15 Mar
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charts, music industry, radios, streaming

Spotify's success seems unstoppable, despite many labels (especially indies) removing their artists from the swedish streaming service as they pay-out per stream is extremely low.

Yesterday was a historic day as the US data from diverses streaming companies like Spotify, Rhapsody and Slacker have been added up to the Billboard Hot 100 charts, the US singles popularity chart (which is based on radio play and sales while it's solely based on sales in the UK). This move illustrates very well the change of balance we're witnessing these last two years between digital download sales (no one hardly buys CD singles no more) and streamings. To give a number, Nielsen data shows that 494.000.000 songs were streamed last week while only 27.100.000 singles were legally obtained. All those numbers may look good to the users, yes they love Spotify and streaming and why shouldn't they as the offers are very interesting, but the thing is: this is killing the smaller labels.

Do the maths: Itunes will pay the labels 0,40 Euro per download while Spotify will only retribute 0,002 Euros. If we take that with the numbers of singles sold last week in the as a simple calcalation...

28 Feb
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artists, music industry, promotion, radios

UPDATE: online collection to be launched may 1st 2012 !

We can safely say that, without John Peel (OBE as in Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), the face of music in Europe would be totally different. We probably would still have dinosaurs bands and triple-LP concept albums as the famous english radio icon (no one had been airing for so long: from 1967 until his sudden death in 2004) has been instrumental in giving new bands and new sounds a dedicated platform on the BBC. He was among the first one to play psych├ędelic music on Radio One but also gave progressive rock an audience. You are forgiven, John ;)

But what John Peel will surely be always associated with is how he gave punk music a(n) (inter)national window thru his night program on Radio One and his eclectic and very large taste in music has allowed many bands to come out and have their music played to larger audiences. His radio sessions with bands coming in and recording music were also very popular and are remarquable historic stepstones of Music.

In an important move, the John Peel Center For Creative Arts dedicated to give a new lease of life to an old building in...

10 Nov
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Kollector, music history, radios

"Dancing Queen", a disco hit dating back from august 1976 from superstar swedish band Abba, is still rising high on the radios playlists. We introduced the song in Kollector and let a few days pass, just to see how a 35 years old back catalogue song would do. And surprise, surprise, there's still life in the old dog ;)

In the last month, "Dancing Queen" has enjoyed no less than 1200 radio airplays and it still hold on very well on radios as its been favored especially in (by order of airplays received) Germany (158 trackings), United Kingdom (154 trackings) followed closely by France, Canada and The Netherlands. To give an idea of the performance, Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World" has enjoyed"only" 4 times more airplays during the same period, which shows how resilient and still royalties wise important "Dancing Queen" is !

Kollector can help all in the music community. You betcha it can!

10 Nov
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Kollector, radios

As you may know, Kollector can track songs all over the world, in realtime, and in all transparency. And in fact, Kollector gets even more interesting when it's about to gather international datas on your airplays: realtime numbers of your airplay is very, very hard to get and very expensive (that is if you DON'T use Kollector as Kollector is very reasonably priced and available to ALL in the music community), and international numbers are night on impossible. Not with Kollector...

Diego Torres, huge argentinian star, has his latest hit-song "Color Esperanza" (his video has enjoyed more than 4 million views on Youtube...) appearing on quite a few different countries, from Spain to Mexico, Chile or Argentina on the Kollector dashboard. Kollector can even tell you that, at the time I write this report, the latest radio to play the song was Kiss Fm, in Malaga (Spain), at 21:55 local time. And the most dedicated radio to play Diego Torres's tune was Cadena Dial Andalucia Este, in Spain too. With Kollector, you know how many times the song was played, where, when and how it fares out in the weeks since it's been in the system...

How is that for gathering factual...