Music industry

IFPI report ‘disenfranchises’ millions of physical music fans

The IFPI, which counts 1,300 major and independent companies in 59 countries among its membership, published its report last week and mostly highlighted on-demand streaming consumption.

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The music industry is losing $2.65 billion as businesses fail to stream properly

As the streaming music business matures, some reckon that an extra significant revenue stream will be B2B streaming, where companies pay premium rates to stream music on commercial premises.

Complete Music Updates

Spotify set to Launch in the Middle East and North Africa in November

Today’s report comes after it was revealed that Spotify’s hopes of expanding into India this summer are under threat from the major labels.

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Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

Vinyl gave way to 8-tracks, and cassettes faded away as compact discs took the world by storm, and through it all, the music industry saw its revenue continue to climb. That is, until it was digitally disrupted.

Visual Capitalist

Le streaming musical représente 75 % des revenus de l'industrie musicale US

Les services de streaming musicaux semblent continuer de séduire de plus en plus.


The war over music copyrights

VC firms haven’t been the only ones raising hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in a booming market.

Tech Crunch

Apple’s buyout of Shazam: 5 reasons it could change music streaming forever

Apple is in a music-streaming arms race. It’s getting closer to 50m paying music subscribers worldwide, but remains approximately 39m behind Spotify’s premium global user-base.

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There's More Behind Spotify's Artist Direct Upload Strategy Than Meets The Eye

In a surprise announcement, Spotify will now allow indie artists to bypass distributors like CD Baby and TuneCore and directly upload their songs to the platform.


Could SiriusXM’s buyout of Pandora finally deliver the first true ‘full-stack’ music company?

On a fateful summer afternoon two years ago, SiriusXM took a swing and a miss.

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