Tag: digital music

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Google launches massive Christmas music sale

Will Google have more luck than Amazon in wooing digital music buyers away from Apple's iTunes?
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Spotify and Rdio’s US catalogues get compared

Wired has a very interesting article comparing the US catalogues of streaming music services Rdio and Spotify.
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US Supreme Court rejects ASCAP appeal on download performance royalties

Digital music downloads are not public performances, and that can't be appealed. This is the ruling of the US Supreme Court, which has rejected an appeal from collecting society ASCAP against a ruling in September 2010 that...
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Major labels facing consolidated class action price-fixing lawsuit

The days of music services Pressplay and MusicNet seem an age away now, but those unsuccessful early attempts at digital music are still hanging over the industry. A federal judge has ruled that a group of major labels must...
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Prince still (purple) raining on digital music’s parade

Well, that's an understatement. "I personally can't stand digital music. You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not...
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Forrester warns of ignoring the ‘Digital Natives’

Just in time for MIDEM, Forrester has published a new report: 'Digital Natives: The Generation That Music Product Strategy Forgot'.
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NPD puts numbers to US digital music market share

iTunes remains the largest digital music retailer by far in the US, taking a 66.2% share in the third quarter of this year, according to new figures released by NPD Group. That's up from 63.2% in Q3 2009. NPD claims...
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Music Ally Report : 2010 – the key trends

- 2010 - The Key Trends - Dealtracker - Don't Treat Indies As An Inferior Digital Class - Statistics
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Sony Music launches PopMarket ‘online shopping club’

Amazon has been doing well from its MP3 Daily Deals for a long time now, while Groupon entered the fray this week with its first time-limited discount on Rihanna's new album. However, Sony Music Entertainment is also...
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EC’s digital agenda boss takes aim at ‘content gatekeepers’

As VP for the digital agenda at the European Commission, Neelie Kroes is at the heart of the debate on how to reform copyright laws for the digital age. So her speech on Friday at the Forum d'Avignon will be of interest....
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10,000 Cartes Musiques have been sold in France so far

The French government is trying to boost sales of legal digital music by selling Carte Musiques to 12-25 year-olds, which cost €25 but are redeemable for €50 of music. So how's it going? Well, since the card...
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iTunes expands its lead in the US music retail market

Apple's iTunes Store took a 28% share of all music (digital and physical) bought by US consumers in the first quarter of this year. That's up four percentage points since Q1 2009. Behind, Amazon tied with Wal-Mart for second...