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Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t

Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Years after Napster, musicians are still victims of digital piracy, but now it is companies like Google and SiriusXM that make the theft possible.
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Guide to a Perfect Number One (Part Two) | Sold Out

Guide to a Perfect Number One (Part Two) | Sold Out | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
After our mammoth guide to a perfect number one last week , we thought you could do with something a little easier on the eyes. Check out our infographic.
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The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good

The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front. But these playlists, from Spotify's Discover Weekly service, were cooked up by an algorithm. Automated music recommendations are hardly new, but Spotify seems...
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Are Artist Collaborations Making Genres Obsolete? — Cuepoint — Medium

Are Artist Collaborations Making Genres Obsolete? - Cuepoint - Medium
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Can Legal Weed Save the Music Industry? |

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Can Legal Weed Save the Music Industry? |<br/>   <br/>East Bay Express | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Everyone knows the music industry is in the dumps — shattered by the collapse of sales of physically recorded music. But what few people know...
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Full Stack Music: 1 Trillion Streams, 200 Million Tickets

Full Stack Music: 1 Trillion Streams, 200 Million Tickets | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
At present, there are three distinct music industries: radio, on-demand music, and concert ticketing. However, we are starting to enter a new phase, where..
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How Apple Music’s Human DJs Compare to Spotify’s Algorithms | MIT Technology Review

How Apple Music’s Human DJs Compare to Spotify’s Algorithms | MIT Technology Review | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
An algorithm might create a playlist you enjoy, but don’t mistake that for creativity.
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Music Is Still the Soundtrack to Our Lives

Music Is Still the Soundtrack to Our Lives | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Whether we’re in the car, at work, working out or surfing the web, Americans love listening to music. According to the Music 360 2015 report, Nielsen’s fourth annual study of U.S. music listeners, 91% of the national population listens to music, spending more than 24 hours each week tuning into their favorite tunes.
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The Geography of Pop Music Superstars

The Geography of Pop Music Superstars | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
From the Beatles to Taylor Swift—three cities have dominated over time.
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Articles: Up Next: How Playlists Are Curating the Future of Music

Articles: Up Next: How Playlists Are Curating the Future of Music | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Through interviews with the people behind services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music—as well as IRL experts at ...
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Taylor Swift Is a Music Business Genius: A Reading List

Taylor Swift Is a Music Business Genius: A Reading List | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift has done it again, this time getting Apple to change its streaming deal with artists. Here's a collection of stories on how the pop star runs the music industry.  * * * 1. The Future o...
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A Turbulent Year in the Music Business

A Turbulent Year in the Music Business | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
For the music industry, 2015 was a year of huge hits, big battles behind the scenes and the continuing evolution of an industry that has been transformed by technology and the Internet.
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From Idea to Execution: Spotify's Discover Weekly

Discover Weekly is a personalized mixtape of 30 highly personalized songs that's curated and delivered to Spotify's 75M active users every Monday. It's receive…
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This $25 Billion Global Music Industry Isn't Everything | Billboard

This $25 Billion Global Music Industry Isn't Everything | Billboard | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Sponsorships. Concerts. Ticket fees. Merchandise. Session wages. There's a lot to the music business.
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$25 billion: The best number to happen to the global music business in a very long time. - Music Business Worldwide

$25 billion: The best number to happen to the global music business in a very long time. - Music Business Worldwide | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
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Fame Is Purchased - Why You Need To Pay People In The Music Industry - MTT - Music Think Tank

No I can’t make you famous. No one can. That’s not how this works. So why do p...
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Why Your Music Is Worthless (And How To Sell It Anyway)

Why Your Music Is Worthless (And How To Sell It Anyway) | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Economics, music and how to survive as a cult indie artist when music has a market value of zero
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Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin? - The New Yorker

Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin? - The New Yorker | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Many of the biggest hits of the past twenty years—by Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift—have been co-written by a forty-four-year-old Swede.
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The Elaborate Charade to Obfuscate Who Writes Pop Music

The Elaborate Charade to Obfuscate Who Writes Pop Music | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Meet the unknown people behind the best-known songs.
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YouTube’s Biggest Threat To The Music Industry Isn’t What You Probably Think It Is

YouTube’s Biggest Threat To The Music Industry Isn’t What You Probably Think It Is | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
YouTube’s disruptive commercial impact on the music industry is well documented but the real threat to music is far more fundamental and can’t be ‘fixed,’ not even by the world’s best lawyers. This...
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Musical Preferences are Linked to Cognitive Styles

Musical Preferences are Linked to Cognitive Styles | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Why do we like the music we do? Research has shown that musical preferences and personality are linked, yet little is known about other influences on preferences such as cognitive styles. To address this gap, we investigated how individual differences in musical preferences are explained by the empathizing-systemizing (E-S) theory. Study 1 examined the links between empathy and musical preferences across four samples. By reporting their preferential reactions to musical stimuli, samples 1 and 2
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The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t

The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art. Instead, creative careers are thriving — but in complicated and unexpected ways.
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The Golden Age of Music

The Golden Age of Music | The New Business of Music | Scoop.it
Why should music, which is beloved by people in every culture, be anything less than an economic powerhouse?
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