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Maybe music executives can finally stop singing the blues. Music piracy is on the decline, analysts say, while an industry group said digital music sales in 2012 drove global music industry revenues up for the first time since 1999.

It’s not a very big gain for the music industry — just 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion — but even that small uptick may be a sign that digital music has finally put the industry on the path to recovery. Digital music and services, the report said, grew 9 percent in the past year. That comprises digital downloads, as well as newer subscription services such as Spotify and ad-supported services including Pandora.

“No doubt, this is welcome news,” said Recording Industry Association of America spokesman Jonathan Lamy, who said over half of the industry’s revenues come from digital services now. “We are starting to turn the corner, and that’s great news for the business and fans.”Not only have free or low-priced streaming services given music lovers easy access to their favorite tunes, the NPD Group found in a separate study that broader access to music is also driving fewer people to download songs illegally. These services have gained some industry support because they allow consumers to get the music they want while still supporting artists, record labels and others in the industry.

In its annual music study, the analysis group found that consumers are sharing less illegal music across the board. Not only is the volume of illegally downloaded music files over file-sharing networks down 26 percent compared to the previous year, so is the number of people who burn and rip CDs, swap music files on hard drives and download music from digital lockers.

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Lana Del Rey helped launch the campaign for Jaguar’s F-TYPE convertible with her tune ‘Burning Desire,’ and now there’s a video to accompany the song.

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The clip features the sultry singer onstage in an empty ballroom, swaying to the seductive beat, Gina Vespa reported for diffuser.fm. Read more here: http://bit.ly/14V5ihU

It’s no secret that we’ve been anxiously awaiting a new LDR record since the release of ‘Born to Die’ last year – even when she claimed it might be her final album, Gina Vespa from diffuser.fm reported. Rumor has it that she’s working on a follow-up disc, as she was recently spotted at a recording studio in L.A.

New track taken from forthcoming sixth album “Opposites”. The video was directed by Big TV, and is the second clip the band have released ahead of their forthcoming record ‘Opposites’, following ‘Stingin’ Belle’ earlier this year. ‘Black Chandelier’ will be released on January 14 with the digital format featuring two new, non-album songs: ‘The Rain’ and ‘Thundermonster’.

‘Opposites’ is due for release on January 28th, 2013 and will feature two discs, subtitled ‘The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones’ and ‘The Land At The End Of Our Toes’. The album will be available on CD/DVD and digital download, as well in a limited edition boxset. The follow-up to the Scottish trio’s 2009 platinum selling LP ‘Only Revolutions’ will comprise 20 tracks as listed below.

The DVD will contain a ‘making of’ documentary which sees the band recording the LP in Los Angeles. The boxset includes a 12-inch heavyweight double vinyl, A5 songbook, guitar tab sheets, ‘Play Along’ CD and Super 8 film cells.

The ‘Opposites’ tracklisting is:

‘The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones’:
‘Stingin’ Belle’
‘Sounds Like Balloons’
‘Biblical’
‘The Joke’s On Us’
‘Black Chandelier’
‘A Girl And His Cat’
‘Opposite’
‘The Fog’
‘Little Hospitals’
‘The Thaw’

‘The Land At The End Of Our Toes’:
‘Different People’
‘Modern Magic Formula’
‘Spanish Radio’
‘Victory Over The Sun’
‘Pocket’
‘Trumpet Or Tap’
‘Skylight’
‘Accident Without Emergency’
‘Woo Woo’
‘Picture A Knife Fight’

(article taken from NME.com)

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