Let’s UnPop This: Repetitive Pop Music & The Shazam Effect

shockwebpic_repetitivemusicA must-read feature from The Atlantic looks into why the state of [pop] music is the way it is…repetitive, monotonous, homogeneous, super loud and compressed and in many cases, super cheesy.

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YouTube Unveils Its Streaming Service: Music Key

shockwebpic_youtubemusickeyA much awaited development in the music space for fans and artists alike has just been unveiled. YouTube has just announced it’s streaming service Music Key.

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Music Streaming Services Ranked By Popularity: iTunes Radio Overtakes Spotify

shockleewebpic_streamingservicesrankedThe Infinite Dial 2014, a brand new report from Edison Research has examined consumer adoption of digital media, including music streaming usage. A U.S. survey shows Pandora, iHeartRadio and iTunes Radio ranked first, second and third respectively, with Spotify coming in a close fourth.

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[DC] October 28th-29th: Future of Music Summit 2013

shockleewebpic_FMCsummit2013The Future of Music Summit 2013 takes place in Washington, DC on October 28-29, 2013. Organized by the Future of Music Coalition, this year’s conference will discuss how to improve the music ecosystem and marks the 12th annual event, which will again be held at Georgetown University.

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Why The Artist Makes Less-To-Nothing While The Music Services And Distributors Make Billions

shockleewebpic_jeffpriceartistsmakelessThe following op-ed is comes from Jeff Price, founder and former CEO of TuneCore and now Founder/CEO of Audiam, a new service that gets artists paid for the use of their music on YouTube.

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[LA] Events Taking Place During Grammy Week 2013

It’s that time of the year again where big music gets into full swing in Los Angeles in anticipation of the 55th Grammys which are taking place this Sunday, February 10th at the Staples Center. Here are some of the pre-parties, soirees, receptions and after parties going on around LA this week.

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Next Big Sound’s State Of Online Music 2012 Report

Music data and analytics company Next Big Sound measures music consumption habits, artist data such as sales and social media metrics to help artists navigate through the music industry. Today, they have released a new report which analyzes the state of the industry and of the trends of the past year. For instance, fan activity on Soundcloud tripled in 2012, making it the fastest growing social service for music.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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A Look At Warner Music Group’s Profits & Losses 2002-2012

Take a look at the last decade of Warner Music’s losses and profit. Another one of the reasons why indie is winning right now…

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The World’s Highest Paid DJ’s

Forbes has announced their list of the world’s highest paid DJ’s. According to the magazine, the estimates include earnings from live shows, music sales, endorsements merchandise and in Paul D’s case, also television.

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