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Top 10 April Fools Day Jokes In Music & Social Media 2013

It's April 1st and to make sure that you don't miss out on any of the fun, here is our list of top April Fools day pranks in music and social media.
1. Ted Nugent and Radiohead are working on a pro-hunting musical

2. You Tube Says It's Shutting Down after a year "Best Video" contest

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Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It's Just Changing How We Tell Stories

Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It's Just Changing How We Tell Stories | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
I keep seeing this topic push up about how data is affecting creativity. Some say we are losing our sense of narration and storytelling. It’s not this at all.
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Interview: Roger Faxon, Former CEO Of EMI Group - hypebot

Interview: Roger Faxon, Former CEO Of EMI Group - hypebot | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

y John Ioannidis from the Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal.


Roger Faxon has had a distinguished career in the entertainment industry. He was executive vice president/COO at LucasFilm, a founding partner of the film and television production unit Mount Company, and a senior executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. He joined EMI in 1994 after serving as CEO of London-based Sotheby’s Europe. Until a year ago, he was CEO of EMI Group. Faxon orchestrated the sale of EMI’s Recorded Music and Publishing Assets, respectively, to Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV Publishing.

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BMW Adds Rhapsody, TuneIn to In-Car App Stable

BMW Adds Rhapsody, TuneIn to In-Car App Stable | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Every major automotive manufacturer has a strategy for integrating apps into cars. Music apps are among the most attractive, to the point that some experts believe in-dash AM/FM radios will be phased out entirely by 2015.
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Tumblr Now Hosts Over 100 Million Blogs

Tumblr Now Hosts Over 100 Million Blogs | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Tumblr has reached a big milestone: More than 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion blog posts have been created using the platform The milestone, noticed by the folks from The Next Web, comes after a very successful 2012, in which Tumblr became on of...
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Gracenote Launches Developer Program and Opens API to Spark Music Industry Innovation

Gracenote Launches Developer Program and Opens API to Spark Music Industry Innovation | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
ProgrammableWeb.com keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of mashups and APIs. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.
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Spotify - For Music (Extended Version)

We are Spotify. And we are for music. Join us at: https://www.spotify.com/us/for-music/ (RT @SpotifyUSA: Did you see our spot during @NBCTheVoice tonight? Check out the full version here!
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Hack Your Craft's comment, March 26, 2013 5:09 AM
ugh. This is a poorly written, hypocritical, western hemisphere homogenous leaning piece of crap ad. I'm sorry Yvan, so be screaming on your post its just not what I wanted to wake up to. But I will share it and my thoughts. I have to break this down a bit
Hack Your Craft's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:18 AM

This new Spotify ad really rubbed me a certain way this morning; the wrong way. As Spotify attempts to become the Big "Brother" of music, this ad attempts to describe the affect, meaning and purpose of music in 'our' lives. Defining music has been only attempted a million times before throughout history but in every instance met by linguistic FAILS.  That's becuase music is not the same to anyone person, people or species. But in this Spotify ad all we see is the dramatized emotions of crowd surfing. One lone white male surfing a sea of white/light arms that intend to animate the microscopic tingling of the skin or the phisilogical high that music can often evoke. Of course, Spotify has an idea who its market is; young whites located in the western-hemisphere where they are the majority (South America and the Caribean are the other West, I guess). Of course their marketing charts include people of color, but this isn't a factor when creating ads for something as omnimous as music or humanity. Not a factor because for decades marketing 'mad men' have indoctrinated everybody else to experience these broad concepts vicariously through the white image of humanity.

 

Before I continue, you may question why I am even bringing race or gender into a discussion about a damn Spotify ad? I answer, if we love music so much how do we take for granted the intentional and methodical actions of the  American music industry (in particular) to segregate, catergorize and marginalize our beloved force "for good"? The true vastness of music will always be just beyond our fingertips if we take race, cultural and social stratification, and gender for granted. In fact most of us have wondered of the dimensions of music still not explored. Do you truly believe these untapped realms of musical experience will always be dictated by the creative thoughts and actions of one people? Come on! This is not about race or even nationalism, this is about Spotify and its voice in our ever-growing relationship to music.

