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Universal now has a Chief Tech Officer: Gracenote founder Ty Roberts - Music Business Worldwide

Universal now has a Chief Tech Officer: Gracenote founder Ty Roberts - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Executive has also worked at Apple, ION Music and Pixar
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SoundCloud Launches Its Subscription Service, Go

SoundCloud Launches Its Subscription Service, Go | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud is launching a subscription service. It's called Go. It's $9.99 a month, with a 30-day-free demo. It's ad-free. But most importantly, it has nearly 100 million more tracks (give or take five million... but who's counting) than Spotify.
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SoundCloud inks deal with Sony Music as streaming service looms

SoundCloud inks deal with Sony Music as streaming service looms | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Back in January, SoundCloud and Universal Music Group came to terms on a licensing deal and now the popular music site has inked another agreement. SoundClou
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SoundCloud Will Become a Paid Service Within 6-9 Months

SoundCloud Will Become a Paid Service Within 6-9 Months | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud's free-for-all is about to change dramatically, according to sources now pointing to a subscription-based service by this fall.
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Nick Hepler's curator insight, March 13, 10:19 PM
The strange fact that cds are not really in use anymore. Which means the artist;s are not making profit from internet radio and online music. While these sites can charge for use and they are gaining the profit.
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Could blockchain technology revolutionize the music industry?

Could blockchain technology revolutionize the music industry? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Singer and songwriter Imogen Heap is using blockchain technology to help build what she calls a “fair trade” music industry.
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Rhapsody's Losses Nearly Doubled Last Year to $35.5 Million

Rhapsody's Losses Nearly Doubled Last Year to $35.5 Million | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Rhapsody, operated under the Napster brand outside of the United States, is showing how difficult the subscription music service business can be.
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Music companies need a digital distributor in China - and fast

Music companies need a digital distributor in China - and fast | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
New laws come into effect on March 10
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Study suggests ‘streamripping’ is music’s new piracy problem

Is streaming killing off music piracy? Some forms of streaming are fuelling new methods of copyright infringement, according to US research firm MusicWatch.
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, February 23, 1:33 PM

Ripping from streaming services should surprise no one.  If it's playable it's obtainable.

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Music Ally Report 383 - Invested Interest | Music Ally

Music Ally Report 383 - Invested Interest | Music Ally | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Our cover feature picks apart the investment trends in music companies and services over the past two years and draws some surprising conclusions.
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Alibaba buys 4% stake in SM Entertainment for W35.5b

Alibaba buys 4% stake in SM Entertainment for W35.5b | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
SM Entertainment, South Korea’s leading entertainment agency, said Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to strengthen its music marketing in China.Under the deal, Alibaba will purchase 870,000 shares of SM’s newly issued stocks for 40,808 won per share to claim a 4 percent stake in the agency for 35.5 billion won ($29.7 million). SM Entertainment founder and cha...
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Decoded Magazine presents the essential Digital Marketing guide for artists, DJs, labels and brands in 2016. - Decoded Magazine

Decoded Magazine presents the essential Digital Marketing guide for artists, DJs, labels and brands in 2016. - Decoded Magazine | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Motive Unknown CEO Lucy Blair on how to manage your digital marketing needs in 2016
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Russel Perry's curator insight, February 14, 10:37 PM

I thought this article was very helpful, it gave me a bit more insight into digital marketing and will certainly come in handy in the future.

Russel Perry's curator insight, February 14, 10:58 PM

I thought this article was very helpful, it gave me a bit more insight into digital marketing, and a basic overview of marketing, how digital marketing is used and how artists can use it. 

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Ryan Leslie's SuperPhone: Beating Facebook To The Scalable Personal Messaging Table

Ryan Leslie's SuperPhone: Beating Facebook To The Scalable Personal Messaging Table | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
VideoPhoto courtesy of Ryan Leslie Since the rapid emergence of social media as a viable marketing tool for building brands and connecting with consumers, the trusted formula for enterprising has been to grow an active audience across platforms, consistently distribute content, then monetize those audiences through sharing advertising revenue. Though this proven [...]
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Juan Estrella's curator insight, March 13, 2:52 PM

The information used here is retrieved from forbes.com, which is one of the most prestigious and reliable sources. This article talks about how Ryan Leslie's phone contact social media is scaling up above even other social media companies, such as facebook and twitter. the reason behind it is others social websites that artists use nowadays has rested in third-party companies' hands what the main character of the business (the artist) should be more closely involved with. Since those companies have unlimited access to the real-time trends and other kinds of data, Leslie could aim to a deep point nobody else was looking at. Although media powerhouses stand at the headfront of this shift, creating new tools and technology to thoroughly analyze audience segmentation, behavior, and engagement, even with such advancements in mobile and social communication, there is still some disconnection between brands and consumers on a more intimate level. That’s where Ryan Leslie steps in.

