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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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How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er) — Medium

How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er) — Medium | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Change How Streaming Royalties Are Calculated And Save The Full-length Album While You Are At It
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Bandalismo's curator insight, November 24, 7:52 AM

¿Justo o injusto?

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YouTube's Refusal to Remove 20,000 Songs Leads to New Irving Azoff Warning

YouTube's Refusal to Remove 20,000 Songs Leads to New Irving Azoff Warning | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube has apparently made the decision not to remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles, Pharrell
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Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales

Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The Billboard 200 albums chart will premiere its biggest upgrade in more than 23 years,
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Crowdfunding service Patreon pays out $1m a month to creators

Crowdfunding service Patreon pays out $1m a month to creators | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Musicians, YouTube stars and other artists are raising recurring funds from more than 125,000 fans. writes Stuart Dredge
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The Shazam Effect

The Shazam Effect | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?

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Vevo has paid more than $500m to music rightsholders since 2010

Music videos service Vevo is losing its boss, with president and chief executive Rio Caraeff confirming today that he'll leave the company a
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The future of music sales is here. So how CAN the artists make it pay?

The future of music sales is here. So how CAN the artists make it pay? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift reignited the row over streaming songs online when she removed her albums from Spotify, citing too little reward for the creators
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Here's curator insight, November 17, 6:05 AM

Is Taylor Swift right? Probably for her it doesn't matter, but streaming sites play an important role in todays market place. If you cannot be found on Spotify as a small act, are you going to suffer? Probably!

Nicolás Avilés's curator insight, November 17, 9:03 AM

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Gary Rudat's curator insight, December 7, 9:49 PM

It seems that some artists say they are losing out on streaming services such as Spotify. I can't help but think that eventually streaming might no longer be aloud online.

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Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music

Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Two days ago, YouTube announced the launch
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YouTube's Music Streaming Service Launches

YouTube's Music Streaming Service Launches | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Google and YouTube have finally unveiled their long-simmering music streaming solution, rumored
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Classical Ear's curator insight, November 13, 9:26 AM

Another day, another streaming service.

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Quincy Jones - I'm proud to support my partners at Spotify at this...

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Gary Rudat's curator insight, December 7, 9:52 PM

Quincy Jones, basically the king of music production is seen posting here that he himself supports his "partners" at Spotify. This is probably because an associate or business partner of his is currently employed or in an upper management type position in Spotify.

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Can Red Bull Give Artists Wings? - hypebot

Can Red Bull Give Artists Wings? - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
On November 1st, Red Bull kicked off 30 Days in LA – the largest initiative to date in the second year of their Sound Select program geared towards launching new artists into the music industry. During the month long program, several middle of the road, yet buzzworthy indie musicians will take the stage along with a handful of under the radar artists Red Bull is hoping to break big. Hustle and Drone, Tapioca and the Flea, Wrestlers, DIANA,Bad Girlfriend and Avid Dancer are among those artists. Haven’t heard of them? Red Bull is on a mission to change that. “The...
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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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Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement

Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The Financial Times yesterday reported that Apple is planning on integrating Beats Music into an iOS update as early as the first quarter of 2015. Which means the entire base of Apple’s 500 odd mil...
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Timberlake's New Company Is Bringing Sexy Back to Your Music

The pop star will become co-owner of AfterMaster, a tech company that improves the quality of audio files.
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New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales

New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
A study performed earlier this year by Pandora found that its spins have a positive effect on music sales.
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Warner Music Group, Stanford Partner on Project to Find Music Industry Leaders

Warner Music Group, Stanford Partner on Project to Find Music Industry Leaders | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group and Stanford University on Monday announced a project to identify student talent across a range of disciplines who could be future leaders in the music business. Participants in ...
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Spotify: Friend or Foe?

Spotify: Friend or Foe? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek set out to save the music industry. Could his streaming service wreck it instead? John Seabrook reports.
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Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music

Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Two days ago, YouTube announced the launch
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Apple’s $3 Billion Bet on Reinventing the Music Industry

Apple’s $3 Billion Bet on Reinventing the Music Industry | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition was puzzling to many tech industry observers, not because Beats sold expensive headphones, but due to the music business having largely been ignored for the past few years Why did Apple invest $3 billion in music when it seemed like not much else could be added to the equation to change the inevitable shift to music streaming?

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Live Nation, Vice Media Create Network for Music Programming

Live Nation, Vice Media Create Network for Music Programming | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment has formed a joint venture with youth media producer Vice to create and distribute original music programming. The new digital network will launch in earl...
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Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales

Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out some $2 billion to artists since 2008. Also, Ek wrote that his Stockholm, Sweden-based company has paid musicians $1 billion in the last year.
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The Taylor Swift pulldown is about free versus premium on-demand streaming

The Taylor Swift pulldown is about free versus premium on-demand streaming | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
It’s becoming much clearer what this week’s removal of Taylor Swift’s back catalogue from some streaming music services is all about.
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Gary Rudat's curator insight, December 7, 11:01 PM

Taylor Swift thinks the artists lose out in the end. I honestly think this is pretty funny. Anyone who is anyone knows that people are getting her stuff for free and has been for years. Since Napster like 15 years ago.