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Sony Music revenues up as it reveals The Orchard buyout plan

Sony Music’s sales increased 13.1% year-on-year to $1.35bn in the final quarter of 2014, according to an SEC filing by parent company Sony Corp. Note, that was a 3% increase on a constant currency basis, with the depreciation...
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Sandbox 122 – International Anthems: Marketing Across Different Continents

Lead: The US and the UK might be the twin centres of gravity for the international music business, but what works there in marketing terms doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere. With that in mind, we speak to marketers...
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Garth Brooks’ Ghost Tunes launches fully

The new Garth Brooks album came out this week, along with his inventive $29.99 ‘all my back catalogue’ bundle, which was announced a few weeks ago. But Billboard has some good detail on the new service – Ghost Tunes...
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BalconyTV bags a TV slot on London Live cable network

Online video network BalconyTV has grown steadily since its launch in 2006 filming bands playing on, yes, a balcony in Dublin.
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The Orchard gets on BalconyTV

There is clearly something in the investment water this week – Beats buying Topspin, Spotify buying The Echo Nest and now The Orchard has acquired Dublin
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Facebook, The Orchard and Musicmetric talk big music data (#midem)

Data. Data data data. And some more data. The music industry is flooded with data: sales, streams, views, Likes, tweets, shares, pins... But how to make sense of all this data to make a difference to the careers (not to mention...
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YouTube gets a new global music partnerships boss

Just in time for the launch of its long-awaited music subscription service, YouTube has a new director of global music partnerships.
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Live from Music 4.5: Nielsen, UMG, She Makes War and more (#m4pt5)

Today's Music 4.5 conference in London is subtitled 'The Rise of Video', with a focus on how YouTube, Vevo and other platforms are driving music videos in 2013, rather than traditional TV. The first session included a...
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Scott Cohen talks YouTubers: ‘We’re in a world of micro-content’ (#m4pt5)

You've surely heard of One Direction, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. But how about Jenna Marbles, Tiffany Alvord and Dave Days? The Orchard's founder Scott Cohen challenged the Music 4.5 conference audience and found that...
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Now The Orchard is a YouTube MCN too

When we first started writing about YouTube multi-channel networks (MCNs) nearly two years ago, they had a specific meaning.
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Future Music Forum 2013: Big music data, true fans and the ‘big f***ing pie’ of streaming revenues

The shadow of big data hung heavily over the fourth Future Music Forum in Barcelona last week, as speakers grappled with the question of what information really counts for the music industry, among millions of digital datapoints...
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KLF digital albums: The Orchard gives us an update

We’ve been tracking the story of five classic KLF albums appearing on iTunes, Spotify and other digital music services yesterday and today. It’s either a startling revival of the band’s deleted back catalogue,...