April 14th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

The numerically inclined admire symmetry and for the global recorded business we now have a situation where digital income is exactly the same as physical income on a global basis. Each held a 46% share...

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April 14th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

More information is being leaked that is helping to put into sharper focus what the relaunched Beats service could look like when it finally goes public. Yesterday, Music Ally revealed that Apple is paying...

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April 13th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Music Ally has learned that Apple is currently paying music journalists to write copy for thousands of playlists – all of which could form the backbone of Beats when it finally relaunches. Professional...

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April 10th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

SoundCloud has partnered with Zefr to automatically scan user uploads for infringing content. The deal, however, is being sold as less about belligerent takedown requests and more about monetisation. Zefr...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The final panel at AIM's Music Connected conference in London today focused on social media. Specifically, the question of whether it's "bullshit" or not. Moderated by Motive Unknown's Darren Hemmings...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

playlists

Spotify playlists, YouTubers, music blogs and sundry other digital services are creating a new wave of music curators, even if quite a few of them are just the old curators trying on new platforms. A...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the big themes of today's AIM Music Connected conference is the enthusiasm for experimentation among indie labels – not just for the music they put out, but around how they put it out, and how...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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"For a lot of people who have switched to streaming as their mode of listening, those people are probably not likely to buy records. That's Nicolas Rizzi of The Orchard speaking this morning during...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

mark-mulligan

Thom Yorke is the King Cnut of the music industry, according to Midia Research analyst Mark Mulligan. And yes, that’s not a typo: he was comparing the musician to the monarch who (as myth would have...

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