Steven Levy on Facebook, Spotify and the Future of Music News

Steven Levy on Facebook, Spotify and the Future of Music

No Comments 23 October 2011

Even if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hadn’t been introduced to Spotify two years ago, it was probably inevitable that the two companies would hook up.

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Sound Exchange has $1,000,000 in Unclaimed Royalties for CD Baby Artists

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Sound Exchange has $1,000,000 in Unclaimed Royalties for CD Baby Artists

No Comments 21 October 2011

You would think unclaimed money wouldn’t be much of an issue for today’s musician. But, a recent matching exercise with SoundExchange revealed $1,000,000 in unclaimed royalties owed to CD Baby artists. Sounds crazy, but it’s true. SoundExchange wants to pay you, but it’s not easy to find and pay each individual indie musician.

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Veokami: A New Way to Watch Concert Videos Online

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Veokami: A New Way to Watch Concert Videos Online

No Comments 20 October 2011

There are many hardcore fans who record videos, either through handheld Flip cameras or even on their mobile phones, who later upload those videos to YouTube. But if you’re looking for a specific show, or perhaps a moment in that show, navigating through dozens or more grainy videos to find it isn’t a great experience.

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Google Music to Support Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: Report

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Google Music to Support Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: Report

No Comments 20 October 2011

Google Music‘s upcoming online store will let you share songs with your friends, according to music industry sources, an unprecedented selling point for the fledgling service.

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Hum Your Way Through the Online Music Jungle

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Hum Your Way Through the Online Music Jungle

No Comments 20 October 2011

Growing up, I discovered new music by listening to Hot97 and watching music videos during the rare times that MTV and BET showed them. My friends and I copied songs from each other’s digital music libraries and occasionally rifled through albums in indie record stores to unearth beloved oldies like Le Tigre and Sam Cooke.

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How Siri Could Transform Music

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How Siri Could Transform Music

No Comments 19 October 2011

The launch of the Apple iPhone 4S has people raving about Siri, the talking-assistant app. It lets users speak into their devices and the app fulfills requests like scheduling plans or replying to text messages. But it also works with music.

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Merlin Reaches Global Licensing Deal With YouTube

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Merlin Reaches Global Licensing Deal With YouTube

No Comments 19 October 2011

Merlin, the independent label master rights licensing agency that refers to itself as the fifth major, has reached a global licensing deal with YouTube.

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