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Streaming Leads to Three Times More Sales Than Radio, Study Finds…

By Paul Resnikoff Taylor Swift is all over FM radio. But should she be? Not according to the Country Music Association (CMA), who found that people who discover music while streaming are three times more likely to buy that music… Continue Reading

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Pandora & Spotify Beat Beats Music As Top Ranking And Earning Music Apps

By Laura Schneider Yesterday morning, app analytics company App Annie released it’s newest list of top performing apps in the Google Play store and Apple’s App store. Pandora and Spotify were ranked first and second in the report coming in… Continue Reading

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Fear and Loathing in Royalty Rate Setting

By Guest Post By FMC’s Casey Rae on FutureOfMusic.org Who gets paid, how much and under what terms when music is played on digital and AM/FMradio? Answering those questions isn’t easy, even for experts. But one thing is clear: 2014… Continue Reading

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iTunes Music Sales Down 13-14% This Year…

By Paul Resnikoff It’s worse that we thought. From the Wall Street Journal this morning: “Music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.”… Continue Reading

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The Truth About Getting Your Music Featured by Digital Stores

By Jorge Brea Image via remixtures.com A version of this article originally appeared on Symphonic Distribution. Distribution goes beyond simply fulfilling and delivering on behalf of record labels and artists. Many companies (like Symphonic Distribution) have branched out into other… Continue Reading

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Sorry, Streaming Isn’t Saving the Music Industry In 2014…

By Paul Resnikoff According the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), overall recording sales dropped 5% during the first half of this year, despite a double-digit gains in streaming revenues. Streaming is booming…(first-half 2014) Except for vinyl, everything else is collapsing…(first-half… Continue Reading

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Research Now Shows That Streaming Kills Download Sales…

By Paul Resnikoff May 10th, 2013: “We have data that’s proving and demonstrating the fact that streaming revenue is additional to actual unit download consumption or physical music sales…” Spotify Account Manager of Label Relations Katie Schlosser, speaking at NARM.… Continue Reading

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What is the future of digital downloads?

By Chris Robley The place of digital downloads in the future music industry Steve “Renman” Rennie, a longtime friend of CD Baby (and the former manager of the band Incubus), has started a new web series called Ask Renman where… Continue Reading

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How to Sell Songs Online: A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Distribution

By grassrootsy Today’s post is by Sage Harrington, ukulele player extraordinaire and one of the many wonderful writers of Pyragraph – a career & lifestyle magazine for musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and other creatives. If you’re new to the world… Continue Reading

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Song Downloads Down 15% In 2014…

By Paul Resnikoff Last year, song downloads on platforms like iTunes dropped 2.3%, the first decline ever for the format. This year, paid downloads are already down 15%, according to mid-year stats just released by Nielsen Soundscan. As of June… Continue Reading