Music industry

The music industry is leaving billions on the table because we frustrate fans

It’s 2016 and consumers have migrated from the high street to the mobile phone, and despite all of our technological advances we have now managed to create a retail experience for music fans that is considerably worse than it was 30 years ago.

Music Business Worldwide

How Blockchain Startups Are Disrupting The $15 Billion Music Industry

When it comes to the $15 billion recorded music industry, the artists rarely come out with a big payoff. The recorded music industry began in the late 1800s with the invention of Thomas Edison’s phonograph and benefited greatly from the rise of radio broadcasting in the 1920s.

Forbes

Spotify, Apple Drive U.S. Music Industry’s 8% First-Half Growth

After almost two decades of relentless decline caused by piracy and falling prices, the music business is enjoying a fragile recovery thanks to the growth of paid streaming services like Spotify Ltd. and Apple Music.

Bloomberg

Amazon’s rumored music streaming service could hurt Apple, Spotify — and every musician you love

How low can you go? As if $10 a month for unlimited access to massive catalogues of stream-able music didn’t leave little enough for artists. Now Amazon.com is reportedly stepping up its music-streaming game with a deal that could greatly reduce this price for millions of customers.

Salon

Le stream ripping, cette nouvelle menace pour l’industrie musicale

Près de la moitié des 16-24 ans ont eu recours à ce type de pratique sur les six derniers mois, selon un rapport de l’IFPI.

Les Echos

Blockchain platform Ujo Music opening up in early 2017

Ujo Music was the startup that worked with musician Imogen Heap in 2015 to release her track ‘Tiny Human’ on the Ethereum blockchain.

MusicAlly

What makes for a No. 1 album in the on-demand age of streaming?

So, what, exactly, is an equivalent album? It’s a complicated mash-up of streaming and sales data, where 10 digital-track downloads sold and 1,500 songs streamed are equal to one album.

The LA Times

Streaming exclusives, labels and the death of the ‘release date’

“The more these unconventional releases keep happening, the more times people don’t release physical at the same time as digital, or announce a record the same day it’s released, the more this voice will grow.”

MusicAlly

Why Japan has more old-fashioned music stores than anywhere else in the world

For many people, the days of wandering into a store, browsing the shelves, and walking out with music stored on plastic are a distant memory. In Japan, however, the CD is still king.

Quartz


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