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Whipping the Music Industry into Shape

Whipping the Music Industry into Shape | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

So now that the music world is done discussing (yet still, at times, freaking out over) profound changes to their industry, it's back to business as not-so-usual. Part of that new normal is a first-time demand to serve the needs of successful bands that no longer have record labels running the show. Among those is merchandise distribution.

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EU antitrust regulators set out formal objections to Universal EMI bid

EU antitrust regulators set out formal objections to Universal EMI bid | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

EU antitrust regulators have now set out formal objections to Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion bid for EMI's recorded music unit as part of its examination process.

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Who funded Amanda Palmer? What one million in fan funding means to marketers

Who funded Amanda Palmer? What one million in fan funding means to marketers | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago there was a huge buzz about my neighbor and social media hero, Amanda Palmer, raising over a million dollars from fans to promote her new album.
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You and Bieber Together at Last, With Augmented Reality App

You and Bieber Together at Last, With Augmented Reality App | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Want your mobile pictures to have extra swag? Now you can superimpose a picture of Justin Bieber into camera phone shots, thanks to augmented reality app Blippar.

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Indie Ticketing Platform Eventbrite Passes $1B Sales - hypebot

Independent ticketing platform Eventbrite announced today that it has issued tickets and registrations totaling $1 billion in cumulative sales.

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Index Ventures raises €350m for early-stage tech investments

Index Ventures raises €350m for early-stage tech investments | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
VC firm Index Ventures has a history in the music industry, having invested in Last.fm, SoundCloud and Viagogo in the past. Now the company has raised a new €350m fund to invest in more tech startups in the US and Europe, focusing on seed and early-stage companies. Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco, Stockholm and Tel Aviv will be the hubs for the new investment.

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TastemakerX: Whistling Past the Startup Music Graveyard by Sidestepping the RIAA

TastemakerX: Whistling Past the Startup Music Graveyard by Sidestepping the RIAA | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
TastemakerX has opened its "I HEARD IT FIRST!" music app to the public today.
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RIAA CEO Cary Sherman walks into tech 'lion's den'

RIAA CEO Cary Sherman walks into tech 'lion's den' | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Sherman showed some guts by making a presentation at the Personal Democracy Forum, a conference filled with RIAA-hating tech types. He got some laughs and the crowd was polite, but he's got a long way to go to change the thinking of many music fans.
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Groups ramp up resistance of Universal-EMI merger - Politico

Groups ramp up resistance of Universal-EMI merger - Politico | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Advocacy groups are dialing up their opposition to UMG's proposed acquisition of EMI Group's recorded music business in advance of a Seattle hearing next week.

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Why Tesco Just Bought We7

Why Tesco Just Bought We7 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Today UK headquartered supermarket chain Tesco announced the acquisition of a 90% stake in UK streaming music service We7. It hasn’t been the easiest of journeys for We7, with the plucky English ...
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Twitter rules at CMA, Bonnaroo music festivals

Twitter rules at CMA, Bonnaroo music festivals | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Digital trail tells advertisers what fans think, want to buy.

Interested in the best way to reach fans next year? It may not be Facebook. Twitter was overwhelmingly the social media expression of choice among fans at both festivals. Nearly 95 percent of all CMA Music Festival social media were in 140-character Tweets. At Bonnaroo, Twitter accounted for 91 percent of all mentions.

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Coldplay Wristbands Turn Concert Audience Into Giant LED Display - PSFK

Coldplay Wristbands Turn Concert Audience Into Giant LED Display - PSFK | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
At recent events, the band has been giving fans Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that are activated en masse by a radio signal.

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Sync Your Tunes with Music Dealers - UK Indie Touring

Sync Your Tunes with Music Dealers - UK Indie Touring | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Syncing a song with a brand, movie or can propel a bands profile and provide some much needed cash. We caught up with Rob Linquist, senior Care Rep at Music Dealers, a company who specialise in sync licensing.
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Amazon.com wants to match Apple - Ninemsn

Amazon.com wants to match Apple - Ninemsn | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

A musical war has been raging on in the clouds, with powerful heavyweights contending for dominance. Within the past few years, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) have all unveiled their own respective music streaming offerings.

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Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - Radio 1 falls short of target audience standards set out by BBC Trust

Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - Radio 1 falls short of target audience standards set out by BBC Trust | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Radio 1 has been marked as falling short of standards in a progress report from the BBC Trust following up on reviews carried out in 2009.


The review called on the station to refocus on younger listeners and comments from the recent report said the stations audience was still too old.

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Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users

Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Swedish music streamer extraordinaire Spotify is updating its iOS app this morning with a key new feature.

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Publishers Demand VEVO Pays Up - hypebot

Publishers Demand VEVO Pays Up - hypebot | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

During a recent annual general meeting of the U.S. National Music Publishers Association, CEO David Israelite called for reform in the way publishers license digital content, as well as several other areas of American copyright law that impact digital licensing and the way collecting organizations operate. Israelite was quite vocal about the current state of online music videos and the ways in which American record labels currently utilize legacy contract clauses to sidestep paying publishers their proper share when online video sites pay them.


“Today, you have VEVO talking about reaching $150 million in revenue and wanting to grow to $1 billion,” said Israelite. “A large amount of the music videos being played are not getting licensed [by our members] and publishers are not being paid.”

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Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com

Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The popularity of listening to music online can be directly linked to the emergence of music-streaming sites like Spotify, Pandora and The Hype Machine, which have grown substantially in the past year. These and numerous other sites now offer people the ability to listen to music without paying.
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Coca-Cola - Press Center - Press Kits - Jessie J and glacéau vitaminwater

Coca-Cola - Press Center - Press Kits - Jessie J and glacéau vitaminwater | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Jessie J has teamed up with Coca-Cola water brand glacéau vitaminwater to create an online music video game called Musical Chairs as part of Coke's promotional efforts for the London Olympic Games. The game, which will be available in 20 countries, is based on the video for the singer's latest single, 'Laserlight'. Popjustice, however, was unimpressed, calling the collaboration "some annoying virtual game thing for the Olympics", whereby players have to "try and collect hearts or some old sh*t".

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The Culture of Free, by Seth Godin

The Culture of Free, by Seth Godin | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The game theory of discovery and the birth of the free-gap It all started because of the discovery problem. Too many things to choose from, more every day. No efficient way to alert the world about your service, your music, your book.
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How to Thrive in Today’s Topsy-Turvy Music Business

How to Thrive in Today’s Topsy-Turvy Music Business | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Adam Gold from American Songwriter did an interview with Mike King, author and instructor of music business courses at Berkleemusic, in which they discussed...
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Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry

Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Twitter's deal with SoundCloud to embed audio in tweets isn't just a deal that gives the Berlin music startup a ton of exposure: it's a signal that while Twitter may carry a threat for media companies, it could be a serious alternative...
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Inventor of the gTar: Hardware is the Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley

Inventor of the gTar: Hardware is the Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The inventor of the ground-breaking gTar – an iPhone-enabled guitar that makes learning the instrument more fun and intuitive – says the next wave of innovation in Silicon Valley is destined t...

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Amex lines up dancing avatars for Usher's Unstaged performance | brand-m

Amex lines up dancing avatars for Usher's Unstaged performance | brand-m | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
American Express lines up Usher to perform in its latest American Express Unstaged livestreamed music series with fans' avatars dancing onstage in london...

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