Music industry

15 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry

From Radiohead's payment scheme to Beyoncé's midnight surprise, the most unusual drops in recent history.

Rolling Stone

Can Famous Musicians Giving Their New Album Away For Free Really Be Called Innovative?

The free release of U2's new album "Songs of Innocence" on iTunes for free may be dubbed innovative in some camps but, except for the potential reach, it's difficult to call a free giveaway of something lots of people will want innovative.

HypeBot

Comment la musique s’exporte depuis Paris, Londres et Berlin

Spotify et sa filiale The Echo Nest ont lancé une nouvelle plateforme, Spotify Insight Data Blog, dédiée aux analyses et aux recherches effectuées dans le domaine musical.

Les Inrocks

Shazam, la poule aux oeufs d'or de l'industrie musicale

L'application revendique désormais 100 millions d'utilisateurs par mois, soit une hausse de 40% sur un an, et serait responsable à elle seule de 7% du téléchargement légal dans le monde.

BFMTV

Australia: Industry Responds To Government’s Copyright And Infringement Proposals

Each of the peak bodies is resolute that they neither wish for individuals to be sued, nor do they believe in cutting of internet connections by way of remedy.

The Music Network

South Africa: Tech Age Presents Opportunities to SA Musicians

South Africa's music industry must tap in to the opportunities presented by the rapid growth of technology to achieve sustainable growth, says the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

All Africa

Amanda Palmer on Music Business

If You're Asking 'What's In It for Me?' Then You're In the Wrong Business.

Digital Music News

Global Weekly Release Day

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the main trade body for the music industry, is working on creating a Global Weekly Release Day, one that all countries would abide by.

Forbes

Streaming Music Subscriptions To Exceed $3bn In USA And Western Europe This Year

Paid-for streaming music subscription services have experienced significant growth in both the USA and key markets in Western Europe, with paid-for subscribers in these territories expected to double to over 20 million in 2014.

Mi2n


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