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Six reasons why "if you want to get paid for music you should play it live" is an idiotic argument.

Six reasons why "if you want to get paid for music you should play it live" is an idiotic argument. | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
Some bad-ass dude replied to Damon Krukowski’s breakdown of how much money he makes from streaming services with a sneer and a windy response that basically boiled down to “duh, quit yer bitching and...

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Digital Music News - 14 Reasons to Give Away Your Music for Free...

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What Happens When An Artist Makes Their Music Free For One Day [CASE STUDY] - hypebot

What Happens When An Artist Makes Their Music Free For One Day [CASE STUDY] - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
Guest post by Andy Othling who makes music as Lowercase Noises, is the guitarist for Future of Forestry. His blog is dedicated to helping independent musicians build a fan base.
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Digital Music News - I'm a Successful Artist. Yet the Digital Music Industry Has Become My Enemy...

Digital Music News - I'm a Successful Artist. Yet the Digital Music Industry Has Become My Enemy... | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

Jordan encourages fans to enjoy his music for free, yet on the paid side, he has a serious issue that would make any artist feel hopeless. The problem started when an unknown dubstep artist stole one of his most popular tracks, barely 'remixed' it, and then started selling it successfully on iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play, and a number of other major digital music outlets. The stolen version simply adds some bird chirps, yet this version - by the 'artist' ironically called 'Inventor' - shows up first in search results on most major services and even gets ID'd by Shazam (based on his copy).


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Miguel Salas's curator insight, November 8, 2015 12:27 AM

Music should be hard to steal, or download for free. People work very hard to make these songs, albums, and instead of making their  money people download them for free and it hurts the industry. Eventually the industry would become useless because no one will be able to sell music and make money

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Digital Music News - 80% of Music Played Commercially Is Unreported or Misreported...

Digital Music News - 80% of Music Played Commercially Is Unreported or Misreported... | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

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How Radiohead Inspired Trent Reznor's Return to Major Labels

How Radiohead Inspired Trent Reznor's Return to Major Labels | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
In a talk with David Byrne, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind said he decided the pros of releasing his group How to Destroy Angels' via Columbia were worth the cons...
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Is the music industry really full of bollocks?

Is the music industry really full of bollocks? | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
How has the simple process of writing and performing music turned into a complex web of rights, power, rules, regulations, bureaucracy, middlemen, charlatans and hustlers?

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Business Matters: Spotify UK Shows That the Freemium Model Is Not 'Unsustainable' | Billboard.biz

Business Matters: Spotify UK Shows That the Freemium Model Is Not 'Unsustainable' | Billboard.biz | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

In the wake of Spotify financial statements posted at PrivCo last week, Business Matters' Glenn Peoples comes to the conclusion that although Spotify is indeed losing money, its model is not unsustainable.

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Digital Music News - Financial Firm Rates Spotify as 'Unsustainable'

Digital Music News - Financial Firm Rates Spotify as 'Unsustainable' | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

"the more members Spotify adds, the more money the company loses"

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Digital Music News - Still Gaining: Vinyl Sales Up 16.3 Percent In 2012...

Digital Music News - Still Gaining: Vinyl Sales Up 16.3 Percent In 2012... | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

Too short of an article, but good news nonetheless!


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Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program - Music Industry - The Music Network

Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program - Music Industry - The Music Network | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

"This is a new way for any artist to make money from streaming music. Artists already use Rdio to share their music and the music they love with their fans right on the service and through Twitter and Facebook. Now with the Artist Program, they’ll be rewarded with $10 USD for any new subscriber they attract to Rdio - effectively rewarding them for fan enagement. Artists will also get access to a dashboard where they can customise their Rdio artist page and view real-time stats on referrals."


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Rdio Artist Program Pays $10 Per Fan; Snoop Lion Approves

Rdio Artist Program Pays $10 Per Fan; Snoop Lion Approves | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether unlimited music services devalue music by underpaying the people who make the songs that makes them worthwhile in the first place.


