Record Store Day Fallout 2017: How Much Those Exclusives Will Now Cost You Online

This past weekend, Record Store Day celebrated a decade of exclusive vinyl releases, early morning lineups and feverish consumerism with its 10th annual event. As is inevitably tradition after the celebration of wax, many who braved the crowds at brick-and-mortar retailers across the world have turned to the Internet to flip their RSD finds online for unreasonable prices.(Exclaim)

Playlist marketing must focus on artists not songs, says Believe’s Georges Tremblay

Simply getting individual songs onto playlists is not enough to build a following on the streaming services, says Believe Digital Canada President Georges Tremblay. Your strategy needs to be smarter and consider how each placement pushes the artist, rather than the song.(CMU)

Canada Just Took a Major Stand for Net Neutrality

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada’s telecommunications regulator, just ruled that Canadian ISPs cannot exempt certain kinds of content, such as streaming video, from counting toward a user’s data cap — a practice called “zero-rating.” The decision arose from a complaint against Videotron, a wireless carrier which operates mostly in Quebec.(Futurism)

Is technology slowly but gradually killing music?

New research has rekindled the ‘music vs technology’ debate. And perhaps much more. Streaming, according to University of Ohio researcher Hubert Léveillé Gauvin, has virtually killed the instrumental intro.(ET Tech)

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