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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 6-12

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 6-12

It's a weekend of local heroes followed by a week of visiting legends and legends-in-the-making, from JT Bates' Organ Trio, Eric Gravatt and Dean Magraw launching a new weekly jazz series and Anthony Cox and pals in a live recording gig to visits from David Sanchez, Cassandra Wilson, and an ensemble with Jack DeJohnette and Roscoe ...

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Does Music Subscriber Growth Cripple Profitability?

Does Music Subscriber Growth Cripple Profitability?

With streaming services pushing the paid subscription model, profit for those company's should be growing - but not only are the streaming music giants not making money, they're losing it. Who is to blame? Guest Post by Jon Maples I recently wrote about how Rhapsody is facing issues as it expands to a worldwide audience and partners with cellphone carriers in Europe, ...

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ASCAP Becomes First PRO In The World To Report $1 Billion In Revenue

ASCAP Becomes First PRO In The World To Report $1 Billion In Revenue

In it's 100th year of providing performance rights support and advocacy for music creators, ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, reported $1 billion in revenue for the calendar year 2014 - breaking global records.  Revenue wasn't the only side of ASCAP that soared notably in 2014. Royalty payouts to songwriters, composers, and music ...

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Why YouTube's 1 Billion Viewers Still Aren't Enough To Turn Profit

Why YouTube's 1 Billion Viewers Still Aren't Enough To Turn Profit

YouTube has succeeded in establishing itself as the premier destination for online video consumption, so how is it possible for a platform with an audience exceeding 1 billion viewers to remain an unprofitable business? It's really quite simple.  YouTube is stuck.  The company is treading water - while top competitors are gaining ground. According to the ...

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Naxos Introduces Lossless Classical Music Streaming With ClassicsOnline HD•LL

Naxos Introduces Lossless Classical Music Streaming With ClassicsOnline HDâ¢LL

To the average music consumer, the loss in sound quality created by buffering is virtually undetectable - but to the classically trained ear, the difference detectable when streaming music can be shocking. Naxos has countered the problem by introducing ClassicsOnline HD•LL, a lossless streaming service for classical music worldwide. The streaming service on ClassicsOnline HD•LL employs the ...

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5 Reasons Music Streaming Services Can Benefit Artists

5 Reasons Music Streaming Services Can Benefit Artists

One of the biggest controversies surrounding the music industry is whether music streaming services are good or bad for artists. Here are 5 reasons why music streaming services are good for artists. Guest Post by Daniel Sander on Feature.fm Blog 1. It's where people listen This one is simple. Whether you believe streaming services are good or not, ...

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In 6 Months SoundCloud Has Approved Just 100 Premier Partners, Payments Total $1 Million

In 6 Months SoundCloud Has Approved Just 100 Premier Partners, Payments Total $1 Million

2015 is the year that SoundCloud needs to implement a monetization strategy - both for itself and for the creators that have made the platform so popular. Today the company released the first stats from its Partner platform which  launched last August to address the problem. This morning SoundCloud announced that they've signed up 100 Premier Partners ...

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Equal And Transparent Streaming For All - A Proposal For Our Industry [Emily White]

Equal And Transparent Streaming For All - A Proposal For Our Industry [Emily White]

Legal streaming is something I had been awaiting for years as a music fan. It took our industry over a decade to finally release platforms that are seamless for consumer use as opposed to suing fans in the Napster era." writes Emily White. “As I’m all about things that make sense, as a fan, I couldn’t wait; ...

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OFFICIAL: IFPI Sets Friday As New Global Music Release Day

OFFICIAL: IFPI Sets Friday As New Global Music Release Day

As we reported yesterday, international recording industry trade body IFPI has declared that by summer Friday at 12.01 AM will be the new official date and time for new global music releases. Friday is already new release day in Germany and Australia, but the shift means big changes in the US, UK and elsewhere. In a ...

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The Impending YouTube Music Showdown

The Impending YouTube Music Showdown

YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) like Maker, Machinima, and Fullscreen have reshaped the business of online video, but there's still one dicey area that hasn't yet been worked out to everyone's satisfaction - the music that accompanies many of those videos. Read more from Bobby Owsinski. It's about to get interesting in that regard as music library Freeplay Music recently filed a lawsuit against some ...


 

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