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Vinyl vs Streaming; Garth Brooks on Why He Chose Amazon Over Apple Music

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Garth Brooks on Why He Chose Amazon Over Apple Musicwww.usatoday.com
On Apple, he said: ‘I’m never going to change to fit their rules.’

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Vinyl vs streaming: What music industry experts predict for the two platforms in 2017www.independent.co.uk
​One of the most interesting things about Ed Sheeran’s phenomenal album sales was the number of physical units he shifted. Sales of CD and vinyl for ÷ [Divide] made up 62 per cent of total sales — including a score of the biggest one-week vinyl album sale in more than 20 years.

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Taylor Swift Will Get Her Own Way Thanks To Spotify’s IPO Ambitions And Its $1bn Loanwww.forbes.com
Taylor Swift wanted to opt out of Spotify’s free service, and now thanks to an urgent need to IPO she’ll get her way

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Just 3% Of Apple Users Subscribe To Apple Music: Room For Growth or Failed Service?www.hypebot.com
A new analysis by Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets looks at the revenue that Apple Music and iTunes returns to Apple. But tucked within the findings is a stat that must make Apple wondered about the wisdom of putting their music plans in the hands of Jimmy Iovine and…

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Chance The Rapper Says He Received $500,000 For His Apple Music Exclusivewww.forbes.com
Chance the Rapper tweeted that Apple Music paid him $500,000 plus a commercial for posting the Grammy-winning ‘Coloring Book’ exclusively on Apple’s streaming service.

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Spotify Softens Stance on Paid Tier Windowing In Exchange For Lower Royalty Rates: Reportwww.billboard.com
According to the Financial Times, Spotify is nearing new deals with major labels that would allow artists to restrict new music to paid subscribers only for a short window of time.

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Drake Is The First Artist To Hit 10 Billion Streams On Spotifywww.forbes.com
Nobody has more plays on Spotify than Drake, especially not today.

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Apple Music Refuses to Stop Industry-Killing Exclusiveswww.digitalmusicnews.com
What happens when you throw $500,000 in a musician’s face? Well, they usually take it. But that doesn’t make it healthy for the music industry.

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The AppAdvice Napster Premium Review: 5 Reasons to Use the Serviceappadvice.com
[“Here’s the AppAdvice Napster Premium review, the first of many music streaming reviews for 2017. Is this the service for you?”]

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AWS partner base2Services helps music streaming service Tuned Global break into South-East Asia and Japanwww.crn.com.au
After energising brands like Coles, JB Hi-Fi and Samsung with its white-labeled music streaming solution, Tuned Global wants to take on Japan and South-…

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Music is all about mobile at South by Southwestm.startribune.com

Always on the lookout for the next big thing in music, industry professionals at the South by Southwest Conference in 2017 are focused on the little things that rule our lives: mobile devices.

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