The Shape of Music to Come
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The Shape of Music to Come
Following digital music business and how technology, social media and e-commerce will shape the music to come.
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From CES: MySpace On Your TV, Pandora In Your Car - hypebot

From CES: MySpace On Your TV, Pandora In Your Car - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
This week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas includes plenty of news about smart tvs and car connectivity with two big announcements on Monday related to music.
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SpotON Turns Spotify into Personalized Radio for iPhone | Evolver.fm

SpotON Turns Spotify into Personalized Radio for iPhone | Evolver.fm | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"a new app called SpotON, released on Monday, turns Spotify into something like Pandora for the iPhone."

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The Future of Music Looks a Lot Like Art Jam Universe | Evolver.fm

The Future of Music Looks a Lot Like Art Jam Universe | Evolver.fm | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"The motto of this website is “evolving music past the play button” for a reason: Music players have brains now, so they’re capable of more than just duplicating the linear playback of music, which the MP3 copied wholesale from physical music formats."

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The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004

The Music Hasn't Died: Sales Up for First Time Since 2004 | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Nielsen and Billboard released their 2011 Music Industry Report and total album sales increased for the first time since 2004 and digital sales finally beat out physical music sales.
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Onesheet Adds Features, Expands Beyond Music - hypebot

Onesheet Adds Features, Expands Beyond Music - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Onesheet, which creates websites by importing social media and other online assets, today launched a redesigned they hope will serve anyone in entertainment - actors, filmmakers and models as well as musicians.
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Spotify Doesn't Sound So Great to Some Artists - BusinessWeek

Spotify Doesn't Sound So Great to Some Artists - BusinessWeek | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Big acts like Adele and Coldplay are withholding their music from streaming sites...
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Music-streaming service Deezer gets Last.fm scobbling support

Music-streaming service Deezer gets Last.fm scobbling support | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Last.fm has today announced that France-based music-streaming service Deezer is the latest service to join the scrobbling masses, an integration that will see millions more able to ...
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The iPad Democratizes Award-Winning Lemur Music Controller | Evolver.fm

The iPad Democratizes Award-Winning Lemur Music Controller | Evolver.fm | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Daft Punk uses it. Deadmau5 uses it. Nine Inch Nails uses it. Now you can use it too — or try to, at least. The Lemur multi-touch application for iPod from Liine, which also makes hardware and computer controllers, is probably the most comprehensive MIDI/OSC multi-touch controller available today."

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Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music - Forbes

Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music - Forbes | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Spotify's Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from piracy--and iTunes.
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Use YouTube As a Music Player With Tubalr

Use YouTube As a Music Player With Tubalr | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Tubalr lets you listen to YouTube's extensive music library without dealing with YouTube's interface.
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Lessons Learned From Noisetrade: Free and Legal Music Downloads

Lessons Learned From Noisetrade: Free and Legal Music Downloads | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

When it comes to downloading digital music, there is free and then there is legal, but seldom can you have both from the same site, and make money too. Noisetrade.com has been doing this for the past three years.


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Cheaper than Free

A few months ago, we began tracking the starting point of every sale that happens on Bandcamp. In the course of looking at the data (which we're using to help us plan out what to do next), we've no...
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Ambitious unlimited music startup Beyond Oblivion closes down before launch

Ambitious unlimited music startup Beyond Oblivion closes down before launch | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Beyond Oblivion, a New York-based startup with an innovative take on the idea of unlimited music, has closed it doors before its product had even launched, the Financial Times reports ...
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Are Labels To Blame For No REAL Competition Between Digital Music Services?

Sadly, the announcement that Beyond Oblivion went into proverbial oblivion comes as no surprise to TMV.
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Could music stream ripping software put Spotify and other music services at major risk?

Could music stream ripping software put Spotify and other music services at major risk? | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The music industry has been forced to reinvent itself thanks to the Internet. Ever since Napster first appeared on the scene, consumers have been finding ways to get their music for free, at the detriment of recording labels and artists.
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Spotify U.S. Users: Say Goodbye To Free Music

Spotify U.S. Users: Say Goodbye To Free Music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Just six months a ago Spotiify launched with great fanfare in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands signed up to enjoy unlimited free music. An integration with Facebook brought even higher numbers.
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Promote Your Music Via Songspin.FM Web Radio - hypebot

Promote Your Music Via Songspin.FM Web Radio - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Songspin.FM is a new web radio station that's off to a simple but effective start presenting genre-specific flows of music. They have an interest in featuring indie musicians and source their music through SoundCloud.
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The Music Business Welcomes the Future, a Decade Behind Schedule

Maybe it was Adele. Maybe it was Lady Gaga. Or maybe just gravity. But the music labels are finally selling more digital stuff than discs.
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Finding Your Next Favorite Band with SXSW, Last.fm, Spotify | Billboard.biz

You might not want to think about this now, having recently braved the crowded malls and shopping centers, but the massive, sprawling, SXSW music, tech, and film festival...
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Soundslates Provides Platform For Online Music Collaborations - hypebot

Soundslates Provides Platform For Online Music Collaborations   - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Swiss-based Soundslates.com (beta) is an online collaborative music-making community that’s one part social media platform and one part creative exchange platform.
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7 reasons why tech will be big at music industry conference Midem 2012

7 reasons why tech will be big at music industry conference Midem 2012 | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
With API launches and hack days now becoming commonplace, the music industry finally seems to get the Internet. That means that this year's Midem conference in Cannes, France, where ...
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Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. - Forbes

For the first time since 2004, overall music sales are up--album sales increased 1% to 330.57 million units from 326.15 million in 2010. Could this be the beginning of a turnaround for the music industry?
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December Brings $1M In Sales To Bandcamp

December Brings $1M In Sales To Bandcamp | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The question of how music will be distributed in a year, five years, or ten years, is an open one. The landscape has been altered so drastically over the last ten years that the only thing that seems sure is that major changes will continue to come.
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Next Big Sound Raises $6.5 Million | Billboard.biz

Music analytics company Next Big Sound announced Tuesday it has raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by IA Ventures and Foundry Group. The Boulder,...
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UK music album download sales grew by 26.6% in 2011, but the industry’s still in decline

Sales of digital download albums and singles saw solid growth in the UK during 2011 but failed to stave off an overall decline in the market, new figures from industry body the BPI ...
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