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GUEST BLOG: Paradigm Shifts (or: Surviving) In A Dying Industry

If you can believe what you hear, the music industry has been hemorrhaging money for decades. According to money.cnn, in just the decade between 1999 and 2009 music has gone from a $14.6 billion dollar industry to a $6.3 billion dollar industry – in the US alone. While there are quick answers to point blame at internet radio, piracy, and the sporadic attention span of consumers, the question really comes down to, “how will this affect the music of the future?” Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars answers it…

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Apple’s iTunes Radio Launching In September

Apple has announced that its internet music streaming service iTunes Radio will be launching next month (September), featuring over 200 different stations.  The computer titan was able to sign deals with every major record label in order to acquire a large catalogue of music for their launch.  The system works via advertising, similar to other streaming services, as users will hear an audio advertisement every 15 minutes and watch a video advertisement every hour. Please follow and like us:

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Radiohead’s Manager Defends Spotify

Radiohead’s manager Brian Message recently talked with BBC and defended Spotify’s service. Check out some of Message’s thoughts on the matter after the jump.     Please follow and like us:

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