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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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Electronic dance business moving from field to arenas

Electronic dance business moving from field to arenas | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
The logistics of EDM present their own set of problems -- how do you move music meant for fields of body-painted teenagers and trippy installation art into seated sports arenas? The Times' August Brown reports from the EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas.
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Middle East Music Industry 'At Risk Of Collapsing' – Bernama

Middle East Music Industry 'At Risk Of Collapsing' – Bernama | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Middle East Music Industry 'At Risk Of Collapsing'BernamaCraig Pereira, director of marketing and digital business development at Sony Music Middle East, concurred with Nehme, saying "the environment is most ...
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Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - One Direction will become $100m business empire, says Sony

Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - One Direction will become $100m business empire, says Sony | New Music Industry | Scoop.it

Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK Nick Gatfield expects boy band One Direction to represent a $100 million business over the next year.

The forecast came at a Creative Industries Reception hosted by Sony Music UK and CBI this evening, attended by Music Week.

Gatfield talked about One Direction's current global success, demonstrated by a No.1 album in 16 countries and a No.1 DVD in 25 markets.

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Global entertainment and media outlook: 2012-2016

Global entertainment and media outlook: 2012-2016 | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Global spending on music rose in 2011. Will new streaming services, social media, festivals and tours impact growth as well?
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Report: Amazon Cozying Up to Music Labels to Expand Cloud

Report: Amazon Cozying Up to Music Labels to Expand Cloud | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Amazon is closing in on inking license deals with music studios to join the company's cloud music service, according to CNET.
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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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Facebook tests new “Share Music” button

Facebook tests new “Share Music” button | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Facebook has begun testing a new feature on the sly that makes it ever easier to share music on the social networking site.

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How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago | Billboard.biz

How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago | Billboard.biz | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977 and by the early 1980s his Graceland home had become a burden on his estate. Bankers wanted to sell, but Priscilla Presley thought opening...
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Coca-Cola and BET Give Amateur Talent a Chance to Get Their ...

Coca-Cola and BET Give Amateur Talent a Chance to Get Their ... | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
“Music has always been a part of the Coca-Cola brand heritage,” said Kimberly Paige, assistant vice president, African American marketing, The Coca-Cola Company. “Our partnership with BET builds on a long tradition of ...
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The Value of Fans Sharing Brand Messaging: Insights Into Social ...

The Value of Fans Sharing Brand Messaging: Insights Into Social ... | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
We've all seen how direct-to-fan principles have been successful for established artists, but not so much for artists that don't yet have a built-in fan base that is sizable and loyal enough to support a long independent career.
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Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83 | Billboard.biz

Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83 | Billboard.biz | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in...
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Mogul to Increase Bets on Electronic Dance Music

Mogul to Increase Bets on Electronic Dance Music | New Music Industry | Scoop.it
Robert F. X. Sillerman made the concert business more corporate and wants to do the same with the latest trend in the music industry.
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