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Is Money Limiting Your Band’s Growth?

On Music Think Tank, Marcus Taylor suggests that money is bad for your band. He explains that focusing on short-term methods of monetising your music career too early can be counterproductive and hurt your career. In addition, having less money... On Music Think Tank, Marcus Taylor suggests that money is bad for your band. He explains that focusing on short-term methods of monetising your music career too e ...

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Why We’re All Fans, And We’re All Artists Now

This is part two of my interview segment with Aram Sinnreich, who is assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University and author of the book Mashed Up: Music, Technology, And The Rise Of Configurable Culture. In this... This is part two of my interview segment with Aram Sinnreich, who is assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University and author of the book ...

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Pandora Leading Streaming Brand, But Not Dominant

(UPDATED) According to a new study released by Coleman Insights, one in every six Americans stream audio at least once a week. As the number of houses with broadband access rises and smart phones proliferate, they expect this number to... (UPDATED) According to a new study released by Coleman Insights, one in every six Americans stream audio at least once a week. As the number of houses with broadband acces ...

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German “Spotify Clone” Pairs With Social Network

Amidst the Spotify drama, its German clone Simfy has collaborated with the country's largest social network. Now the 16M users on StudiVZ will gain access to the free, ad-supported desktop app. What if Spotify partnered with Facebook? The music service... Amidst the Spotify drama, its German clone Simfy has collaborated with the country's largest social network. Now the 16M users on StudiVZ will gain access ...

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The Plastic Disc Business Languishes

It should be no surprise that the plastic disc business is languishing. In a piece in the Guardian, Adam Sherwin documents the DVD industry crisis. The reasons for the decline range from the proliferation of streaming through Netflix, the fledgling... It should be no surprise that the plastic disc business is languishing. In a piece in the Guardian, Adam Sherwin documents the DVD industry crisis. The reason ...

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Music Industry News: Google, MOG, PC Mag Responds, Pledge Music, Vampire Weekend & More

Google is trying to buy Groupon for $6 billion. (BoomTown) Google’s Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until Spring 2011 (Mashable) Supreme Court rejects teen's appeal in Internet music case. (AP) PC Mag Responds To Recording Industry's 'Complaint' Letter (Techdirt) MOG updates... Google is trying to buy Groupon for $6 billion. (BoomTown) Google’s Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until Spring 2011 (Mashable) ...

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Diaspora, Privacy-Aware Facebook Rival Goes Beta

Chances are you don't need another social network to join. You're already doing enough tweeting and status updating and not doing nearly enough working and creating the way it is. However, if you remember the great threat of a mass... Chances are you don't need another social network to join. You're already doing enough tweeting and status updating and not doing nearly enough working and creating the way it ...

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Strong iTunes Sales For The Beatles Driven By Facebook, Not Search Engines Or News

Where did people learn that The Beatles music was finally for sale as digital downloads and where did they go to learn more information? Conventional wisdom would says a news site, Google search or even to Apple and iTune's itself.... Where did people learn that The Beatles music was finally for sale as digital downloads and where did they go to learn more information? Conventional wisdom would says a news ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will “Reform” Music, Film & TV Within 5 Years

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used last week's Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco to share his most sweeping vision yet of how Facebook will fundamentally change the music, film, TV and media industries within the next five years. Zuckerberg believes... Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used last week's Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco to share his most sweeping vision yet of how Facebook will fundamentally c ...

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Track And Fields: New Remix & Music Licensing Site

Track and Fields, a Berlin-based remix and licensing opportunity site, offers a number of tools for musicians and producers alike. They provide pre-cleared samples and stems to use; referrals for sync and production opportunities; catalogued submissions for music supervisors; and... Track and Fields, a Berlin-based remix and licensing opportunity site, offers a number of tools for musicians and producers al ...

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