music industry

Music Industry Mulls Suing Google Over “Pirate” Search Results

“Industry groups including IFPI and the RIAA want Google to degrade links to “pirate” websites in its search results. IFPI has obtained a “highly confidential and preliminary legal opinion” to see if they can force Google to step up its anti-piracy efforts though a lawsuit.”

- Music Industry Mulls Suing Google Over “Pirate” Search Results

Thursday
23
February 2012
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On Marketing & Record Sales: Lady Gaga As Case Study

“A paradox of the new music industry: Albums sell less and less well every year, but as a marketing tool they are now more important than ever. A case in point is Lady Gaga, whose new album, “Born This Way” (Interscope), was released on May 23 and sold 1,108,000 copies in the United States in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Some 662,000 of those sales, or about 60 percent, were digital downloads, the most any album has ever sold in a week.”

– In Lady Gaga’s Album, Evidence of a New Order

Tuesday
14
June 2011
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Music Subscription Service Rdio Gets an Influx of Cash

“Rdio, a uniquely social music subscription service, reportedly just garnered financial support from Mangrove Capital Partners.

Rdio — which launched this past summer — is a super social music subscription service that lets you follow friends and listen to their musical collections, as well as listen to music on-demand. Lately, the service — which is currently only available in the U.S. and Canada — has been on the up-and-up, partnering with Merlin, a licensing agency for indie acts — a move that helped make its library much more diverse. Rdio was also integrated into the MusicMapper, a mobile app launched as part of the Grammy Awards’ Music Is Life Is Music campaign.”

- Music Subscription Service Rdio Gets an Influx of Cash

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Tuesday
01
February 2011
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