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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 | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | 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.

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In Universal-EMI Deal, Indie Labels Await Scraps From the Table

In Universal-EMI Deal, Indie Labels Await Scraps From the Table | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
After tough scrutiny from the European Commission, Universal now seems willing to sell large chunks of EMI as concessions to regulators.
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EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Letter to Staff About Universal Deal

EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Letter to Staff About Universal Deal | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Today, not long after Universal Music submitted the long-delayed divestment package for its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division to the European...
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Le dernier souffle du rock indé | Slate

Le dernier souffle du rock indé | Slate | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Sommes-nous en train d'assister, comme le prédit Dorian Lynskey du Guardian, à la mort lente et douloureuse du rock indé? Après être devenue la nouvelle pop et avoir survécu, aux alentours de 2006 au débarquement des groupes de «landfill indie»...
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Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - Universal/EMI Senate hearing: Music industry titans do battle

The anticipated US Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing, tasked with scrutinising Universal’s £1.2bn ($1.9bn) buyout of EMI, took place in Washington last night. Lucian Grainge, Roger Faxon, Edgar J Bronfman, Martin Mills and Irving Azoff all battled in support or opposition of the deal.

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Why the indie record bosses are So-ho happy

Why the indie record bosses are So-ho happy | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
As the chief executives of music industry multinationals reflected this weekend on the gloomy spectacle of HMV shedding parts of its empire just to stay afloat, a small band of record company bosses stood in the sunshine in central London yesterday...
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Warner Music revenue down 8%, but losses are narrow

Warner Music revenue down 8%, but losses are narrow | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group, whose artists include Bruno Mars , Lenny Kravitz and Eric Clapton , posted an 8% drop in revenue for its second quarter, due in large part to a light album release schedule.
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Spotify Hits 20 Million Monthly Users and Could be on Track for 8 Million Paid Users 1 Year From Now

Spotify Hits 20 Million Monthly Users and Could be on Track for 8 Million Paid Users 1 Year From Now | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
When Facebook flicked the switch on stage two of its Socially Optimized Web Strategy at f8 it was clear that the social network had just found an effective means of embedding itself further into al...
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Bruxelles va approfondir son enquête sur le rachat d'EMI par Universal

Bruxelles va approfondir son enquête sur le rachat d'EMI par Universal | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
La Commission européenne devrait annoncer, vendredi 23 mars, qu'elle ouvre une deuxième phase d'examen de cette fusion entre la première et la troisième major mondiale du disque.
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SXSW 2012: Sean Parker predicts a 'war' between labels, artists

SXSW 2012: Sean Parker predicts a 'war' between labels, artists | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
While pledging an allegiance to neutrality, Napster co-founder Sean Parker essentially sounded the sirens of battle, and predicted an oncoming bout between labels and artists.
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10 Tips For Emerging Indie Musicians: Planning For Survival & Success - hypebot

10 Tips For Emerging Indie Musicians: Planning For Survival & Success - hypebot | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Buzz: Plan is the first digital release in the series Buzz - A survival guide for emerging indie musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. This free ebook is a creation of Stefan Aronsen of SF Intercom.
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Warner Music & Blavatnik Continue To Pursue EMI As Regulators Review Vivendi Deal - hypebot

Warner Music & Blavatnik Continue To Pursue EMI As Regulators Review Vivendi Deal - hypebot | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group and its billionaire owner Len Blavatnik continue to pursue the purchase of EMI’s recorded music division even as a sale to Vivendi Universal is being reviewed by regulators, according to multiple sources.
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Pour Pascal Nègre, la Hadopi est efficace mais l'industrie musicale n'est pas sauvée

Pour Pascal Nègre, la Hadopi est efficace mais l'industrie musicale n'est pas sauvée | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Le téléchargement de musique sur les réseaux P2P est en déclin, et les recettes des plateformes légales en augmentation. Merci la Hadopi, dit Pascal Nègre.
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Les Inrocks - Industrie du disque : pour qui sonne le glas?

Les Inrocks - Industrie du disque : pour qui sonne le glas? | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Pour obtenir l’autorisation de rachat du prestigieux label EMI, en cours de négociation à la Commission européenne, Universal Music propose de partager le gâteau avec des labels indépendants.
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Universal/EMI: US Senate urges 'careful FTC review'

Universal/EMI: US Senate urges 'careful FTC review' | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it

US senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee have co-signed a letter to the Federal Trade Commission in which they acknowledge that Universal’s proposed £1.2bn acquisition of EMI Music ‘presents significant competition issues that merit careful FTC review’.

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Industrie du disque, la quadrature du pas net

e landerneau de la filière musicale a récemment été secoué par les déclarations de notre nouvelle ministre de la culture sur le Centre national de la musique, qui mettaient en cause son financement et laissaient entendre que cet organisme ne devait pas être au service des majors du disque, mais plutôt promouvoir les labels indépendant

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Spotify Is Now The Second Biggest Source Of Revenue For Labels—Source

Spotify Is Now The Second Biggest Source Of Revenue For Labels—Source | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it

"iTunes is way up here and everyone else is way down here."
But Spotify success is great news for the music industry and legal music.


Via Yvan Boudillet
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How indie labels changed the world

How indie labels changed the world | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Run by mavericks with little or no business sense, independent record labels turned the music industry on its head in the 80s.
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George Martin, Katy Perry and Indie Label Heads on Universal-EMI Deal

George Martin, Katy Perry and Indie Label Heads on Universal-EMI Deal | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
As regulators consider perhaps the most significant music industry deal in the last decade, various musicians and business figures have spoken out about the deal.
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Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control?

Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the face of it, Universal Music Group's bid to buy a big chunk of EMI stands to make the world's leading music company an even more formidable force, combining Universal's star lineup of Lady Gaga and Rihanna with...
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6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free | Evolver.fm

6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free | Evolver.fm | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it

Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino defended the approach of the company he dropped out of college to co-found at age 19 in 2006 with his friend Josh Greenburg for nearly an hour, before he took a train to catch a plane.

Below are the six main reasons he thinks recorded music wants to be free, just like it (mostly) is on Grooveshark:


Via Simon Decreuze
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Are advertisers the new record labels?

Are advertisers the new record labels? | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
More and more, companies are heading to festivals like SXSW and sidestepping record labels to get to new talent.
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Billionaires Of The Music Business 2012 - Forbes

Billionaires Of The Music Business 2012 - Forbes | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
They may not all own record companies, but each of these billionaires has a hand in music.
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Billboard's 2012 Power 100 Index | Billboard.biz

Billboard's 2012 Power 100 Index | Billboard.biz | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Billboard's 2012 Power 100 Index...
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Anonymous Attacks Universal Music, RIAA, DOJ In Retaliation For Megaupload Takedown - hypebot

Anonymous Attacks Universal Music, RIAA, DOJ In Retaliation For Megaupload Takedown - hypebot | Music Industry |Majors VS Independent labels | Global Topic | Francais - English | Scoop.it
Hackers Anonymous announced this afternoon that they would attack the web sites of Universal Music Group, the RIAA and the U.S. Department Of Justice. As of 6:30PM Thursday, a review of each site showed that the hackers had been successful.
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