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Microsoft pressing play on Xbox Music on Oct. 16 ahead of Windows 8 release

Microsoft pressing play on Xbox Music on Oct. 16 ahead of Windows 8 release | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox Music gambit, which will rise from the ashes of its failed Zune business. The new service will have a 30 million-song catalog that will challenge European ...
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Bjork On Keeping "Vulnicura" Off Spotify: "It's About Respect, You Know?"

Bjork On Keeping "Vulnicura" Off Spotify: "It's About Respect, You Know?" | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
This streaming thing just does not feel right
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Streaming worth more than downloads in 24 markets for [PIAS] - Music Business Worldwide

Streaming worth more than downloads in 24 markets for [PIAS] - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
France and The Netherlands amongst territories
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Google Ventures pumps funds into Kobalt, leads $60m investment round - Music Business Worldwide

Google Ventures pumps funds into Kobalt, leads $60m investment round - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
GV and MSD amongst investors in $60m funding round
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Denmark's recorded music industry grows 1.8%

Denmark's recorded music industry grows 1.8% | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Denmark's recorded music industry posted its biggest annual income for four years in 2014, growing 1.8 to DKK 437m (€58.6m).

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Ill Communication: A 10 step guide for bands and musicians to improve their email etiquette

Ill Communication: A 10 step guide for bands and musicians to improve their email etiquette | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Top tips for bands, musicians and managers, as Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse provides some handy guidelines on email etiquette. First impressions are outrageously important. Currently there are ...
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First Look At Beatport’s Free Dance Music Streaming Service

First Look At Beatport’s Free Dance Music Streaming Service | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Beatport is where the world's DJs buy their music, but they could only listen to two-minute samples. Now Beatport hopes that by giving away free unlimited..
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Why China's Mobile Providers Are a Giant Problem for Its Music Industry

Why China's Mobile Providers Are a Giant Problem for Its Music Industry | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
[This article originally featured as an op-ed in Billboard]

Back in 2008 and 2009, the debate within the media industries on how to compete with free was raging. Five years on, but with more anecdotal tales and royalty statements to draw from, the debate continues unabated. The key takeaway at th
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Swedish Songwriters Push for Fair Share of Streaming Music Revenues in Open Letter

Swedish Songwriters Push for Fair Share of Streaming Music Revenues in Open Letter | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Swedish songwriters have a bone to pick with digital music streaming services, which they say are not allocating a fair percentage of their revenue to the people who actually write the songs. In an open letter published on Monday in Aftonbladet, 133 songwriters and producers from regional rights society STIM call for a more balanced approach in the distribution of digital revenues.
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The Music Industry's Biggest Problem Is You

The Music Industry's Biggest Problem Is You | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The death rattle of the record business has gone on long enough that we can parse just about every clip, pop and gurgle.
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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 | New Music Industry | 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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5 Music Supervisors Explain How Songs Make Their Shows Great

5 Music Supervisors Explain How Songs Make Their Shows Great | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
From Black-Ish to Transparent, meet the people behind your favorite show's soundtrack.
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Avicii Manager Defends Spotify: 'Too Many People Have the Wrong Idea About What Spotify Is' (Guest Column)

Avicii Manager Defends Spotify: 'Too Many People Have the Wrong Idea About What Spotify Is' (Guest Column) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Guest Column: Ash Pournouri, At Night ManagementBefore the release of True, Avicii's 2013 album -- which includes the singles "Wake Me Up!" and "Hey Brother" -- he was best-known in the United States for his club hits and from touring. As we began setting up the album, streaming services became an invaluable part of the marketing plan. Weeks before the album's release, we set up a Spotify playlist for fans to subscribe to. More than 100,000 global listeners signed up to an empty playlist, which
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Streaming Music Companies Battle for International Ears

Streaming Music Companies Battle for International Ears | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Winning over a country isn't as simple as just opening an office. Here are nine key countries at the heart of global streaming domination
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Guest Post: Here's a Plan to Achieve Equal and Transparent Streaming for All

Guest Post: Here's a Plan to Achieve Equal and Transparent Streaming for All | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Legal streaming is something I had been awaiting for years as a music fan. It took our industry over a decade to finally release platforms that are seamless for consumer use as opposed to suing fans in the Napster era. As I'm all about things that make sense, as a fan, I couldn't wait; championing this concept in 2010 right before it came upon U.S. shores.  
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SFX Entertainment CEO Robert Sillerman Offers to Take Company Private

SFX Entertainment CEO Robert Sillerman Offers to Take Company Private | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman has proposed taking the EDM-focused music promotion company private by buying out all of the outstanding shares not already owned by him for $4.75 per share in cash.

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Music industry “on the verge” of switching to global release day

Music industry “on the verge” of switching to global release day | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Plans to move all releases to Friday are receiving “widespread support”.
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The Ultimate Top 100 Music Industry Blogs List

The Ultimate Top 100 Music Industry Blogs List | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago I posted an article called, Top 100 Music Blogs . So what's the difference? Well Top 100 Music Blogs focused more on the actual music and reviews. In other words they were geared more toward actual music listeners where these blogs might be something you would be interested in for staying on top of changes in the industry, learning how to market your music, and learning the name of some of the key players behind the scenes.
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Number of Music Retailers in UK Climbs To Record High Despite Tumbling Sales

Number of Music Retailers in UK Climbs To Record High Despite Tumbling Sales | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The number of brick and mortar stores selling music in the United Kingdom has reached an all-time high, despite the falling popularity of physical product.
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Snapchat Now Lets You Shoot Video And Play Music At The Same Time

Snapchat Now Lets You Shoot Video And Play Music At The Same Time | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Snapchat has solved one of the most annoying problems with mobile video so you can finally record your dance parties, even if you're the DJ. The startup..
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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 | New Music Industry | 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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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Wants to Buy Taylor Swift's Record Label

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Wants to Buy Taylor Swift's Record Label | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Big Machine, which is reportedly also being sought by Apple, could cost the entrepreneur $350 million.
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Apple hires Zane Lowe to put curation centre stage for iTunes relaunch

Apple hires Zane Lowe to put curation centre stage for iTunes relaunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Apple’s latest recruit isn’t a tech exec, it’s a DJ. The company has poached Radio 1’s Zane Lowe for an undisclosed role within its
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The 7 Kickstarter-Funded Albums That Got Grammy Nods

The 7 Kickstarter-Funded Albums That Got Grammy Nods | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
One of the less-mentioned feats of the 2015 Grammy Awards is its most impressive: A record seven nominated albums were largely financed by Kickstarter, up from four in 2014. Music remains the crowdfunding platform's most popular category, with more than $135 million pledged to 35,470 projects (nearly half funded successfully) since the site's 2009 launch. And while the company has not yet made it to a marquee category, Arcade Fire's 2011 win for best album shows victory for an independent is pos
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Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is making $100k a week on Spotify - Music Business Worldwide

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is making $100k a week on Spotify - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In total, song has now clocked up around $880k
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John David Church's curator insight, February 12, 12:13 PM

Still doesn't make what Spotify is doing to artists right.