Music industry

Jay Z, Madonna, Rihanna and Beyonce launch new Tidal streaming service

Some of the biggest names in music have launched what they're calling an "artist-owned" music and video streaming service.

BBC

China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

Reuters

Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify

In what would be the biggest change to its music strategy in years, Apple is pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music services that would allow the company to compete directly with streaming upstarts like Spotify.

The New York Times

European Commission Wants to Remove Geo-Blocking and Other “Digital Barriers”

The Commission will move forward by focusing on three areas: access to digital goods and services, allowing digital networks to flourish, and creating a digital economy with long-term growth potential.

Digital Music News

Maghreb, Afrique noire et Moyen-Orient font rêver l'industrie musicale

Après l'Asie il y a quelques années, le nouvel eldorado pour les professionnels de la musique enregistrée et de l'édition musicale pourrait bien être les régions du Maghreb, du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique noire.

Le Monde

Three Ways Music Services Can Cash in on Their Most Valuable Listeners

The top digital music services are still struggling with a very basic problem: How to get listeners to pay for content.

Digital Music News

The Resurgence of Vinyl in Seven Graphics

Despite all the work you have to do to play vinyl, it is the one music format that has shown growth in the music industry.

Billboard

Female intuition: Spotting Moroccan music talent

Janatte Haddadi is one of very few women to work in the music business in Morocco.

BBC

Streaming Music Companies Battle for International Ears

Winning over a country isn't as simple as just opening an office. Here are nine key countries at the heart of global streaming domination.

Rolling Stones


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