Music industry

Digital Music Sales Match Physical for First Time

Revenue from digital music matched that from physical albums and discs for the first time in 2014, a global industry body said Tuesday.

WQXR

Spotify, Tidal, Taylor Swift, and the coming streaming music wars

Once upon a time, on-demand, unlimited streaming access to a huge catalog of music for a monthly fee was an amazingly exciting idea, and Rhapsody was the only company doing it.

Fast Company

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In Music

From Beyoncé to big data, the artists and "suits" keeping the beat.

Fast Company

Tanzania: Invest in Music

Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Fenella Mukangara has requested for intensive investment in the music industry.

All Africa

Les maisons de disques se dressent contre Apple et Spotify

Les grands labels américains sont vent debout contre les sites de streaming qu'ils tentent de convertir au modèle des abonnements payants.

Les Echos

Kenya: Music Industry Lacks Unity

According to the Music Industry Association of Kenya (Miake) chairman Arthur "Mopao" Kamau (popularly known as Arthur K) , there is a need for local artistes to unite so as to realise substantial benefits in the competitive world music sphere.

All Africa

Jay Z, Madonna, Rihanna and Beyonce launch new Tidal streaming service

Some of the biggest names in music have launched what they're calling an "artist-owned" music and video streaming service.

BBC

China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

Reuters

Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify

In what would be the biggest change to its music strategy in years, Apple is pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music services that would allow the company to compete directly with streaming upstarts like Spotify.

The New York Times


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