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How to Get to the Top of Apple's Newsstand Chart

How to Get to the Top of Apple's Newsstand Chart | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Just as we were thinking about launching a magazine independently, financed by maxed out credit cards and money found down the back of the sofa, it seemed that suddenly we could slug it out with the big boys and girls on an almost even playing ground...
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great app... deserves to be higher than NME!

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The Downside of Disintermediation | Copyhype

“This system is criticized for undermining cultural diversity, making amateur and “civic-engaged activity” that involves the use of copyrighted cultural materials more difficult, and eroding the ability of creators to get a fair return for their work.”
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Pitchfork has an influential voice – but is it in tune with all its readers?

Pitchfork has an influential voice – but is it in tune with all its readers? | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Interactive Cover Stories combine a love of print with latest technological effects to enhance features on bands and artists. By Ben Cardew
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Why Collecting Matters: Citizen Archivists and the Battle for Future Pasts

Why Collecting Matters: Citizen Archivists and the Battle for Future Pasts | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
If there's music you care about and you don't save it, who will?
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Experience: The Blog: Old, New, Newer and New Newer: The Past ...

Experience: The Blog: Old, New, Newer and New Newer: The Past ... | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
“Once the indispensable travel bible for selecting hotels and attractions, the Mobil book series has been replaced by ratings and reviews collected by online travel agencies (such as Orbitz and Expedia) and ratings sites (like TripAdvisor ....”
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Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
“ Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died. Despite shrinking newsrooms and overworked reporters, journalism is in fact thriving. The a...”
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Jason Simpson's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:38 PM
Journalism's not dead! The increasing importnace of curated content.
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iggy azalea was right: music writing has a man problem; | [last year's girl]

iggy azalea was right: music writing has a man problem; | [last year's girl] | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
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Intermediation... The digital pop star's favourite activity enables  complaint without redress. And creates a new kind of (aggressively) active fandom... are tweeting stars the new critics?

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Your Content is Postdigital

Your Content is Postdigital | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
We need to realise that we're already past the point where digital is innovative. We're into postdigital adulthood now, and we have to start acting like it.
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Really interesting article from Brutal Pixie... for people who still refer to online and digital environments as new media the shift to the concept of 'post digital' might be a huge step to take - but for practitioners, analysts and theorists its an important shift in the way we approach media. 

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Time Inc. Has a Big Problem—So Does Digital Journalism

Time Inc. Has a Big Problem—So Does Digital Journalism | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
As the storied magazine company returns to its inky origins, the future looks bright for digital journalism as a product, but dim for large-scale digital journalism as a business.
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'Two reasons why every journalist should know about scraping' | Comments from media industry experts

'Two reasons why every journalist should know about scraping' | Comments from media industry experts | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Paul Bradshaw, journalism academic
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That's scraping, in case you didn't notice

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Are Data Mining Journalists the New Punks? Exaro Bets YES

Are Data Mining Journalists the New Punks? Exaro Bets YES | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Are Data Mining Journalists the New Punks? Exaro bets YES. David Michaelis reports for aNewDomain.net.
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Data mining reveals vital info about the way the music and media industries are developing... and opens doors on the workings of industry that many of us would like to imagine don't happen. Look at the data behind the Radio 1 playlist story that's dominated the net this week..

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Is Really Driving Digitization? - Harvard Business Review

Is Really Driving Digitization? - Harvard Business Review | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
We read a lot about how the music, newspaper, magazine, TV, and movie industries are being profoundly affected by the Internet, and particularly Web 2.0. When anyone can contribute information, sell an item for free on ...
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Future of the Internet Symposium: Re-Intermediation - Concurring ...

Future of the Internet Symposium: Re-Intermediation - Concurring ... | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
(Only in the U.S.) The AGs had, in essence, cast Craigslist in the role of an intermediary capable of policing the disintermediated commerce it was enabling. A number of good stories appeared about this.
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Snapchat Now Lets You Shoot Video And Play Music At The Same Time

Snapchat Now Lets You Shoot Video And Play Music At The Same Time | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Snapchat has solved one of the most annoying problems with mobile video so you can finally record your dance parties, even if you're the DJ. The startup..

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The post-social media world of 'closed' community messaging apps

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Regulators must lighten up as they clash with the sharing economy - The Guardian (blog)

Regulators must lighten up as they clash with the sharing economy - The Guardian (blog) | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
“With internet startups able to self-regulate, stringent laws to govern startups such as Uber and Lyft are unnecessary, writes Alex Stephany”
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This Is What Managers Think It Takes To Be Successful In Music In 2015

This Is What Managers Think It Takes To Be Successful In Music In 2015 | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
9 pros explain how to win this year.

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The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over

The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Fred Wilson on what happened in 2014.
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shared via social media

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Mobile apps now account for 52% of US ‘digital media time’

Mobile apps now account for 52% of US ‘digital media time’ | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
“Research firm comScore has published its latest report into the US mobile apps market, armed with the claim that apps now account for 52% of”
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The challenge for the critic.... Smartphones are the new inkies
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How Online Advertising is Killing Music Journalism | NOISEY

Some thoughts on the "Darwinistic page-view coverage of anything": As print publications move toward blogging, online advertising is becoming the lifeline of music journalism. Herein lies the problem…
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Have Music Blogs Reached A Mainstream Audience? - hypebot

Have Music Blogs Reached A Mainstream Audience? - hypebot | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
By Kyle Bylin (@sidewinderfm), founder and editor of sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank. Music blogs are a huge part of how avid listeners discover music. Many of them check the same sites every day in hopes of finding new songs and artists. But how broad is the appeal of music blogs? Music blogs have certainly grown in readership, but have they surpassed a niche audience? If so, how? What cultural trends, heroic efforts, or music products have most helped music blogs reach a larger audience? In this interview panel on music blogs, four influential thinkers in the music...
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Spotify's most streamed acts in the UK in 2013 – a city-by-city list

Spotify's most streamed acts in the UK in 2013 – a city-by-city list | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
To accompany our interactive map of the UK's Spotify listening habits, here's the full list of the top 10 acts streamed in 22 different towns and cities around the UK
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As a piece of research this is pretty flawed... but as an example of basic data analysis feeding entertaining music journalism it's pretty interesting. Now, imagine how good it would be with some incisive analysis of the broader data patterns emerging from Spotify, Shazam etc... 

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Publisher's new chief says the Future's not content – it's job cuts and adverts

Publisher's new chief says the Future's not content – it's job cuts and adverts | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
David Hepworth: Zillah Byng-Maddick's message sets out an ad-funded challenge which brings a change of culture for magazines
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So the brave new future is more a case of back to old ways... this reminds me of a lot of stuff that was being talked about in the recording industry a few years back. Like King Canute upholding old ideas...

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The dirty secrets of clickbait. This post will blow your mind!

The dirty secrets of clickbait. This post will blow your mind! | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
Over the past year or two, sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy have introduced a new type of content marketing to the masses.
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Ah yes, clickbaiting... even Facebook have tried to ban it

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Disintermediation, Reintermediation and Cybermediation | Fresh ...

Disintermediation, Reintermediation and Cybermediation | Fresh ... | V2.0 Music Criticism | Scoop.it
For example in the PC market, as the costs of depreciating inventory held were greater than the value the middlemen provided, Dell eliminated retail intermediaries from its supply chain in a process of 'disintermediation'.
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The Downside of Disintermediation | Copyhype

This system is criticized for undermining cultural diversity, making amateur and “civic-engaged activity” that involves the use of copyrighted cultural materials more difficult, and eroding the ability of creators to get a fair return for their work.
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