Archive for March, 2014

Monday Music Brief: 3/31/2014

Monday Music Brief: 3/31/2014

Written by on March 31, 2014 in Monday Music Brief, News with 0 Comments

Never miss a beat! Stay up to date on the top stories in music business and anything else you may have missed last week in the industry.   Music Tech [toggle heading=”h5″ title=”Facebook Purchases VR Startup Oculus ‘Platform Of The Future’” css=”custom-class”]Facebook announced they will purchase virtual reality (VR) start-up, Oculus, for $2M this week. […]

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Settling Down For Now: Spotify V. Ministry Of Sound & Copyrighted Playlists

Settling Down For Now: Spotify V. Ministry Of Sound & Copyrighted Playlists

Written by on March 27, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Settling is usually sensible, but in the case of Spotify and Ministry of Sound (MoS) it was a slight disappointment.  If the case had been heard, an interesting legal issue would have to be confronted – is there a copyright in a music compilation? Why are Compilations Still Relevant? Apple’s iTunes stores changed how consumers […]

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On The Radar (SXSW 2014): Baby In Vain, Samsaya

On The Radar (SXSW 2014): Baby In Vain, Samsaya

Written by on March 18, 2014 in On The Radar, Playlist with 2 Comments

NMS headed down to Austin, Texas last week and amidst the corporate branding and big name performers, we were lucky to stumble upon some awesome new music. Today we’ve got two artists we ran into down South and can’t get enough of: girl-rockers Baby In Vain and Norway’s impossible-not-to-dance-to pop singer Samsaya. Baby In Vain […]

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On The Radar: MEGA, Geographer, Ron Pope

On The Radar: MEGA, Geographer, Ron Pope

Written by on March 11, 2014 in On The Radar, Playlist with 0 Comments

Want to know what the NMS staff is loving right now? You got it! Here’s 3 top picks from around the NMS office this week: well-crafted dreamscape sounds from New Jersey producer MEGA, catchy yet haunting synth-loaded harmonies by Geographer and singer-songwriter Ron Pope crafts emotion-provoking indie-rock tracks it’s hard not to love.   MEGA […]

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Mark Your Calendars! 4 Panel Sessions To Attend At SXSW Music 2014

Mark Your Calendars! 4 Panel Sessions To Attend At SXSW Music 2014

Written by on March 7, 2014 in Announcements, News, Partners, Tom Silverman with 0 Comments

Headed to Austin, TX for SXSW? We are! Mark your calendars because we’ve got a list of SXSW Music panel sessions you can’t miss – even for that Texas BBQ. Make sure to check out New Music Seminar’s “Designing the $100 Billion Music Business” panel next Wedsenday March 12 at 12:30 PM, hosted by Tom Silverman […]

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How Swedes Do New Music Seminar

How Swedes Do New Music Seminar

Written by on March 6, 2014 in International, Partners, Video with 1 Comment

Last Summer we teamed up with our friends at Musichelp to host some of our favorite emerging bands from Sweden at New Music Seminar’s first-ever Swedish Showcase. One of our Swedish artists, pop/rock band State of Grace, filmed their trip to NYC for NMS 2013 and used the footage to create an awesome video for […]

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Looking Back: Tom Silverman On “The Next Physical Format”

Looking Back: Tom Silverman On “The Next Physical Format”

Written by on March 5, 2014 in News, Tom Silverman with 2 Comments

Back in 2007 when the writing was on the wall about the demise of the CD and vinyl sales were almost nonexistent, I wrote this commentary for Billboard.  Today, as CDs are down 19.6% year-to-date  and album downloads are down 14%, Vinyl is up 32.7%, it is clear that consumers want something physical that they […]

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On The Radar: GEZAN, The Faint

On The Radar: GEZAN, The Faint

Written by on March 4, 2014 in On The Radar, Playlist with 0 Comments

Today we’ve got music from two artists that need to be a part of your collection ASAP: Japanese rockers GEZAN who may just be Japan’s best kept musical secret and we reminisce the early days of Saddle-Creek Records as The Faint debuts a new track from their upcoming album. GEZAN You always find the greatest […]

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Monday Music Brief: Week of 3/3/2014

Monday Music Brief: Week of 3/3/2014

Written by on March 3, 2014 in Monday Music Brief, News with 0 Comments

Never miss a beat! Stay up to date on the top stories in music business and anything else you may have missed last week in the industry. Global Music Market [toggle heading=”h5″ title=”Global Digital Music Market To Grow $9B in 2014, According to New Study” css=”custom-class”]The digital music market grew 9% in 2012 and is […]

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