"Considering the RIAA’s past of suing tens of thousands of file-sharers for copyright infringement, the excuse is perhaps even more embarrassing than taking full responsibility. When some of the 20,000 plus people who were sued by the RIAA over the years used the “someone else did it” excuse this was shrugged off by the music group’s lawyers. Can these people have their money back now? We doubt it."

"The biggest feature is the addition of LyricPlay. This scans a lyrics library online and mixes it in with the music already on your device. If you like, you can display those lyrics in a karaoke-view to help you sing along. You can also set it up to share what you’re listening to on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re interested in learning more about a band, the player also links out to bios, tour dates, and YouTube videos with a single click."

"BandPage launched in 2010, becoming a hugely successful Facebook app. Surviving several major shifts in Facebook’s rules for apps, BandPage has continued to develop as a musician services platform, with 500,000 artist users. “We are in the musician business,” said J Sider, Founder and CEO of BandPage, “the business of driving revenue growth and expanding fan bases.""

"I send out each video monthly to my fan base and ask for nothing in return. People can also download each song for free in exchange for an email address. I now include lyrics and chords to all of my songs with the videos. I do this because I am cultivating a long-term audience that relates to me and my music. I hope to do this career for the long run and I am thinking decades down the road. The more I am out there, the more people like my music and perceive me as being famous and successful, the more inquiries I get about doing gigs, the easier it is for me to book gigs when I initiate the contact, and the more music I sell over time."

"Twitter’s social music discovery service might have failed, but that hasn’t stopped the company from partnering with Billboard to launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The website measures the popularity of songs in the US by scanning Twitter interactions for links to music-listening platforms like Spotify or iTunes, hashtags such as #nowplaying, and the presence of words like "track" and "listen.""

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