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Digital Music News - Trent Reznor: And Then I Realized, I Needed My Major Label Back...

Digital Music News - Trent Reznor: And Then I Realized, I Needed My Major Label Back... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Grizzly Bear thinks they need traditional radio to break big. And only a major label can really deliver that, at least right now. Meanwhile, even major label refugees like Trent Reznor are crawling back to the machine. Here's the moment when Reznor realized that his post-major, DIY audience was ultimately insular and limiting. He recently inked a deal with Columbia (Sony Music Entertainment).

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How a Legal Fight Over Ray Charles' Song Rights Might Impact the Music Industry

How a Legal Fight Over Ray Charles' Song Rights Might Impact the Music Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In a battle over rights to Ray Charles' famous songs, the charitable foundation that was bequeathed the singer's money and assets is suddenly in a tough spot, in danger of losing the substantial revenues that "I Got a Woman," "A Fool for You,"...
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Free Music Archive: Interview: Brewster Kahle on Radio Free Culture

Free Music Archive: Interview: Brewster Kahle on Radio Free Culture | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Brewster Kahle, the founder and digital librarian of The Internet Archive (archive.org), was our guest on Radio Free CultureJune 25th, 2012. He was interviewed by Ken Freedman, WFMU's station manager.Radio Free Culture is a series on WFMU and the Free Music Archive where we focus on digital culture and issues like net neutrality and piracy, digital rights, archives, libraries in the internet, all with WFMU’s own particular digital viewpoint. The following is a transcript of the program which can be heard over here.

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Is the music industry really full of bollocks?

Is the music industry really full of bollocks? | Kill The Record Industry | 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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Steve Albini Gives Us The Famous Electrical Audio “Fluffy Coffee” Recipe

Steve Albini Gives Us The Famous Electrical Audio “Fluffy Coffee” Recipe | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Years ago we stayed at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studios while passing through Chicago, where in the morningtime his interns made a magical drink called "Fluffy Coffee"—it's a thing of legend that even comes up in this talk between Thurston...
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Will Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ Player Really Make Music Sound Better? | Evolver.fm

Will Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ Player Really Make Music Sound Better? | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality.

Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say.

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ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit

ReDigi Taken To Court For Resale Of MP3s - Technology News - redOrbit | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The innovative digital music retailer ReDigi is being taken to court by EMI Music for the recycled sale of used MP3 music. The court's decision will set a precedent for the future of the digital music industry.
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Should My Band Be On Spotify?

Should My Band Be On Spotify? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
AKA Good Question. (Part 1 of 2) If there’s one thing people in independent bands seem to love doing it’s getting on the internet and arguing about / reading about the ‘realities of the music busin...
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They Might Be Giants Make Crowdsourced Video for Reprise of 'Alphabet of Nations' | Underwire | Wired.com

They Might Be Giants Make Crowdsourced Video for Reprise of 'Alphabet of Nations' | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since goofy fun-rockers They Might Be Giants released their first family album, No! To accompany the album’s 10th anniversary reissue, the Giants have recorded a revise of the geography-laden track “Alphabet of Nations” and released an accompanying crowdsourced video to benefit the Global Fund for Children.

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Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
More than 64 percent of broadband subscribers in the U.S. have a cap on their usage. Are you one of them? This story shows which ISPs are capping your broadband, the structure of those plans and explains why caps are a big business.
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Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone

Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Aretha Franklin had never sounded so shocking, Flea decided last year, as "Respect" roared from the speakers of Neil Young's Cadillac Eldorado. Stunned by the song's clarity, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist listened alongside bandmate Anthony Kiedis and producer Rick Rubin while Young showcased the power of Pono, his high-resolution music service designed to confront the compressed audio inferiority that MP3s offer.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-expands-pono-digital-to-analog-music-service-20120927#ixzz27sd3Vpgz

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Cory Hogan's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:32 PM

Talks about audio quality concerning compression of audio files and the true sound of the music. Relates the information to a program that is available to provide an analog sound from standard compressed files.

Tommy Wilkerson's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:22 PM

compressing audio only files messes with the quality but in order to send audio iles it has to be in a small enough file.

tanderson's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:49 PM

Wil purchasing new equipment that is bulkier fit with todays slim pocket consumers?

 

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Columbia Records came up with a solution to saving the music industry over a decade ago? - Denver - Music - Backbeat

Columbia Records came up with a solution to saving the music industry over a decade ago? - Denver - Music - Backbeat | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

After an exhaustive 72-month long search in which we literally sacrificed the best years of our young lives combing through and examining reams and reams of articles, spread sheets and op-eds, and wading through countless more hours of supposed expert opinions miring us in endless conjecture on the subject, we finally found the simple solution for saving the music industry. Wouldn't you know it, right when we gave up the ghost, there it was, plain as the nose on your face, in a box tucked away in our crawl space sandwiched between two other random CDs that have likewise been out of sight and out of mind for more than a decade. Who would've thought that Columbia Records had the answer all along?

