Con lo streaming che sta (giustamente) sempre più prendendo piede, il “semplice” mp3 sta perdendo valore. Come fare in modo che l’utente comunque oltre che all’accesso (e all’ascolto in streaming) in futuro sia disposto anche a scaricare mp3??
Il MusicDNA potrebbe essere una delle soluzioni. Ne parlano si Wired
A leading technology company is set to launch a new digital music file format which will embed additional content for fans including lyrics, news updates and images in what could be a successor to the ubiquitous MP3 file.
The new proposal, which is called MusicDNA and has the backing of the original MP3 digital music file inventor, would allow fans to download an MP3 file on to their computer, which would carry with it additional content.
Music labels, bands or retailers could then also send updates to the music file every time they have something new to announce such as the dates of future tours, new interviews or updates to social network pages.
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ndie musicians now have a new way to make money online by adding their songs directly to MySpace Music in exchange for sharing in the ad revenue with the service.
The deal, announced Monday, was struck by the digital-media distribution company Tunecore, will let any artist distribute songs directly through MySpace Music starting Thursday without having to have a music label or aggregator do so on their behalf.
Artists will simply pay a small flat fee for inclusion in the on-demand MySpace Music streaming service, which is partially owned by major labels. In return, MySpace promises to pay artists a percentage of the money it makes from the ads that accompany the music.
Tunecore wouldn’t comment about how much money artists can expect to receive per play. It’s likely to be a fairly low amount — for now anyway.
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Geeks to Music Industry: APIs Can Set You Free : parla di come le API (specialmente quelle “open”) potrebbero salvare l’industria musicale attraverso blogs, widgets, apps, social nets, search services, recommendation engines e chi più ne ha più ne metta.
4 Ways One Big Database Would Help Music Fans, Industry: vengono mostrati 4 modi in cui un grande database può aiutare la musica:
1 – Paying Artists
2 – Easing the Inevitable Acquisitions of Digital Music Services
3 – Better APIs and Mashups
4 – Subscription Services Would Be Way Less Scary for Consumers
Riguardo al servizio di “playlist” chiamato 8Tracks ecco cosa scrive Wired
Music is too expensive to be free and too free to be expensive on a song-by-song basis, because on-demand music licensing rates are becoming too high for advertising to cover — as shown once again by imeem’s recent sale to MySpace at a heavy discount. This could be a boost to playlist sharing sites because they are cheaper to operate.
Muxtape tried a similar approach but failed after negotiations with the RIAA broke down last summer. Another online playlist sharing company, 8tracks, which also launched in 2008, hopes to continue blazing that trail. The site redoubling its efforts over the weekend with the release of an open API that lets web and mobile-app developers integrate playlist consumption (updated) into their own products, and plans to monetize this broader distribution of its user-generated playlists in the first quarter of next year — most likely using Google AdSense for Audio ads.
“In the near term, we want to achieve broad distribution,” 8tracks founder and CEO David Porter told wired.com “The combination of an ‘open’ platform for people to create playlists (what we do already) with an open API so developers can add playback/access to a variety of third-party destinations should help us do this.”
He plans to add a premium DJ subscription option to 8tracks in the next two months, which helped his former employer Live365 reach profitability in 2005 (Porter was head business development). In addition, he hopes the new playlist API — and the company’s as-yet-unreleased iPhone app, which it built with that API — will greatly increase the size of an audience to which it plans to advertise starting early next year.
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