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Kill Your Friends movie confirmed, Rafe Spall to star

Kill Your Friends movie confirmed, Rafe Spall to star | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
John Niven's cult music industry novel Kill Your Friends is being produced for the big screen by Altitude Film Entertainment.


Kill Your Friends is a dark satirical take on the music industry at the height of the Britpop glory, the movie details the story of A&R man Steven Stelfox.

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√ SoundCloud said to be offering equity to majors, what about the indies?

√ SoundCloud said to be offering equity to majors, what about the indies? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
SoundCloud is closing in on licensing deals with Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, according to a report published by Bloomberg quoting people familiar with the talks.  The majors will reportedly get an equity stake in the…
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bop.fm raises $2m funding

bop.fm raises $2m funding | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Service acts as a universal hub for streaming services
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For Taylor Swift, the future of music is a love story

For Taylor Swift, the future of music is a love story | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The singer and songwriter says artists will still form deep bonds with fans, but the way they do it will change.
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SoundScan Mid-Year: Albums Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain

SoundScan Mid-Year: Albums Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
While digital streaming revenue growth continues to offset the decline in digital album and track sales, the music industry still has th
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, July 3, 2:18 PM

So one take-away - use streaming music services all you like, but you need to still BUY at least your favorites.

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EMI re-launches in China and South East Asia

EMI re-launches in China and South East Asia | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Signings A-Mei, Show Lo and Rainie Yang mark revival
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Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks

Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
"This dramatically simplifies and reduces the cost of music licensing for the new digital world"
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Soundrop launches Show.co, a kind of About.me for digital music promotion

Soundrop launches Show.co, a kind of About.me for digital music promotion | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Soundrop has brought collaborative playlists to Spotify. Now, it wants to give musicians and labels a new marketing tool.
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Rdio Acquires Recommendation Company TastemakerX

Rdio Acquires Recommendation Company TastemakerX | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Rdio, after announcing that it would
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How Indiegogo Plans to Handle Equity Crowdfunding

Danae Ringelmann explains how Indiegogo intends to attack equity crowdfunding when the regulations are solidified.
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SoundCloud Revamps its iOS App to Focus on Listeners

SoundCloud Revamps its iOS App to Focus on Listeners | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Audio-sharing platform SoundCloud has brought a laser focus to the listener in the new version of its iOS app.
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Music Streaming Social Network Whyd Gets An iOS App | TechCrunch

Music Streaming Social Network Whyd Gets An iOS App | TechCrunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Following the closing of a $700,000 seed round at the start of this year, music streaming social network Whyd has been busy putting some of that modest..
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UK’s Official Charts Company adding streams to its singles chart from July

UK’s Official Charts Company adding streams to its singles chart from July | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Those rumours earlier in the year about streaming getting added to the UK's official singles chart were correct: early this morning the Offi
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YouTube, Record Labels And The Retailer Hegemony - Music Industry Blog

YouTube, Record Labels And The Retailer Hegemony - Music Industry Blog | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

YouTube has become phenomenally powerful but delivers comparatively little back in terms of direct revenue and is now happy to flex its muscle to find out who is really boss.

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CTRL - Interactive music installation by Reactify - YouTube

CTRL is an interactive music installation that allows visitors to manipulate their sonic and visual environment using two handheld devices.

The devices have buttons to trigger effects such as Glitcher, Reverse and Delay, as well as synths that always play in key with the track. You can also shake to create a build-up and massive drop. The lights are fully responsive to the music at all times, making it a completely multi-sensory experience.

CTRL is available for installation at events and festivals, and can be made to work with a range of different tracks and musical styles.

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Brian Message steps down as MMF Chair

Brian Message steps down as MMF Chair | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Manager spent four years in role
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Digital music sales are in a free fall, as Spotify does to iTunes what iTunes did to CDs

Digital music sales are in a free fall, as Spotify does to iTunes what iTunes did to CDs | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Why would you pay $9.99 or more for one album on iTunes when for the same price each month you can hear millions of songs on a streaming music platform like Spotify? The concept of digital download...
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Yield Technology's curator insight, July 9, 9:15 AM

Streaming music services can never be profitable. ... Spotify Will Never Be Profitable Unless It Changes How It Pays Artists.  And here is the problem, None of the streaming companies are turning a profit. Artist may bock at loosing more revenue.

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Makin' Music Together - Rdio and TastemakerX by Marc Ruxin

Makin' Music Together - Rdio and TastemakerX by Marc Ruxin | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Sometimes, but very rarely, you are lucky enough to have two profound passions intersect. It is even more rare to be given the chance to turn these intersecting passions into a business. This a brief...
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Google Buys Songza | TechCrunch

Google Buys Songza | TechCrunch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout. Songza uses information about the user and..
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8 Crowdfunding Tips from the Expert who Launched Pono with Neil Young

8 Crowdfunding Tips from the Expert who Launched Pono with Neil Young | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
What separates successful campaigns from failed ones?
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Rdio buys music discovery startup TastemakerX

Rdio buys music discovery startup TastemakerX | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming music service Rdio has made another acquisition, shortly after snapping up Indian firm Dhingana. This time, its new addition is US
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Independent music labels want EU to intervene in YouTube row

Independent music labels want EU to intervene in YouTube row | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Music trade association Impala has asked European Union antitrust regulators to intervene in a row with Google Inc's YouTube over its paid streaming music service, saying some conditions
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SoundCloud revamps its iPhone app and hints at plans for music payouts (Interview)

SoundCloud revamps its iPhone app and hints at plans for music payouts (Interview) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
"There was witch-hop, of course, and then mermaid. And I've created a brand new genre called churchstep..." SoundCloud's Eric Wahlforss.
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Under the Bridge: An Enclave in Brooklyn for Music and Tech

Savvy music startups create their own ecosystem. Artist management goes high-tech. Also: stunning views.
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Spotify founder Daniel Ek: Don't fight against streaming

Spotify founder Daniel Ek: Don't fight against streaming | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The founder and CEO of Spotify Daniel EK tells Newsbeat it "doesn't make sense" for artists to withhold their work from streaming sites.
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, June 23, 4:07 PM

Maybe it does mean more concert tickets sold or merch sales, but that doesn't translate to composers of film, tv, and video game scores so much.  It remains imperative that fans continue to BUY their soundtracks.

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Merlin maintains support for streaming music as revenues double

Merlin maintains support for streaming music as revenues double | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
With equity in Spotify and a willingness to speak out whenever it feels its membership is being disrespected by digital services, licensing
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Christopher Coleman's curator insight, June 20, 8:25 AM

The percentages regarding digital music and streaming revenue may be going up in some cases, but one has to wonder if the artists overall income has actually risen.  Does this increase in digital sales and streaming compensate for the drop in physical sales or is the artist, overall, making less and less?