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Fanattac wants to become the skee ball machine of streaming music

Fanattac wants to become the skee ball machine of streaming music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
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Service enables brands to learn their customers’ music tastes

Service enables brands to learn their customers’ music tastes | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Hoping to bring the capabilities of Facebook Graph Search to music taste, 25mostplayed.com aims to provide a greater insight into the listening habits of consumers to give businesses a deeper understanding of their fans.
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How Apple could destroy Spotify, MOG, Pandora, and the rest

How Apple could destroy Spotify, MOG, Pandora, and the rest | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Since I began subscribing to MOG more than a year ago, I rarely purchase music from iTunes. I have more than 15,000 songs in my iTunes collection, the vast majority ripped from CDs that I purchased...
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In Brazil, vending machine only rewards ‘real’ music fans with free magazine

In Brazil, vending machine only rewards ‘real’ music fans with free magazine | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Billboard Brasil magazine's Fan Check Machine inspects the tracks on users' iPhones to determine if they deserve a free copy.
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Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
As more music becomes available for free online, concepts of music ownership start to break down.
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Who's to blame for starving musicians - Pandora or the middlemen?

Who's to blame for starving musicians - Pandora or the middlemen? | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Singer Aimee Mann says a company that licenses songs to streaming companies cheated her for years — raising the question of who is most responsible for musicians’ hard times.
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Digital Music Streams Up 24% in 2013 Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch

Digital Music Streams Up 24% in 2013 Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Ahead of the launch of iTunes Radio this fall, Nielsen has published its findings on U.S. music sales for the first half of 2013. Amongst other...
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MizWalidah's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:31 AM

Music is free, get over it and land smehwere else that makes better sense for the changing realities of the independent. Maybe its not music you need to sell. And not talking baout merchandise either. Ok, I'm being cryptic because I am trying to put my actions where my mouth is, in the processof of creating something new. 

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Sure, We Like Spotify--But Thom Yorke Has A Good Point

Sure, We Like Spotify--But Thom Yorke Has A Good Point | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
In case your Internet's been down the Radiohead frontman has joined his creative coconspirator Nigel Godrich in decrying Spotity and the economics of...
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Music Album Made Entirely On Vine [Video]

Music Album Made Entirely On Vine [Video] | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Musician Aidan John Moffat (also known as L. Pierre) has released his latest offering via eight videos using the platform.
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Jukely makes concert discovery social by inviting your friends along

Jukely makes concert discovery social by inviting your friends along | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
With the death of CDs, musicians have increasingly received more of their income from touring than from album sales. Some estimates pit that number at 90 percent of an artist's income. It makes sen...
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Fanattac wants to become the skee ball machine of streaming music

Fanattac wants to become the skee ball machine of streaming music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
It seems like every old, musty arcade has a skee-ball machine -- or, as I prefer to think of them, magical machines that turn an ordinary quarter into prize-winning tickets by way of a rolling ball...
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Subscription Vs Download

Subscription Vs Download | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
In a recent conversation with my audiophile father (who only buys vinyl or CDs and only ever really used his iPod this year to take his musi…
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Music Streaming Service Keeps Listeners Focused

Music Streaming Service Keeps Listeners Focused | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Focus@will aims to help boost concentration and productivity and increase people's attention span.
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Signs That the Recorded-Music Market is Weakening Globally

Signs That the Recorded-Music Market is Weakening Globally | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"The recorded music market is suddenly looking tired. Poor numbers out of France follow declining digital sales in the U.S. and weak first-quarter numbers in Japan."

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Pulselocker Relaunches Its Streaming Music Service For DJs As A Web App

Pulselocker Relaunches Its Streaming Music Service For DJs As A Web App | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Pulselocker, the first streaming and locker service for DJs, today announced a big update of its music service — a fully featured web based version.
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Musyc Shapes the Way You Create, Listen, and Share

Musyc Shapes the Way You Create, Listen, and Share | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Musyc from FingerLab, puts music on a canvas. It’s fun, and it’s free (for starters anyway), if you already have an iOS device. You can use it to make little sonic doodles to share with your friends, or just to amuse yourself."

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Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Artists like Thom Yorke are angry about meagre musician payouts, but concerns remain over long-term business models. By Stuart Dredge
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Business Matters: Misinterpreting The Size, Shape and Momentum of the Digital Music Marketplace

Business Matters: Misinterpreting The Size, Shape and Momentum of the Digital Music Marketplace | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The data should create the narrative, not the other way around. A number of journalists have ignored this rule in recent weeks.
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Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more

Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"A study by economist (and occasional Reg contributor) Will Page sheds new light on the relationship between streaming services and piracy. Artists who withhold from Spotify may suffer from increased piracy, he finds. Since Page works for Spotify, the words of the great prophet M'andee-rice Davies spring to mind - but it's worth a read nonetheless, as there’s a lot of new research here"

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Music Sales Slump Again

Music Sales Slump Again | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Don't blame Spotify or Pandora. But you might want to show this article to the folks at SoftBank and Vivendi.
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Forget Spotify--Here Are Four Services To Make Your Band Some Cash

Forget Spotify--Here Are Four Services To Make Your Band Some Cash | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Musicians arent beholden to the big music services to earn some scratch. Here are a few music monetization services that you and your bandmates may...
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The Djoclate II Is A Portable Music Mixer That Lets You DJ Tunes From Friends’ Devices

The Djoclate II Is A Portable Music Mixer That Lets You DJ Tunes From Friends’ Devices | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The Djoclate II is a portable, near pocket-sized music mixer.
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Microsoft to launch web-based version of Xbox Music next week

Microsoft to launch web-based version of Xbox Music next week | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
When we first heard Microsoft's plans for Xbox Music, there was a mention of web, iOS, and Android versions. Next week the software maker will launch a web version of Xbox Music so that subscribers...
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10 music startups changing an industry's tune slideshow

10 music startups changing an industry's tune slideshow | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Among the companies in the new wave of music: Spins.fm, TOMAHAWAK, Lisnr, Vyclone, Songza, Songkick, NoiseTrade, SoundCloud, Murfie and BandCamp.
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Streaming Music Strikes a Chord with Consumers

Streaming Music Strikes a Chord with Consumers | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

With nearly 22 billion songs streamed so far this year in the U.S., according to Nielsen, consumers are engaging with digital music at increasingly high rates.

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7digital Makes A Play To Be The Go-To Streaming Radio Backend As Google And Apple Services Loom

7digital Makes A Play To Be The Go-To Streaming Radio Backend As Google And Apple Services Loom | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
7digital, the London-based company that offers digital music store services to some of the world's leading consumer electronics companies, including Samsung and Blackberry, as well as to smaller companies and startups like doubleTwist and...
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