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Apple announces its streaming music service, Apple Music

Apple has finally jumped into the music streaming race, unveiling Apple Music at WWDC this afternoon. The company revolutionized digital music with the iPod and iTunes, but is now playing catch ...

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Tom Silverman On The New Music Seminar Past And Present, The Future Of The Industry, And More

Tom Silverman On The New Music Seminar Past And Present, The Future Of The Industry, And More | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music industry vet shares his predictions and memories.

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Why Apple's Late Push Into Streaming Music Won't Be That Easy

Why Apple's Late Push Into Streaming Music Won't Be That Easy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it
These four charts put Apple's streaming-music ambitions into perspective
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Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple’s music streaming service tomorrow

Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple’s music streaming service tomorrow | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sony Music CEO Doug Morris was clearly enthusiastic about the Apple launch, and said he expected it to represent a kind of "tipping point" that would accelerate the shift to streaming.

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Going for a song: the hidden history of music piracy

Going for a song: the hidden history of music piracy | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

From the late 90s, illegal filesharing gradually brought the music industry to its knees. Exclusive extracts from Stephen Witt’s book pinpoint how music ‘got free’

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Deezer: ‘We can’t throw out freemium until we have a viable replacement’

Deezer’s newly appointed CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht isn’t worried about Apple’s imminent arrival into the streaming market, and killing ...

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SoundCloud and Merlin explain their indie licensing deal (Interview)

SoundCloud and Merlin explain their indie licensing deal (Interview) | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Slowly but surely, SoundCloud’s status as an unlicensed streaming music service – albeit one where it’s mostly artists and labels ...

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Songkick and Crowdsurge merge to make a splash in live music market

Songkick and Crowdsurge merge to make a splash in live music market | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Music-tech startups are coming together to help fans go to more gigs, and musicians to sell more tickets directly to them

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Why Music Streaming Still Doesn’t Make Enough Money

Why Music Streaming Still Doesn’t Make Enough Money | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Unlimited music streaming is a poisoned chalice. The forthcoming launch of Apple Music will show that the key to creating a viable business in this arena is simple: coming to terms with the fact that free streaming, where the user is not expected to pay for their listening experience, is a mistake, and the argument that it helps fight against piracy is a trap for the naive.

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Jay Z’s music service has new apps, concert tickets, and a lot to prove

Jay Z’s music service has new apps, concert tickets, and a lot to prove

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SoundCloud's Takedown Policies Make Sense, If You're SoundCloud

SoundCloud's Takedown Policies Make Sense, If You're SoundCloud | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Last July Billboard reported, on the strength of a source from the largest major label, that reports of a carte blanche takedown tool for rights holders on SoundCloud was inaccurate, and that rights holders were required to submit requests for infringing uploads to be removed, much as they are on YouTube.

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Kobalt's creative spark: Sas Metcalfe on A&R and remodelling the music biz

Kobalt's creative spark: Sas Metcalfe on A&R and remodelling the music biz | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Sas Metcalfe wasn’t 100% sure what she was getting into when she became Kobalt’s first employee in 2001.

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PwC's Music Biz Forecast for the Next Four Years? More of the Same, Despite Looming Changes

PwC's Music Biz Forecast for the Next Four Years? More of the Same, Despite Looming Changes | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

What will happen to the music business through the end of the decade? Disruptive entrants could push the market off course, a scenario being widely considered as Apple readies for the debut of a new music subscription service. Or it could follow the predictable, unimpressive path forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its annual Entertainment & Media Outlook report.

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Apple unveils streaming service Apple Music and 24-hour radio stations

Apple unveils streaming service Apple Music and 24-hour radio stations | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Service includes on-demand music, a 24-hour radio station headed by Zane Lowe, and a forum for artists to engage with fans called Connect

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Kobalt launches a collection society - and invites publishers to join - Music Business Worldwide

Kobalt launches a collection society - and invites publishers to join - Music Business Worldwide | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Kobalt has launched what it calls the world’s first ‘global, direct, digital mechanical and performing rights society’.

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Apple finally presses play on music-streaming service

Apple finally presses play on music-streaming service | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Apple Music, the long-awaited Spotify rival that will offer unlimited content for a monthly fee, launches on Monday

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Stephen Witt: ‘Music piracy is illegal – but morally, is it wrong?’

Stephen Witt: ‘Music piracy is illegal – but morally, is it wrong?’ | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Kitty Empire talks to Stephen Witt about his book, the first true history of how music ‘got free’

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Daniel Ek: Spotify and free music will save the industry, not kill it

Daniel Ek: Spotify and free music will save the industry, not kill it | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The music streaming pioneer has come under fire from critics such as Taylor Swift for giving away songs. Now he faces a new challenge from Apple

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, His 'Freemium' Business Model and Why He's Saving the Music Industry

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, His 'Freemium' Business Model and Why He's Saving the Music Industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

“It’s hard to criticize someone who’s hugely successful,” says Daniel Ek. The Spotify CEO is sitting inside a diner-style booth, in one of the many thoughtfully placed nooks at the company’s 100,000-square-foot Manhattan office, the day after a May 20 press event during which he announced the service’s new music recommendation and video-streaming features. He’s not referring to himself.

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YouTube aims to be the next great music label

YouTube aims to be the next great music label | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

YouTube is about to unveil a major push into the music business — one that will seriously amp up the competition between it and music labels, The Post has learned. The initiative, called YouTube ...

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SoundCloud signs licensing deal to pay independent labels for music streams

SoundCloud signs licensing deal to pay independent labels for music streams | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Partnership with licensing agency Merlin also covers the company’s plans for a paid music subscription service later in 2015

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Apple Takes On a Market Full of Streaming Services

Apple Takes On a Market Full of Streaming Services | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

The company will be entering a crowded market, but its size and reach will be to its advantage.

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CD Baby launches YouTube multi-channel network

CD Baby launches YouTube multi-channel network | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Independent distributor CD Baby has launched a multi-channel network on YouTube named Illustrated Sound.

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How the Cash Flows in Spotify Streams

How the Cash Flows in Spotify Streams | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

On Spotify, not all songs are created equal; sometimes not even the same song is created equal - at least when it comes to how its creators are compensated.

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How to succeed in the music industry

How to succeed in the music industry | Musicbiz | Scoop.it

Every day they cascade in packages, thump-thump-thump, through my letterbox, five or six at once. More arrive in my email inbox as downloads or digital streams. This past week I have had more than 30 to listen to: it would have taken me 24 hours to ...

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