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Record Labels Welcome Rise from Streaming, But Songwriters Aren't Smiling Yet

Record Labels Welcome Rise from Streaming, But Songwriters Aren't Smiling Yet | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Is the digital revolution, and the first growth of the record business in nearly two decades, passing songwriters by?
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Warner Music Group Has Acquired Digital Company X5

Warner Music Group Has Acquired Digital Company X5 | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group has acquired Sweden-based digital compilation company X5 Music Group. WMG has been spending a lot recently, DMN takes a closer look.
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Jeremiah Robinson's curator insight, September 17, 2016 5:07 PM

Warner Music Group purchases X5. X5 is a digital-only playlisting company. The company is credited for creating and delivering engaging digital products and playlists, amongst other successes in the digital music world. The article shows the role of digital and streaming music. The article is retrieved from Digital Music News, an online source for music business and technology news.

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How Well Your Genre Sells on Streaming, Downloading, and Physical... - Digital Music News

How Well Your Genre Sells on Streaming, Downloading, and Physical... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
How do different genres perform on streaming, downloading, and physical platforms? The following genre breakdown from Digital Music News might surprise you.
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What Music Sales Really Look Like... - Digital Music News

What Music Sales Really Look Like... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
The square = total US music sales in 2014 ($6.97 billion). Breakdown based on percentage of US total sales in 2014.  Source: Recording Industry Association...
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SXSW: The 7 Hottest Topics In Music Tech Right Now - Digital Music News

SXSW: The 7 Hottest Topics In Music Tech Right Now - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
The music portion of South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas officially kicked off Tuesday. Infiltrating the movie buffs and techie nerds who are in...
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14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail... - Digital Music News

14 Reasons Why Music Entrepreneurs Fail... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
1. They think people care about music more than they do. Some people eat, sleep, and breathe music, but most do not.  They aren’t spending hours...
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What the pre-1972 Decision Really Means for the Future of Radio... - Digital Music News

What the pre-1972 Decision Really Means for the Future of Radio... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
  In this guest post, entertainment attorney Steve Gordon argues that Judge Gutierrez’s decision in the Turtles case against Sirius XM could substantially change radio...
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Sorry, Streaming Isn't Saving the Music Industry In 2014... - Digital Music News

Sorry, Streaming Isn't Saving the Music Industry In 2014... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
According the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), overall recording sales dropped 5% during the first half of this year, despite double-digit gains in streaming...
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BREAKING: Amazon Caves To Independent Publishers - Digital Music News

BREAKING: Amazon Caves To Independent Publishers - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
It’s been no secret that Amazon has been working on their streaming service and plans to launch in less than 2 months. Most speculate that...
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Aerosmith: 'records don't make sense'

Aerosmith: 'records don't make sense' | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
'We're not the Justin Biebers of the world,' says drummer Joey Kramer
on why the band can make more money from touring than from recording
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Spotify Thinks They'll Be Bigger than iTunes in Europe... - Digital Music News

Spotify Thinks They'll Be Bigger than iTunes in Europe... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
iTunes may have close to 800 million registered accounts, but Spotify thinks they’ll soon be dominating iTunes in Europe. Spotify’s head of European label relations,...
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Cover Story: Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music

Cover Story: Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend ...
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Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service

Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Free tunes with your Prime membership?
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Pierre Creff's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:54 AM

La Fnac, Amazon ... Les gars c'était il y a 5 ans qu'il fallait lancer un service de streaming.

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Study: Music Ownership Incredibly Unimportant to 15-19 Year Olds

Study: Music Ownership Incredibly Unimportant to 15-19 Year Olds | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Younger people in the US prefer to listen to music through on-demand streaming services, with music ownership completely unimportant to most.
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Average Revenue Generated by a SoundCloud, YouTube, or Free Spotify User: $0.72/Year. - Digital Music News

Average Revenue Generated by a SoundCloud, YouTube, or Free Spotify User: $0.72/Year. - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
What's the real difference between 'freemium,' ad-supported streaming and piracy? According to the latest data, not very much.
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Streaming: The Music Industry's Largest Revenue Generator - Digital Music News

Streaming: The Music Industry's Largest Revenue Generator - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
For the first ever, streaming revenue made up the largest component of the total U.S. music industry pie in 2015, a monster milestone.
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Independent No More: Sony Buys the Rest of The Orchard - Digital Music News

Independent No More: Sony Buys the Rest of The Orchard - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Back in 2010, Dimensional Associates acquired independent distributor The Orchard. In 2012 Sony bought a majority of The Orchard.  An exact percentage wasn’t disclosed, but...
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Apple Is On a Streaming Suicide Mission... - Digital Music News

Apple Is On a Streaming Suicide Mission... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Spotify is slashing the price on its subscription plans, eliminating restrictions on free, and spending hundreds of millions to convert paying iTunes users. Google is now...
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The 20 Most Influential Music Blogs... - Digital Music News

The 20 Most Influential Music Blogs... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
We often discuss which bands are getting the most online buzz, like in the 50 most blogged artists list. But who is talking about these...
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Research Confirms That Streaming Kills Download Sales... - Digital Music News

Research Confirms That Streaming Kills Download Sales... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
May 10th, 2013: “We have data that’s proving and demonstrating the fact that streaming revenue is additional to actual unit download consumption or physical music...
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How Streaming Effects Digital Music Sales [CHART] - hypebot

How Streaming Effects Digital Music Sales [CHART] - hypebot | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
click on image to enlarge Related articles Billboard Finally Adds Spotify, Rhapsody, Digital Streaming To Chart Streaming Fuels Digital Music Growth [CHART] First UK music charts to include streaming figures released 'Frozen,' Pharrell's 'Happy' Top Mid-Year Charts As Album Sales, Digital Downloads Decrease
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This Is How Streaming Ate Recorded Music... - Digital Music News

This Is How Streaming Ate Recorded Music... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
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How Indie Labels Are Using Digital Imprints to Stay Relevant... - Digital Music News

How Indie Labels Are Using Digital Imprints to Stay Relevant... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Brooklyn based electronic/pop label Cascine has launched CSCN. This second label will release digital singles by new artists that are in line with Cascine’s aesthetic....
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Thievery Corporation Closes Their Label Because of Streaming... - Digital Music News

Thievery Corporation Closes Their Label Because of Streaming... - Digital Music News | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
Thievery Corporation is still making music.  But they’re not making anyone else’s music anymore.  From an interview with GigaOM this week… ____________________________________ GigaOM: The internet...
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Apple's CarPlay is coming to a busted old hooptie near you

Apple's CarPlay is coming to a busted old hooptie near you | Digital Music Biz | Scoop.it
If you're worried you'll need a brand new car to get Apple's new iOS-powered dashboard device CarPlay, then here's some good news. Apple is apparently partnering with car electronics manufacturer A...
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