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Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta’ Samsung Agreement Flips Music Biz On Its Head

How Jay-Z’s agreement with Samsung to release his new album, Magna Carta, early to the Korean company’s Galaxy devices has reshaped the traditional business model for artists and record labels.

Twitter Music Makes Songs Social

The new Twitter Music app for iPhone helps you discover music by scanning tweets for music mentions, then displays trending and emerging artists in a beautiful interface.

Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ Generates 53 Million YouTube Views

In today’s “Bloomberg Big Number,” Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports that Korean rapper Psy shattered viewing records on You Tube, tallying 20 million hits in the first 24 hours after the video was released and a total of 53 million views so far for his new video “Gentleman.”. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

Twitter Music Service by Invitation Only

Bloomberg’s Douglas MacMillan discusses Twitter’s new music app on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The Music Licensing Industry 2013 – Infographic

The Music Licensing Directory has just released an Infographic report providing detailed analysis of the current state of the Music Licensing Industry. The report provides insightful data on the global multi-billion dollar music licensing industry, and highlights the prolific use of retitling amongst music licensing companies, as well as the size of the industry and current trends and roles within music licensing. Continue reading

Behind The Scenes Of Viral Music – Infographic

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of viral hits? How much money do they make and what does it take to make a viral hit? This infographic by Fandistro explores behind the scenes of viral music. Continue reading

The State Of The Mobile Music Industry – Infographic

An infographic on ‘The State of the Mobile Music Industry’ that we designed for Mobile Roadie. Continue reading

The Evolution Of SXSW – Infographic

Tech geeks, film fanatics, and music lovers UNITE! It’s that time of year again when we all descend en masse to Austin, TX for ten days of panels, screenings, and parties. That’s right. We’re talking about the one and only, SXSW. What started out as an alternative music festival in 1987 has transformed into a breeding ground for new technologies and creative ideas. Continue reading

Music: Italian Superstars, Playlist

Enjoy some Italian superstars and their hits. – Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli and others.

Touchtunes 2012 Music Charts And Hits – Infographic

TouchTunes’s 2012 user music statistics including top 10 songs, artists, & genres
Source: Visual.ly

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Tumblr Is For Fashion, You Tube Is For Music – Infographic

Approximately 18% of the top 1,000 blogs on Tumblr are fashion-related, but on YouTube, less than 1% of the top 1,000 shows are about fashion.

That’s according to Tumblr CEO David Karp and OpenSlate Studios, which developed the infographic below based on data it has compiled about Google’s video network.

As the infographic illustrates, music and gaming dominate the ranks of popular channels on YouTube, accounting collectively for 45% of the 1,000 most-viewed. Comedy (14%), entertainment (13%), and How-to & Style (7%) round out the top five categories.

Interestingly, nearly a quarter of the 100 original content channels YouTube has funded are in the top 1,000, suggesting that the program is enjoying at least a moderate level of success. In fact, the company just announced that it is investing $200 million more in the project, expanding the number of original channels to 150. One show, Everyday Health’s Recipe Rehab, has been picked up by ABC.

What’s perhaps most impressive is the amount of revenue these channels bring in: The top 1,000 channels generate an average of $23,000 each month from YouTube ads alone. That’s not including the many sponsorships and product endorsements channel managers sign themselves.

Source: Mashable.com, OpenSlate

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How Social Media Users Share And Use Online Music – Infographic

Music is a big part of everyone’s life, with 45% of people listening to 10 or more hours of music each week, according to a recent study by Market Research. And social music players like Pandora and Spotify are ruling the airwaves.

Not so surprisingly though, people enjoy using music streamers, but not paying for the premium versions of those players. Only 20% will cash in to hear some tunes, and 60% of listeners are downloading only the free version of songs.

Source: Mashable.com, Lab42

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The Decline Of The Music Industry – Infographic

Music is widely free on the Internet. In seconds, web surfers can access millions of song on YouTube or an unlimited live stream with digital services such as Spotify.

With smartphone apps, free music is even available to-go. So, with free all-you-can-stream services, have people stopped paying for music? The numbers say yes.

By 2016, record stores sales are projected to drop another 77.4%, according to The Wall Street Journal. Local music shops and large national chains will not fare well.

In 2011, digital music sales surged 8% globally, accounting for $5.2 billion in legal downloads. More people may be listening to music, but physical album sales will continue to decline.

Tune in to the infographic created by Total Bankruptcy for more trends in the digital music revolution.

Source: Mashable.com, Total Bankruptcy, Image courtesy of Flickr, Kashirin Nickolai

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Music Festivals: Then and Now – Infographic

Mashable, 04/22/2012

The Beatles arrive in North America…