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How Streaming Music Will Change Culture… for the Better

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 10, 2012
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Evolver.fm

“The rise of the iPod and iTunes made it harder for labels to pack long-playing albums with subpar “filler” tracks. It also made it easier for music fans to fall for a hit single for the low price of 99 cents, arguably exacerbating the tendency of artists to impress a fan for only long enough for them to click “buy.”

That landscape is changing.”

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Sean Parker and Daniel Ek on Apple, Playlists and the End of the CD: The D10 Highlights

Posted by Muammar Reed on June 02, 2012
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Drowning? The iTunes Store Now Has 28 Million Songs…

Posted by Muammar Reed on April 29, 2012
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Digital Music News

“The content glut keeps getting worse, not better, and this is now a very serious challenge for artists of all levels. Because even musicians that make incredible music are finding themselves drowned, undiscovered, and frustrated by statistics like these.”

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Can Spotify Catch I-tunes in Two Years?

Posted by Muammar Reed on March 19, 2012
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Billboard

“Sean Parker, entrepreneur and investor (in Spotify and other companies) predicted at SXSW that Spotify, at its current growth rate, will overtake iTunes within two years. Even at first blush the statement comes across as optimism from a Spotify equity owner rather than an informed statement on consumer spending on digital music.”

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Jay-Z & Kanye’s Watch The Throne Breaks U.S. ITunes Record

Posted by Muammar Reed on August 15, 2011
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Billboard.com

“‘Watch the Throne’ surpasses the previous one-week iTunes record, set when Coldplay‘s 2008 album “Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends” shifted 282,000 in its first week. (The album sold 288,000 total downloads in its first week, including sales from all other retailers.)”

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