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State Of The Industry: Over 223 Billion New Streams In 2013, 6 Billion New Fans

shockleewebpic_nextbigsound2013reportThe online music industry continues to grow at a rapid clip. Next Big Sound tracked more than 6 billion new fans, and more than 223 billion streams in 2013. This is an increase that speaks to not only a significant shift in consumption methods, but also the importance of understanding the data behind all this activity. In our annual State of The Industry report we go beyond the traditional metrics to map the landscape of the online music industry.

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The World’s Highest Paid Music Makers 2012

Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.

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Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Highest Paid Artists

Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the top earners in hip hop for their 2012 Cash Kings list. All together these top 20 entertainers earned a total of $415 million in the last year.

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What Do You Think Of This ’30 Richest DJs In The World’ List?

Celebrity Net Worth has put together a list of the 30 richest DJ’s that has been all the buzz this week. How accurate this list is and whether or not it includes various forms of income aside from touring such as production and endorsements remains to be seen.

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The Great Ticket Scandal: Why Are Fans Having Such A Hard Time Buying Tickets For Shows?

Check out this special report from Channel 4 in the UK about a common problem affecting entertainment fans everywhere who are trying to buy show tickets at fair prices. Do you think these secondary, reselling ticketing agencies are offering a fair service or is this a fraudulently scandalous system? This short 4-part documentary piece examines the situation.

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Download This Free Music Business Handbook from Berkleemusic

Berkleemusic, the online division of the Berklee College of Music has put together the Music Business Handbook Vol. 2. A useful guide to help people navigate the music business waters.

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