Tag: streaming

Netflix And The Return Of The Dark Torrents Of The Internet

The rise of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and the online streaming services looks to be driving a growth in BitTorrent usage and media piracy. When consumers are given easy and almost friction free access to the media (even if it’s a £10/month fee) they’re going to stay there, rather than explore the darker corners of the internet. While there are still questions over revenue distribution (especially with streaming music services) this is still a better option for creators than having everyone pirate the latest album or TV series. The problem is that the myriad of services, all with their own monthly

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Another end of the line for MixRadio

Part of me thinks that a service that has died so any times just to be brought back to life again can never be considered ‘dead-dead’, but the announcement today that MixRadio is be closed feels much more terminal. Picked up by LINE from Microsoft (who picked it up from the Nokia Lumia team, who picked it up from the Nokia Music project, who picked it up from Ovi Music, who picked it up from the Nokia 5310, who picked it up from a Series 40 test app…), MixRadio is a personalised radio station that worked… offline listening, artist seeding,

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Who is buying new albums?

My family tends to stream far more music from the mainstream than buying albums thanks to an Apple Music family subscription . My album purchases tend to be either ‘asking the band after the gig’ or physical orders from personal websites because iTunes doesn’t have a lot of Finnish new-age female-fronted power punk bands. Turns out that we’re not alone, with Chartattack reporting that 2015 saw ‘new’ US album sales beaten by back catalogue tracks. The term “catalogue” refers to albums released more than 18 months ago. According to Nielsen’s annual year end music report, catalogue albums outsold current releases

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All About The Bass, The Stream, And The Revenue

Alright then, a quick music business question, If you co-wrote ‘All About The Bass’ how much do you think, over the song’s lifetime, you would have earned from streaming music services? Try $5,679. “I’ve never heard a songwriter complain about radio royalties as much as streaming royalties,” Kadish said. “That was the real issue for us, like 1 million streams equals $90. For a song like ‘All About That Bass,’ that I wrote, which had 178 million streams. I mean $5,679? That’s my share. That’s as big a song as a songwriter can have in their career and No. 1

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Sympathy with the blackout devil

If there’s one thing that I find amazingly Kafkaesque in Baseball, it’s not the infield fly rule, but the blackout restrictions. Arbitrary rules to force fans to watch games on one distribution medium (such as a local TV station) by blocking the broadcast on other networks (such as the official website). Which assumes that you have access to a local TV station, that carries the game, and you’ve subscribed to them. Which leads to situations such as Linus Edwards… Both the MLB Extra Innings and MLB.tv packages blackout all games of teams that are part of your home market. This

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