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Asia Music Streaming Thrives on Mobile, Mini-Subscriptions, Says Study

Smart phone usage is key to music listeners in parts of East Asia, but only a minority of users are committed subscribers to streaming services. That apparent contradiction may explain the rise of mini-subscriptions in the region.

Variety

Anghami expands presence across global Arab community

Anghami joins hands with Danish telco HALLO and Virgin Mobile Kuwait to provide unlimited access and downloads of songs, podcasts and other audio content.

ZAWYA

Nicki Minaj Claims Conspiracy Over Music Video Age-Restriction

The rapper claimed that the music video for "Likkle Miss Remix" was age-restricted intentionally to keep her from getting views.

Gizmodo

How Much Would You Pay to Hear Great Music?

With ticket prices for performing arts rising, could fresh approaches like pay-what-you-can increase access and foster more adventurous programming?

The New York Times

Comment YouTube s’achète les faveurs de l’industrie musicale

Pendant des années, YouTube a été considéré comme la bête noire des artistes et des maisons de disque. Mais cette époque semble être révolue. La plateforme a annoncé avoir reversé 6 milliards de dollars à l’industrie musicale entre juin 2021 et 2022.

La Dépêche

¿Por qué algunos artistas están cediendo parte de sus regalías a compositores?

En 2021, los servicios de streaming generaron casi $9,800 millones en ingresos. De eso, solo $1.3 mil millones (es decir, solo un 13.2%) se destinaron a los compositores, mientras que los sellos discográficos se quedaron con el 58.6%.

Industria Musical

How Wall Street stormed the music business

Investors poured billions into buying rights, turning pop songs into a new asset class — but then the economy stalled.

Financial Times

Sony music fully exits Russia due to Ukraine invasion

The move arrives six months after the major music company decided to suspend its operations in Russia in response to the global condemnation against the Kremlin and its president, Vladimir Putin.

Music Business Worldwide

‘In the future, 15-20% of all music on the global charts will be by African artists’

According to a GSMA report, 615 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone (equivalent to 50% of the region’s population) will subscribe to mobile services by 2025.

Music Business Worldwide


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