Music industry

Rich Asians Turn to Music After Betting on Soccer Craze

Asia’s legions of wealthy investors are getting a chance to profit from the boom in music streaming as Spotify and its peers gain popularity.

Bloomberg

Apple acquires A&R and creative services company Platoon

Platoon has developed a raft of early-stage artists in the UK and US over the past two years who have gone on to make waves in the global business.

Music Business Worldwide

Anghami bring Shazam rival to the Middle East

The Middle East will be able to scan and discover tracks thanks to the region’s biggest music streaming service Anghami.

Route Note

Latin America Has 640 Million People. Why Are Fewer Than 5% of Them Paying for Streaming?

Streaming music subscriptions are exploding in regions like North America and Western Europe. But why isn’t the same thing happening in musical hotbeds like Latin America?

Digital Music News

La petite musique du streaming alternatif

Assurer une juste rémunération des artistes et promouvoir la diversité musicale, c’est le pari que tentent de relever de nouveaux acteurs inscrits dans l’économie collaborative.

Alternatives Economiques

What Does Music Have To Gain From The Future Of Transportation?

Ever since the 1950s, when car manufacturers first introduced FM radio receivers inside their vehicles, the mainstream music industry has relied heavily on cars as a significant—if arguably old-fashioned—source of revenue.

Forbes

How Taylor Swift’s big demand will affect $280m+ of Universal’s money

To understand the profundity of this gesture — and the extent of its surprising selflessness — requires a brief bit of background.

Music Business Worldwide

Latin Concerts Translate to Big Business in Europe

Recently, Rosalía played a showcase in London for her label, The Village Underground, singing in Spanish as usual. But it wasn't just Latin fans who turned out for the show.

Billboard

The future looks bleak for the album – can it be saved?

Make no mistake, the album is fighting for its life.

Music Business Worldwide


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