Music industry

Elissa, Lebanese pop star, retires from 'mafia-like' music industry

Last year, Elissa also hinted at problems with her record label Rotana after it signed a deal with music streaming service Deezer. The deal saw her songs removed from a key Arab music streaming platform on which she had received hundreds of millions of plays.

BBC

Mexican music industry optimistic for more growth ahead

We were the 16th biggest market overall worldwide and as streaming adoption becomes more widespread I believe we’ll start to see Mexico push towards becoming a Top 10 market”.

MusicAlly

The Rise, and Urbanization, of Big Music Festivals

Far from the hippie, peace-and-love archetype of Woodstock, today’s music-festival economy is a seriously big business.

CityLab

Why, in a post-Tencent/Universal world, the three major music companies are worth nearly $90bn

The three major music companies are collectively worth more than $85 billion – and they have Tencent to thank.

Music Business Worldwide

Tool, AC/DC, Thom Yorke... Après des années de résistance, ils ont cédé au streaming

Le groupe de metal alternatif Tool vient enfin d’autoriser sa discographie à apparaître sur Deezer, Spotify, etc... Le streaming finira-t-il par avoir tous ses adversaires à l’usure ?

Télérama

'We've all seen fantastic growth': Major labels on their vinyl ambitions

A look at the year’s Top 10 biggest-selling LPs for the year to date (see below) confirms the strength of the big labels’ vinyl operations.

Music Week

Will Decentralization Help The Music Industry Discover Future Stars?

Irony can be cruel: A deaf Beethoven (who was perhaps angry at his disability) composed his greatest works while unable to listen to his own genius.

Forbes

Mariah Carey passes torch to Lil Nas X after he broke her record

Billboard announced Monday that the country rapper’s summer smash “Old Town Road” surpassed Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” for the longest ride at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart.

Los Angeles Times

Tencent in talks to buy 10% of Universal Music Group

If the deal is finalized, Tencent would also have a one-year call option to acquire an additional 10% of UMG at the same price and terms.

Music Business Worldwide


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