Music industry

Who Is the Music Industry, Anyway?

The segment of the entertainment industry we call music has been in flux for 15 years. Or more.


How Apple Music could save the music industry without even trying

Back in April 2003, Apple reinvented the music industry with the introduction of the iTunes Music Store. Although the iTunes Store wasn't the first attempt at selling licensed music online, it was far and away the best platform — mostly because of the broad participation of the music labels, but also because of Apple's seamless end-to-end ecosystem based around the iPod.


In The Battle Between Taylor Swift And Apple, Swift Didn't Fight Alone

Coverage of Taylor Swift's latest move has been just as glowing. Over the weekend, Swift took to Tumblr to criticize Apple's decision to not compensate artists as they get their new streaming service off the ground.


Napster Founder, Spotify Board Member On Apple Music, Taylor Swift And The Music Industry

With the pending launch of Apple Music, there is no shortage of "Spotify Killer" headlines. But there is room for more than one streaming music service, argues Napster co-founder and Spotify board member Sean Parker.


Côte d’Ivoire: Le ministre de la Culture impuissant face au piratage

Le piratage des produits musicaux est un véritable fléau qui gangrène l'industrie musicale et met au goût du jour, les limites des stratégies de lutte déployées par la tutelle ministérielle.

Les clés de la rémunération des artistes sur Internet

A l'ère du digital, on est en effet bien loin des «livrets» des compositeurs de musique classique, utilisés pour protéger leurs oeuvres, il y a plus de 200 ans. Pour tenter d'y voir plus clair, le bureau américain du copyright a rendu public en mai un copieux rapport préconisant plusieurs solutions.

French Web

‘New Music Fridays’ are coming: global release day launches july 10

The move, implemented by labels, retailers and artists internationally, means that fans in many countries will no longer have to wait for days to get access to newly-released tracks and albums.

Muisc Business Association

Spotify Plays The Big Numbers Game

Hot on the heels of Apple's less-than-dazzling entrance into the streaming market Spotify made two big announcements: a further $526 million in funding and 20 million paying subscribers with 55 million free users. Not a bad retort.


Music is free now – and the industry only has itself to blame

Bob Stanley unpicks the recording industry's tangled history of takeovers, piracy and changing technology.

New Statesman

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