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Stream music everywhere with Gramofon – now integrated with Qualcomm's ... - Tech Digest

Stream music everywhere with Gramofon – now integrated with Qualcomm's ... - Tech Digest | Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Scoop.it
Gramofon has launched a streaming device which it claims will let you turn your existing audio gear into a multi-room, music-streaming system for a fraction of the cost of Sonos.
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This article actually describes a demonstration of how music streaming has become more convenient to the average consumer whilst using the Gramofon device. This particular audio gear where music is streaming through is identified as Gramofon, which is now integrated with Qualcomm's AllPlay and Spotify Connect. I found the information in this article very interesting. This article goes on to state that this technological gear can simply streams music over the cloud to any audio system you own, from portables to hi-fi separates" (p1 Chris Price). Furthermore, it allows access through stored music whether its on your laptop or your mobile device. On the other hand, the author of the article provided valuable information that were also credible. The author himself post frequent news on tech devices that are like the Gramofon. Most of his information post pertains to tech devices that shape society and to inform those unfamiliar with such products.

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Rdio introduces Rdio Select for $3.99 a month, gives you 25 downloads per day

Rdio introduces Rdio Select for $3.99 a month, gives you 25 downloads per day | Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Scoop.it
If you stream music from your mobile device, and want to avoid listening to ads without spending $10 a month, Rdio's new plan may be the one for your.
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This article informs those of the music streaming application known as Rdio. In today's society, it is common for these applications to have ads pop up while you are listening to your music through the application. However, you may then receive a statement in which it states that, "for less ads" or "to avoid ads" give a monthly payment of X amount of dollars and you won't see the ads anymore. Although some music streaming applications advertise them, they still showcase ads on their music streaming applications after you've paid for the "pro version" of the application. Now at times, you are paying for less ads, with some music application access and at other times you are paying for no ads at all, yet from you, the consumer, the artist still gets paid a percentage through these music streaming apps every time their track is played. Now on the other hand, I found the author to be very keen with his information that he provided although it wasn't very much. Jared is also a frequent article contributor to the website with his tech talks and insights on different products the industry.

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Spotify is Now Generating More Royalties Than iTunes in Europe

Spotify is Now Generating More Royalties Than iTunes in Europe | Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Scoop.it

In Europe, Spotify is now generating more royalties for its artists than iTunes for the first time ever. In fact, during the last quarter, revenues from the popular music streaming service were 13% higher on average than those from iTunes following a drop in music downloads.

 

The figures come from Kobalt, a company that helps collect music royalties on behalf of thousands of popular artists, including “half of this week’s Billboard Top 10″ and the likes of Bob Dylan, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Lenny Kravitz, and Maroon 5.

 

They reinforce the notion that music lovers would much rather pay a monthly fee to stream all the tracks they can listen to rather than buying and owning individual tracks or albums.

 

The rise in streaming popularity is quite incredible, but it’s a recent phenomenon, Kobalt says. Two years ago, less than 4% of the company’s global publishing income came from streaming — now it’s at 10%. Just two quarters ago, iTunes generated almost 60% of Kobalt’s European publishing income, while now it’s less than 50%.

 

In comparison, Spotify was generating just over 40% of the publishing income in Q3 2013, while now it accounts for more than half of it.

 

“Spotify overtaking iTunes in Europe is an important new milestone in streaming,” Kobalt CEO Willart Ahdritz told TechCrunch. “The music industry’s infrastructure is failing them, unable to efficiently account for the enormous volumes of data from digital transactions.”

 

iTunes is still a hugely successful business for Apple, of course, and despite a decline in music sales, it still saw $300 million in growth last quarter to bring total sales to $4.6 billion. That’s largely thanks to an ever-increasing demand for iOS apps.

 

But the Cupertino company is already looking at ways in which it can solve this problem. Recent reports have claimed that Apple is working to integrate the music streaming service it acquired from Beats into iTunes to provide a greater experience for those already familiar with the ecosystem and indeed its immensely popular iOS devices.


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In this article, author Killian Bell, describes how Spotify, a popular streaming application, is actually generating more royalties than iTunes in Europe. The article goes on to compare numbers between the royalties from Spotify and iTunes stating that in 2013, Spotify "generated over 40% of the publishing income, while now it accounts for more than half of it". Being that iTunes is a successful product of Apple where professionals release music for consumers to purchase, Spotify has now reached new heights. For artist, this means increase in royalties and may also be a foreshadowing of what the future is gearing towards as far as music streaming applications becoming more frequent as well as competitive. On the other hand, Bell stated valuable information and I like the fact that he gave information based of off facts and showed accurate numbers. In addition I also like the fact that Bell was not bias in his information that he provided.

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10 Best Music Streaming Apps for Android and iOS Power Users to Stream Music Online

10 Best Music Streaming Apps for Android and iOS Power Users to Stream Music Online | Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Scoop.it
Choose the perfect online music streaming service that suits your needs,discover new songs with the Best Music Streaming Apps for Android & iOS Power Users.
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This article features some of the more popular music apps that we know and love. These apps include Pandora, iHeartRadio, Rdio and many more. With technology advancing today, artists are more prone to having their music streamed through torrent sites or leaked online through other web applications. With the music streaming apps that are becoming more and more popular, artist are finding more ways to make money through their music without succumbing to online piracy and copyright violations, thus the reason why i chose this particular article to further back up my topic of choosing. In this present time, artists make less money through singles or even an entire albums than they did in the past, because consumers are now getting the albums from these online torrents. with most of these popular music streaming apps, if consumers want the best experience, will have to eventually pay for them, however, this is a means for artist to get paid through music that streams through these music applications. Moreover, I found this article and the author himself to be reliable. Rahul Dubey is actually a frequent contributor to the Tech Review Pro website. Information that he post are accurate as well as relevant. I also found his article to be well informative yet opinionated and bias. In Dubey's statement he uses the term "my favorite" and the order of some of the music streaming applications in which he describes are the best, are subject to change based on others evaluation of the "the best music streaming applications".

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Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads

Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Warner Music reveals streaming income has overtaken downloads | Scoop.it
WMG chief Stephen Cooper warns rivals against ditching freemium streaming in favour of subscription services as part of war against piracy
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In this article, Stuart Dredge talks about the battle between streaming music and piracy downloads and goes on to mention that the music streaming income is actually overtaking downloads by quite a margin. With the ever growing music streaming applications, there is what can be identified as "freemium", also described as free memberships and then you have premium memberships. With the free membership, you are able to stream music through an electronic device and access most of its features with the addition to multiple pop up adds. With the premium membership, which some applications state that you pay a certain amount, for example, $10 a month, and it not only gives you access to the features of the music streaming application in its entirety, but removes frequent pop up ads as well. 

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