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5 Ways Third Man Records Made Vinyl Cool Again

5 Ways Third Man Records Made Vinyl Cool Again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Jack White has been influencing rock music for nearly two decades. He clearly has a passion for creating unique sounds, but his newest passion seems to be vinyl records. In 2001 White founded the record label, Third Man Records, which releases singles and albums primarily on vinyl. On April 19th Jack White’s most recently released album, Lazaretto, set the record for the fastest record ever pressed. Now it’s breaking a new record: the one for the coolest vinyl record ever made. (That may not be an actual record but with all of these crazy ...

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Amazon Music Says Number of Subscriptions Doubled In the Past Six Months

Amazon Music Says Number of Subscriptions Doubled In the Past Six Months | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Amazon Music tells Billboard it has "tens of millions" of paid customers, with subscriptions having more than doubled in the past six months, according to data provided by the company.

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Is Spotify really worth $20bn?

Is Spotify really worth $20bn? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music service will soon have its IPO and investors think it can be as big as Netflix. Are they right?

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Best Buy to Pull CDs, Target Threatens to Pay Labels for CDs Only When Customers Buy Them

Best Buy to Pull CDs, Target Threatens to Pay Labels for CDs Only When Customers Buy Them | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Even though digital is on the upswing, physical is still performing relatively well on a global basis -- if not in the U.S. market, where CD sales were down 18.5 percent last year. But things are about to get worse here, if some of the noise coming out of the big boxes comes to fruition.

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Is Vinyl’s Comeback Here to Stay?

Is Vinyl’s Comeback Here to Stay? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

In 2018, the once-forgotten format feels closer to the mainstream than it has in decades.

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Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for two decades

Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for two decades | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998

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Smart Speaker Sales More Than Tripled in 2017

Smart Speaker Sales More Than Tripled in 2017 | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.

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Universal Music Group Strikes First Major Licensing Deal With Facebook

Universal Music Group Strikes First Major Licensing Deal With Facebook | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Facebook and Universal Music Group have entered into an unprecedented and global licensing partnership that will shake up how people listen to and share music on the social media platform.

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Idris Busari's curator insight, December 24, 2017 8:08 PM
Facebook and Universal Music Group have entered into an unprecedented and global licensing partnership that will shake up how people listen to and share music on the social media platform.
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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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U.S. Music Industry Hits Highest Revenue Mark in a Decade, Fueled by Paid Subscriptions

U.S. Music Industry Hits Highest Revenue Mark in a Decade, Fueled by Paid Subscriptions | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The U.S. recorded-music industry reached its highest revenue mark since 2008 last year, growing 16.5 percent to reach $8.7 billion dollars.

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The major labels' revenues grew by $1bn in 2017. But who had the biggest year?

The major labels' revenues grew by $1bn in 2017. But who had the biggest year? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The combined sales of all three major record companies grew by a total of $1.04bn in 2017, with cumulative streaming revenues jumping $1.4bn year-on-year to offset physical and download declines.

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With 70 Million Subscribers and a Risky IPO Strategy, Is Spotify Too Big to Fail?

With 70 Million Subscribers and a Risky IPO Strategy, Is Spotify Too Big to Fail? | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The streaming giant is betting on an unconventional IPO strategy that will reverberate from Wall Street to the music industry.

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U.S. On-Demand Streams Passed 618 Billion in 2017, Outpacing Sales Declines Again

U.S. On-Demand Streams Passed 618 Billion in 2017, Outpacing Sales Declines Again | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

U.S. On-Demand Streams Passed 618 Billion in 2017, Outpacing Sales Declines Again

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Bandcamp Releases 2017 Year-End Numbers, Including Mind-Boggling Cassette Tape Stats

Bandcamp Releases 2017 Year-End Numbers, Including Mind-Boggling Cassette Tape Stats | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The company announced that 500 bands set up a Bandcamp page each day in 2017, or approximately 182,500 new bands in the calendar year, and that more than 17,000 cassette tapes were released this year alone.

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Idagio: Das Spotify für Klassik-Fans

Idagio: Das Spotify für Klassik-Fans | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Musikmanager Till Janczukowicz hat einen Streaming-Dienst gegründet – nur für klassische Musik. Jetzt geht kein Konzert mehr verloren.

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How Ed Sheeran Made ‘Shape of You,’ the Year’s Biggest Track

How Ed Sheeran Made ‘Shape of You,’ the Year’s Biggest Track | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Breaking down the biggest track of 2017 with Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac.

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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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