 

The text in the ad favors no better, if not illustrates how Spotiy is no leader in our musical future, or we had better not see that it is. After the steady paced young white male voice questions why music "stops us in our tracks" and has us screaming "coocoocahoo (sp?)"  he then wields his audacious tongue to claim that "We were all conceived to a 4/4 beat?! Uhm ,no we ALL weren't!

 

Again, I get it, the vast majority of the non-western world that are not slaves to the 4/4 beat may not be Spotify's market, but the statement is false all the same. "Because music is worth fighting for", the ad continues; and what exactly are we fighting for in its behalf? The commodification of music? Music is not just what is recorded nor does it need our help to exist. Like atoms, energy and cockaroaches it will be here beyond humanity. 

 

Does Spotiy see itself as freeing music? From what, itself? The issue I take with Spotify and this streaming goldrush is that it is a well-dressed frankenstein of the now antiquaited music business model. Its relationship with artists is the same if not worse. It still erects the same imagined  parameters around music so that it can be factory assembled, marketed and sold.

 

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Data is Shaping the Future of Product Development - semanticweb.com

Data is Shaping the Future of Product Development - semanticweb.com | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Max Engel of HypeBot recently identified the smart use of data as one of three major trends currently shaping the future of product development.
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Ears-On With Spotify Social, The New “Follow” Feature Now Available To Everyone | TechCrunch

Ears-On With Spotify Social, The New “Follow” Feature Now Available To Everyone | TechCrunch | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Spotify today confirmed to TechCrunch that it has finally completed the rollout of its new social following features that model music discovery after offline behavior -- where you find songs through tuned-in friends and influencers.


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Data is the future of music: Q&A with Alex Vlassopulos, Omnifone

Data is the future of music: Q&A with Alex Vlassopulos, Omnifone | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
As digital music consumption grows, cloud-based subscription services will eventually be the main distribution method
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ArtistX Offers Astounding View of Any Band

ArtistX Offers Astounding View of Any Band | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest director of developer community Paul Lamere put together a nice new app called ArtistX over the weekend.
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How To: Equalize Mac for iTunes, Spotify, Everything Else

How To: Equalize Mac for iTunes, Spotify, Everything Else | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Some people like to hear music precisely as it was recorded, which is why the most expensive audio equipment purports to do absolutely nothing to affect the original audio signal. Others like to tweak their sound, often in the bass range.
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Spotify’s Daniel Ek on the Future of Music Streaming, Competing With Apple and Google

Spotify’s Daniel Ek on the Future of Music Streaming, Competing With Apple and Google | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

“If you’re a business now and you’re only on the PC, you’re going to have some serious problems.” That’s how Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek described the biggest challenge facing his company and others in the industry during a one-on-one chat Tuesday with Forbes associate editor Steven Bertoni. On the first day of the music portion of SXSW in Austin, Ek began with some news about Spotify’s growing position as the world’s leading music subscription service— it now claims six million paid subscribers worldwide— before delving into his views on what’s next.

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Prentice Cameron's curator insight, January 14, 2014 11:06 AM

The director of spotify talks about how licensing music and how its changing the game.  Usings spotify 4 million people can instantly get access and listen to songs that they upload. They are upcoming competition for alot of the big markets because they are willing to pay artist more for per stream.

 

PRO: Consumers have easy access and they are enjoying the new way to access music

CON: They are still stuggling with alot of the licensing issues.

