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Vinyl Records ( An alternative)

Vinyl Records ( An alternative) | Streaming Music vs. Music Theft |

Independent bands are turning to outsourced vinyl record production to recapture the long-lost album experience--and the monetary value--that everyone thought the iTunes store had killed.

Joshua Lewis Ramey's insight:

In most cases, free is not the best option for a consumer who’s concerned with quality. Usually I collect artists vinyls instead of buying their albums from iTunes because of my love for album art. When you buy an album on a vinyl, most of the time it comes with a link for the legal downloadable copy of the work. It’s almost always worth the extra few pennies.

Dia Morgan Chaimovitz's curator insight, October 13, 2014 3:33 AM

So many people aren't making their fair share of money because of streaming and stealing music. Vinyls are hipster and hipsters are buying the indie artists they listen to's physical vinyl record album. This is allowing the indie artists to actually making their money. It's not likely to actually take over but it's happening at a very small scale right now.

Julian Bonilla's curator insight, September 9, 2015 3:14 PM

Here would show you how upcoming bands decided to bring and record their new album's in this old style of vinyl records their functionality and it's revenue.

Aaron Orosz's curator insight, November 11, 2015 9:12 PM

This article delves into the artist psychology behind vinyl  

production in recent years. Through interviews with various indie musicians who release their music on vinyl, you get a great handle on why they choose this format. It also mentions

major companies like Whole Foods investing in

the vinyl influx. 

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Streaming means record industry's 'rough ride' is coming to an end - CNET

Streaming means record industry's 'rough ride' is coming to an end - CNET | Streaming Music vs. Music Theft |
ng and physical media can co-exist in a way physical and downloading couldn't," reckons Jacob. The change from physical media to downloading saw higher barriers: principally, Jacob explains, buying new kit -- you had to replace your Discman with an iPod, your hi-fi with a computer. But when you switch between downloading your music and streaming it, there's no new kit required -- you just keep using your PC, laptop, iPod or smartphone.

Via Christopher Coleman
Joshua Lewis Ramey's insight:

Not all artists or companies would agree that free music is necessarily the best way to go. Its all about the quality of their work and not what it costs. This scoop can tell you how some free streaming websites and devices in the past have been forgotten and exactly why they did not last. The user experience is all that matters.

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Spotify tripled its losses in two years. Is music streaming over?

Spotify tripled its losses in two years. Is music streaming over? | Streaming Music vs. Music Theft |
Money is streaming out the door of Spotify.

Via Enzo Calamo
Joshua Lewis Ramey's insight:

What could possibly be better, another streaming app? Legally streaming your music from Spotify may be old news now, but It was just the earlier of many businesses like itself. Doing things the right way and legally streaming from apps such as iTunes and Tidal will cause the music industry and the sound of your favorite artists to grow and evolve much faster. When you pay for your music service you’ll receive better quality besides the typical lower quality mp3 files.

JD Gorecki's curator insight, May 15, 2015 6:47 PM

This article is a basic idea of how "Spotify" is losing out through music streaming just as well as the artist that use it. The article itself seems, perhaps biased, as it just describes the negative effects "Spotify" has received and put out, but there is still information on the topic. "In fact, its losses are getting worse, almost tripling from 2013 when the company lost $68 million" is what the author claims, but does not state a source, just as many of the other quotes provided. Overall, what is stated in the article may be true but not necessarily reliable.

Hunter Jackson's curator insight, October 12, 2015 2:54 AM

This article argues Spotify will not succeed because it's losses are increasing. I don't think this mean music streaming is over, I just think it might need to change a little bit.

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Five Best Streaming Music Services

If you’re looking for something good to listen to, you have tons of services, both free and paid (and both) to choose from. With Grooveshark now sadly departed, it’s time to take a fresh look at the world of streaming music, and see who comes out on top. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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By creating strong and reliable legal outlets for their work, artists actually stand a chance against piracy. Outlets such as Tidal Hi Fi and the few mentioned in this scoop where the consumer streams their music through a mobile device or computer are the best way to ensure an artist is getting paid every time their songs are played. Recently, companies such as Spotify have lost their connection with the artist and a new streaming app know as Tidal was formed for the better treatment of the individual artists

Damon Binford Dlux's curator insight, December 9, 2017 12:06 AM

This streaming situation is still taking time to fix and it will not be fixed overnight. 

ZaiBoi Musiq's curator insight, July 22, 2018 10:24 PM
This article simply list some of the top streaming services out there. Streaming is becoming the #1 way to access music around the world. If you have never been a fan of streaming music these will be some of the best services to try
Juwan's curator insight, September 17, 2018 2:27 AM

I think that all music services offer the same benefits. With them all having their own pros and cons. A lot of the factors come into play like popularity, design, and quality of streamed audio. Which is why Spotify to me has all of the need qualities. The post being on LifeHacker made the source reliable because this site is all about bring its readers facts to help Improve their lifestyles. The writer was straight to the point using the streaming services pros and cons with no bias opinions. This source is a major informational resource for audio industry professionals because it will allow for labels to determine which streaming services is being used and is better of the other to decide where to distribute the album and where to promote more.

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We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead | TechCrunch

We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead | TechCrunch | Streaming Music vs. Music Theft |

According to a report by Norwegian researchers at Ipsos, piracy has fallen alarmingly in that country thanks to viable alternative sources. For example, music piracy has fallen from 1.2 billion songs in 2008 to 210 million last year. About 60 million movies and TV shows were pirated last year, compared to 125 million and 135 million five years ago. In short, access to paid content, whether via streaming or a la carte services, is slowly whittling away the impetus to pirate.


To be clear this data comes from Norway and may not be representative of all areas but given the popularity of services like Spotify, Rdio, and Netflix – not to mention the many platform-specific releases made available on each of these services – has done what Hollywood couldn’t.


Norway has led the charge against file-sharing sites, recently passing a law that can shut down sites at the ISP level and allows rights holders to go after copyright offenders. However, it seems it’s a case of “Too much, too late.” The laws coincide with some of the lowest levels of piracy in the country which, in the twisted logic of the MPAA, will be chalked up to strong laws and not to the success of stable, usable, and preferable alternatives to piracy.


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Joshua Lewis Ramey's insight:

This is what has been going on in the music industry for quite some time now, as one popular site dies another is almost always born. Whether its legal service or not, the consumer will always find another way to consume. Just as Spotify has replaced tools such as limewire in the past… Other services such as Tidal have since replaced it.

Jesse Himmelsbach's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:37 PM

Statistics that show that less illegal downloads are happening because of streaming. This article also shows that norway has been cracking down on Pirating websites.

Steven Wang's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:49 AM

Here is another article which supports the idea that pirating is going "out of fashion". Another report was found by Norwegian researchers that the frequency of piracy has fallen by extreme amounts, due to the accessibility and convenience of streaming services.