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Music Facts and Figures

Music Facts and Figures | Music | Scoop.it
Key statistics about the size, growth and profile of the UK music industry.
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Experimental | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

Experimental | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine | Music | Scoop.it
From the innovative and avant-garde to the playful and political, the new issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine spotlights unique stories of experimental music through rich multimedia narratives.
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Playlisting: The 21st Century Mixtape

Playlisting: The 21st Century Mixtape | Music | Scoop.it
The premise of compiling a special collection of songs on a tape or CD and sharing with a friend or love interest hasn’t gone away in the digital age. Today, it’s playlisting—an increasingly important part of the music experience.
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2016 U.S. Music Year-End Report

2016 U.S. Music Year-End Report | Music | Scoop.it
Music consumption is at an all-time high. Overall volume is up 3% over 2016, fueled by a 76% increase in on-demand audio streams, enough to offset declines in sales and return a positive year for the business.
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Losing A Legend: How Leonard Cohen Fans Pay Tribute

Losing A Legend: How Leonard Cohen Fans Pay Tribute | Music | Scoop.it
The recent passing of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen highlights the impact that the passing of an artist can have on music sales and streaming. Canadian fans paid tribute to Cohen not only by consuming music from across his catalogue, but by engaging with music from related artists’ repertoires as well.
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For Political Parties, Music Could be the Winning Ticket

For Political Parties, Music Could be the Winning Ticket | Music | Scoop.it
While the two primary presidential candidates in the U.S. are focused on issues like national security and job creation, there may be another way to forge an emotional connection with undecided and independent voters in key swing states: music.
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If You Create It, Will They Come? Producing Podcast Content to Build Your Listener Base

If You Create It, Will They Come? Producing Podcast Content to Build Your Listener Base | Music | Scoop.it
A recent study from Nielsen Scarborough examined the lifestyles and behaviors of podcast listeners to identify the types of content that engage these consumers and keep them coming back for more.
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Streaming music edged out digital downloads for the first time in 2015

Streaming music edged out digital downloads for the first time in 2015 | Music | Scoop.it
Streaming is now the biggest revenue stream for the music industry in the US, generating $2.4 billion in 2015. The RIAA has released its report on the state of the US music industry in 2015

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And the Award for Most Engaged Viewer Goes To…

And the Award for Most Engaged Viewer Goes To… | Music | Scoop.it
The 57th GRAMMYs kick-started award show season into high gear last Sunday. “Music’s Biggest Night” celebrated the year’s most popular music and provided the network and advertisers with the type of viewers few other programs can: engaged real-time viewers, and lots of them. An average of 24.8 million adults tuned in to the telecast last Sunday.
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The New Tastemakers: 30 YouTube Music Promotion Channels (That Decide What Goes Viral) Budi Voogt | Thoughts On The Music Industry

The New Tastemakers: 30 YouTube Music Promotion Channels (That Decide What Goes Viral) Budi Voogt | Thoughts On The Music Industry | Music | Scoop.it
YouTube Music Promotion Channels such as Proximity, Mr Suicide Sheep and Trap City determine boost virality. Learn how to find them and pitch your music.
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71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates

71% of All Music Listening Is Now Free, Study Estimates | Music | Scoop.it
Music listening used to be 100% paid, now it's 71% free, according to the latest data. Digital Music News takes a closer look at the study.

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Resources & Reports — IFPI — Representing the recording industry worldwide

Resources & Reports — IFPI — Representing the recording industry worldwide | Music | Scoop.it
Our range of resources and reports cover everything from analysis on digital music, to how to invest in music.
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10 Jaw-Dropping Music Industry Stats - The Music Entrepreneur HQ

10 Jaw-Dropping Music Industry Stats - The Music Entrepreneur HQ | Music | Scoop.it
The music industry is a bit of an enigma. There isn’t necessarily a reliable way to get hold of the latest stats and studies about the industry. Every year, we hear about revenue numbers as well as growth in streaming and vinyl sales, but other stats, like the number of active musicians in North America, …
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Music Week Women In Music 2017: Meet this year's game-changing Roll Of Honour executives

Music Week Women In Music 2017: Meet this year's game-changing Roll Of Honour executives | Music | Scoop.it
Music Week is delighted to unveil its 2017 Women In Music Roll Of Honour ahead of this week's hotly-anticipated ceremony. The Roll Of Honour includes game-changing female executives from across the industry, with this year's list including executives from labels, publishers, the live sector and beyond. They'll all be honoured at this week's ceremony, hosted by Radio 1's Alice Levine at the Brewery in London on Novembe
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Music 360 Canada Report 2017

93% of Canadians listen to music, up from 89% a year ago. This rise may be explained by the continuing move toward mobile consumption—over half the Canadian population are now listening to music via smartphone in a typical week. Listening on tablet devices has also increased, and is up to 30% for the general population.
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How Music's Biggest Night Affects Music Sales

How Music's Biggest Night Affects Music Sales | Music | Scoop.it
Last Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast showcased some of the biggest artists, albums and songs of the year. And while all the nominees saw some degree of sales and streaming increases, the real beneficiaries were the performers—regardless of whether or not they won.
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Music 360 - 2016 Highlights

While total listening figures are roughly the same as last year, how we access and engage with music is changing.
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Campaign That Tune

Campaign That Tune | Music | Scoop.it
Using a common language, whether verbal or musical, can ultimately create a community of people (in this case political supporters) that votes, sings, speaks, and even feels similarly. A candidate’s repertoire of songs can, in effect, address voters’ concerns.

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2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report

2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report | Music | Scoop.it
Aside from the excitement about Adele’s “25” at year-end, on-demand audio and video streaming continued to gain in popularity in 2015, posting growth rates of 83% and 102%, respectively. Vinyl also posted its 10th consecutive year of sales growth.
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High Score: How Video Game Music Became the Soundtrack of a Generation — How We Get To Next

High Score: How Video Game Music Became the Soundtrack of a Generation — How We Get To Next | Music | Scoop.it
Game music has quietly infiltrated mainstream culture while retaining its unique appeal
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The Live Lift: How Performing at Big Events Boosts Artists' Music

The Live Lift: How Performing at Big Events Boosts Artists' Music | Music | Scoop.it
Although Taylor Swift took home the biggest prize at this year’s GRAMMY Awards—and had the most talked-about speech—some of the other artists with memorable stage performances might have been bigger winners.
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Brands that Engage with Jazz Fans Won’t Be Left Singing the Blues

Brands that Engage with Jazz Fans Won’t Be Left Singing the Blues | Music | Scoop.it
With so much jazz in the air, we set out to learn more about jazz fans, particularly listeners aged 25-48. Our recent analysis found that while the jazz genre represents a small percentage of overall music consumption, jazz fans are digitally savvy consumers who are drawn to high-end brands and services.
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What was in Osama Bin Laden's tape collection?

What was in Osama Bin Laden's tape collection? | Music | Scoop.it
After the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Osama Bin Laden fled his base in Kandahar - 1,500 cassettes were discovered inside one of the compounds where al-Qaeda used to meet.

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