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Spotify - Getting Weird

Certain songs have a way of making everything ok. Discover new music to cut loose to with Spotify. Join us at: https://www.spotify.com/us/for-music/ (Big night ahead? Music starts the party. Take it with you wherever you go with Spotify.
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Hack Your Craft's comment, March 31, 2013 5:48 PM
Wow, this is Sweden's impression of Americans' letting loose?
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Fanzy Raises $550,000 Seed Round For Free Facebook Fan Loyalty App

Fanzy Raises $550,000 Seed Round For Free Facebook Fan Loyalty App | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

Facebook social loyalty app Fanzy announced the completion of a $550,000 seed financing round with investments from Kima Ventures (Rapportive, Sparrow), Start Capital (State.com, Senzari) and OREFA, the investment fund of Jacques-Antoine Granjon, founder of Vente-Privee.  The new funds together with Fanzy's previous angel financing brings the company's total financing to over $1.5 million.

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5 Ways to Reach a Larger Audience With Your Music With Little Extra Effort

5 Ways to Reach a Larger Audience With Your Music With Little Extra Effort | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of efficiency when it comes to marketing, and when it comes to promoting new music releases there are so many opportunities
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Flipboard 2.0′s new user-curated magazines have music potential

Flipboard 2.0′s new user-curated magazines have music potential | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Billed as "your social news magazine", the Flipboard app has been used by more than 50m people since its launch in July 2010. Now it wants lots of them to start curating their own digital mags for other people to read, in its Flipboard 2.0 update.
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NARM Announces First-Ever Music Industry Metadata Summit

NARM Announces First-Ever Music Industry Metadata Summit | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and digitalmusic.org have announced its first-ever Music Industry Metadata Summit, which will be held in Los Angeles, May 6th and 7th, and is part of NARM's Music Biz 2013 conference.


The event is designed to inform newcomers about the importance of managing information through metadata, the “plumbing” that ensures digital tracks are labeled correctly in online music stores, and provide a forum for music-industry executives to find solutions to key issues in this area through a variety of workshop sessions.

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Flipboard 2.0 aims to get people curating their own digital magazines

Flipboard 2.0 aims to get people curating their own digital magazines | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Having attracted 50m users so far, can news app's Pinterest-like new features make it even more mainstream?
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Microsoft, Spotify and The Echo Nest launch Mixshape, an engaging tool for ordering playlists

Microsoft, Spotify and The Echo Nest launch Mixshape, an engaging tool for ordering playlists | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Microsoft, Spotify and music intelligence firm The Echo Nest have joined forces to create Mixshape, a visual tool that automatically sorts playlists based on the properties and moods ...
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The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce

The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Mike Jones is CEO of Science, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio; he has no connection to the companies mentioned herein. Follow him on Twitter @mjones.
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Vevo boss says intelligent, data-centric services could revive music industry

Vevo boss says intelligent, data-centric services could revive music industry | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
International senior vice-president Nic Jones says music service users want opportunity to be curated by more than algorithms. By Jemima Kiss

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Can APIs Solve Music’s 'Crisis of Innovation'?

Can APIs Solve Music’s 'Crisis of Innovation'? | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it

here’s an old saw among established technology companies that says innovation happens elsewhere, that big ideas can come from small, unexpected places.

 

The best way to tap into that potential, according to this view, is to throw open the gates and let all developers build products on top of your existing, proprietary technology. Make it easy for developers, and good things are bound to happen.

 

That, at least, has been the ethos behind the steady stream of music-related application software interfaces, or APIs. Last month, two companies, Gracenote and MediaNet, quietly added their APIs into the mix.

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Streaming Accounts for Just 4 Percent of Global Recording Revenues, Study Finds...

Streaming Accounts for Just 4 Percent of Global Recording Revenues, Study Finds... | MUSIC:ENTER | Scoop.it
That's according to research just shared by top industry analyst Mark Mulligan, who found that streaming revenues are just 12 percent of the broader, digital, global pie.
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Philippe Astor's comment, March 26, 2013 5:47 AM
10% de PDM monde en 2012 selon l'IFPI
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Twitter's Music App Will Let You Watch, Too, With Help From Vevo

If you want a very good idea of what Twitter’s music app will look like, you should check out Casey Newton’s detailed report at CNET. Back? OK.
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