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BitTorrent Piracy Boosts Music Sales, Study Finds

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fit Leak? Pre-Release File Sharing and the Music Industry ” Hammond published his findings....
BitTorrent Piracy Boosts Music Sales, Study Finds

TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri

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There’s an increasing presence of Hollywood in Silicon Valley; from the celebrities who are investing in startups to reality TV shows and the new Steve Jobs movie currently being filmed in Palo Alto. But no conference or event exists bringing together the two industries to discuss this growing convergence, so...
TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri

Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges

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A few weeks ago we wrote about Backplane — a platform for creating interactive, highly visual communities — that counts Lady Gaga as one of its backers, along with plenty of the Valley’s most well-known investors. Now the company is harnessing its star power to hold a unique (and potentially awesome) event...
Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges

The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream

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“This year feels like APIs are becoming a mainstream thing for the [music] industry.” These were the opening lines from Stuart Dredge at the ‘Music apps – beyond the hype‘ evening in London last night. Dredge is the editor-in-chief of business intelligence service The Appside and Music Ally, the hosts of...
The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream

TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

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Music distribution service TuneCore has described the royalties from iTunes Match as "magic money that Apple made exist out of thin air for copyright holders," signaling early support of the service from one part of the music industry. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price made the proclamation in a blog post...
TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

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Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer's deathSony Music has come under fire after it increased the price of a Whitney Houston album on Apple's iTunes Store hours after the singer was found dead.The music giant is understood...
Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

TuneCore: iTunes Match created a whole new revenue stream for artists

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While the music world has shown some skepticism towards streaming services such as Spotify, Apple’s iTunes Match may be getting a much warmer reception, Ars Technica reports. So how is Apple’s cloud-based service any different from its competitors and why does it please musicians? The independent music distribution service TuneCore summarized it...
TuneCore: iTunes Match created a whole new revenue stream for artists
Apple Tries To Halt Release Of Steve Jobs Deposition In Lawsuit … What’s It Hiding?

Musicplayr: A simple app for saving your favorite Web music

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A few months back, we wrote about 30 music startups that were gearing up to rock Midem in Cannes, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for the music industry. One of these startups was Musicplayr, which sells itself as a “discovery engine” and a one-stop-shop for all your Web...
Musicplayr: A simple app for saving your favorite Web music

‘Apps’ embedded in paper could give humble flyers and posters an interactive future

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If someone hands you a promotional flyer for a band playing a concert down the street, you may well ignore it – but what if you could ‘play’ that flyer to hear what the band sounded like? That’s just one idea being floated by an agency looking into how printed...
‘Apps’ embedded in paper could give humble flyers and posters an interactive future

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

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Later today RIAA CEO Cary Sherman will take part in the “The Future of Audio” hearing at the U.S. House of Representatives. While the music industry group’s main aim at the hearing is to convince legislators to close a loophole that allows radio stations to play music without paying performance...
RIAA Wants Search Engines to Censor “Pirate Sites”

Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, BE and O2, today TalkTalk blocked access to The Pirate Bay. The providers were responding to a High Court injunction which orders the country’s major ISPs to block subscriber access to the infamous torrent site. Users trying to access...
Court Issues New Blocking Order Against The Pirate Bay

After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

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When the Betamax/VCR first came out, Hollywood insisted that it was pure evil and that it would be "the Boston Strangler" to the movie business. And, if you looked at how the devices were used at first, you could easily argue that the vast, vast majority of the usage was,...
After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

Nokia Lumia 900 review

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Nokia Lumia 900 official Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow (video) Nokia Lumia 800 reviewLong-awaited, heralded, longed for, lusted after, overdue, deal breaker, savior, second coming, dead-on arrival, revelation, last gasp, comeback, hail mary pass, flagship... finally! If that string...
Nokia Lumia 900 review
E-Publishing May Be Doing Everything Right, But We Can’t Ignore The Spectre Of Piracy

Whitney Houston iTunes price hike was a 'mistake', Sony says

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Label apologises for raising cost of singer's albums following her death, saying it was simply an 'employee error'Sony Music UK has apologised for raising the price of Whitney Houston albums following the singer's death on Saturday night. A spokesperson for the company called the move an "internal mistake due to...
Whitney Houston iTunes price hike was a 'mistake', Sony says

Aspiro to roll out music service WiMP in Europe, starting with Germany in Q2

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Norway’s Aspiro this morning announced that it is closing in on the launch of its music subscription and discovery service WiMP in Germany, in “early” second quarter of 2012. WiMP has already been available in closed beta since December 2011, with primarily music industry representatives being invited to test the...
Aspiro to roll out music service WiMP in Europe, starting with Germany in Q2

Tin Pan Valley: Coming Shakeout for App Makers

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Like the early music industry, today's apps are "made" by marketing and sales....
Tin Pan Valley: Coming Shakeout for App Makers
Copyright Math: a quantitative reasoning master class by Rob Reid (video)

Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)

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Last night Steve Jobs received a Grammy Trustees Award, given each year to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording," reports Apple Insider. Jobs' contributions to music obviously include the iPod and iTunes, which changed the face...
Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)

Another Reason Why DRM Is Bad -- For Publishers

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As a way of fighting unauthorized sharing of digital files, DRM is particularly stupid. It not only doesn't work -- DRM is always broken, and DRM-less versions quickly produced -- it also makes the official versions less valuable than the pirated ones, since they are less convenient to use in...
Another Reason Why DRM Is Bad -- For Publishers
HTC rumored to be working on a streaming music service

RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12

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Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among the ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July, says the music industry's chief lobbyist....
RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12

RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12

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Cary Sherman, CEO of the music industry's trade group, said that Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among those ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July....
RIAA chief: ISPs to start fighting piracy by July 12
John Hodgman and Rob Reid talk Year Zero, Aliens, RIAA, and the $8B iPod

Greek Court Orders ISP Blockades of ‘Pirate’ Music Sites

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2012 is proving to be momentous year for those looking to censor the Internet on copyright grounds. With nationwide blockades of The Pirate Bay biting in many countries including both the Netherlands and the UK, it was only a question of time before the phenomenon spread further still. Today we...
Greek Court Orders ISP Blockades of ‘Pirate’ Music Sites

UK Seize Popular Music Blog, Arrest Operators and Threaten Readers

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Founded in 2008, RnBXclusive.com quickly became one of the most popular R&B / hip hop blogs. With over a quarter million fans on Facebook it was the go-to destination for many music fans. But that all changed today when the UK Government’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) took over the...
UK Seize Popular Music Blog, Arrest Operators and Threaten Readers

Twitmusic is socializing the Web music industry using Twitter and top artists

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Last week pop icon Beyonce Knowles joined the long list of entertainment industry performers on Twitter when she signed up to the service, which is already a hit with celebrities the world over. While many artists are beginning to realise the potential of the service for interacting with fans, Philippines-based startup...
Twitmusic is socializing the Web music industry using Twitter and top artists

How Developers Are Shaping the Future of Music

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That the music industry has radically changed in the last decade is a serious understatement, if not too cliche to mention. Technology has altered everything from the creation and distribution of recorded music, upending retailers, studios and business models across the industry. But it's not all bad news. Music isn't...
How Developers Are Shaping the Future of Music
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