When it comes to musicians and their relationship to labels, the New Economy is not outdated. The Music Industry Blog describes the relationship between musicians and labels as constantly changing. This not only affects the technology used, but also the changed meanings of market participants.
That cannot be summed up in a nutshell, as we know, a completely new environment with countless tools has emerged. In the past, musicians were dependent on labels, but today they can easily publish themselves. Countless tools are available for production and post-production, and the same applies to marketing.
Musicians do not need labels, they can easily found them and if a relationship is entered into with a label, then the relationship is often no longer permanent. From an extreme point of view, the benefit of the labels lies in the initial promotion, they say in the article below. Once musicians are known, they can easily market themselves.
There is more in the following article, which also includes an interesting graphic with the different market participants: Labels are going to become more like VCs than they probably want to be.
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TuneIn is the name of a new and international online radio. The service lists real radio stations and makes them available on the web and on mobile devices. It is available in about 20 languages and offering both access to local and international stations. Furthermore the stations are assorted by the genres music, sports and talk shows with the genres again being assorted by particular topics like music styles.
Beside its great choice the service is offering some technical innovation by being accessible on various different devices, which means on the web, by mobile devices, equipped cars and connected home entertainment devices. For more visit TuneIn.
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psyradio.fm is playing a variety of progressive electronic music. At the homepage a cube appears reminding on a radio device, what it is indeed. But the variety only comes up while playing around with the cube, which is a navigational tool. Whereas each corner has the same inscription, the arrows are showing in various directions and do point to different content. By this different genres of electronic music become available ranging from psy trance to techno and chill out. Also news may be submitted, infos about tracks are shown and there are voting functions as well as options to personalize. So to listen to some electronic music and play around while listening visit psyradio.fm.
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The music search engine swarm.fm has some impressing features and especially combines search for music with music sharing. Suitable to the former post about the new musik marketing technology by Google it shows what is possible and how fast this may come to the market as the application has been developed in just 20 days according to the about page. But here are the features.
Essentially swarm.fm is a music search engine with a special focus on music sharing as again the about page tells. The idea has not been to create a music social network but to bring music to social networks. So the search engine displays music videos from YouTube, mp3 files and results by Rdio and sharing tools enable to easily forward the music to third party social networks. This may happen by visiting the websites and in a nearly wonderful way by the +music plugin provided for the Chrome browser, which is free by the way. This plugin realizes to search from within the browser, generates a player to listen to the music found within the browser, creates a play button within an artist page to whom searched music belongs and to share music with friends by automaticly creating a music player for the shared music within the news stream of a friend. Furthermore it may create a menu of similar bands within a Facebook page. For further information including some screen shots read the article Swarm.fm Turns Facebook, Web Into Virtual Jukebox.
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Google, which just has been subject of the former post about new services around Google Music, has introduced a new technological standard to index information about music and music files available within websites, which concerns the development of music sites. Introduced has been a set of Rich Snippets tags enabling the display of available music at sites within the search results. By this searchers now become aware of the availability of music files at sites appearing within search results. More about the new function including technological details is available by the official Google post A new rich snippets format for music.
Here by the way is another interesting article about the development of the online music space and the distribution of music, which states that new media in general as well as social networking means have led to a broader choice of music at all and by this to a change of the consumption of music.
The implications of the new broader, flatter distribution of music taste
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