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Apps Are The Future of Music

Apps Are The Future of Music | The Music Industry | Scoop.it
Applications (more affectionately referred to as apps) are the future of the music industry. Notab...

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I think this is a start of a good idea and the music business should catch up to this idea. The artist has a fan club "app" and to use basic functions on it, users have to pay a fee  every month.

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How The YouTube Music Awards Could Change Everything

How The YouTube Music Awards Could Change Everything | The Music Industry | Scoop.it
Googles video platform is uniquely positioned to put every awards show in TV history to shame and the implications for the rest of the media could be...

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I personally think that as we age farther and farther in technowledgy, older ones are going to be pushed away. With YouTube hosting music awards, this could be a start of big changes on actually television with a decrease of people wating to watch music awards on tv and now online, in which now cable and satillite tv could have a bigger competitor than each other than

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travis eskridge's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:31 PM

This article explains the success youtube could have if they had a music awards.

pros: this can get instant credibility because you have such famous artist who have build there career through the internet which means they'll be more than happy to perform at the awards.

Cons:The only thing is youtube discovers alot of underated artist and you cant force new music on someone.

Bianca Brown's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:15 PM

Youtube Music Awards sounds very interesting. This is different from any type of award show and the celebrities are still participating in the web event. The article gave great ideas for artists not actually know on tv but , network wise to set up their music to be feature during the award. Reading this article, I know that this will not replace the original award show but, continunig on the tradition. Youtube is basically trying to the user that there is a chance for you and your talent can become known.

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Is Bolder Better? How An Artist’s Persona Affects Sales, Airplay and Streaming

Is Bolder Better? How An Artist’s Persona Affects Sales, Airplay and Streaming | The Music Industry | Scoop.it

"For most music artists, “reinvention” is a way to reach new fans, create buzz, and experiment with new sounds. No matter how they create it, an artist’s persona is everything—and they convey it in everything they do."


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I've noticed that music sales go up when an artist gains publicity from risky behavior. An example is Miley Cyrus on the VMA's, a lot of the public dissapproves her actions, but her sales are up from this. As this article explains, artists change with appearance and behaviour and there sales are affected by this.

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Bianca Brown's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:57 PM

Taking on a new persona is hard to pull off but, can be worth it. The article used Miley Cyrus as a great example and also the aurthor realizes that she is not the only artist turning a new leaf. Britteny Spears and Madonna were moving to a different  light for their sells.It is the well organized and I understood his message since the beginning of the paragraph. I enjoyed the many other examples of the many artists.

travis eskridge's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:23 PM

the article explains how music reinvention  is a good way to reach fans.

Pros: this move could definitly work and create a buzz for your fan base.

Cons: depending on your fanbase this could fail miserabley and maybe end your career.

Kyron McGruder's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:53 AM

this article outlines the importance of "reinvention" of yourself to the world; After you are doing well in the industry. 

pros of this is that you have a chance to reach out to new audiences gaining more exposure and ultimately more more sales.

cons of this are that your fans may not like the new you, and turn their backs on you and favor another artist

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Curation Comes To Classical Music and It Does A Good Business Of It

Curation Comes To Classical Music and It Does A Good Business Of It | The Music Industry | Scoop.it

X5, a tiny music group from the great Scandinavian North has not only made money by selling digital music, it’s beat out music giants like Sony and Warner Music on the Billboard charts.

 

If you’ve never heard of X5, we can’t blame you. The company, started in 2005, has been quietly making a huge splash on the classical music scene by releasing massive compilation albums.

 

The music group doesn’t have any permanent in-house musicians and seeks to sign licenses rather than artists.

 

X5 focuses on back catalogs of classical music and creating custom compilations with titles like “The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music” or “The 50 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music” which, since being released in 2008, has made more than $2 million worldwide.

 

Essentially, they buy up a truckload of song licenses at low-rates, package them into winning compilations and resell at a moderate markup.


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Whats striking about this is that its never been heard of by most people. I love classical music and never heard of this company before. I think for now it can be a good thing for composers who rarely are heard about, with today biggest composers being Beethoven and Mozart. This brings not so famous composers to the spotlight.

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After Getting 'Pummeled' By Lawsuits, Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Is Making A Comeback

After Getting 'Pummeled' By Lawsuits, Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Is Making A Comeback | The Music Industry | Scoop.it
Music streaming site Grooveshark has settled some lawsuits and started hiring employees again after a tough two years.

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Surprising as this is, Grooveshark is coming back if we like it or not. They suffered many fines for alleged copyright infringment, but are still going. 

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Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music

Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music | The Music Industry | Scoop.it
Here's more fodder for those who argue that a large number of consumers still want physical media: vinyl sales at Amazon are up 745 percent from five years ago, the company said this morning....

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With the sales on vinyl up 725%, surprisingly enough this isnt a lot. Vinyls are only 2% of purchases in music, with the highest digital and online streaming services.

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