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Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

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As much criticism as record labels receive for how they treat artists, Sony Music might take the cake. The company pulled the ultimate in shameful activities this weekend by raising the price on Whitney Houston’s Ultimate Collection album on iTunes and Amazon within 30 minutes of her death on...
Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death
Tell My Friends aims to turn music sales into an affiliate marketing scheme

Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

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You have to be incredibly brave or foolish to bet investment money on a digital music startup. But what about a data company, which happens to sell services to digital music startups? That seems more palatable. At least to the investors putting $17 million into The Echo Nest, which maintains...
Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

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You may or may not have heard of this music player before, but either way you’ll probably want to read on as we think you’ll like it. Tomahawk is a cross-platform, open source desktop music player. Not only does it let you play tunes stored on your hard-drive, as any...
Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

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Spotify's asking valuation of $3.5 billion is ballpark reasonable if you compare it to Apple's iTunes on revenue and growth. But long time digital music entrepreneur Michael Robertson thinks that iTunes and Spotify are like apples and oranges, and Spotify can NEVER be profitable. "I think Spotify is a...
Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable (AAPL)

“Glee” Tops Digital Music Charts - http://bit.ly/cLgynO

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“Glee” Tops Digital Music Charts - http://bit.ly/cLgynO

Actually, $3.5 Billion For Spotify Isn't COMPLETELY Insane (AAPL)

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Earlier today, we reported that Spotify is shopping around for a new fundraising round and asking for a valuation of $3.5 billion. At first glance that seems completely nuts. The company does not own its core asset -- the music it's "selling" is all licensed from third parties, and...
Actually, $3.5 Billion For Spotify Isn't COMPLETELY Insane (AAPL)

Amazon Launches 'AutoRip', Offering Free Digital Versions of Purchased CDs

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Seeking to enhance its profile among music buyers, Amazon today announced the launch of AutoRip, a new service that offers customers who purchase physical CDs through Amazon free digital copies of their purchases through Amazon Cloud Player. The service is also retroactive, meaning that customers who bought any of the...
Amazon Launches 'AutoRip', Offering Free Digital Versions of Purchased CDs

Start to Finish Guide to Whipping Your Music's Metadata into Shape [Organization]

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Most of us have spent years building up our digital music libraries, along with tons of missing, mismatched, and incorrect tags on your music over that time. Here's a step-by-step guide for organizing your entire library, once and for all. More »...
Start to Finish Guide to Whipping Your Music's Metadata into Shape [Organization]

Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?

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Music collection societies often figure in Techdirt thanks to their attempts to wring licensing payments from people on absurd grounds, like trying to make them pay for playing music to horses, or for singing old folk songs. But in Europe, there's another issue. Because each country has its own music...
Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?
Digital Content | Digital Music is Like the Mortgage Crisis
Survey says: People start caring about internet on their TVs, but price trumps everything

Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

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Apple is fighting a discovery request in a class action lawsuit brought by musicians like Rick James and Rob Zombie against Universal Music, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Specifically the plaintiffs want access to trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions, and other material from a suit by FBT Productions against UMG subsidiary...
Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive
Booting Up: Zuck's First Website Was Just as Embarrassing as Yours

3D printed record puts a new spin on digital music (video)

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If you thought downloading music from the internet had nothing new to offer, think again. One of the tech editors over at Instructables -- Amanda Ghassaei -- has put a new twist on the digital delivery of music by 3D printing a record. Ghassaei developed a technique that converts...
3D printed record puts a new spin on digital music (video)

Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

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Despite the plethora of plus-points stemming from the dawn of the digital music era, it’s difficult not to hanker for the halcyon days of yore, when mix-tapes ruled the roost. I’m sure mix-tapes can’t have been as good as I remember them, but I know many people with a similar...
Mixtaping.FM does a good job of reimagining the mix-tape for the digital generation

SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

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We've heard from a single source that subscription music service MOG has been acquired by audio technology company Beats Audio, which is part owned by phone maker HTC. It's only one source, so we'd categorize it as a rumor at this point. MOG would not comment, saying only, "We’re...
SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

Apple's iTunes dominates the music downloading world

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Spotify, Rdio, Pandora... pshaw. Despite people streaming music at a growing rate, digital-music downloading isn't going anywhere. [Read more]...
Apple's iTunes dominates the music downloading world

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player app for iPad, warns against installing latest Kindle for iOS update

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Amazon made its Cloud Player app available to the iPad and iPad mini today. Version 2.0 of Amazon’s music-streaming app hit the App Store on Wednesday, and the update notably included, aside from optimization, an updated look and new settings to manage cache size. Amazon also released a debacle-of-an-update for...
Amazon optimizes Cloud Player app for iPad, warns against installing latest Kindle for iOS update

Court rules against digital reseller

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A site which allowed users to sell on their unwanted digital music was in breach of copyright, a US judge rules....
Court rules against digital reseller

Indian e-commerce service Flipkart shoots for profitability by 2015, after mammoth $150m round

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Most of the technology industry’s talk on Friday was of Apple and Samsung, as a Korean court ruling started the day reaching a split decision on a patent ruling, before the momentous decision against Samsung came later, in US time. Outside of the US tech bubble, a very significant event...
Indian e-commerce service Flipkart shoots for profitability by 2015, after mammoth $150m round

Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market

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There are a lot of places to spend money on digital music, but all of them are dwarfed by iTunes. If you spend any time at all thinking about the digital music business, you know that already. But it’s good to see it spelled out, courtesy of Asymco analyst Horace...
Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market

Neil Young cites Steve Jobs in call for better music downloads

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Speaking at the D: Dive into Media conference, Neil Young says that he was talking to Steve Jobs about improving digital music download quality before the former Apple CEO's death last year....
Neil Young cites Steve Jobs in call for better music downloads

Guggenheim Digital in Talks for Vevo Stake

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Guggenheim Digital Media has had talks with online music-video company Vevo, and would be interested in taking a controlling share, people familiar with the matter said. Word of the talks come as Guggenheim, a newly formed division of financial-services firm Guggenheim Partners LLC, is seeking to become a force in...
Guggenheim Digital in Talks for Vevo Stake
Charting The iTunes Store's Path To 25 Billion Songs Sold, 40 Billion Apps Downloaded And Beyond
Spotify, revenue, and the billion dollar question

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

TuneCore Fires Last Remaining Founder, Gets Into Ridiculously Petty Fight With Jeff Price

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Last summer, we wrote about some of the bizarre happenings at TuneCore, a very cool and useful service that has helped more musicians actually make money than probably any other service out there, ever. It basically became the de facto standard for musicians who wanted to get their music into...
TuneCore Fires Last Remaining Founder, Gets Into Ridiculously Petty Fight With Jeff Price

Judge: digital music reseller guilty of copyright infringement

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A federal judge has ruled against digital music reseller ReDigi, describing the company's business model as a form of copyright infringement. The decision, which was posted by Wired (PDF), rejects ReDigi's claims of protection under the first-sale doctrine, as initial buyers can simply make a duplicate copy of a digital...
Judge: digital music reseller guilty of copyright infringement
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