Morning Fix: Closer Look at YouTube v. Indies; How America Listens; Rhapsody Unveils Pandora Rival

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HOW YOUTUBE'S SUBSCRIPTION TERMS WILL HURT INDIES – NO CONTENT REMOVAL REQUIRED

YouTube might not, in fact, take down music from indies it doesn’t have an agreement with... but it won’t pay them either.
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HOW, AND HOW MUCH, AMERICA LISTENS HAVE BEEN MEASURED FOR THE FIRST TIME

A new survey by Edison Research says Americans listen to four hours and five minutes of audio each day. Exactly how that listening breaks down might surprise you since no previous study has tracked all audio consumption.
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RHAPSODY WANTS YOU TO PAY FOR RADIO

Since being bought by private equity firm Columbus Nova, the Seattle-based Rhapsody International has gone through a rapid period of expansion and reinvention as the No. 2 streaming service looks to differentiate itself from market leader Spotify and rekindle its U.S. growth momentum.
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T-MOBILE TO MAKE CUSTOMERS’ DATA FREE WHEN STREAMING MUSIC

The fourth-largest mobile carrier in the U.S. has made a unique entry into digital music. T-Mobile announced Wednesday it will remove all data charges from streaming music on services such as Pandora and Spotify over its 4G LTE network.
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JAZZ PIANIST HORACE SILVER, HARD BOP PIONEER, DEAD AT 85

Jazz pianist Horace Silver, a progenitor of the style known as hard bop and whose piano riff in "Song for My Father" was the backbone of Steely Dan's biggest hit, died June 18 at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 85.
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AMAZON UNVEILS FIRE PHONE WITH ITS OWN SHAZAM COMPETITOR

Amazon.com introduced its upcoming smartphone, the Fire Phone, onstage at an event in Seattle featuring CEO Jeff Bezos today. The device is designed to be part of a larger Amazon ecosystem -- made by a retailer, designed to assist consumers in retail shopping, especially customers of the Amazon Prime service. That includes a new music component, revealed earlier this month.
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FROM BILLY JOEL SING-ALONG TO RHYTHM ON RIKERS: MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK'S RECORD-SETTING 1,350 SHOWS

For those with a fear of missing out, New York City is a treacherous place to live with its daily overflowing smorgasbord of music, art, theatre and so many other cultural offerings. But this Saturday (June 21), when the Make Music New York festival hits the city streets with a record-setting 1,350 free concerts, it may be best for those with acute FOMO to hide under a blanket.
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LUCIANO LUNA WINS SESAC LATINA COMPOSER OF THE YEAR, DULCE MARIA MUSIC TAKES PUBLISHER PRIZE

SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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IGGY AZALEA'S 'FANCY' NO. 1 ON HOT 100 FOR FOURTH WEEK; PSY DEBUTS IN TOP 30

Iggy Azalea spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem." "Fancy" also takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Meanwhile, PSY returns with "Hangover," featuring Snoop Dogg, at No. 26.
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JACK WHITE'S 'LAZARETTO' DEBUTS AT NO. 1, SETS VINYL SALES RECORD

Rocker Jack White claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Lazaretto" bows in the top slot with 138,000 sold in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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NXNE PRESIDENT MICHAEL HOLLETT ON FINE-TUNING AND GROWTH, 'TAKING OVER' TORONTO (Q&A)

Toronto’s North By Northeast, whose music festival begins June 18 -- and includes an “Interactive” digital media conference (18-21), comedy (17-22), art (16-22) and film component (ran 13-15) -- is expected to attract more than 350,000 people to its events and bring $50 million to the Toronto economy.
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DON'T BLAME GOOGLE FOR BEING HORRIBLY UNETHICAL AND OPPORTUNISTIC

It's not the first time this type of thing has happened and, if the music industry doesn't somehow get its failed act together, it won't be the last.
The Street


ADVERTISERS HAVE LOST THE ATTENTION OF A GENERATION

They tell you not to fix a meeting before 11am at the Lions advertising festival in Cannes because the guests will either have been up so late toasting their own creativity, or are so jet-lagged after flying in from Los Angeles, that they will not show up. I should have listened.
Financial Times


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