Music industry

Industry revenues in Japan, world’s second biggest recorded music market, didn’t grow in 2019

Recorded music trade revenues fell very slightly (-0.25%) in the first half of 2019 in Japan, according to MBW research – but there was brighter news for the business behind the topline numbers.

Music Business Worldwide

Would You Invest Your Own Money Into Your Favorite Artist’s Music?

Why a fan-fueled “equity crowdfunding” model may be ready to explode.

Rolling Stones

3 Solutions for Diverse & Sustainable Festival Booking

Recently, festivals and associations reported a weakening trend for 2019: The ticket sales of big festivals are decreasing due to repetitive line-ups and rising ticket prices.

Midem

How did a Swedish saxophonist build Kobalt?

You may not have heard of Kobalt before, but you probably engage with the music it oversees every day, if not almost every hour.

Tech Crunch

La cassette audio entre en résistance

Quasiment disparu, ce format renaît chez de petites compagnies de production musicale. Même si les ventes restent plutôt confidentielles.

Le Monde

Elissa, Lebanese pop star, retires from 'mafia-like' music industry

Last year, Elissa also hinted at problems with her record label Rotana after it signed a deal with music streaming service Deezer. The deal saw her songs removed from a key Arab music streaming platform on which she had received hundreds of millions of plays.

BBC

Mexican music industry optimistic for more growth ahead

We were the 16th biggest market overall worldwide and as streaming adoption becomes more widespread I believe we’ll start to see Mexico push towards becoming a Top 10 market”.

MusicAlly

The Rise, and Urbanization, of Big Music Festivals

Far from the hippie, peace-and-love archetype of Woodstock, today’s music-festival economy is a seriously big business.

CityLab

Why, in a post-Tencent/Universal world, the three major music companies are worth nearly $90bn

The three major music companies are collectively worth more than $85 billion – and they have Tencent to thank.

Music Business Worldwide


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