Music industry

Why the music industry is still fighting against piracy in 2021

The battle against digital music piracy is by no means over. Though streaming services stopped the early-noughties piracy frenzy that near-enough destroyed the music industry, stream-ripping and illegal music downloads are still rife across the internet.


Sony And The “Financialization” Of Music Catalogues

While the industry has grown about one-third from its 2014 nadir of about US$15bn, in inflation-adjusted terms the recorded music industry is still half the US$40bn it was at its peak in 2001.

FN Arena

Spotify to Launch in 85 New Markets

Spotify unveiled plans to launch in 85 new markets over the next few days, areas that represent more than 1 billion potential new listeners, according the company.


La nouvelle jeunesse de l'industrie musicale

Après Warner Music, les français Universal et Believe vont entrer en Bourse cette année. Un retour en grâce du secteur, porté par le streaming. Mais à quel prix ?


La cripto-música al rescate

Habrá quien piense que el mundo se ha vuelto loco, otra vez. Los síntomas detectados incluyen la venta hace unos días de un collage digital del artista Beeple por 58,5 millones de euros.

La Vanguardia

Looking Out For Each Other with The Real Music Wages Database

The Real Music Wages Database is an anonymous, crowd-sourced list of real wage transactions reported by musicians. We track how much someone has been paid, who paid them, and how many hours of work it involved.

New Music Box

NFTs for copyrights: Why non-fungible tokens could transform who gets paid from music rights, and how

The dirty little secret of these transactions? People are buying unique digital collectibles – but they aren’t buying any underlying rights.

Music Business Worldwide

Trends that will reshape the music industry

A third of musicians could leave the industry due to the financial losses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a report cited by NME says. The research was carried out by the Musicians’ Union, who are calling on the UK government to provide greater assistance to those affected in the industry.

Business Review

En 2020, la musique enregistrée a résisté, grâce à l’essor du streaming

Pendant le confinement, la diffusion numérique s’est imposée, au détriment des CD. Les ventes de vinyles progressent.

Le Monde

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