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Pandora And Smart Speakers Are The Surprises In The Infinite Dial Study

Infinite Dial

For 20 years Edison Research has been conducting its Infinite Dial study that measures media and technology consumption in the United States. As always, the latest edition has a number of interesting discoveries, but it also identifies the new trends that may be in front of us, yet we find difficult to see. Here are […]

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Pandora Fails To Get The Message In Its Deal With Sirius XM

SiriusXM Pandora

The streaming music service Pandora’s in trouble and it has been for some time. Its user base is shrinking, its losses are increasing, and it’s not able to generate enough revenue, a bad combination if there ever was one. Reports are that the company actually rejected a total acquisition by the satellite radio company Sirius […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Ending On 6/9/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on June 9th, 2017. There was a wide range of new this week, and for once it’s not all centered on streaming. Let’s get into it. The digital music war is over, and the major labels lost. Good article in Rolling Stone how the industry adapted to […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/26/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 26th, 2017. There’s a lot of social media news this week, but some on Pandora too (and it’s not too good). Let’s get into it. Pandora is suffering from “fake listener syndrome.” Two-thirds of its listeners do so at home, and they’re frequently not even in […]

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The Major Labels Make $9000 Every Minute From Streaming

$9000 every minute from the Music 3.0 blog

For those that said that streaming revenue would never replace that from CDs there’s this – According to a study done by Music Business Worldwide, the major labels made around $9000 every minute from streaming in the first quarter of 2017. To put it into perspective, that means $540,000 per hour and $12.5 million every day! If […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/19/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 19th, 2017. The big news in the streaming world again this week, and once again, some of it is not good. Let’s get into it. Apple to stop exclusives. After much negative feedback from the industry, it looks like it has backed off. Jimmy Iovine thinks […]

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With 32 Million Subscribers Apple Music Is Challenging Spotify As Streaming Leader

Apple Music

We keep reading about Spotify having more paid subscribers than just about any other service at 51 or so million, but it looks like Apple Music is not only catching up, but surpassing the service in many areas. A new survey from the media measurement company Verto Analytics actually puts Apple Music at the top […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/7/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 7th, 2017. It’s been another big week in the world of streaming, but there’s other news as well. Let’s get into it. Streaming is now making more money than downloads ever did. And Steve Jobs said it would never happen. Some good charts and comparisons here, […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 3/17/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 17th, 2017. There’s lots of interesting speculation on new services, and not a mention of Spotify for once. Let’s get into it. Facebook trying to solve “social music.” No one else has cracked it, but the company is taking music very seriously. Will AI and chatbots […]

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OWC’s Larry O’Connor On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Larry O'Connor OWC

If you’re a Mac computer owner then there’s a good chance that you’ve purchased hard drives, memory or accessories from Other World Computing or OWC (I know I have – a lot). OWC founder and CEO Larry O’Connor joins me for a conversation about new and old Macs, upgrades, and performance enhancements on this week’s […]

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Big Changes Are Coming To Pandora Soon

Pandora being sold?

If you’re a Pandora user, the service that you know and hopefully love may very well be different in the next month. That’s because an investor revolt looks to be forcing the company’s sale, according to an enlightening expose’ by Music Business Worldwide, and that could come within the next two weeks by the way things […]

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You Won’t Believe What The Most Popular Music Platform Is

Most popular music platform

Streaming gets all of our attention these days but there’s more to music distribution than that. Business Insider conducted a survey of adults in the United States and found some very interesting data about our very favorite music platform, Here’s what it found. iTunes – 30% Pandora – 23% Spotify – 13% Google Play – […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 2/17/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of February 17th, 2017. A lot went on in the streaming world, although nothing that you’d classify as major.. Let’s get into it. Spotify just signed a big new lease in NYC and plans to add 1,000 jobs. The is a curious move given recent rumors about its […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 1/27/17

Music Industry News Roundup

Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of January 27th, 2017. There’s lots of varied news that covers the spectrum of the music business. Here are some of the news highlights for the week. Spotify wants to pay a lower royalty rate. It’s contract with the major labels is up, but it’s offer is to […]

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