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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French Music Sales Slow in 2011, Digital Continues Growth

The French recorded music market went down -5.6% in trade value for the first nine months of 2011 to €321.3 million, labels body SNEP (Syndicat National de...
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Deezer plans to launch music service in 200 countries by June 2012 (but not in the US and Japan)

Deezer plans to launch music service in 200 countries by June 2012 (but not in the US and Japan) | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Deezer, which in a press release quite literally claims to have invented music streaming four years ago (who knew!), is planning to roll ...
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SoundTracking’s New Android App Has Spotify And Rdio Integration (So Yes, You Can Listen To Full Songs)

SoundTracking’s New Android App Has Spotify And Rdio Integration (So Yes, You Can Listen To Full Songs) | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Salut a tous! Launching today at the LeWeb 2011 conference in Paris is the long-awaited SoundTracking Android app.
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Twitter Music Trends Reveals Most-Discussed Artists

Twitter Music Trends Reveals Most-Discussed Artists | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

Did you know that over twenty-teen gajillion tweets appear on Twitter every day? Well, it’s something like that — the real number is about 250 million.

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Spotmeup: The free, easy way for musicians to get their music on Spotify

When you think about the fact that Spotify has 2.5 million paying subscribers, without taking into account the millions of users who use the service for free, any up and coming band ...
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This Is What the Music Industry Looked Like When Napster First Arrived...

This Is What the Music Industry Looked Like When Napster First Arrived... | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Here's a snapshot of what the music industry looked like when Napster first arrived in June, 1999."

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Shazam launches its first movie promotion in partnership with 20th Century Fox

Mobile music discovery service Shazam has moved closer to Hollywood with an announcement that it has partnered with movie studio 20th Century Fox to launch its first movie promotion ...
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MUSIC 2.0: Tech advances prompt new fan connections - CBC.ca

MUSIC 2.0: Tech advances prompt new fan connections - CBC.ca | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
CBC.caMUSIC 2.0: Tech advances prompt new fan connectionsCBC.caFor an in-depth look at how technological changes are affecting the music industry, consumption and artists' relationship with fans, check out CBC/Radio-Canada's Music 2.0: Unlimited...
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MTV in talks to license Vevo videos

MTV in talks to license Vevo videos | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Last year, the two companies couldn't agree on licensing terms, but now they are close to reaching a deal, sources tell CNET. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.
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Smule builds social music app empire by buying Khush

Smule, the successful iOS music app start-up behind Ocarina, Magic Piano and I am T-Pain, is buying fellow social music start-up Khush, of Songify fame, in a bid to take command of what it believes will be a fast-growing mobile musical expression...
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Here's What Pandora REALLY Thinks Of Spotify

Here's What Pandora REALLY Thinks Of Spotify | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
And how it's planning to take over your cars. CEO Joe Kennedy tells us what's going on with the company.
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Concerts are more relevant to the industry now than they have been in a very long time

Concerts are more relevant to the industry now than they have been in a very long time | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"You don’t need to be an industry insider to know that the ticketing segment of the music business needs a major overhaul."

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2012 Trends: Cloud-Based Music Streaming

2012 Trends: Cloud-Based Music Streaming | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

A mainstream activity—but only when it’s free.

Despite better-than-expected business in the first half of 2011, the recorded music industry remains plagued by a decade-long decline in CD sales—still its core product—and insufficient digital revenue to make up the difference.

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Sean Parker invests in online concert startup StageIt

Sean Parker invests in online concert startup StageIt | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
As if his involvement with Napster and Spotify wasn't enough to shake up the music industry, Sean Parker has now also invested in music startup StageIt, according to a BusinessInsider report.

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7digital outlines plans for 2012, Windows Phone app and US expansion on the horizon

In front of a packed house in Shoreditch House, London-based 7digital made a number of announcements last night that looks set to get the digital music provider's 2012 off to a flyer.
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Audiosocket’s MaaS storefronts make purchasing licensed music easier

Audiosocket’s MaaS storefronts make purchasing licensed music easier | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Music startup Audiosocket launched its Music as a Service (MaaS) storefront today, which allows the company's clients to create their own branded storefront where people can license music for digit...
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Ticketfly partnership makes music events more intelligent and more social

Ticketfly partnership makes music events more intelligent and more social | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Ticketfly is rolling out new partnerships today that make the pre-concert experience more social for attendees, and eliminate a lot of the logistical headaches for venues and promoters."


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Music labels should look to gaming industry, says ex-Last.fm exec

Music labels should look to gaming industry, says ex-Last.fm exec | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

Music labels should replicate the evolution of the gaming industry and help create products which are "immersive, interactive and engaging" by opening up their back catalogues and moving "beyond the play button"

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Is Spotify Trying To Be The Facebook of Music Industry? | Smedio

Is Spotify Trying To Be The Facebook of Music Industry? | Smedio | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Spotify realize that it’s not easy to compete and hence they aren’t afraid to innovate in and try unconventional techniques to carve a niche for themselves.
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YouTube Unveils Major Overhaul, Upgrades For Content Creators [VIDEOS] - hypebot

YouTube Unveils Major Overhaul, Upgrades For Content Creators [VIDEOS] - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Just one month after announcing more than 100 new exclusive content partners, YouTube has unveiled its biggest site overhaul ever. The new design is intended to encourage users to spend more time on the site and make the experience more...
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Sign And Fail: How The Traditional Music Industry Killed Culture

Sign And Fail: How The Traditional Music Industry Killed Culture | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about how this era of the music business is a particularly good one for the independent artist (by that, I mean an artist not signed to a label; someone who releases his/her own music either by him or herself or with a small team).
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Ten Years Later, Napster is Dead and Digital Music is Thriving Regardless

Ten Years Later, Napster is Dead and Digital Music is Thriving Regardless | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"The record industry as we once knew it may never return, but that's not necessarily a bad thing."

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RIP EMI: A Major Consolidation for a Suffering Industry

RIP EMI: A Major Consolidation for a Suffering Industry | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"A decade of record industry contraction faced with the steady decline of physical sales has most recently been punctuated by the auctioning off of EMI to the two leading majors in a double deal worth $4.1 billion. What does this consolidation mean for the music industry?"

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LightSquared teams with Soundtracker, gives access to 11 million tunes on-the-go

LightSquared teams with Soundtracker, gives access to 11 million tunes on-the-go | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Hoping to lessen the blow to our wallets while keeping the party pumping, broadband network provider LightSquared is teaming up with internet radio purveyor Soundtracker to give customers access to 11 million songs stored in the cloud."

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R.I.P. Napster

R.I.P. Napster | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
It's been more than a decade since it existed in any meaningful sort of way, but Napster, the file-sharing service that spread like wildfire across late-'90s...
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