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  • RIAA Report Shows Streaming And Vinyl On The Rise In US While Recording Industry Dips

    Mar 19

    The RIAA has released its official figures for 2014 assessing the music industry's value at $6.97 billion, a 0.47% decline from 2013 valuation of $7 billion.  Despite the slight dip of the industry as a whole, growth was charted in specific areas. Digital music grew by $140 million to $4.5 billion, up 3.2% from $4.37 billion the prior year. Download sales decreased by 9.5% to $2.64 billion, but streaming revenue charted a 29% increase totaling $1.87 billion for 2014. Overall digital revenue...

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  • How to build your fanbase using YouTube Cards

    Mar 19

    Cards: the evolution of annotations Have you used YouTube annotations to enhance your music videos? Well get ready for YouTube “cards” — the new, mobile-friendly YouTube interactivity feature that will eventually replace annotations. (Don’t worry, though; YouTube claims they won’t phase out annotations until cards can do everything that annotations did — and more). So, […] The post How to build your fanbase using YouTube Cards appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Courtney Barnett Performs "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)" at Pitchfork's SXSW Party

    Mar 19

    Yesterday, at the first of Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans at the Mohawk, Courtney Barnett delivered a set featuring tracks from her new album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Below, watch her perform "An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)" via Pitchfork.tv. Yesterday's party also featured Speedy Ortiz (featuring Hannibal Buress!), Rae Sremmurd, Courtney Barnett, Sophie, A. G. Cook, Viet Cong, Shamir, Son Lux, Natalie Prass, Lydia Ainsworth,...

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  • What The Music Industry Can Learn From The Beer Industry

    Mar 19

    Beer sales have been in steady decline for many years with the big brewers coming to terms with changing consumption habits of consumers and the impact of disruptive new models. Sound familiar?  Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on Music Industry Blog Over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of posts that illustrate what lessons the music business can heed from other industries. This is the first of these posts.  The dynamics of the beer industry bear remarkable similarity to the...

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  • “Zero Effect”: Do New Consumption Charts Penalize Artists Windowing Streaming and Compilation Records?

    Mar 19

    "Although we can’t tell how consumption charts are weighted (as far as I know that information hasn’t been released publicly), it’s pretty clear that if you are not on streaming services –meaning you have zero streams – you will be penalized in the chart." Guest Post by Chris Castle The following is an excerpt from a post on MusicTechPolicy (Music Discovery and Purchasing Survey Results).  David thought it worked as a stand alone post, so here it is. Although we can’t tell how...

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  • THU. NEWS BRIEF: Gaye Family Back For More, Deezer Goes Global, Warner Asset Sale Oversubscribed & More

    Mar 19

    THURSDAY 3.19.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 4/25 at The Orpheum in #Tampa FL: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Mar 19

    Local/regional acts needed for 4/25 at The Orpheum in #Tampa FL: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 4/26 at Curtain Club in #Dallas TX: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY ...

    Mar 19

    Local/regional acts needed for 4/26 at Curtain Club in #Dallas TX: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 5/3 at Shaka's Live in #VirginiaBeach VA: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging...

    Mar 19

    Local/regional acts needed for 5/3 at Shaka's Live in #VirginiaBeach VA: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/18 at Kava Lounge in #SanDiego CA: http://ow.ly/KxaEo ...

    Mar 19

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/18 at Kava Lounge in #SanDiego CA: http://ow.ly/KxaEo #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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