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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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Spotify Apps: Rolling Stone, We Are Hunted, More

Spotify Apps: Rolling Stone, We Are Hunted, More | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Spotify, the unlimited music-streaming service, has added Spotify Apps to its Mac and Windows desktop software. These apps build on Spotify'...
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YouTube launches Analytics to tell you more about who’s watching your videos

YouTube launches Analytics to tell you more about who’s watching your videos | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
YouTube users have been able to discover key stats on who's watching their videos for a while now, using Insight. But now it's replacing Insight with YouTube Analytics, which will be ...
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Spotify Takes A Step Towards Making Music The API

So somewhat expectedly Spotify announced their app platform.  Spotify’s announcement didn’t happen in isolation though.  We are moving to the next stage of the evolution of the Internet, the ...
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Why Converse, Scion, Intel, PepsiCo, Others Are Spending Big on Underground Music | Billboard.biz

Converse builds a recording studio in Williamsburg where invited up-and-coming artists can use for free. Scion launches a record label featuring deep underground artists like...
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What to Expect From Spotify's 'New Direction' Event

As Spotify gears up for its first-ever U.S. press conference in New York City on Wednesday, speculations are heating up around the much-anticipated big announcement.
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What Music App Would Rock Your World? Midem Hack Days Wants To Know - hypebot

What Music App Would Rock Your World? Midem Hack Days Wants To Know  - hypebot | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Music industry meg-gathering midem will play host to the second edition of its hack day from January 28 - 30. Like Music Hack Days elsewhere, about 30 global developers and hackers globe will be given 48 hours to create new...
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EMusic’s ‘Scenes’ App for iPad Can Turn You into a Hipster (or at Least a Scenester) | Evolver.fm

EMusic’s ‘Scenes’ App for iPad Can Turn You into a Hipster (or at Least a Scenester) | Evolver.fm | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Scenes by eMusic includes a timeline, original writing, Wikipedia entries, photos, videos, comments, radio stations, song samples, key artist bios, and more for each scene — much of what you need to acquaint you with what the various scenesters from these music epochs and music geeks already know (or pretend to know)."

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A Spotify on Every Laptop, Smartphone, Social Network, TiVo, Car...

A Spotify on Every Laptop, Smartphone, Social Network, TiVo, Car... | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Spotify is apparently planning to position third-party access for premium subscribers only, at least according to preliminary details."

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Apple may launch its iTunes Music Store in Latin America on December 8th amid regional push

Apple may launch its iTunes Music Store in Latin America on December 8th amid regional push | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Is Apple about to give a big commercial push in Latin America? While there aren't any official confirmations yet, rumors have become more and more persistent and precise. As we reported ...
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Generator look to Music Futures after 20 years in the industry ...

Following on from a hugely successful Music Futures Conference last week that celebrated 20 years in the music business for Generator, we've published our Annual Report for 2010/11 and you can read it here.
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Are Music Tech Companies A Better Investment Than Traditional Music Businesses?

Just glancing upon the Nasdaq share prices yesterday it seems very apparent that investor confidence in the traditional music business is ve...
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Why Grooveshark Has Little Chance Of Fending Off Universal's Lawsuit

Why Grooveshark Has Little Chance Of Fending Off Universal's Lawsuit | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Universal has filed suit against streaming site Grooveshark, and the usual safe harbors afforded to such sites may not protect the company.
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Business Matters: Hastings Earnings Slip as Music Sales Drop Slightly | Billboard.biz

Hastings Entertainment posted a net loss of approximately $5.5 million on revenue of $108.6 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2011. Those figures are slightly worse...
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EMI, Echo Nest Announce $5000 Prize Contest For 'Sandbox' Initiative | Billboard.biz

EMI and music intelligence platform the Echo Nest, who launched an open API initiative as part of EMI's OpenEMI project earlier this month, have announced the OpenEMI...
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Spotify Becomes a Music Platform | Evolver.fm

Spotify Becomes a Music Platform | Evolver.fm | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"At a posh press event in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Wednesday, freemium music subscription service Spotify revealed the “new direction” at which it has been hinting: a new API (application programming interface) that will let any developer, even single-person operations, create apps powered by Spotify."

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Senzari(R) Begins Music Service Rollout with a Simultaneous US and Brazil Launch

Senzari(R) Begins Music Service Rollout with a Simultaneous US and Brazil Launch | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Over 10 million songs, proprietary music recommendation technology and a strategic partnership with VIACOM; Senzari is poised for aggressive International expansion"

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Vevo still losing US viewers, but increasing total streams

Vevo still losing US viewers, but increasing total streams | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
Music videos service Vevo attracted 57 million unique viewers in the US in October, according to comScore's latest Video Metrix figures.
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Elvis Costello Urges Fans Not to Buy New Box Set

Elvis Costello Urges Fans Not to Buy New Box Set | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"Elvis Costello really doesn’t want you to buy his reissued boxset of “The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook,” due out Dec. 6.

This isn’t a marketing gimmick; Costello is genuinely advising fans to avoid buying his boxset because of its unfairly high price tag. Instead, they should buy a box set from the “far superior” Louis Armstrong, the singer says."

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Music To Our Ears - Forbes

If listening to music these days seems a bit different than it did during the days of radio disc jockeys, that’s because it is. What’s different? The user is now in charge.
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How the Universal-EMI Deal Will Change the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone

How the Universal-EMI Deal Will Change the Music Industry | Music News | Rolling Stone | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
If approved, deal would leave just three major labels...
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Shazam Reacquires Audio Recognition Technology from BMI, Renews Partnership | Billboard.biz

Shazam announced today that it has reacquired ownership of its Audio Recognition technology from business partner BMI in a new business agreement that will allow the music...
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Good News: Indie Retail Sales Jumped 13 Percent Over Thanksgiving...

"That's according to preliminary stats shared this morning by StreetPulse, which tracks US-based indie music retailers. The early figures are specifically for 'Black Friday,' the shopping snarl that traditionally ensues after turkey day. "Independent retail music sales were up 12.59 percent for Black Friday," StreetPulse CEO John Weston told Digital Music News"

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Interview: OK Go On Letting Fans Insert Their ‘Social Selves’ Into Their Live Show

Interview: OK Go On Letting Fans Insert Their ‘Social Selves’ Into Their Live Show | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it

"OK Go’s latest viral offering allowed fans to insert their “social selves” — their Twitter or Facebook avatars — into a live video of the band’s pop-up concert in Brazil."

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Digital Music News - Is the Party Already Over at Turntable.fm? Take a Look...

Is Turntable.fm already so... last month? Has the fickle internet already chewed this site up, spit it out, and moved onto something else?
It sounds unthinkable, given that Turntable is just a few months old. Until you look at the traffic stats, which show an incredible surge in June, followed by a subsequent slide back to Earth.

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A music geek spills his secrets for discovering new music

A music geek spills his secrets for discovering new music | The Shape of Music to Come | Scoop.it
To find out how to discover new music, we caught up with music geek James Aviaz (pictured right), a marketing professional for Songtrust.
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