Music industry

Is new music killing the record industry?

As Brit award nominations show, the music industry has chosen to counter declining sales by pouring money into new acts, most of whom never make it. But the key to success may be a return to the old-fashion model of nurturing talent.

The Guardian

Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

Worldwide initiative, set to go into effect this summer, will try to combat piracy and allow artists to better promote on social media.

Rolling Stone

Google Ventures leads $60m funding round for music firm Kobalt

Backing for publishing and rights company as it tries to bridge gap between music industry and Silicon Valley – and get songwriters paid.

The Guardian

Pandora Making Bid to Unruffle Music World

Pandora wants to persuade musicians far outside its walls that the company has their best interests at heart, too.

The New York Times

Apple achète Musimetric pour mieux connaître les réseaux sociaux

Le PDG d'Apple vient de mettre discrètement la main sur la start-up britannique, spécialiste de l'analyse de données sur les ventes de morceaux et leur diffusion sur les réseaux sociaux.

Challenges

Australia: Global Royalties Steady in 2014

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), of which Australian rights agencies including APRA / AMCOS are members, has put out its annual collections on worldwide royalties.

Music Australia

Pandora Pays Songwriters Just 4% of Revenues…

In a New Year's message to listeners, Pandora's CEO called 2014 the "year of the working artist on Pandora." 

Digital Music News

Why China’s Mobile Providers Are a Giant Problem for Its Music Industry

Back in 2008 and 2009, the debate within the media industries on how to compete with free was raging. Five years on, but with more anecdotal tales and royalty statements to draw from, the debate continues unabated.

China Music Radar

Zimbabwe: 'Music Important in Economic Growth'

Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge believes music is vital in the economic growth of the country.

All Africa


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