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HIFIDELICS - New Music on Vinyl Records. Why Vinyl Is NOT Going To Save The Music Industry (And What Will) - Trust Me, I'm A Scientist. Vinyl sales have exploded over the past six years.

Why Vinyl Is NOT Going To Save The Music Industry (And What Will) - Trust Me, I'm A Scientist

They grew by 44% in 2010, 39% in 2011 and 19% in 2012. At first glance, this seems huge — Especially when you take into account that music sales in general have dropped over 60% from their peak. But here’s the dirty little secret you probably haven’t read so much about: Look more closely and you’ll quickly realize that vinyl isn’t so huge at all. Sony Names Jason Spivak EVP of Worldwide Distribution. Spivak will push Sony in the digital direction and continue to explore cloud storage Sony Pictures Home Entertainment named Jason Spivak executive vice president of worldwide digital distribution, the company announced Thursday.

Sony Names Jason Spivak EVP of Worldwide Distribution

Spivak, who was promoted from senior vice president and general manager of worldwide digital distribution, will continue to lead the team responsible for Sony's transactional digital business around the world. "Jason has overseen tremendous growth in our digital transactional business," his boss Jim Underwood, the executive vice president for worldwide digital and commercial strategy, said in a statement.

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BOOKING. ROYALTIES. S Twitter 140: The Music Industry Characters You Need to Follow. If the question is, Where do people go to talk about music?

s Twitter 140: The Music Industry Characters You Need to Follow

, one answer is certainly Twitter. The San Francisco-based micro-blogging service, launched in 2006 as a platform developed with so-called "dumb" phones in mind (which dictated the 140-character limit of all Twitter posts, or "tweets," as that was the maximum capacity of a standard single text message), now contains more than 140 million accounts, logging some 340 million tweets per day. The most talked-about subject on the service, according to Twitter's own internal metrics? Music. Twitter's five most-followed accounts?

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How Developers Are Shaping the Future of Music. That the music industry has radically changed in the last decade is a serious understatement.

How Developers Are Shaping the Future of Music

Technology has altered everything from the creation of music to its distribution, upending retailers, studios and business models across the industry. But it's not all bad news. Music isn't dying so much as evolving, and the landscape is already beginning to look quite different. Not long ago, the professional music industry involved a complex but fixed set of players: artists, labels, managers, promoters and the like. Many of these roles have changed, but none have disappeared. Billy Corgan SXSW 2012 Interview with Brian Solis Rocks Music Fans.

Billy Corgan 2012 Interview with Alex Jones on corporate interests and societal changes. Music lessons. Things you can learn from the music business (as it falls apart) The first rule is so important, it’s rule 0: 0.

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The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now.Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be. But if you wait until then, it’s going to be too late. Feel free to wax nostalgic about the old thing, but don’t fool yourself into believing it’s going to be here forever. MAJOR LABEL ARTIST 'REVEALS SECRET STRATEGY' FOR SELLING MUSIC ONLINE!

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1,000 True Fans. [Translations: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish] The long tail is famously good news for two classes of people; a few lucky aggregators, such as Amazon and Netflix, and 6 billion consumers.

1,000 True Fans

Of those two, I think consumers earn the greater reward from the wealth hidden in infinite niches. But the long tail is a decidedly mixed blessing for creators. Individual artists, producers, inventors and makers are overlooked in the equation. Wahwah. Todd Rundgren on CNBC - Interview. How 125 days with Spotify changed my music habits. Now that I work from home and don’t commute as frequently, I have been listening to more music on my main computer.

How 125 days with Spotify changed my music habits

Not a lot, but for at least 5-15 hours per week. For the past few months — about 125 days since Spotify launched, actually — I have also used Spotify in addition to iTunes. Here are some of my observations of how Spotify has changed my music habits. When I know what I want to listen to, and/or plan to listen at a higher volume, I still try to listen to it in iTunes first. Kill The Record Industry. Cohen on Facebook's Music Strategy - Video. David Heinemeier Hansson. TrueDIY Biz: 10 Copyright Questions Answered. PressPausePlay Sneak Peek #1 - Seth Godin. Jason Schmitt: Rethinking the Music Business. As the record industry started to dry up and die and the major labels were sort of crippled and starving -- it was a land grab.

Jason Schmitt: Rethinking the Music Business

It was, "I just fired a third of my staff, and I am going to offer you half the money I would have last year. But I am going to give you a shittier deal on records, plus I want a piece of touring, merchandising, and publishing for which I have no infrastructure, I don't really know what I am doing, and I am probably just going to get in the way. But I deserve it because my business sucks. " -- Matt Drouin, Manager of the band Metric Music may be between a musician, her guitar, and her fans: but when you introduce licensing, streaming audio, online campaigns, social media, the Cloud and many artists gravitating toward becoming their own label, you may need a four-wheel drive to plow through the congestion of left brain thought required to take the music to the end user.

Songkick — Concerts, tour dates, and festivals for your favorite artists. Home - Digital Music News. Mortimer.fas.harvard.edu/concerts_01oct2010.pdf. Rethink Music. RightsFlow - A licensing and royalty service provider.

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Music's lost decade: Sales cut in half in 2000s - Feb. 2, 2010. By David Goldman, staff writerFebruary 3, 2010: 9:52 AM ET NEWYORK (CNNMoney.com) -- If you watched the Grammy Awards Sunday night, it would appear all is well in the recording industry.

Music's lost decade: Sales cut in half in 2000s - Feb. 2, 2010

But at the end of last year, the music business was worth half of what it was ten years ago and the decline doesn't look like it will be slowing anytime soon. Total revenue from U.S. music sales and licensing plunged to $6.3 billion in 2009, according to Forrester Research. In 1999, that revenue figure topped $14.6 billion. Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. Français Make a donation!

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Online Tickets. Music Conference - Rethink Music. Ten-industry-leaders.pdf (application/pdf Object) How Artists Can Profit From File Sharing. FACT: people download music for free. Sean Parker of Napster fame recently stated in an interview, “you look at the data, somewhere between 4 trillion and 10 trillion songs are illegally downloaded every year. And we’re looking at maybe 4 billion or so legal downloadeds per year.” Music will always surface on file sharing platforms and consumers will continue to download music for free, but recordings are even more important for artists than ever before.

There is a new purpose for recorded content; artists will no longer generate revenue directly from recordings, instead this will be the entrance point for consumers into the brand. Great music will generate revenue through merch or ticket purchases, or lead to sponsorships as major brands seek out artists to enhance the value of their own product. Music Sales in U.S. Fell 2.4% in 2010; Digital Music Accounts for 46% of Purchases. A top-selling digital song of 2010 was “California Gurls” by Katy Perry (4.4 million).

U.S. music sales fell 2.4% in 2010 to 1.5 billion units, as CD sales plummeted nearly 20% while digital track sales were up just 1%, according to a report from Nielsen and Billboard. Digital track sales were 1.17 billion in 2010, up from 1.16 in 2009. While CD sales fell precipitously last year, digital album sales rose 13% to 863 million. MIDEMBlog | Learn. Share. Inspire. Transmission: Global Summit 2011. “I have been involved in Transmission events here and in China. If we’re going to build a solid creative economy in BC, the Global Summit is a critical step in moving our sector towards creating original content and products, and ultimately self-sufficiency in digital content. I look forward to being a part of making Global Summit a success for 2014.”