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iTunes’ Death: Greatly Exaggerated; Music Industry Expects a Windfall. Where Will the Money Go?; Resonance to Stream Historical Jazz Albums

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iTunes’ Death: Greatly
How and why the premature news of ‘the death of iTunes’ was spread far and wide.


The Music Industry Expects a Windfall. Where Will the Money Go?
With streaming poised to infuse billions of dollars into the record business, artists are once again hoping to get their fair share.

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Resonance Records to Stream Its Trove of Historical Jazz
Now in its 10th year, a label that has relied on CD and vinyl sales is putting its catalog on Apple Music, Spotify and other services.

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Bandzoogle Adds Commission-Free Crowdfunding With Direct Payments To

Music website platform Bandzoogle has added crowdfunding to its commission-free sales toolkit.

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Generative Music Apps Let Your Phone Write Songs for
Who needs Spotify playlists? These apps create truly endless tunes to match whatever mood you desire.

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How streaming affects the lengths of
Switched on Pop hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan join Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to unpack how technology is changing the distribution, production, and sound of popular music.

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Social Listening might be Spotify’s edge in music streaming

With a bunch of different services now competing for the largest slice of the music streaming pie, Spotify is looking at ways it can hold onto its crown.

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Why Sound and Voice Are the Future of Brand

In a visually cluttered world, a way to break through.

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The internet will never be able to replace the power of live
The reports of live radio’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

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How Streaming Is Altering The Way Music Is Produced and What We Can Do About

Thanks to the rise of streaming, the metrics with which we measure the success of music are changing, which inevitably means the structure of music will change to compensate.

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How Healthy is the U.S. Audio’s Future?
Steven Stone looks what audio shows tell about the basic demographics of US Audiophiles…

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Sound and vision: where the industry is at with programmatic
As Spotify, Google and Adobe form an alliance to get agencies and brands to make programmatic audio a coveted spot on their media plans, The Drum explores the current state of play.

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Stream-Ripping Music Piracy Up 13% Annually, Says MusicWatch

Seventeen million people illegally downloaded music licensed for streaming in the U.S. in 2018.


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