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Apple confirms decline in sales of iTunes digital music downloads

Apple confirms decline in sales of iTunes digital music downloads | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In a securities filing, Apple confirmed what just about everyone else suspected: Sales of iTunes music downloads are falling. The admission came in the company's annual report filed yesterday with ...
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VIDEO: First Look - OK GO Unveils Video for 'I Won't Let You Down'

VIDEO: First Look - OK GO Unveils Video for 'I Won't Let You Down' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved
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Why Licensed Music Matters to Brands Like Hyundai and Chobani

Why Licensed Music Matters to Brands Like Hyundai and Chobani | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Even though classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan have finally warmed to licensing their songs to brands, marketing chiefs remain picky about when and how to use music in ads.
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Pioneer Wants to Track Every Song DJs Play... - Digital Music News

Pioneer Wants to Track Every Song DJs Play... - Digital Music News | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Pioneer DJ (the company that recently spun-off from Pioneer) is trying to roll out their KUVO platform to a wider audience. KUVO is a “social platform…...
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Here's comment, October 28, 9:57 AM
hmmmm...maybe it will work better than sampling for the indie acts?
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Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform - hypebot

Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Global music streaming service Deezer is acquiring Stitcher, a talk radio and podcast platform. The combined assets will help Deezer differentiate itself in the increasingly crowded streaming sector by offering consumers one-stop access to 35 million music tracks alongside 35,000 radio shows and podcasts. Deezer says it will continue to support Stitcher's mobile app, where it is the top rated podcast app on Android and the second most popular app on iOS behind iTunes. Stitcher currently carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers, including NPR, BBC, Fox News, Wall...
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Pandora Opens Listener Data to Let Musicians Target Fans

Pandora Opens Listener Data to Let Musicians Target Fans | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Pandora, the world's largest internet radio service, is giving musicians free access to the data it stores about their biggest fans.
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What Is Snoop Dogg Going to Do With Reddit?

What Is Snoop Dogg Going to Do With Reddit? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In early October, it was revealed that Snoop Dogg—alongside other investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway and Jared Leto—purchased a portion of Reddit through a $50 million funding round.
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Jimmy Iovine talks music/tech: ‘The meek are not inheriting the Earth’

Jimmy Iovine talks music/tech: ‘The meek are not inheriting the Earth’ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Dr. Dre and I both believe we need to intelligently merge the worlds of technology and the liberal arts
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Google search changes will ‘visibly affect’ piracy site rankings

Google search changes will ‘visibly affect’ piracy site rankings | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But
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'New York Is Music' Coalition Aims to Stimulate Empire State's Ailing Music Industry

'New York Is Music' Coalition Aims to Stimulate Empire State's Ailing Music Industry | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
New York Is Music, a coalition comprised of 60-plus music organizations including Glassnote Records, BMI, and the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, aims to help pass the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit bill, which provides music recorders and producers in the state of New York with a 20 percent income tax credit.
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Here's curator insight, October 10, 6:48 AM

Another attempt by the fat cats to try and control the music industry after finally waking up, 15 years too late to the fact that they no longer control distribution.

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UK Artists Swarm Spotify, Account for 19% of Tracks Streamed Worldwide

UK Artists Swarm Spotify, Account for 19% of Tracks Streamed Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The British Invasion continues, only this time it's on streaming services.
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Spotify's UK revenues rose 42% in 2013 as music service turned a profit

Spotify's UK revenues rose 42% in 2013 as music service turned a profit | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming firm’s UK income up to £131m as it turns 2012’s £11m loss into a £2.6m profit in 2013. By Stuart Dredge
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Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads

Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Thom Yorke's surprise album release via BitTorrent Bundle last Friday has surpassed 1 million downloads, according to the file transfer platform.
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Apple to Reportedly Fold Beats Into iTunes as Music Download Sales Continue Slide

Apple to Reportedly Fold Beats Into iTunes as Music Download Sales Continue Slide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
According to the Wall Street Journal, which sites a "person familiar with the matter," Apple plans to relaunch Beats as part of iTunes next year.
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O2 courts record labels in music sponsorship push

O2 courts record labels in music sponsorship push | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
O2 is set to build out its music sponsorship activity by deepening its relationships with record labels and boosting its Priority ticketing service.
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How To Fix Streaming Music's Business Model - hypebot

How To Fix Streaming Music's Business Model - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Op-ed by David Lowery of The Trichordist. It’s not that streaming can’t work. It can. It’s that Spotify is a bad business model that has unsustainable economics and exploits artists because it is a wall street financial instrument and not a music company. We’ve previously published a couple posts on streaming music where we explore how access models and windowing are working for the film industry and could serve as a guide to the record business. We’ve also shown how transactional music purchases have made legal music consumption the best value in the history of recorded music. The key to...
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How Can Fans Invest In Bands?

How Can Fans Invest In Bands? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where a young fan of a new band has the choice between buying a t-shirt, or a download, or a vinyl... or a share in a new band that could generate a return on investment and possibly a significant one......
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Rdio Helps Create Immersive Music Marketing Breakthrough for Hendrix Film JIMI

Rdio Helps Create Immersive Music Marketing Breakthrough for Hendrix Film JIMI | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The Marketing team behind the new Jimi Hendrix biopic JIMI: All Is By My Side - written and directed by John Ridley and featuring Outkast’s André Benjamin - offers an interesting case study into the future of film soundtracks; a future that taps the depth of streaming services to offer much more than the traditional, static 12-track playlist on plastic. For JIMI, digital marketing strategist David Hazan—who conceived the campaign for his client XLrator Media,—teamed up with music streaming service Rdio to create an immersive listening experience that hits moviegoers before and after they see the film. A network of...
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How Music is an Effective Millennial Marketing Tool

How Music is an Effective Millennial Marketing Tool | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Millennials make up 25% of the U.S. population and their economic spending power is $1.3 trillion dollars, according to a study by PTTOW.
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Jukely Raises $2.4 Million Seed Round, Launches Unlimited Concert Subscription Service - hypebot

Jukely Raises $2.4 Million Seed Round, Launches Unlimited Concert Subscription Service - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Today concert discovery and friend matching app Jukely announced a $2.4 million seed round led by Northzone and 14W bringing their total raise to date to $3.3 million. Jukely, which helps connect music fans with shows and friends with which to go to shows, previously teased their unlimited concert subscription service and got some of their Twitter friends all worked up. Today they also officially launch Unlimited Concerts, an invite-only membership subscription service. Jukely has been a standout app in the world of concert discovery apps. A key feature is their friend matching aspect to connect users with others who...
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Deezer Partners with Vodafone in South Africa

Deezer Partners with Vodafone in South Africa | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The Paris-based streaming company is Spotify’s largest global competitor, though relatively unknown in the US, where it has only recently begun to offer services.
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Indiegogo Founders: When Starting Up, You Need to Be Opportunistic

There's a difference between having an Internet mentality and being a company on the Internet.
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Retailers Push Back at Global Release Date

Retailers Push Back at Global Release Date | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
While everyone in the business appears to unanimously favor a global uniform street date, some merchants continue to push back on major label and IFPI plans to make that a reality.
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