Music industry

The Changing Economics Of Electronic Music

The dance music industry is booming right now. The Ibiza Music Summit's latest business report puts its global worth at US$7.2 billion. And we're not just talking about Calvin Harris and co.

Resident Advisor

J-pop goes flat as Southeast Asia swoons for Korean artists

Japanese groups losing fans to K-pop stars, who are winning on stage and online.


Music Stars Take Copyright Fight To U.S. As Revenue Tops $10 Billion

The worldwide publishing group Cisac, which released the figure today, hailed European plans for copyright reform that were approved in April and urged the government in the U.S., the largest music market, to follow suit and ensure that services such as YouTube pay more to creators.


Play it again: composers can’t survive on premieres alone

A high-profile premiere might help young composers launch their career, but the story shouldn’t end there.

The Strad

Chart-Toppers: 50 Years of the Best-Selling Music Artists

Of all of the artists in the past half-century, two stand out: Michael Jackson and Eminem. Michael Jackson has the highest cumulative number of years in the top spot (~12 years), while Eminem holds the longest continuous best-selling artist slot (8.5 years).

Visual Capitalist

Dans la musique, le blues des indépendants

Les petits producteurs dénoncent avec virulence le « poids prépondérant des majors » qui, selon eux, contribue à mettre en péril la diversité du secteur.

Le Monde

Spotify Saved the Music Industry. Now What?

Profits are hard to come by—and Apple and Amazon aren't going away.


Napster paved the way for our streaming-reliant music industry

I, like many American 16-year-olds in the year 2000, had a torrid affair with Napster. I wasn’t particularly tech-savvy, but I quickly figured out the basics.


The Music Industry is Evolving Faster Than Ever, and So Are The Scammers

In early 2018, Jay James was gearing up for the rollout of his new album, when all is said and done. Although it wasn’t the San Diego-based composer and producer’s first project, James believed that the album could be his big break.


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