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Napster exec says labels ’short-sighted’ for creating YouTube's music power

Napster exec says labels ’short-sighted’ for creating YouTube's music power | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

But with 2m paying subscribers, competition doesn't make Thorsten Schliesche feel like 'the rabbit in front of the snake'. By Stuart Dredge

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How Dua Lipa became the most streamed woman of 2017

How Dua Lipa became the most streamed woman of 2017 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Her smash hit New Rules gave relationship advice to an army of young women, making her more popular than Beyoncé and Rihanna – and her carefully nurtured rise could change the music industry for good

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Re-rewind: Cassette sales more than double in 2017

Re-rewind: Cassette sales more than double in 2017 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

With the humble cassette whirring back into life, Official Charts reveals the 40 biggest selling of 2017 on the once defunct format.

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Sony Music Posts Nearly $1 Billion in Quarterly Revenue as Streaming Booms

Sony Music Posts Nearly $1 Billion in Quarterly Revenue as Streaming Booms | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sony's music operations posted big growth in revenue and even bigger growth in operating income in the company's fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30.

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Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streaming

Apple Music's Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They're 'Not Even Close' to Success With Streaming | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Streaming may (finally!) be fueling big industry growth, but Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine isn’t popping bottles quite yet. He, Zane Lowe and Larry Jackson reveal what’s needed now.

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How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now

How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

How RapCaviar, the Spotify playlist curated by Tuma Base, creates rap hits and turns mixtape rappers into megastars.

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From streaming to selfies – six things Taylor Swift taught the music industry

From streaming to selfies – six things Taylor Swift taught the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The digital revolution has done a lot of damage. But some artists can still see the way forward

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Despacito’

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Despacito’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Everything you ever wanted to know about Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.”

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'They could destroy the album': how Spotify's playlists have changed music for ever

'They could destroy the album': how Spotify's playlists have changed music for ever | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Custom playlists on the streaming site can bring unknown artists to millions. But are they altering how songs get written?

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The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse

The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry. Hamstrung by management mistakes and fierce competition, they never did.

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SoundCloud Lays Off 40 Percent of Staff, Commits to 'Independent Future'

SoundCloud Lays Off 40 Percent of Staff, Commits to 'Independent Future' | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

SoundCloud laid off 173 staffers, or approximately 40 percent of its workforce, and consolidated its operations into offices in Berlin, where the streaming service is headquartered, and New York, closing its London outpost.

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Money, cash, woes: Jay-Z's 'exclusive' new album may be a sign of Tidal's failure

Money, cash, woes: Jay-Z's 'exclusive' new album may be a sign of Tidal's failure | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The rapper who was once hip-hop’s biggest star has a new album, 4:44, that seems like a play to prop up Tidal and put business before music

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Spotify surpasses 140m active users - up by 100m in just three years

Spotify surpasses 140m active users - up by 100m in just three years | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Spotify has officially confirmed that its platform’s audience is now made up of more than 140m monthly active users.

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Concord's $500m Imagem buy marks the birth of a major player in music

Concord's $500m Imagem buy marks the birth of a major player in music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The whopping pricetag is one of the biggest in music business history

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Grime watch: how SBTV, Link Up and GRM Daily propped up black British music

Grime watch: how SBTV, Link Up and GRM Daily propped up black British music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Grime watch: how SBTV, Link Up and GRM Daily propped up black British music

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What's Behind YouTube's Struggle to Place Ads On Music Videos?

What's Behind YouTube's Struggle to Place Ads On Music Videos? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music companies are sure about one thing when it comes to YouTube: They wish it would pay more to stream their tunes. But they're far less certain about the reason so few of the video streams containing their music carry ads these days.

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Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop

Hit-making songwriters and producers reveal the ways they are tailoring tracks to fit a musical landscape dominated by streaming.

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U.S. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Accelerates As Paid Streaming Subscriptions Rise 50 Percent

U.S. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Accelerates As Paid Streaming Subscriptions Rise 50 Percent | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In what's now become a familiar story, the U.S. recorded music industry has seen revenue growth accelerate again in the first half of 2017, up 17 percent over the first half of last year to $4.0 billion, according the the RIAA's 2017 mid-year report.

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Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music

Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From films to comics to concert posters, Discogs has new ambitions to bring its successes and lessons as an online music marketplace and database to other verticals.

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Where Is the Virtual Reality Music Revolution That Was Promised?

Where Is the Virtual Reality Music Revolution That Was Promised? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

So where is all of the revolutionary VR music content? Why is it taking so long to arrive?

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Five Stubborn Truths About YouTube and The Value Gap

Five Stubborn Truths About YouTube and The Value Gap | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

We are pleased that Lyor Cohen says he is making it his mission to direct some of YouTube’s revenues back to the music creators who drive its success. His optimism is encouraging. But to be honest…

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'Despacito' Effect: Behind This Year's Latin Music Revolution

'Despacito' Effect: Behind This Year's Latin Music Revolution | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

"Despacito" and "Mi Gente" are leading a surge of Spanish-language songs on the charts as mainstream artists and labels get in on the action.

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How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’

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steven williams's curator insight, July 23, 11:21 PM

i feel as soundcloud should of kept it the same. All of these new things they do like charge for premium accounts. This is mostly used by upcoming artists that's trying to get noticed.Then adding a million ads ruins listening and disturbs the podcast. The rights owners Content creators and these kinds of platforms need to work together to make it easy, fair and cost effective. i think this is a informational source for audio professionals. which i believe the source is very accurae and up to date

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The Secret Lives of Playlists

The Secret Lives of Playlists | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Not all Spotify playlists are created equally. To begin understanding this, look at them closely. Literally.

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How Amazon's Echo Is Making Major Labels Rethink Their Tunes

How Amazon's Echo Is Making Major Labels Rethink Their Tunes | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

As voice-activation technology from Amazon, Google and Apple goes mainstream, labels are looking to adapt to -- and capitalize on -- the latest frontier.

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Apple Music Hits 27 Million Subscribers

Apple Music Hits 27 Million Subscribers | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

During Apple's Worldwide Developer Confernce today out of San Jose it was revealed that Apple Music now has some 27 million subscribers, up from the 20 million figure that’s been bandied about since last December, and some 40 million songs in its catalog

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