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Blank Media Levies And The Precedent Of “Who Pays?” Has Ramifications Way Beyond Music…

Blank Media Levies And The Precedent Of âWho Pays?â Has Ramifications Way Beyond Musicâ¦

The idea of a blank media levy is not at all new.  The debate has been around since cassette tapes enabled affordable, large-scale private copying.  Today, it seems as if this idea is losing importance given that the ‘access’ model of music consumption is gaining ground against the prevailing ‘ownership’ model in which music is purchased ...

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Way Beyond Streaming: Music's Marginal Reinvention

Way Beyond Streaming: Music's Marginal Reinvention

From the relentless focus on the music industry's latest streaming model, one might think Taylor Swift and streaming services represent the entire future of the music business. When Jay Z recently announced plans and major artist support for his new Tidal streaming service, many seemed to view it through the same lens. Guest Post by Seth Schachner Managing ...

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YouTube’s Music Growing Pains - A Look Inside Music Key

YouTubeâs Music Growing Pains - A Look Inside Music Key

As YouTube turns 10 years old today, Google is putting the finishing touches on an on-demand music streaming service  as an add on to its video service. With Spotify, Apple, and Deezer and others, YouTube’s significant foothold in the industry, a YouTube streaming service seemed almost inevitable. Guest Post by Griffin Davis from Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal ...

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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 17-23

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 17-23

It's a whirlwind of jazz starting Friday night and swirling through the week, from some impossible choices over the weekend, highly anticipated visiting artists, old favorites and emerging talents, as well as a preview of a new venue in an old haunt. Big Gigs This Week Friday, April 17. Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band blends young ...

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8 Experts Make A Case For Why “Physical” Recorded Music Still Matters

8 Experts Make A Case For Why âPhysicalâ Recorded Music Still Matters

With all the news about streaming music services and the state of the “new” music business, many independents artists are wondering whether there’sstill a need for physical recorded product (i.e., CDs, download cards, vinyl, and USB flash drives). 8 experts weigh in. Guest Post by Bobby Borg  1. Sydney Alston, Product Specialist at Disc Makers According to ...

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Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18

This Saturday is the ninth annual Record Store Day, the national celebration of independent music sellers, and St. Louis record stores will be doing their part, not only selling special limited-edition new releases but also offering various other promotional activities and in-store performances. Yr. humble StLJN editor once again will taking part in some of those ...

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Sleeping Through A Revolution – How To Reclaim The Creative Class

Sleeping Through A Revolution â How To Reclaim The Creative Class

Every city, state, country and human being should be very concerned about the hollowing out of creators, and Professor Jonathan Taplin articulates a succinct thesis for recognizing the problem and addressing it. Guest Post by Chris Castle on Music Technology Policy  If you do nothing else for yourself this week, take a half hour someplace quiet and watch ...

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8tracks Launches Music Library To Help Share Indie Music, Partners With INgrooves, CDBaby

8tracks Launches Music Library To Help Share Indie Music, Partners With INgrooves, CDBaby

Two-thirds of 8tracks 30 million monthly listening hours are streams from indie labels and musicians. Now 8tracks has solidified their commitment to independent music with new partnerships and features that encourage the creation of indie based playlists. Playlist based radio app 8tracks is launching the 8tracks Library and DJ Crate to help users discover and create ...

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Ed Bickert: Canada's Secret

Ed Bickert: Canada's Secret

Canadian jazz artists don't get enough respect. American fans swoon over Belgians (Bobby Jaspar), French (Martial Solal), British (Tubby Hayes) and even Argentines (Gato Barbieri). But when it comes to Canada, many jazz fans yawn, viewing them as doppelgängers at best, or pale comparisons to U.S. jazz musicians. The problem has always been that Canadian jazz never ...

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Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st 2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st  2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

jny: PHILADELPHIA, PA: As a special birthday gift to the woman widely considered to be one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is proud to welcome Billie Holiday as its newest inductee today on the 100th anniversary of her birth in the City of Brotherly Love. Billie ...


 

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