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Forecast Predicts Strong Digital Download Growth

At present there are 105.4m paid users of digital music in North America. A new forecast predicts that number will grow to 227.2m by 2014. As well, it argues that the number of paid download users in the US and... At present there are 105.4m paid users of digital music in North America. A new forecast predicts that number will grow to 227.2m by 2014. As well, it argues that the number of paid download users ...

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Ask The Readers: What Headphones Do You Use?

As you may have heard, Jimmy Iovine has been advocating for better headphones for MP3 players and better sounding music files in general. Thus, he's looking to put some high-end headphones on the market that capture the full-range of sound... As you may have heard, Jimmy Iovine has been advocating for better headphones for MP3 players and better sounding music files in general. Thus, he's looking to put som ...

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Survey: 20% Listen To Pandora, Alt Rock Tumbles & Other Major Shifts In Youth Listening Patterns

Edison Researh's American Youth Study 2010 offers a significant survey of the media and technology habits of America's 12-24 year-olds. The new study reveals signifigant shifts in their musical preferences, the sources they prefer to discover music and increasingly even... Edison Researh's American Youth Study 2010 offers a significant survey of the media and technology habits of America's 12-24 year-olds. ...

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4 Reasons Why Fans Are File-Sharing Your Music (That You Can Change…)

(UPDATED) If you follow the arguments surrounding file-sharing close enough you'd assume that file-sharers are the kind of moral lacking scum of the Earth that would consider pushing their own grandma into moving traffic or, that on the weekends, they... (UPDATED) If you follow the arguments surrounding file-sharing close enough you'd assume that file-sharers are the kind of moral lacking scum of the Earth ...

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Nielson Clarifies Digital Sales Report

After a stating last week that U.S. digital sales we're flat, Nielson is now clarifying their findings. "The initial Nielsen analysis was focussed exclusively on digital single sales and did not look at the strong growth in digital albums, which... After a stating last week that U.S. digital sales we're flat, Nielson is now clarifying their findings. "The initial Nielsen analysis was focussed excl ...

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“Free Music Is Always Going To Win,” Says Lee Parsons, CEO of Ditto Music; Interview Part 1

Recently, I spoke with Lee Parsons, who is currently the CEO of Ditto Music. As of midsummer, they were distributing around 12,000 artists online and had 7 UK top 40 singles with unsigned artists. In this interview Parsons talks about... Recently, I spoke with Lee Parsons, who is currently the CEO of Ditto Music. As of midsummer, they were distributing around 12,000 artists online and had 7 UK top 40 single ...

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Cartoon: Record Labels Adopt The Radiohead Model!

What would it look like if record labels adopted the Radiohead "pay what you want" model; not for what fans pay for releases, but rather with what the labels pay out to artists? Ask anyone whose ever done an audit... What would it look like if record labels adopted the Radiohead "pay what you want" model; not for what fans pay for releases, but rather with what the labels pay out to arti ...

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BT Digital Awards Best For Music Discovery, Promotion, Music Blog, App, Site & More

At last night's BT Digital Music Awards in London, one of the few awards that honors musicians as well as the digital media and technology sectors, Songkick, iTunes, YouTube, BBC Introducing, Gorillaz and Muse were among the big winners. 2010... At last night's BT Digital Music Awards in London, one of the few awards that honors musicians as well as the digital media and technology sectors, Songkick, iTunes ...

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Apple Settles Digital Music Dist. Patent Lawsuit

Apple has become the latest defendant to settle infringement allegations from Sharing Sound over a patent for online music distribution. Enforcement of the suit would have made operating a music download store nearly impossible. Microsoft and Napster have settled with... Apple has become the latest defendant to settle infringement allegations from Sharing Sound over a patent for online music distribution. E ...

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More Music Industry News: U.S. Legislation Stalls, Windfall For EMI, Trademarking Music & More

Congratulations! We all made it through another week. Don't forget that every Saurday, we publish REWIND: The Music Industry's Week in Review and highlights from a week of posts on our sister blog Music Think Tank. I've been talking to... Congratulations! We all made it through another week. Don't forget that every Saurday, we publish REWIND: The Music Industry's Week in Review and highlights from a week of ...

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