Music industry

What a Mess: New Report From Berklee College of Music Looks to Fix an Aging, Fractured Business

The problems identified in the paper, nearly without exception, concern a failure to address and embrace "new" technologies that would give artists and their managers a clear picture of who is listening to what and how much they are owed for it.

Billboard

Labels: Profit report from top music school is ‘propaganda’

Music labels are fuming over Berklee Institute's latest report on the economics of the industry.

New York Post

China Takes Down Millions of Songs in Push Towards Digital Music Legitimacy

"While carrying out self-investigation and rectification, online music companies have been constantly strengthening the industry's self-discipline"

Billboard

Open the Music Industry’s Black Box

This should be the greatest time for music in history — more of it is being found, made, distributed and listened to than ever before.

The New York Times

Visa for music, une autre idée de l'Afrique

Comment permettre aux musiques africaines de mieux s'exporter dans un contexte de crise économique, sécuritaire et d'instabilité politique?

Le Mouv

Music Artists Take On the Business, Calling for Change

Musicians are known for speaking out on issues like human rights, politics and the environment. They are less known for speaking out about how the music business itself should operate.

The New York Times

The Argument for Regulating Music Publishers

While there are more people making music than ever before and more ways for people to find it, the majority of what we listen to passes through bottlenecks that are controlled by a select few powerful entities.

Digital Music News

Diversifying the Music Production in Tajikistan

Even though Tajikistan's music scene has witnessed an emergence of contemporary and alternative genres, with young artists playing jazz, fusion, rock and rap styles, music production is confined to a small group of individuals and businesses that prioritize a few limited genres of music.

UNESCO IFCD

Spotify urges customers to cancel subscriptions bought through iTunes

Spotify is planning to email customers encouraging them to cancel their subscriptions bought via iTunes as relations between the service and Apple sour.

The Telegraph


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