Beats’ Daisy Project Revealed, CEO Ian Rogers Declares ‘Mission To Win’ [Details & Analysis]

Today Beats By Dre announced that Topspin's Ian Rogers is CEO of Beats' upcoming Project Daisy music streaming subscription service as well as MOG, the service on which Daisy will. Continue reading

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Topspin’s Ian Rogers Joins Beats As CEO New Digital Music Service Daisy

(UPDATED) Respected digital music and direct to fan pioneer Ian Rogers has left Topspin to serve as the CEO of Project Daisy for Beats Electronics.  Rogers will remain on the. Continue reading

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Do TV Show Music Placements Lead To Greater Artist Awareness?

By Liv Buli, Resident Data Journalist for Next Big Sound. You’ve just tuned in to your favorite television show, be it Gossip Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, or Glee, and are enthralled. Continue reading

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2012 Cassette Single Sales Triple In UK

Although the numbers are absurdly small, the UK's Official Charts Company keeps up with not only cassette sales but the sales of cassette singles aka cassingles. In 2012 they tripled. Continue reading

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Gaggle Prices Single At 3000 Pounds To Raise Awareness Of Music Costs And Value

By Tim Cushing of Techdirt. If you asked most people what a single track is worth, most would answer with the going market price, which ranges from ~$0.79-$1.29. This is. Continue reading

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Guitar Hero Co-founder On Bootstrapping A Product Retailers Didn’t Want

Bootstrapping a startup doesn't sound too hard if you're talking about software and a tight, devoted crew. But try bootstrapping hardware for years with a maximum of two week's operating. Continue reading

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How MP3.com’s IPO Changed SEC Regulations

By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. One of the big stories of 2012 was that the big music services, most of which are losing money themselves, are stiffing artists. Hopefully,. Continue reading

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Indie Music Grabs 32.6% Of U.S. Album Sales In 2012

According the A2iM, The American Association For Independent Music, Billboard and SoundScan stats show that independent labels grabbed 32.6% of U.S. album sales in 2012.  As in 2011, indie labels. Continue reading

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Will EDM Reality Show Be DJ Starmaker Or Celebrity Wannabe Humiliator?

Doron Ofir, a man who's proud of the accomplishments of Pauly D, is casting a new EDM reality show that he believes will be a "star-making vehicle." EDM purists and. Continue reading

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BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid

Sony Music is again partnering with Bertelsmann's BMG, this time in a bid for Parlophone Records and a number of other EMI properties put on the block by Universal Music.. Continue reading

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