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Music industry

Spotify’s Future Isn’t Exclusive Podcasts. It’s Advertising

More than 450 million people use Spotify, and almost 200 million people pay for it. But it still loses money.

Bloomberg

Music Finance: Where The Real Money Is Being Made

At 28, Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber is making headlines with the sale of his entire publishing catalogue to Hipgnosis Songs Capital in a deal reported to be worth $200 million. The purchase covers all 290 titles in his catalogue (as of December 31, 2021).

Ludwig Van

Live music: How buying concert tickets could be made better

Fans, politicians and even musicians have been complaining about the painful process of trying to buy tickets for concerts for years.

BBC

Selon les données Spotify, la musique de la région MENA transcende les frontières rapidement

Environ deux tiers des nouveaux artistes de la région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord découverts le sont en dehors de leurs pays d’origine.

Middle East Eye

Es carísimo hacer música en Ecuador

Hasta 5.000 dólares puede costar producir una canción. Don Manny contó que crear un hit necesita de mucho billete. Artistas revelaron que es cierto.

Extra

South Africa is one of the top markets for K-pop in Africa

K-pop, or Korean pop, can feature a range of musical styles, including "Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Disco, and even traditional and folk Korean musical stylings", states the press release. K-pop is usually performed by Korean artists known as idols.

News24

Arab artists urge MENA music festivals to favor local talent after Soundstorm success

Saudi Arabia’s investment in music and the local population’s passion for discovering and engaging in regional content is acting as a catalyst for up-and-coming Riyadh-based musicians to pursue the art as a career.

Al Arabiya

Musicians in French-speaking Africa eye global market through streaming

The wildfire popularity of streaming platforms has hoisted Nigerian and other artists from English-speaking Africa to unprecedented popularity around the world.

France24

Streaming : entre 1 et 3 milliards d'écoutes sur les plateformes musicales considérées comme frauduleuses en France

Ces fausses écoutes de musique en ligne ou "fake streams" permettent à certains artistes de gagner en visibilité. Selon les données fournies par Spotify, Qobuz et Deezer, le rap est le genre musical le plus concerné.

France Info


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