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Capitol Music’s Brand Partnership Director Talks About How Marketing and Music Are Changing

<b>Specs</b><p><b>Who</b> Zoë Sonquist King<p><b>New gig</b> Director, brand partnerships, Capitol Music Group<p><b>Old gig</b> Account manager, Cimarron Group<p><b>Age</b> 31<p><b>Describe your role at</b> …

Most Innovative Companies 2011 Top 10 In music

TOP TEN IN Music<p><b>01 / Pandora</b><br>For taking personalized music on the road. Last year, Pandora founder Tim Westergren settled into his groove, making it clear his music discovery engine had no interest in playing Spotify and Rhapsody’s web-based game. His target? Radio: terrestrial and satellite. …

The one bright spot for the music labels: Digital

The music industry is still in rough shape, based on data released today by the Recording Industry Association of America. But U.S. digital revenues continue to climb, helped by the growth of so-called "access services" such as Spotify, YouTube, and Vevo.<p>And the bigger picture shows that the …

Kevin Spacey: TV And Film Industries Have A Lot To Learn From Netflix

Rather than waiting weekly for a new episode to premiere, consumers were offered instant gratification with an entire season at their fingertips to offer the ultimate in viewing flexibility: the ability to watch when they want to and without the added commercials.<p>They were also presented with an …

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Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Streaming music service Spotify reported its financial results for 2012 this week, and they're a useful way to take the pulse of a business model – the combination of ad-supported and subscription-based streaming music – that the music industry is looking to for a revival in its fortunes.<p>Spotify's …

A Brisbane Folk Festival Turned This Recording Artist Into a Music Manager

Brian Dubb reconceives music management and turns his vision into a thriving small business.<p>It was while watching a fellow performer at the 2007 Woodford Folk Festival, near Brisbane, that Brian Dubb realized he was working the wrong end of the right industry. Dubb had been pursuing his own career …

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EDM's shameful secret: dance music singers rarely get paid

Artists who have sung on, and often co-written, club anthems claim they don't get their dues – but some are fighting back<p>DJs are making a killing these days as electronic dance music (EDM) is one of the most lucrative sectors of the music industry. Top DJs can demand £50,000 to £100,000 for a gig – …

Streaming music payments: how much do artists really receive?

Musician Zoë Keating earned $808 from 201,412 Spotify streams of tracks from two of her older releases in the first half of 2013, according to figures published by the cellist as a Google Doc.<p>The spreadsheet was Keating's latest attempt to shed more light on the issue of streaming music payouts to …

Is the music album app the next game changer?

Remember MTV? That cool TV network that played music videos 24/7? Back in the 80s, MTV revolutionized the music industry. Video Killed The Radio Star, oh yes it did. MTV turned videos into a mainstream affair, making them the primary marketing tool for musicians. The video might have had its tough …

Beyond Band Aid: technology brings new ways to use music for social good

Technology has changed the way we do just about everything, no industry has been more affected than the music business. Much has been made of the impact of illegal downloads on the decline of traditional CD sales, but with 4.3bn legal digital downloads made last year and the music industry posting …

Number of tracks illegally downloaded in UK falls by a third

The number of pirated music tracks in the UK has fallen by a third to 199m in the past year, according to research published by Ofcom.<p>The volume of ilegally downloaded songs, from artists such as One Direction and Adele, dropped from a high of 301m in March 2012 to 199m in the March this year.<p>The …