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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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Sony Hack Reveals Snapchat Wanted a Record Label, Too Much Money From Vevo

Sony Hack Reveals Snapchat Wanted a Record Label, Too Much Money From Vevo | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

The leak of Sony Entertainment's internal documents, most recently the email account of Sony Entertainment chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, has revealed high-level talks between that company and Snapchat, the messaging service that turned down billions from Facebook earlier this year. The emails reveal Snapchat’s diffuse interests in the music space, ranging from a record label to a content partner for companies like Vevo.

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Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M,

Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M, | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack have uncovered several acquisitions made by Snapchat, as well as plans for a music feature and meetings to discuss..
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Bose Is Building Their Own Streaming Music Service - hypebot

Bose Is Building Their Own Streaming Music Service - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Audio manufacturer Bose is hiring staff and moving "quickly" to build and launch its own "next generation streaming music platform". While Bose could integrate their music service within their own audio products, the company still faces very steep competition. And this new move is likely to displease Apple, who recently pulled and then reinstated Bose products from its Apple stores. Bose is currently advertising for a Senior User Experience Designer of Cloud Music Services. According to the ad, the company is "seeking an expert Experience Designer to lead design and prototyping of our next generation streaming music platform and ecosystem...
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The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014: Vinyl Records

The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014: Vinyl Records | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
More than seven million old-fashioned vinyl LPs have been sold this year, up 49% from last year, largely on demand from indie-rock fans. But the few creaky U.S. factories that still press records are struggling to keep pace.
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Bitcoin for Rockstars — Backchannel — Medium

Bitcoin for Rockstars - Backchannel - Medium
How Cryptocurrency Can Revolutionize Data And Payments In The Music Industry
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Exclusive: UMG Appoints Mike Tunnicliffe as First U.S. Head Of Brand Partnerships

Exclusive: UMG Appoints Mike Tunnicliffe as First U.S. Head Of Brand Partnerships | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Mike Tunnicliffe first interviewed for a position with Universal Music Group in 2009, when he pitched a vision for UMG as a compan
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Sonos raises $130m more funding as hi-fi space heats up

Sonos raises $130m more funding as hi-fi space heats up | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Connected audio firm Sonos has raised $130m of new funding, according to an SEC filing first reported on by TechCrunch. Although the company
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Russell Simmons Discusses New Era of Music Industry - hypebot

Russell Simmons Discusses New Era of Music Industry - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
In a recent interview with Grammy U and All Def Digital, Def Jams' Russell Simmons spoke about the recent shift in the music industry - a shift he believes has taken the industry away from a royalty based formula. Simmons discussed All Def Digital, his new project with Steve Rifkind in partnership with Universal Music Group and Samsung. He highlighted the platform's matchmaking capabilities for artists to match with users, helping them to foster meaningful connections and find new ways to earn money - a formula for success that Simmons advocated in his interview. “Artists are finding all kind of...
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5 Lessons For Artists (And Fans) From Amanda Palmer

5 Lessons For Artists (And Fans) From Amanda Palmer | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Artists need fans as much as fans need artists...

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Musica, Copyright & Tecnologia's curator insight, November 28, 7:45 AM

Amanda Palmer case. Good lessons for artists

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Spotify Seems to Be Gaining on YouTube's Streaming Dominance (Infographic)

Spotify Seems to Be Gaining on YouTube's Streaming Dominance (Infographic) | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Hozier's 2014 breakout can be attributed to the popularity of "Take Me To Church's" intriguing music video on YouTube.
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Luis Gomez's curator insight, December 6, 11:10 PM

I added this article  because it describes with statistics how Spotify has been taking over the streaming field, dominating over Youtube, which we all know has been  the biggest site to look up music and videos. For me this represents a huge change on the music industry of how artists have reached people lately, and how important is to have your work in different streaming providers.

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The Making of Those Iconic Beats Headphones

The Making of Those Iconic Beats Headphones | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Meet Susan Paley--the woman who worked alongside Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre to build Beats Electronics from the ground up.
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Technics launches high-res music download service

Technics launches high-res music download service | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Audio brand Technics is launching Technics Tracks, a 24-bit hi-resolution download service.

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Billboard, Changing the Charts, Will Count Streaming Services

Billboard, Changing the Charts, Will Count Streaming Services | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan will start adding streams to the formula behind the Billboard 200.
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Technics apes Beats with music platform launch

Technics apes Beats with music platform launch | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Technics, the audio brand, has relaunched after six years with a new music service and ad campaign designed to "evoke the feeling of rediscovering music

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Spotify Founder/CEO Daniel Ek: 'We Need to Do a Better Job Explaining to Artists How Streaming Benefits Them'

Spotify Founder/CEO Daniel Ek: 'We Need to Do a Better Job Explaining to Artists How Streaming Benefits Them' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Billboard: What were the best and worst parts of 2014 for you?
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EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper

EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The large and growing EDM genre has officially arrived: it has its own white paper.
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SoundCloud Reportedly Raises Another Big Round of Funding

SoundCloud Reportedly Raises Another Big Round of Funding | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

SoundCloud has reportedly raised another large round of funding, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal

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A mobile future: Is this the key to music industry survival? | The Wall Blog

A mobile future: Is this the key to music industry survival? | The Wall Blog | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

The future of music consumption has become a public affair. The recent struggle between Spotify and Taylor Swift being a fine example. How are artists, managers, record labels and brands expected to build a business in the age of ‘free’ music?

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Kobalt Unveils Label Services Portal, A Powerful New Set of Tools for Artists

Kobalt Unveils Label Services Portal, A Powerful New Set of Tools for Artists | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Kobalt has done it again: The company has duplicated the data portal it designed for its songwriters, allowing them to see every economic transacti
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This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?! - Digital Music News

This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?! - Digital Music News | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The following is by 1/2 of the band Pomplamoose and Patreon co-founder, Jack Conte. Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in...
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WME's Marc Geiger Sides With Taylor Swift, Calls Free Streaming Services 'F---ed Up'

WME's Marc Geiger Sides With Taylor Swift, Calls Free Streaming Services 'F---ed Up' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Add one more name to the list of industry figureheads who've sided with
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Add one more name to the list of industry figureheads who've sided with Taylor Swift in her battle with Spotify: Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor's head of music, who called the ubiquity of free, ad-supported streaming music services "a f---ed-up, torturous thing for 15 years," at Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards on Thursday (Nov. 20).

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IFPI's Investing in Music Report: Annual A&R and Marketing Spend Tops $4.3 Billion

IFPI's Investing in Music Report: Annual A&R and Marketing Spend Tops $4.3 Billion | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

It's become a much-heard and endlessly repeated complaint of the digital age that record labels no longer invest in artist development, but a new report from IFPI suggests that the opposite is in fact true.

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Holly Weddle's curator insight, December 3, 10:33 AM

Music marketing/advertising expenses

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Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding

Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones..
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Taylor Swift's YouTube activity doubled after Spotify controversy

Taylor Swift's YouTube activity doubled after Spotify controversy | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift's daily YouTube views doubled in the first week after she and her label began no longer offering her music on Spotify, Nielsen told Mashable.
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Wyatt Feiling's curator insight, December 7, 10:44 PM

I agree with Taylor Swift's statement that music is art, and art should be valued.  With non-paying users streaming her music on Spotify, she,as the artist, wasn't receiving money for her craft.  It's a wise move to make.

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Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers

Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign up and pay anywhere from $1 to $3 a month to sites that they visit frequently. In return for contributing, they won’t see any Google ads on those sites
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The music community should get inspired by this initiative..

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