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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students

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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students


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Streaming services and Teleco bundle deals

One of the only european streaming market dominated by Deezer is the French one. This trend is likely continue as the music streaming service signed recently with the Telecom french company Orange a new contract extending their partnership. Since 2010 Orange offers to its customer a bundle that includes a premium account on the French streaming platform. Back in 2012, the relationship actually delivered [...]

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Posted by Jaeger Meister on

Snarky Puppy, the recipe of a success

Whether in New York, Seoul or anywhere else, when two people who know Snarky Puppy meet, the reaction is always the same: “Oh man, they’re incredible, did you listen to their latest album? -Yeah they’re dope! I saw them live last month! -Me too, and I’m going back next week! ” With 2 Grammies in their pocket and 11 albums out since 2006, this American band led by bassist Michael [...]

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Posted by mdelunavisa on

WELCOME TO THE BARCELONA FESTIVAL

Festival Cara-B, Let’s Festival, TwinPalm, Guitar Festival, Xtrarradio MusicFest, Emergència Festival, Mutek, Bis Festival, Barcelona Psych Fest, Primavera Sound, White Summer Festival, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes, Sónar, Bona Nit Barcelona, LoveLand Festival, Barcelona Beach Festival, Rock Fest, Cruïlla, DGTL, BAM, Tibidabo Live, AMFEST, Mira Festival, Barcelona Metal Fest… Did you [...]

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Posted by shau on

Pros and Cons of the Spotify Web Player

  Launched in 2013, Spotify has offered its services as a web player and as a web app. While Spotify is clearly leading the way in the streaming competition, lets take a closer look in their web player and why some listeners choose to use this medium and why some would not. Pros: Fewer Apps In this day and age, users have apps for almost every activity. With so much being offered, people just [...]

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Posted by sswayne on

Let’s talk about 1977

2016: Year of a clown running for president in the US, economic crisis (still), violence everywhere, a kid dictator playing with nukes, memes, streaming, pokemón go, EDM. The year we lost Bowie 🙁 and DIY’ing still going strong. DIY, we can agree has existed for quite some time. With all the tools and technology we have at hand, it seems to be easier to do by yourself anything -now more than [...]

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Posted by psolis on

IT’S RAINING … Business Cards?

We have been told over and over again that the music business is ALL about the people you know. Therefore, many questions come up – Is it then important to get an education in the music business? Do we need real connections with people or just contacts? Personally, I do believe in the power and importance of getting any type of education- but it can still get somewhat frustrating to know that [...]

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Music Rights Awareness

Are you an artist? Do you want to be paid for your music? Do you think music education is important? Artists in today’s industry are constantly trying to find ways to make a substantial living from their creativity. Artists are in the business of creativity, they don’t always know how the business side works and let’s just say that companies and organizations aren’t always going the extra mile [...]

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“Hey there, wanna netflix and chill?!”– “Naaa, how about vrtify and chill tho ?!”

“Hey there, wanna netflix and chill?!”– “Naaa, how about vrtify and chill tho ?!”   You know what I mean. No?! Well than you are about to find out it a second. Anyhow, first things first. While it´s almost common sense that the music industry is in its biggest crisis, at the same time creative entrepreneurs bring up innovative ideas for the music industry throughout all its areas – [...]

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Posted by ttobak on

Spotify’s Playlist Takeover

  Spotify has been under fire in the last few weeks over the accusation that they blackballed Katy Perry’s comeback single Rise on their biggest playlists, affecting its performance worldwide.  Rise was not added to any of Today’s Top Hits playlists or featured in Spotify’s New Music Friday.  Perry herself tweeted that Spotify ignored Rise because it was an Apple exclusive. Now to add [...]

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