Music industry

Music Licensing From a Songwriter’s Perspective

Consider the fact that streaming music giant Pandora pays a songwriter, on average, nine cents for playing their song 1,000 times.

Re/Code

Streaming Isn’t Saving the Music Industry After All, Data Shows...

Yes, streaming is reversing recording industry declines... in countries like Sweden and Norway. But it's still not happening in the largest music markets, including the United States, the largest recorded music market in the world.

Digital Music News

Spotify chief talks music and money

There are about 1 billion people in the world who listen to recorded music, and most of them don't pay anything for it.

The Aspen Times

Who, Exactly, Is Fueling the Vinyl-Records Renaissance?

LP sales keep rising, but mostly because of indie-rock fans and nostalgists—which isn't enough to "save" the music industry.

The Atlantic

How to Fix Copyright for Older Artists

If you think about classic rock, soul, jazz, r&b and pop music, lots of names come to mind—the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Elvis, to name a few. What you may not realize is that federal copyright law doesn't apply to recordings made by these performers before February 15, 1972.

Future of Music Coalition

Making the Numbers Work

One of the toughest parts of being a musician in new music is finding the balance between making a living and performing the music and concerts you are passionate about.

New Music Box

India: Decoding the Music Consumer

The Sony Music segmentation is a psychographic and demographic profiling of Indian audiences based on their music consumption habits.

Afaqs

Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger.

Salon

YouTube va-t-il vraiment bloquer les clips d'Arcade Fire ou d'Adele ? Pas si vite...

Depuis quelques jours, la polémique fait rage entre YouTube et les labels indépendants, qui refusent de signer un accord pour le nouveau service de streaming payant de la filiale de Google.

Telerama


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