Music industry

Here's Why 2016 Is Set to Be Music Industry's Best Year Since 2009

or those willing to equate “total album consumption units” with good old-fashioned sales, at 411 million units in the first three quarters of 2016, the U.S. music industry appears set to enjoy its most robust year since 2009.


Jimmy Iovine on the Future of Apple Music

17 months after the launch of Apple Music -- which has generated plenty of headlines due to its exclusives strategy and aggressive pursuit of original content on its way to 17 million paid subscribers -- Iovine still feels like his mission is misunderstood.


Surviving the pop apocalypse: A lesson from Congolese pop music

All over the world, the music business as we know it is crumbling. But in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, musicians have found a new (and very old) method of survival.


Where is the Swedish music industry heading?

With solid growth and a long roster of international stars, the Swedish music industry has plenty to cheer about, but questions remain about the industry’s future.

The Local

Streaming : lancement de Spotify au Japon

Le Japon est le deuxième marché mondial de la musique enregistrée, selon le classement établi par l’IFPI. Son chiffre d’affaires s'établissait à 113,45 milliards de yens (1 milliard d’euros) sur les six premiers mois de 2016, dont 25,66 milliards (227 millions d’euros) de revenus digitaux, selon la RIAJ.

Think Culture

A Firsthand View of 50 Years of Change in the Music Industry

The year 1966 was a big one for music. Classic songs like Yellow Submarine and Good Vibrations were at the top of the charts—but it was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass who ended up with four albums in the Billboard Top 10 at once, selling more records than even The Beatles.


Imagine a Music Industry with 950M Mobile Listeners by 2022

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Spotify 'in talks to take over Soundcloud'

The two sides are in advanced negotiations, according to the Financial Times. The talks come at a time when competition in the streaming music sector is intensifying.


Stream ripping is latest piracy threat to music industry

That practice, which involves turning a song or music video played on a streaming service into a permanent download, is growing fast among young music fans, even as other forms of music piracy wane. The site’s community manager didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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