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Sean Parker on Spotify, Apple Music, Taylor Swift and Tidal

CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and music. He refers to...
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HMV getting back into e-commerce – but for physical music

British retailer HMV is relaunching a full e-commerce website, although for now it will focus on selling CDs rather than digital downloads. “People are switching from downloads to streaming music, so digital is eating digital...
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Streaming ahead of downloads for PIAS in 24 countries

PIAS commercial operations manager James Howdle has been sharing some stats on the growth of streaming for his company, noting that streaming revenues have now overtaken downloads in 24 markets for PIAS – including France,...
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CDs still king as German music market grows

Physical sales remain dominant in Germany, where overall music sales rose 1.8% to €1.48bn in 2014 according to industry body BVMI. “While in many other countries physical sound carriers have decreased rapidly within just...
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Mark Andreessen: ‘Recorded music was an oligopolistic cartel…’

Investor Mark Andreessen has taken some time off battering his Twitter followers with tweetstorms to give his opinions on the recorded music industry, telling New York Magazine that musicians should be making their money...
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Is Japan really ready for the transition from CDs to streaming?

The New York Times has an interesting feature today on the Japanese music market, exploring why CDs still account for 85% of sales in the country, and questioning whether that attachment to physical is storing up problems...
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How Groupon and LivingSocial are pushing ticket sales and bundles

Remember Groupon? It’s still going and instead of bombarding your inbox with a thousand spa retreat offers you never wanted or even expressed a vague interest in, it’s increasingly working with musicians now to offer...
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Juniper Research predicts slow digital music growth

Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest digital music forecasts, predicting revenues of $12.3bn this year, rising to $13.9bn in 2019 – slow growth, to say the least. The report suggests that growth from...
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German music revenues dipped in the first half of 2014

German rightsholder’s music income dipped slightly in the first half of this year, although the 0.8% drop pales next to the kind of decline seen in the worse times of the last decade. Music industry body BVMI reported that...
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Amazon to add CD purchases to cloud accounts

Amazon is planning to extend its Cloud Player service to include physical CDs bought through its online store.
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UK supermarket Sainsbury’s launches music downloads store

As more record shops have closed, so British supermarkets have been left as some of the last men standing when it comes to selling CDs offline.
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eMusic and AIM survey finds physical habits still strong in UK

80% of UK music consumrs still regularly buy music in physical form and listen to it on a traditional stereo, according to research unveiled by eMusic and indie body AIM yesterday. That compares to 70% who download music,...