Apr 14, 2015

32 Million People in the U.S. Attend Music Festivals

According to a new Nielsen report, 32 million people attend a music festival in the U.S. each year.
46 percent of these 32 million people are aged 18-34. 51 percent are women and 49 percent are men. Nielsen also says music festivals are most […]

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Apr 14, 2015

We’re Spotify. And We’d Like to Thank the Industry for Our Smashing Success…

The following advertisement was featured in the just-released annual report of the IFPI, the global major label music trade organization.

The post We’re Spotify. And We’d Like to Thank the Industry for Our Smashing Success… appeared first on Digital Music News.

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Apr 14, 2015

Apple Updates Their Music App as Streaming Service Launch Approaches

Apple’s new streaming service is very close to launching. The service is expected to launch with iOS 9. The announcement will most likely take place at Apple’s WWDC in June.
The company is already making some changes to their music software to prepare for […]

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Apr 13, 2015

CD Money vs. Streaming Money, 2004-2014.

 

*source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); all revenue inflation-adjusted to 2013.
The post CD Money vs. Streaming Money, 2004-2014. appeared first on Digital Music News.

Source: Industry News

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Apr 13, 2015

There’s an Arrest Warrant out for Justin Bieber…

Justin Bieber’s public image has definitely gone down in recent years. Now Bieber has to be wary of an entire country.
An Argentine judge has ordered that Bieber be arrested if he sets foot in Argentina.<!–/*
* The backup image section of […]

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Apr 13, 2015

Executive Shuffles: Def Jam, CBS Radio, Hippos in Tanks

 
Faisel Durrani
Def Jam has hired Faisel Durrani as EVP/GM. Durrani previously managed Beyoncé and was an executive at Live Nation. He was previously EVP of International Marketing at Island Def Jam Music Group.
Andre […]

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Apr 13, 2015

Mumford & Sons Want Nothing to Do With TIDAL

Lily Allen doesn’t like TIDAL. Marina and the Diamonds doesn’t like TIDAL. Apparently Mumford and Sons don’t like TIDAL either. From a Daily Beast interview…

We wouldn’t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don’t want […]

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Apr 13, 2015

Spotify Desperately Needs Another $400 Million…

Riddle me this: how can one startup be so bad at making money, yet so great at raising it?
According to details just published by the Wall Street Journal, Spotify’s money-burning bonfire is about to devour another $400 million, its seventh financing round […]

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Apr 10, 2015

41 Years of Music Industry Change, In 41 Seconds…

 
This is US-based data, and each pie represents 100% of total recording revenue.
And, here are the individual year source images, starting with 1973 on the top left and 2014 on the bottom right.  Each image was created by the RIAA, using their shipments and revenue […]

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Apr 10, 2015

Apple Thinks Exclusive Content Will Make Their Streaming Service Succeed

TIDAL’s exclusives don’t seem to be working perfectly.
Madonna’s “TIDAL exclusive” behind-the-scenes video keeps getting re-uploaded to YouTube. On the other hand, I wasn’t able to find a non-muted YouTube video of Rihanna&#8217 […]

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