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Why the So-Called "Vinyl Boom" May Be Bad News For Electronic Music

Why the So-Called "Vinyl Boom" May Be Bad News For Electronic Music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
With the majors fueling a massive production bottleneck in the record industry, independent dance labels and distributors are feeling the pinch.
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Global music market up 3.2% but IFPI trains guns on 'value gap'

Global music market up 3.2% but IFPI trains guns on 'value gap' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The IFPI has published its figures for global music sales in 2015, revealing a 3.2% growth in industry revenues to $15bn.
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US recorded-music revenues rose slightly in 2015 says RIAA

US recorded-music revenues rose slightly in 2015 says RIAA | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
US music industry body the RIAA has published its figures for 2015, revealing that recorded-music revenues rose by 0.9% last year to $7bn.
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Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists

Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist-to-fan communications sphere..
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Eliud Rodriguez's curator insight, March 11, 6:08 PM

I think this is a riabable  source because the own founder Westergren is talking about how revolutionary this is going to be.  AMPcast is going to be the new way artist are going to comunicate with their fans. I think that with this , artist are going to save a lot of money in promotions and announcements. 

The way the artist are going to connect with fans thru their concerts and music. I think is a grat idea because that way the fan can be directly in touch woth their fan. songs tours , tickets and more . 

Sean LooseSkrews Creal's curator insight, March 13, 8:46 PM
Pandora launched AMPcast a service to let musicians speak to their fans by messaging them on the service. I believe thats's a great way to market yourself or your band to generate a relationship with followers of an artist's hard work and dedication to produce great music. It's also a great tool to have access to your fans to inspire, and inform them of upcoming tour dates, locations, and new released material
Dru Luciano's curator insight, April 19, 1:48 PM
I find this interesting. We live in a world changing everyday with technology. As steaming becomes more and more of a consumers choice for accessing music, it leaves the artist seeking way's to accommodate for their loss. In my experiences, one thing I've noticed is fans are always looking for way's to connect with artist, and social media has become a way of doing that outside of local gigs. This could be very empowering for independent artist if utilized right. On the flip side, as live steaming becomes more and more popular, record sales and downloads are on a decline.
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Ben Horowitz backs rapper Ryan Leslie’s SMS commerce startup Superphone

Ben Horowitz backs rapper Ryan Leslie’s SMS commerce startup Superphone | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Ryan Leslie gave every fan his phone number. It's (646) 887-6978. But instead of a million unwanted phone calls, it's making him money and giving him deeper..
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Juan Estrella's curator insight, March 13, 2:20 PM

Techcrunch seems to be a good source for news related to the music industry. This a great invention by the rapper and music entrepeneur Ryan Leslie. It is called Superphone. It consists on a social media that uses the personal cell phone number as the main feature of contact. also, it includes SMS, so users can message their artist after have bougth something on the artist online store or even sending single message like "thank you". That

data would give the artist infomation of their fans that will make easier to segment his audience by. This has caused that a bunch of entrepeneurs such as Ben Horowitz start supporting Leslie's Idea of changing the way artists manages through social media when it comes to promoting and marketing their products.

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Spotify is using 50,000 anonymous hipsters to find your next favorite song

Spotify is using 50,000 anonymous hipsters to find your next favorite song | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify's personalized Discover Weekly playlist has won millions of fans with its uncanny ability to find music based on your musical preferences. But what if you're tired of the music that it feeds you? The music streaming giant is taking a new approach with the expansion of its Fresh Finds playlists. They come out once a week, just like...
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Africa's first music download service launches in Senegal

Africa's first music download service launches in Senegal | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Youssou N’dour and Baaba Maal are among almost 200 artists who have signed up to MusikBi, which promises to promote and pay African musicians
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David Bowie's Blackstar to be turned into Instagram miniseries

David Bowie's Blackstar to be turned into Instagram miniseries | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson will star in the social network’s 16-part series, Unbound, created after music was gifted ‘with no limits or preconditions’ from Bowie
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YouTube buys BandPage to boost direct-to-fan features

YouTube buys BandPage to boost direct-to-fan features | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Some big news to end the music industry's digital week: YouTube is acquiring direct-to-fan startup BandPage.
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Sammy Andrews: 'The future of our industry is our artists'

Sammy Andrews: 'The future of our industry is our artists' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Former Cooking Vinyl digital marketer Sammy Andrews has become a familiar face at music-industry conferences over the past year.
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Russel Perry's curator insight, February 14, 10:54 PM

I think this was a great article, definitely a good read. It offers a look into the future of the industry, and what really needs to happen. It talks about everything from streaming to talent of the artist, and gives a look at what we can expect of the future of the industry. 

Entric Bruce Leroy's curator insight, February 14, 11:31 PM

I never realized how complicated royalties through meta data is. With the music reinventing itself from the way it has been for maybe the last eighty years, to what it has been evolving into in a little more than 15 years. We as artists will just need to work with the process and stay innovative while remaining patient. 

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Transgressive: ‘Believe in what you do, work hard – and good things happen’ - [PIAS]

Transgressive: ‘Believe in what you do, work hard – and good things happen’ - [PIAS] | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Tim Dellow, Toby L and Lilas Bourboulon on the past, present and future of their label
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Spotify buys two social startups: Soundwave and Cord Project

Spotify buys two social startups: Soundwave and Cord Project | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify is on the acquisition train once again, snapping up two social-app companies: Irish startup Soundwave and New York firm Cord Project.
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Darius Dagnabbit Kinlaw's curator insight, March 16, 10:53 PM

its cool to see that apps can buy other apps