Music industry

The music business re-imagined

While the recorded music industry currently rests on a poorly functioning and tenuously constructed business model, technological advancements and an incredibly high level of consumer engagement present an opportunity for positive change.

Music in Africa

If Spotify Fails, Should Artists Owe Them Money?

Spotify has long been accused of underpaying artists while funneling large amounts of cash and equity to major labels and investors. Those concerns elevated last week, when Spotify started guaranteeing large investor payouts and preferable IPO prices to attract an additional $500 million in private loans.

Digital Music News

Here’s why 1,500 Youtube views now equates to an ‘album’ in us sales awards

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has controversially introduced video and audio streaming equivalents into its Album Award methodology for the first time.

Music Business Worldwide

Et si le piratage était bénéfique pour l'industrie musicale ?

Voici un questionnement qui, en prenant le contre-pied de la plupart des idées reçues, largement diffusées par les majors, a de quoi étonner.

Tsugi

Music Industry Still Hoping For Metadata Harmony

As music business models grow more diverse and complex the need for clear and consistent metadata and copyright management information (CMI) to track song plays and disperse royalties grows more acute.

Smart Content News

Four key digital challenges for the music industry in 2016

Last year in the music industry was a very eventful one. The major debates centered on royalties, the freemium model and the place of YouTube in the industry.

Digital Music News

Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

Despite the massive success of Adele's album 25, which sold a whopping 7.4 million copies in only six weeks, 2015 marked the first time in U.S. history that new releases were outsold by catalogue albums. Seems like everyone's been feeling extra nostalgic lately.

Chart Attack

Global music piracy downloads grew by almost a fifth in 2015

The amount of music downloaded on illegal piracy sites grew by 16.5% in the second half of 2015 compared to the year’s opening six months.

Music Business Worldwide

NAMM Show highlights vast musical opus

The NAMM Show has been held since 1978 in Anaheim, which this year will enjoy an estimated $91.5 million economic impact from the four-day music and sound products marathon.

San Diego Union Tribune


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