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Relaunching Beats Music In Apple's iOS Is "No Guarantee Of Success," says Analyst

Reports surfaced yesterday that Apple will relaunch Beats Music in March inside an updated version of its iOS operating system. But even placement within the core of Apple's eco-system does not mean Beats will become a music subscription market leader, according to a top anlayst. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift albums missing from YouTube Music Key streaming service

Contrary to Billy Bragg criticism, star is sticking to her policy of keeping her back catalogue off free on-demand services Despite criticism from fellow musician Billy Bragg that Taylor Swift had ‘sold her soul to Google’ by makingShow More Summary

Apple's plan to beat Spotify: push Beats to every iPhone and iPad

But the more important question is whether the company also plans to start a price war with streaming rivals Apple will make its Beats Music subscription service part of its iOS software from early in 2015, pushing its app to every iPhone and iPad, according to a report. Show More Summary

Why The Spotify Uber Partnership Matters More Than You Think

[UPDATE 2] I admit to a bit of surprise when Uber's PR team reached out on Friday with a personal invite to "Please join Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Special Partner Guest for a global press call to announce a first-of-its-kind partnership."...Show More Summary

The curse of the vanity label: for every Communion there are a dozen Lily Allens

Lily Allen’s ITNO label has folded – but it shouldn’t have been a surprise, because musicians usually make the worst label bosses So farewell, then, ITNO records. You know, ITNO records? Yeah you do – it stood for “In The Name Of”. Come on, it was Lily Allen’s label. Show More Summary

The Veronicas review – the twin sisters almost get with the times

Jessica and Lisa Origliasso’s first album in six years mixes up much-needed experimentation with tired formulas the sisters have clearly outgrown There are two “this is who we are” manifestos on new album The Veronicas: I’m A Veronica and You And Me. Show More Summary

Where Creativity Thrives: BitTorrent Users Show Appreciation and Dedication to the Arts

BitTorrent has tasked themselves with the building of a sustainable ecosystem for artists and fans alike. Fostering a community where fans can connect directly with artists and vice versa, BitTorrent demonstrated their commitment toShow More Summary

It’s Amazing That The Old Record Industry Existed In The First Place

By Philip Kaplan on The world was abuzz this week with reports that Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify. She called the service “a grand experiment” and said she wanted no part of it. Music writer Bob Lefsetz said it’s just a PR stunt. Show More Summary

Nielsen SoundScan Finally Add Streams, Downloads To Album Sales Chart

[UPDATED] In what most in the music industry see as a long overdue move Nielson Soundscan will add both streams and downloads to their weekly Top 200 album sales chart published by Billboard. Beginning with the Dec. 3rd chart (sales for the week ending Nov. Show More Summary

How Facebook's Changes In Paid Advertising Will Affect Your Marketing Efforts

Facebook executives drew a line in the proverbial sand on Friday when they announced their plans to restructure the way posts placed by brands appear in newsfeeds. As if it hasn't been hard enough to gain organic reach, Facebook has essentially closed the door on anything other than paid advertising. Show More Summary

3 Predictions for the Over-Hyped Music Streaming Business

The music industry has drastically changed in recent years. We no longer live in a world where we anxiously wait outside of a record store to get a new album. In fact, we no longer want to buy albums at all. Today, streaming music is the go-to way to consume music. Show More Summary

TuneCore Surveys Indie Artists and Label Management on Current State of The Music Industry

1,112 members of the TuneCore community responded to the survey they dispersed asking indie artists and label management about the current state of the music industry. The industry has been and is continuing to rapidly evolve and as those changes take place, artists are both challenged and expected to keep up. Show More Summary

More Thoughts On Bandcamp's Subscription Feature

This article originally appeared on It may come as a surprise to those not familiar with the Chinese indie scene that BandCamp is fairly widely adopted as part of local artists’ promo toolbox – at least for serious gigging bands with releases under the likes of Genjing Records and Maybe Mars. Show More Summary

3 Predictions for the Over-Hyped Music Streaming Business

Music streaming is beating out music downloads, and has made piracy a non-issue. Companies are jumping on the streaming bandwagon ever since Nielsen's consumer research showed that 68 percent of U.S. consumers reported streaming music during 2013. Show More Summary

RCA Names Jordan Blaugrund VP Digital Marketing

Jordan Blaugrund has been upped to Vice President, Digital Marketing, at RCA Records. Blaugrund previously was of Senior Director of Digital Marketing at the label. In his new role, Blaugrund will oversee all digital marketing initiatives and direct to consumer business for the label. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Billboard Touring Confab, Spotify France Turns Profit, Swift Missing On YouTube Music & More

THURSDAY 11.20.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Technics To Launch FLAC Music Download Store Powered By 7Digital

Move over Neil Young, the options for those who care about sound quality are expanding. Today, newly relaunched audio brand Technics announced the opening of a hi-resolution music download service offering 24-bit FLAC tracks powered by 7digital. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga former business partner pay $7m to woman discovered singer

US court rules Rob Fusari broke an agreement to compensate Wendy Starland if she brought him an ‘edgy and bold’ future star The woman who discovered Lady Gaga has won a $7.3m lawsuit concerning her role in the singer’s early career.Show More Summary

Apple To Relaunch Beats Music In March Inside iOS [REPORT]

Apple is planning to relaunch Beats Music in March, according to new reports. The "new" paid streaming music service would reportedly be a part of a new version of Apple's iOS operating system. If true, it would be consistent with how Apple handles most of its core applications and services keeping each within Apple's closely integrated eco-system. Show More Summary

Black Hole Recordings Launches Digital Pop-Up Store, Uses Twitter as Currency

On November 10, Dutch record company, Black Hole Recordings introduced a digital pop-up store, using Twitter as it's form of currency. The first pop-up store of it's kind, website visitors can purchase products like tracks, ringtones, and digital booklets in exchange for mentions and engagements via Twitter. Show More Summary

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