iTunes add 75m paying subscribers to music streaming market?

Could Apple's iTunes add 75m paying subscribers to music streaming market? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Research firm’s survey of Americans finds 20% say they’d be ‘likely’ to pay $7.99 a month for an iTunes subscription – with Spotify at risk

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JD Gorecki's curator insight, May 15, 2015 1:33 PM

Based in this article is a survey completed by "Midia Research," that studied 1,000 Americans and "whether they would subscribe to an Apple music streaming service for $7.99 a month." The article provides a step by step insight of how the survey was conducted, including its outcome, then overall impact. This is also a valuable record for the industry to maybe look back on in the near future providing reviews of what worked and what did not work regarding prices and technologies. 

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The internet took the album away, and now it's giving it back

For decades, the album was the primary form in which music was delivered to the masses. But ever since Apple introduced iTunes back in 2001, the album has been on the decline. When online piracy ...

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