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Rdio Gaga: How Spotify’s Inferior Rival Is Playing America Like A Violin. Poor old Spotify.

Rdio Gaga: How Spotify’s Inferior Rival Is Playing America Like A Violin

You Are On Pandora: Service Hits 60 Million Listeners, Adding Users Faster Than Ever. Yesterday at the New Music Seminar in New York, the streaming music recommendation service Pandora announced that they now have 60 million listeners registered.

You Are On Pandora: Service Hits 60 Million Listeners, Adding Users Faster Than Ever

This is up from 50 million in April, and 40 million in December. Before that, it took them all over 2009 to double in size from 20 million to 40 million. In other words, the service is now adding users faster than ever. And that shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone who has used the service. While it’s great on the desktop, it’s even better on mobile devices. And Pandora is spreading to other devices as well. Pandora currently has hundreds of thousands of songs in its catalog from over 90,000 different artists. What’s Wrong With Music Biz, per Ultimate Insider. Tom Silverman, founder of Tommy Boy Records and board member of just about every prominent record label organization.

What’s Wrong With Music Biz, per Ultimate Insider

The basic recording contract upon which most of the popular music business has been based for the past 50 years is fundamentally broken. We7 delays iPhone app, and says Spotify can’t scale in the US. E. [UK] Ad-supported music streaming service We7 and Spotify competitor has big plans to go mobile.

We7 delays iPhone app, and says Spotify can’t scale in the US. E

That much was already known – an iPhone and Android app has been in the works for sometime. Earlier this month, however, CEO Steve Purdham surprised attendees at an event in Manchester by telling them that while the We7 iPhone app was ready, its release was purposely being held back. Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: Online Music. It's November 2009 and we're nearing the end of a decade.

Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: Online Music

It's been a tumultuous time of change for many industries, much of it driven by the Internet. With that in mind, over the coming weeks ReadWriteWeb will look back on the defining Web trends of the past 10 years. From the dot com boom, to the nuclear winter after, to the passion and enthusiasm of the pre-Web 2.0 innovations (such as RSS and podcasting), to the highs and hype of Web 2.0, to the current era of the real-time Web, to the near future of the Internet of Things. We'll explore all of this and more. The Orchard Goes Private In Deal Valuing It At $13 Million. How much is a music distribution company worth these days?

The Orchard Goes Private In Deal Valuing It At $13 Million

The Orchard, one of the largest independent music distributors, is going private in a deal valuing the company at about $13 million. Its largest shareholder, private equity firm Dimensional Associates, is buying the 58 percent of shares it does not already own. Dimensional is paying $2.05 a share, which is more than a 20 percent premium over yesterday’s closing price. Musique : Spotify consommerait plus de bande passante que la Suè. C’est une information étonnante révélée par le dirigeant de Spotify, ce jukebox numérique qui fonctionne selon un modèle freemium (mi-gratuit, mi-payant).

Musique : Spotify consommerait plus de bande passante que la Suè

En marge de son discours au South by Southwest, un festival de musique se tenant chaque année à Austin au Texas (États-Unis), Daniel Ek a indiqué que sa plate-forme consommait « certains jours [...] plus de bande passante qu’un pays comme la Suède [pays dont est originaire le service, ndlr]« . Selon TechCrunch qui était présent à cette conférence, Daniel Ek a donné quelques précisions sur son choix d’utiliser un modèle P2P (peer-to-peer ou pair à pair) plutôt que de centraliser l’ensemble de son catalogue de musique dans un seul centre de données et de le diffuser en continu à partir de ce seul point comme le font d’autres services. Daniel Ek aurait répondu que si les fichiers étaient diffusés depuis un centre de données du Royaume-Uni, « ils [les utilisateurs de Spotify, ndlr] consommeraient toute la bande passante ». Spotify is Getting Ready for U.S. Launch in Q3. Untitled.

Shazam getting traction

The Economics Of The Music Industry: A Band Has To Work Hard To. The fight in the music industry is about where the money flows, How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? The Sad State of the Old Music Business « Pakman’s Blog: Disrupt. I read with sadness this New York Times profile of Irving Azoff and Live Nation.

The Sad State of the Old Music Business « Pakman’s Blog: Disrupt

Pandora going public? Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2. French media conglomerate Vivendi this morning reported financial results, posting a decline in full-year profit but beating estimates because the net loss was much narrower than expected.

Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2

Music Revolution Forces Major Label EMI to Evolve. EMI CEO Roger Faxon, pictured here, takes over for Charles Allen, who had only led EMI's recorded music business for about three months (photo courtesy of EMI).

Music Revolution Forces Major Label EMI to Evolve

Back in the nineties, when CDs were selling strong, we called the major labels the Big Six. After the music business’s major transformation over the past decade, we’re down to the Big Three — officially speaking anyway.