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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iTunes Match rolls out to international community, makes music lovers flinch

iTunes Match rolls out to international community, makes music lovers flinch | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Thought you'd have to wait until 2012 to snag an international iTunes Match account? Think again. It seems Apple ended its negotiations with British record companies earlier than expected..."

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Myxer Social Radio App Introduces Full Facebook Support, Video Dedications

Myxer Social Radio App Introduces Full Facebook Support, Video Dedications | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Smartphone multimedia provider Myxer has entered the realm of streaming online music with Myxer Social Radio, a website and downloadable app that lets...
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Business Matters: Spotify Rising, Now at 10.2 Million Monthly Average Users

Spotify has added about 2.5 million global monthly average users (MAU) in the last month, according to figures available at AppData.com. Also, Louis CK becomes an unexpected...
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The Future of Music-Streaming Services Is Being Held Back by the Present Music-Streaming Services

The Future of Music-Streaming Services Is Being Held Back by the Present Music-Streaming Services | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The Future of Music-Streaming Services Is Being Held Back by the Present Music-Streaming Services by Gizmodo UK. Let's talk about music streaming. How much does it figure in your listening habits?
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Prentice Cameron's curator insight, January 14, 2014 11:17 AM

They talk about how music streaming is on the rise and it is very good for the consumer and industry.  Though they are running into licensing problems but change is inevitable because consumers are fed up.

 

PRO: Music streaming is thriving.

CON: They are having trouble meeting legal terms because this is still fairly new.

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Does Google+ Hope To Be The Next MySpace Music? - hypebot

Does Google+ Hope To Be The Next MySpace Music? - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
This guest post is from Jason Calacanis’ tech news blog Launch. Japanese pop group AKB48 is leveraging the social functions of Google+ to regularly host Hangouts with fans and broadcast concerts live through Hangouts on Air, Google+ VP of Product...
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Sony Walkman gets killer music locker service

Sony Walkman gets killer music locker service | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Own a current-generation Sony Walkman? We've got some good news for you. The Music Unlimited service in now available for Walkman. Read this blog post by Christopher MacManus on Crave.
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Rara Sells Streaming Music to Everyone Who Hasn’t Heard of Streaming Music

Rara Sells Streaming Music to Everyone Who Hasn’t Heard of Streaming Music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Which is many more people than you'd think. Big question: Do those folks want to pay for music?
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Has the Music Industry Bubble Already Popped? Take a Look...

Has the Music Industry Bubble Already Popped? Take a Look... | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

Signs of a slowdown have been showing for months. "A fundamental mismatch is now starting to show," the Wall Street Journal reported back in October. "While scores of web companies were founded in recent years, there isn't enough venture capital to keep all of them going indefinitely."

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Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels

Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Record labels are the monopoly to end all monopolies. And as Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, explains, their over-the-top demands of music subscription services quash innovation, as well as any dreams of profitability.
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Spotify founder: I'm not music industry's savior - CNN.com

Spotify founder: I'm not music industry's savior - CNN.com | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Daniel Ek founded the music-streaming service Spotify in his native Sweden in 2006 and launched it to the public two years later. The service now has more than 10 million users in 12 countries.
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Spotify Radio experience overhauled in move to new app platform

Spotify recently opened its doors to third party applications on its platform, and now it's following its own lead by relaunching the Radio feature under the app umbrella. While there's little change...
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Can Record Labels Increase Album Sales In The 'A La Carte' Era? | Billboard.biz

Can labels figure out a way in the digital age to increase consumer demand for albums as CD sales continue to slide? For many record companies their survival depends on...
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Why artists and indies shouldn't write Spotify off – at least not yet

Why artists and indies shouldn't write Spotify off – at least not yet | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Mercury-nominated artist Jon Hopkins sparked debate by attacking the streaming service – but do the numbers offer hope?
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5 Major Trends That Changed Digital Entertainment in 2011

5 Major Trends That Changed Digital Entertainment in 2011 | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Social and digital media are having a profound impact on how entertainment is created and consumed. Here are the biggest trends we observed in 2011.
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BREAKING: Live Nation Acquires BigChampagne - hypebot

BREAKING: Live Nation Acquires BigChampagne - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
In what is certainly set to be a game-changer, Live Nation has decided to acquire consumer data-analyzing firm BigChampagne, a small yet highly influential media-measurement company responsible for creating the Ultimate Chart – an alternative to...
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Spotiseek generates mixtapes for Spotify to help you fill out your playlists

One of the best parts of Spotify is the ability to create epic playlists that can be shared with friends and family on the service itself or on Facebook. The difficult part of filling ...
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Spotify vs. Rdio: Who Has The Exclusives?

Spotify vs. Rdio: Who Has The Exclusives? | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
The new generation of streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio, and MOG have more music than you could consume in a lifetime. But how muc...
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Get Ready For Another Streaming Music Service: The Ad-Free Rara.com

Spotify and Pandora (NYSE: P) may be the music brands people think of today when it comes to streaming services.
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Last.fm serenades users with new discovery tool

Last.fm serenades users with new discovery tool | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Last.fm is returning to its roots as a music data and discovery service, launching a new product that lets users tap into a database of independent artists and musicians with a click.
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Online music startup, Popdust hits a high note with users

"We’ve long said goodbye to the days of rock and roll records, VH1 music videos and glossy music magazines as we’ve listened to music abrasively cross over into the digital space ..."
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To Reach Fans Through Social Music Sites, Labels Need To Learn To Let Go

To Reach Fans Through Social Music Sites, Labels Need To Learn To Let Go | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
I want to start by saying I love music. Sharing music with my friends and colleagues is even more fun.
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RjDj’s New App Dimensions Turns Music Discovery Into ‘Sonic Adventure Game’

Interactive music app creators RjDj have put together a...
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Google's YouTube Buys Rightsflow, Publishers Smile

Google's YouTube Buys Rightsflow, Publishers Smile | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
"RightFlow has been acquired by Google!" became the banner atop the copyright licensing service's site yesterday; and the announcement promised "licensing success to a much larger audience - ultimately benefiting...the entire global music...
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How StageIt Plans to Reinvent Live Concerts For the 21st Century

How StageIt Plans to Reinvent Live Concerts For the 21st Century | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
These days, with the traditional structures of the music industry blown wide open by the Internet, artists are constantly looking for new ways to market themselves and, if at all possible, earn money in the process.
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Topforty.it turns Twitter into a DJ

Topforty.it turns Twitter into a DJ | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Hey Mister DJ, turn the tweet hits up: Topforty.it is using Twitter's collective music favorites to come up with daily music charts.
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