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Rich Uncle Microsoft Puts Ad-Free Pandora on Windows Phone 8 | Evolver.fm

Rich Uncle Microsoft Puts Ad-Free Pandora on Windows Phone 8 | Evolver.fm | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

What do you do if you have a lot of money from owning the entire desktop computer market for decades, but people don’t buy as many if your phones as you wish they would?

Clearly, you use some of that money to make your phone more attractive to consumers.

That’s the angle apparently being taken by Microsoft, which is fronting a year of ad-free Pandora for every Windows Phone 8 customer, according to my former colleague Matt Rosoff, the editorial director of CITEworld, who said this in a tweet just now.

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Just five new mainstream festival headliners created over past decade - analysis

Just five new mainstream festival headliners created over past decade - analysis | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Music Week analysed bills of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, V, T In The Park and Isle Of Wight since 2006
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Apple Music to Launch With iOS Update Tuesday Morning

Apple Music to Launch With iOS Update Tuesday Morning | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Apple is set to launch its music subscription service this Tuesday. Users of the service will have access to a catalog of roughly 30 million songs, and also will be able to listen to Apple's new Be...
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Spotify just hired the man who took Netflix onto the stock market - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify just hired the man who took Netflix onto the stock market - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Barry McCarthy switches from board position to CFO
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Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business

Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Messaging app operator Line Corp launched its music streaming service in Japan on Thursday, getting a head start in the virtually untapped business for mobile music subscriptions in the
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Apple's Jimmy Iovine on Music Woes: "The Ecosystem Is Messed Up" - Hollywood Reporter

Apple's Jimmy Iovine on Music Woes: "The Ecosystem Is Messed Up" - Hollywood Reporter | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
To Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music is the long-awaited savior of the troubled music industry. "It's in really rough shape. The ecosystem is messed up," the music veteran tells THR. So Iovine believes he and other Apple execs simply are reordering that ecosystem with Apple Music, the subscription streaming service unveiled June 8 in San Francisco that will launch June 30.
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Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide

Spotify's $250m backer leads $60m investment in Believe Digital - Music Business Worldwide | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
John Rosenberg joins Believe board
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Recorded Music's Digital Present and Future, Illustrated

Recorded Music's Digital Present and Future, Illustrated | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
With the music business trade fair MIDEM set to draw more than 6,000 attendees from 70-plus countries to Cannes from June 5 to 8, an annual industry report finds that 67 percent of the world’s music is still sold outside the United States.
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Line tests $2 streaming service as Tinder starts selling music

Line tests $2 streaming service as Tinder starts selling music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Two news stories that are seemingly unrelated this morning, but which show the potential for companies in the social apps world to exten
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 27, 10:15 AM

Come on in ... there's plenty of room.  :/

Sugar Bear Trio's curator insight, June 4, 12:39 PM

How is that done?

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Deezer CEO talks freemium, Apple and… Taylor Swift fan-clubs? (interview)

Deezer CEO talks freemium, Apple and… Taylor Swift fan-clubs? (interview) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In December 2014, Deezer announced the replacement for its former CEO Axel Dauchez. From the start of February 2015, the streaming servi
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How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age?

How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
As streaming services grow, how can labels adapt their marketing to take advantage? That was the subject for the first session in CMU’
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, May 18, 8:40 AM

The best use for streaming music services is for "music discovery."  Essentially, services like Spotify have replaced the "listening stations" that used to exist in the music stores ... that used to exist.  "Listen before you buy."

