Music industry

4 Myths Musicians Believe About Music Industry Success

Owing to a pervasive misconception of what music industry success is, and how it's achieved, several prominent myths have emerged which many musicians take to heart that simply aren't true.


Songwriters got screwed by the Spotify equity bonanza

Over the past ten years, the three major music publishers – Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell and Sony/ATV – did not receive any equity in Spotify as part of their numerous licensing agreements.

Music Business Worldwide

Yes, the Canadian music industry wants a fee on every smartphone sold in this country

The demand, which now forms part of the platform of demands from the Canadian music industry, is based on a $40 million annual handout.

A Journal of Musical Things

Sony forecasts slowdown in industry’s global recorded music growth in 2018

According to the IFPI, the global recorded music market grew by 8.1% in 2017, with $17.3bn in trade revenues making their way back to artists and labels.

Music Business Worldwide

Midem : l’Afrique, "nouvelle frontière" de l’industrie musicale

Cette année, le Midem s’est résolument tourné vers l’Afrique, un continent où les chiffres de l’industrie musicale donnent le vertige... mais où les chanteurs peinent à vivre de leur art.


Here is what blockchain can and cannot do for the music industry

Some say the blockchain will revolutionise the music industry in the next few years. Others claim that the existing frameworks are too well-established for blockchain technology to make any significant impact.


Youtube music begins its ascent: ‘the potential prize here is huge’

The world has a new music subscription streaming service: YouTube Music has started its global rollout today (May 22), arriving in the US, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Music Business Worldwide

Why Your Favorite Artist Is Releasing More Singles Than Ever

Artists like Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Jason Derulo are putting out record numbers of singles before launching an album. But is the strategy working?

Rolling Stones

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.


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