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Kim Dotcom - Making of Megabox

This is what they don't want you to have. Unchaining artists and fans. Megabox is coming soon.
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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... | Kill The Record Industry | 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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How Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift are causing a seismic shift in the music industry | EW.com

How Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift are causing a seismic shift in the music industry | EW.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The biggest debut of 2012 doesn’t belong to a glossy pop act like One Direction or Justin Bieber.
Sure, those boys have hordes of teenage girls ready to download their music at the drop of a tweet, but they’ve got nothing on the scruffy gents of Mumford & Sons, whose new disc, Babel sold 600,000 copies in its first seven days. (The next-best opening? Bieber’s Believe, with 374,000 in week 1.)

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Idris Busari's curator insight, October 18, 2014 3:54 PM

Some #music #icons have found #ways to hack the #musicINDUSTRY.

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BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot

BBC Unveils New On-Demand Music Streaming Service - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | 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? | Kill The Record Industry | 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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Deezer Press Conference

Deezer Press Conference | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Axel Dauchez shared the latest news on Deezer’s growing popularity
and global presence, revealing the vision behind
the investment plans for the new $130m funding from Access Industries.

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Music Industry Fights to Conquer Piracy’s Surprising Capital

Music Industry Fights to Conquer Piracy’s Surprising Capital | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The dubious award for Gainesville, is detailed in a global report into music piracy — the Digital Music Index (DMI) — by global analysts at MusicMetric which charts digital music trends around the world.

Investigating file-sharing activity carried out via the peer-to-peer protocol BitTorrent, the inaugural report published by the group shows that Americans downloaded 759 million songs illegally using BitTorrent downloading software in the first half of 2012.

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Tyheim's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:08 PM

I believe the internet has done wonderous for the music industry but also destroyed artist sales with being able to download any album you want for free.

Cameron Dorrah's curator insight, June 14, 2015 9:27 PM

I had no idea that a city in florida was a piracy capital. I didn't think that the rap genre would have the most piracy because most rappers make mixtape for free

Narjaya Speed's curator insight, October 14, 5:24 PM

Americans are the type of users and abusers of piracy and music. Why is it we believe everything must be Fritos? It was stated that Americans download 79 millions worth in music through bit torrent.  Although digital content is doing a lot better  it's not making enough money for the physical aspect of the Audio Arts Industry.  Profit from digital content is not fast enough alone to bring back the music industry.  CNBC is a reliable source for news related content.

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Megaupload Seized Data Case Will Get a Hearing, Court Rules | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Seized Data Case Will Get a Hearing, Court Rules | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
When the Megaupload file-hosting service was raided and shut down in January this year, it wasn't just the company and its operators that were punished.
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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 | Kill The Record Industry | 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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The CD, At 30, Is Feeling Its Age : NPR

The CD, At 30, Is Feeling Its Age : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a musical format many of us grew up with: the compact disc. It's been three decades since the first CD went on sale in Japan. The shiny discs came to dominate music industry sales, but their popularity has faded in the digital age they helped unleash. The CD is just the latest musical format to rise and fall in roughly the same 30-year cycle.

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Sebastian Pannell's curator insight, September 16, 2016 9:30 PM
Every 30 years or so a new technology emerges that leaps ahead of the tech before it. This article shows the 20-30 year trend of music formatting. From cylinders, to 78s, to LPs, then CDs. And now, the digital age.
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Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak

Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

A few hours ago Japan introduced new anti-piracy legislation designed to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. The regime is one of the most draconian in the world. In most countries users are only targeted when they upload copyright-infringing material to other Internet users, but the new law’s wording means that simply downloading unauthorized material could result in a jail sentence.

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Snoop Dogg: 'The Music Industry Isn't in Decline' | Albumista

Snoop Dogg: 'The Music Industry Isn't in Decline' | Albumista | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"There's certainly ways to maximize the mistakes that we've made with CDs and the crash and people stealing music: You can still control the material. Now, you can make a video and put it on YouTube and display your skills: record label staffers are sitting in an office all day, every day, looking for it. It's definitely not as bad as people want to make it."

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Co-Op sale to PIAS: indies object

Co-Op sale to PIAS: indies object | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Universal is about to sell Cooperative Music to PIAS according to a clutch of independent labels who have written to protest against the move.

In a letter sent to Music Week, a number of indie label bosses affiliated with Co-Op, including Heavenly Recordings’ Jeff Barrett and Lucky Number Music’s Stephen Richards in the UK, have expressed their ‘alarm’ at the pending sale.

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