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WMG boss warns rivals not to burn Spotify-style freemium streaming ‘at the stake’

WMG boss warns rivals not to burn Spotify-style freemium streaming ‘at the stake’ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group (WMG) published financial results for the first quarter of 2015 – its fiscal Q2 – with overall revenues up 4% to $6
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Kobalt changed the rules of the music industry using data -- and saved it (Wired UK)

Kobalt changed the rules of the music industry using data -- and saved it (Wired UK) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Songwriters have never had such transparency about music revenue -- until Kobalt changed the rules
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Music Startup Jukely Pulls In $8 Million To Expand Its Concert Subscription Service

Music Startup Jukely Pulls In $8 Million To Expand Its Concert Subscription Service | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Monthly concert subscription service Jukely has raised $8 million in a seed extension round from existing investors to expand into at least 20 more cities in..
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comScore Releases May 2015 U.S. Desktop Online Video Rankings

comScore Releases May 2015 U.S. Desktop Online Video Rankings | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global leader in digital media analytics, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix® service showing that 192.9 million Americans watched online content videos via desktop computer in May 2015. Google Sites ranked as the top video content property, BrightRoll Platform was the top video ad property, and VEVO topped the list of YouTube partner channels.
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Apple Says It Will Pay Taylor Swift For Free Streams, After All

Apple Says It Will Pay Taylor Swift For Free Streams, After All | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Taylor wrote a letter. Eddy read the letter. Eddy talked to Tim. Eddy changed his mind. Eddy called Taylor. "She was thrilled to hear from us."
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AIM refuses to endorse Apple Music deal for indie labels

AIM refuses to endorse Apple Music deal for indie labels | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Is Apple Music really going to launch on 30 June with many prominent indie labels missing? The prospect is looking ever closer, with Bri
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Spotify Has 20 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify Has 20 Million Paid Subscribers | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
And 75 million monthly active users.
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Lex Douglas's curator insight, June 25, 9:20 PM

In order to continue with the growing number of subscribers Spotify have to please their subscribers with the best of the best.

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Apple unveils streaming service Apple Music and 24-hour radio stations

Apple unveils streaming service Apple Music and 24-hour radio stations | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Service includes on-demand music, a 24-hour radio station headed by Zane Lowe, and a forum for artists to engage with fans called Connect
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Lex Douglas's curator insight, June 25, 9:18 PM

As long as the music is good people will continue to listen to the radio station and be word of mouth to other apple consumers.

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How to Turn Your Worthless College Degree into a Job in the Music Industry | NOISEY

Believe it or not, there are jobs in music besides being a musician. We talked to more than 20 people in the industry to find out how they got to where they are.
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Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk The Moon to Headline Lipton's Inaugural Be More Tea Festival (Exclusive)

Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk The Moon to Headline Lipton's Inaugural Be More Tea Festival (Exclusive) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Lipton Tea, a joint venture between Pepsi and Unilever, is entering the festival business: on October 24, the beverage brand will host its first Be More Tea Festival in North Charleston, South Carolina’s Riverfront Park. Passion Pit, The Roots, Walk The Moon and St. Lucia are the first confirmed artists, with more bookings to be announced in the coming weeks. The festival will be produced by Track Marketing Group and booked by music agency RPM.
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Spotify Launches Video Streaming, Artist Radio Shows, Running Program, Other Features

Spotify Launches Video Streaming, Artist Radio Shows, Running Program, Other Features | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Press conference featured D'Angelo and ?uestlove performing
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Pandora Acquires Next Big Sound

Pandora Acquires Next Big Sound | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Digital music continues to invest in big data. Pandora announced Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Next Big Sound, a music analytics company that tracks social and streaming activity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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How The Hotel Industry Is Using Music To Find New Customers

How The Hotel Industry Is Using Music To Find New Customers | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In the past few months, it seems like there has been a deluge of announcements from some of the biggest brands in the travel world, with all of them declaring their interest in new and updated music-related programs. In their quest to woo younger, hipper crowds, companies like Renaissance Hotels [...]
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Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch

Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking closely into Apple’s business practices in relation to its upcoming music streaming service, according to multiple sources. T...
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Christian Dudley's curator insight, May 17, 12:53 PM

Apple is trying to stop Spotify from streaming by trying to buy them out. They even tried to buy convince Youtube to make subscribers pay for music.

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41 tips for women starting out in the music business - [PIAS]

41 tips for women starting out in the music business - [PIAS] | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Pearls of wisdom from successful female execs in the business
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