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Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even 'niche indie albums' will earn $17k a month”
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Indies capture best albums share this century

Indies capture best albums share this century | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Independents have increased their share of UK album sales to a 21st Century high of 26.4% this year, according to a Music Week presentation at AIM's Indie-Con event.”
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YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music?

YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
2013 has been a momentous year for digital music for all sorts of reasons, but as we enter its home straight, two of the most-anticipated new music services of the year haven’t yet launched – and look increasingly likely to slip to 2014.
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Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC

Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Music streaming sites seem like an obvious way for musicians to gain exposure and earn compensation for their work. However, things aren't always as they seem.”
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Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales.
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U.S. Music Numbers: Streaming Up, Sales Down… Vinyl Up 33 Percent | Evolver.fm

U.S. Music Numbers: Streaming Up, Sales Down… Vinyl Up 33 Percent | Evolver.fm | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
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Everything You Need to Know About 2013 Music Sales in One Infographic

Everything You Need to Know About 2013 Music Sales in One Infographic | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Streams climbed, CDs declined and Justin Timberlake wound up on top”
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Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ

Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ The music industry’s revenues in Sweden are back to the highest level since 2004, fueled by the growing popularity of streaming services like Spotify.”
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The rise of vinyl and why records sound ‘warm’ | Toronto Star

The rise of vinyl and why records sound ‘warm’ | Toronto Star | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
This year the major labels get back on board with analog technology in a big way. In 2014, it’s safe to say, the major Canadian music labels will release more music on vinyl than they have since the heyday of the format more than 30 years ago.
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The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales

The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
It’s been another strong week for Amazon. First they announce a 100% rise in vinyl sales on last year from their UK outpost Amazon.co.uk, then they unleash the headline-grabbing stat that US sales of physical records are up 745% since 2008. And yet, perhaps the greatest success of the last seven days has been cosmetic rather than economic – Amazon’s gains are being celebrated as positive for the music industry at large.
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Labels Introduce The Newest Album Format They’re Hoping You’ll Buy

Labels Introduce The Newest Album Format They’re Hoping You’ll Buy | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The format wars were at their fiercest back when digital music and the internet was just a fledgling twinkle in the eye of Apple, Sony, et al. But just because the fight over superiority in mediums has leavened out over the decades it doesn’t mean that IT companies stop attempting to find ways to get consumers to re-buy their collections on a shiny new medium.
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What if Spotify became the next music magazine?

What if Spotify became the next music magazine? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Today, I got an email from Spotify with the subject line “This Week’s New Music,” one of the few newsletters I ever bother to open. The top item in the email was a promo for a story about Nirvana’s “In Utero,” a feature to mark the 20th anniversary re-issue of the album.
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Why Artists Should Stop Chasing Spotify's Pennies And Focus On Top Fans

Why Artists Should Stop Chasing Spotify's Pennies And Focus On Top Fans | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Nary a day goes by when we don’t hear from an artist with a variant on the following: “My song was streamed on Spotify/Pandora [insert "large" number here], and I was only paid [insert "small" number here].”
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Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even 'niche indie albums' will earn $17k a month”
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Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even 'niche indie albums' will earn $17k a month”
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A Guide To Why Spotify Scares Musicians

A Guide To Why Spotify Scares Musicians | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming services might be great for consumers and labels, but it’s been difficult to ignore the swelling ranks of artists that have cried foul over the pittance they’re paid by digital music plaforms.
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Why have vinyl records become so popular in Germany?

Why have vinyl records become so popular in Germany? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ As hunger grows for the retro format, new companies are springing up around the country to service the vinyl renaissance. Stephen Evans reports.”
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Strictly on the record... The rebirth of the vinyl album

Strictly on the record... The rebirth of the vinyl album | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ Not only has vinyl made a comeback, but it has consolidated it – with sales of LPs doubling in 2013. Metro asks why a new generation of music fans have fallen in love with records.”
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14 new ways to make money from your music in 2014 - DIY Musician Blog

14 new ways to make money from your music in 2014 - DIY Musician Blog | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ New year — new ways to put your music to work Here is a quick list of artist revenue streams you may not’ve tried to tap into yet. Remember, I said “streams.” Not all of these options are going to turn into giant rivers of cash on their own.”
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Everything Old Is New Again – 3D Printer Makes Vinyl Records Out Of MP3s

Everything Old Is New Again – 3D Printer Makes Vinyl Records Out Of MP3s | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Making guns and electric guitars is pretty impressive, but it seems as though the current boom in 3D printing advancements has found found a proper use. Well, a proper, somewhat poetic use which is currently in beta stage. Researcher and Instructables DIY project site team member Amanda Ghassaei has discovered a way to use the technology to turn any MP3 into a fully functional vinyl record.
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YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music?

YouTube Music may slip to 2014, but what about Beats Music? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
2013 has been a momentous year for digital music for all sorts of reasons, but as we enter its home straight, two of the most-anticipated new music services of the year haven’t yet launched – and look increasingly likely to slip to 2014.
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Why have vinyl records become so popular in Germany?

Why have vinyl records become so popular in Germany? | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“ As hunger grows for the retro format, new companies are springing up around the country to service the vinyl renaissance. Stephen Evans reports.”
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BBC - Newsbeat - Vinyl sales at highest level for more than a decade

BBC - Newsbeat - Vinyl sales at highest level for more than a decade | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend have helped vinyl records achieve their highest sales figures for more than a decade.
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What Social Media Is Doing To Music (Hint: It's Not Good) - hypebot

What Social Media Is Doing To Music (Hint: It's Not Good) - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
By Tony Hymes (@TonyHymes), the community manager at Whyd, a social music community. Do you remember the early glory days of social media?
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Growth in vinyl sales since 2006

Growth in vinyl sales since 2006 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Growth in vinyl sales since 2006 according to Amazon.
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