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David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today | Billboard.biz

David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today | Billboard.biz | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Asked his thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of entering the music business as a producer or executive today, he deadpanned: "I'd kill myself." And it's no easier to break in as an artist now, he notes, attributing the difficulties to the absence of Top 40 radio and an outlet like MTV to air music videos on a loop. "You need repetition," he said of what he describes as a crucial element of discovery. "You need to be able to hear things a lot."

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Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise?

Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
37m people will pay to stream by the end of 2014 but analyst Mark Mulligan sees more potential. By Stuart Dredge
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Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas | TechCrunch

Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas | TechCrunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has..
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Here's How Amazon Might Take Over Brick and Mortar Retail

Here's How Amazon Might Take Over Brick and Mortar Retail | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Amazon's new checkout system for physical retailers gives it a foothold in the brick and mortar world.
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SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
It’s a new era for SoundCloud. 
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Soundcloud Launches Ad Platform And Preps Ad-Free Subscription Service | TechCrunch

Soundcloud Launches Ad Platform And Preps Ad-Free Subscription Service | TechCrunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Soundcloud has launched advertising on the platform for the first time. It’s understood that it will also start a new paid subscription service in the..
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30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less... - Digital Music News

30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less... - Digital Music News | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

 US-based recordings.  Data supplied by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); animation created by Digital Music News. And here are individual images for...

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Artists can now sell direct to fans on Spotify via BandPage

Artists can now sell direct to fans on Spotify via BandPage | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
New integration announced today
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30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less... - Digital Music News

30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less... - Digital Music News | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Now inflation-adjusted!   US-based recordings.  Data supplied by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); animation created by Digital Music News. And here are individual images for...
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4 Reasons Why Music Careers Are Getting Trounced By Tech

4 Reasons Why Music Careers Are Getting Trounced By Tech | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
"Making a living is the new success." It used to be that if our best and brightest had any affinity for music at all, they would go to great ends to enter the business, with a long-term vision in mind. Not so today, as music careers are getting trounced by the [...]
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Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV

Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
As record lables repeat tired formulas and watch their business model, they should turn on the television to see how another outmoded industry came back from the brink.
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Report claims SoundCloud nearing equity deals with major labels

Report claims SoundCloud nearing equity deals with major labels | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, eve
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Universal Music looking to cater to the YouTube crowd

Universal Music looking to cater to the YouTube crowd | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Universal Music is looking to YouTube to spawn the next generation of pop stars. The music major has partnered with TV producer Brian Robbins, Loud Records’ Steve Rifkind and hip-hop impresario Rus...
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Global Indie Sector Unites To Launch ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’

Global Indie Sector Unites To Launch ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Over 700 indie labels have given their backing to a major new initiative promoting fair and transparent accounting to artists and music companies i
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Can Wearable Tech Improve the Music Festival Experience?

Can Wearable Tech Improve the Music Festival Experience? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
ClearHart Digital, the company behind KillSwitch, the app that banishes exes from your Facebook feed, is bringing its ethos to the outdoor music festival.
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Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances

Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
A scuffle at a Connecticut opera reveals the bleak future of the orchestra pit
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Mobile apps now account for 52% of US ‘digital media time’

Mobile apps now account for 52% of US ‘digital media time’ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Research firm comScore has published its latest report into the US mobile apps market, armed with the claim that apps now account for 52% of
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Next Up on Medium's List: A Music Magazine

Next Up on Medium's List: A Music Magazine | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Jann Wenner, meet Ev Williams.
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Google’s New Music Subscription Service, YouTube Music Key, Revealed | TechCrunch

Google’s New Music Subscription Service, YouTube Music Key, Revealed  | TechCrunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Google had previously confirmed its plans to launch a YouTube-powered music subscription service, but thanks to a series of leaked images via the blog Android..
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The main obstacle to a Vevo sale could be its owners

The main obstacle to a Vevo sale could be its owners | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Vevo could be the next billion-dollar digital music business by valuation, but the emphasis remains very much on the “could” in that sen
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IFPI, Impala and Vivendi make case for creative industries to EU President-Elect

IFPI, Impala and Vivendi make case for creative industries to EU President-Elect | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Letter seeks support for cultural and creative companies
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Here's What 13 To 40 Year Olds Claim About Their Experience Of Music - hypebot

Here's What 13 To 40 Year Olds Claim About Their Experience Of Music - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
This week the Viacom Music Group released research finding regarding the "Music Experience" of today's 13 to 40 year olds. It's an interesting study with plenty that will be taken out of context leading to confusion (which isn't a bad thing if the confused people are your competitors) and some really interesting points that may not be pursued. Even so, the report paints an intriquing picture of what today's young yet soon to be old people have to say about their experience of music. Viacom shared their research findings in a blog post this week. The findings are based on:...
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A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues

A Royalty Pain: Making Sense Of Music's Compensation Issues | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
From the outside, it looks simple: Terrestrial radio and Internet-based music services play the songs, the creators and performers
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Pandora joins the billion-dollar music payouts club with Spotify and YouTube

Pandora joins the billion-dollar music payouts club with Spotify and YouTube | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
When the likes of Spotify look to a possible future as public companies, Pandora remains the most high-profile example of a post-IPO digital
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Google's New Business Head Joins Spotify Board, While Another Former Exec Becomes Special Adviser

Google's New Business Head Joins Spotify Board, While Another Former Exec Becomes Special Adviser | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Big guns from the search giant swoop in to help the popular online music service.
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Sony's Walkman is making a comeback, aiming at upscale users

Sony's Walkman is making a comeback, aiming at upscale users | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Thirty five years after its debut, Sony's Walkman is enjoying a little comeback. The new $700 Walkman is aimed at premium buyers, as technological advances help more audio-on-the go users head upscale.
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