3 Important Independent Music Business Trends

Rather than play by the rules and stick to industry conventions, it has become important for those operating independently within the music business to pursue trends which will allow them greater control over their work. Here we look at three such trends which are expected to gain prominence in the…

“Very unusual” melting seen on Greenland ice sheet – CBS News


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"Very unusual" melting seen on Greenland ice sheet
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Spring thaw is coming exceptionally early in Greenland this year, with 50-degree Fahrenheit temperatures creating a melt area that makes up 12 percent of Earth's most northern ice sheet, according to data released this week by the Danish Meteorological …
Greenland's Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months EarlyDiscovery News



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GoPro unveils third-party partner program with 100 developers – VentureBeat


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GoPro unveils third-party partner program with 100 developers
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Action camera maker GoPro has launched a third-party app program with more than 100 supporting developers. The move is part of GoPro's efforts to expand enthusiasm for its cameras and its community of avid users. Nick Woodman, founder and chief …
GoPro: We Want YOU to Join Our Developer ProgramFortune


GoPro cameras are about to get a lot more usefulMashable
GoPro is partnering with over 100 companies to put its cameras everywhereThe Verge
Digital Trends –PC Magazine –Engadget –Fast Company
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Microsoft sues US government over data requests – Reuters


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Microsoft sues US government over data requests
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SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.
Microsoft sues over law banning tech firms from telling customers about data requestsWashington Post


Microsoft Sues Justice Department Over Secret Customer Data SearchesWall Street Journal
Microsoft sues US government over 'unconstitutional' cloud data searchesThe Verge
Gizmodo –TechCrunch –ZDNet –USA TODAY
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HTC 10 brings the noise, but it’s not a Galaxy killer – CNET


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HTC 10 brings the noise, but it's not a Galaxy killer
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The Good The HTC 10 has an elegantly chiseled design, brilliant audio quality and a highly customizable user interface. The Bad The handset's non-removeable battery doesn't last as long as its competitors and its camera doesn't always render exposure …
HTC 10 review: An exciting new flagship phone that's better in every wayBGR


HTC 10 review: Stunning audio, slick aluminum design, first selfie cam with OISZDNet
Review: HTC 10 is solid, but consumers need to be convincedTechCrunch
Engadget –The Verge –TIME –Mashable
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Facebook Launches Content ID Solution Just As YouTube System Comes Under Increasing Fire

Facebook has launched it’s own version of YouTube’s ContentID takedown system. It’s long overdue, but given recent increased criticism of YouTube’s system, the launch couldn’t have come at a worse time. _____________________________________________ By Mike Masnick of Techdirt Last year, after a bunch of YouTube video creators started slamming Facebook for…

Changes @ Imagem • Music Dealers • SAG-AFTRA • Best Music Group • More

Karen Macmillan has been appointed as the new Vice President of Imagem USA Creative Services. Macmillan comes to Imagem USA from a position as Senior Director of Advertising & Branding at Nettwerk Music Group. MORE: • Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment as been named to…

Beatles Bigger Hit On Spotify Than Current Artists

Some recent stats from Spotify reveal that the Fab Four have still got it. In their first hundred days on the streaming service, The Beatles have netted a greater number of plays than more contemporary artists, even among listeners under 35. ______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0…