Music industry

China's QQ Music is actually profitable while Spotify and other streaming providers struggle

While more people move to streaming music over downloading as a consumption method, global providers like Spotify still struggle to turn a profit.


Inside YouTube's War With the Music Industry

YouTube, with more than 1 billion users, is the most popular source for music streaming on the Internet. But it's become a source of frustration for artists including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Beck, Kings of Leon and others, who recently signed an open letter to Congress calling for reform on the law that allows YouTube to host millions of unauthorized videos.

Rolling Stone

Could Blockchain Technology Bankrupt Spotify? A Music Revolution

Blockchain will transform the music industry in the next 10 years. You can bet on it. YouTube & Spotify better be paying close attention or else.

Best the News

Tech Giants Boast an Edge in Music Streaming

For Apple, Amazon and Alphabet, subscription services are seen as a sideline to fund other ambitions.

The Wall Street Journal

Nigerian Music Industry to Mark "No Music Day"

Themed "The Monetisation of Musical Content in the Digital Space" the event is a day the music industry has dedicated to bring the attention of the Nigerian nation to the widespread infringement of the rights of songwriters, composers, performers, music publishers, record labels and other stakeholders in the music industry.

All Africa

Un nouveau TOP Albums en phase avec la consommation

À compter de cette semaine, le classement des meilleures ventes d’albums réalisé par GFK intègre les écoutes en streaming des titres des albums, les ventes physiques (CDs, Vinyles) et les ventes par téléchargements.

SNEP Musique

A Closer Look At Apple Music’s Latest Moves…

Apple Music launched on June 30th, 2015. The streaming platform quickly announced hitting 6.5 million subscribers on October 20th, 2015. It then jumped to 10 million subscribers by January 10th, 2016, and the streaming platform most recently announced that they hit 15 million subscribers a year after launch.

Digital Music News

The Evolution of the Music Industry - Where We Go From Here

Not too many of us remember vinyl or 8tracks. We are a streaming generation with our iTunes and Spotify apps a click away on our smart devices. The music industry has changed quite a bit over the last couple of decades, all thanks to new technology.

The Huffington Post

Record Labels Need a Change of Culture in the ‘Dashboard Era’ of the Music Industry

To take an academic look at music marketing, the traditional ‘sale’ was usually somewhere near the end of a customer experience journey: awareness, discovery, interest, interaction, purchase, use, cultivation, and advocacy.


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