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Digital Music News - In Britain, a Streaming Explosion Could be Causing an Album Implosion...

Digital Music News - In Britain, a Streaming Explosion Could be Causing an Album Implosion... | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

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13 Extremely Scary Things About the Music Industry Today...

The music industry: it's scary all year round! And with that, here are 13 extremely scary things about our modern-day, post-apocalyptic biz...


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Beyond The Music: How Artists Create Communities - hypebot

Beyond The Music: How Artists Create Communities - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
Guest post by Richard Pulvino (@rpulvino) of sidewinder.fm, a music and tech think tank. The word “community” is thrown around too loosely these days.
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Deep Think: Jason Herskowitz of Tomahawk and Official.fm Talks About Musical Babelfish - hypebot

Deep Think: Jason Herskowitz of Tomahawk and Official.fm Talks About Musical Babelfish - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
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File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-Sharers [STUDY] - hypebot

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-Sharers [STUDY] - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
While intuitively it makes sense to believe that music pirates are largely out to hoard large collections of free content, a comprehensive new study reveals that file-sharers in the United States tend to purchase more music than non-file-sharers.
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Music Fans In The Internet Age: Same Behaviors, Amplified - hypebot

Music Fans In The Internet Age: Same Behaviors, Amplified - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
Guest post by Refe Tuma (@RefeUp) of sidewinder.fm (@sidewinderfm), a music and technology think tank.
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BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot

BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
Making its entry into the music-streaming arena, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has just launched a new music service of its own called BBC iPlayer Radio.

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Music streaming: what do songwriters really get from YouTube or Pandora?

Music streaming: what do songwriters really get from YouTube or Pandora? | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

There's been much speculation as to the enormous amount of money Psy must have raked in from the hundreds of millions of hits his Gangnam Style video has had on YouTube. There's no way of knowing for sure, as all Google/YouTube deals are covered by non-disclosure agreements – and do not allow independent labels to demand audits. However, the chances are that though the amount won't be insignificant, it will be much lower than one might think. And, judging by the royalty statements that just landed on the doormats of songwriters all around the world, we can be certain that the co-writer of the track didn't earn a fortune off YouTube.


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Meghan Ranken's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:13 AM

This is about what the artists get from Streaming their music. On various sites. I found it to be opinionated but had many sources with links to varies site that collaborated there finds. Current Article from The Guardian.

Manner Torris's curator insight, November 6, 2014 1:54 PM

This article explains the perspectives from artist on whether to sell their music on streaming stations or exclusively off record label. They are comparing the return off the artist's music. Selling their music exclusively was constant  through all the artist mentioned. 

Shalese Jackson's curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:03 PM

My insight on this article is that we think that songwriters and artist receive a lump sum of cash from million of views on youtube. In reality they really don't get that much money and from Pandora a subscriber only pays $5 dollars a month and gets your whole album for five bucks. So with music streaming they are really losing out!

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Pandora reveals it is paying popular artists anywhere between $10,000 and $3 million annually

Pandora today revealed some very interesting numbers regarding how much it pays the artists behind the content available on its online radio service. It turns out that the automated ...

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Should My Band Be On Spotify?

Should My Band Be On Spotify? | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

Very insightful blog post that articulates the dilemma presented by Spotify: music consumer heaven and potentially music professional hell.


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Spotify be damned: 1 billion digital songs already sold in the US this year, up 15% over 2011

Spotify be damned: 1 billion digital songs already sold in the US this year, up 15% over 2011 | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it

Is streaming the future of music on the Internet? Not so fast, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen. The American measurement company has announced that digital music sales ...


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Top Musicians Threaten Strike Over EMI Sale To UMG - hypebot

Top Musicians Threaten Strike Over EMI Sale To UMG - hypebot | Monitoring music industry shifts | Scoop.it
With all the reporting and coverage of the completed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI by Universal Music Group, one very important voice has been (unsurprisingly) left out of the conversation entirely: the artists themselves.
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