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Music industry

Spotify’s audio ad revenue shows possibility for more growth

Why is Spotify not suffering in the markets quite like its big-tech peers? Meta/Facebook, Snap, and Netflix are all reporting either lower earnings, dramatic drops in stock valuations, or both.


Sync or Swim: The Growth of Production Music and Sync Libraries

While the traditional rewards for musical success have dwindled in the 21st century, musicians and songwriters have discovered that signing up with sync agencies can provide a more stable path to monetising their music.

Audio Media International

Beyoncé Releases Album ‘Renaissance’: Can She Break the New Music Curse?

Beyoncé isn’t the only superstar who’s struggling to make a hit with staying power. The past year has seen superstars release new music to weaker-than-expected sales or reviews.

Wall Street Journal

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Royale Over Music-Streaming Royalties

It’s hard to think of a more brain-deadening topic than the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s proceedings over the rates for music streaming. But deep in the dense legalese lies a heated battle over the billions of dollars in royalties generated by streaming services — one that pits the music industry against some of the biggest companies in the world.


Digitalisation de l'industrie musicale : Quelles perspectives pour l'Afrique francophone ?

L’industrie musicale africaine a généré plus de 17 milliards de dollars hors concerts en 2017. Depuis lors, le marché a davantage explosé. En Afrique francophone seulement, on compte environ 400 millions de potentiels consommateurs de musique dont 65% ont moins de 25 ans.


Gigante del e-commerce global se lanza en el mercado argentino de streaming de música

Amazon decidió expandirse y anunció el lanzamiento de Amazon Music para Argentina, con lo que brindará canciones en streaming con audio de alta calidad, listas de reproducción, emisoras programadas localmente y podcasts que son producidos exclusivamente para Amazon Music.


MIDiA predicts a long-term music industry rebound

2021 was a huge year for the recorded music business with retail values up 23% to reach $51.9 billion (retail values include masters, publishing, and retailers / DSPs).


It’s official: New music is Shrinking in popularity in the United States

Some will blame a lack of blockbuster records being made during the pandemic. Some will blame a lack of emergent modern superstars. And some (hi Merck!) will blame the fact that young people – as evinced by Kate Bush’s current world-beating popularity – are simply enjoying ‘old’ music as if it were ‘new’ music.

Music Business Worldwide

Australia is one of few countries that doesn’t pay session musicians ongoing royalties

Historically, Australian session musicians have had no economic claim to their recorded performances beyond a basic session fee – an unregulated fee that in real terms, has been going backwards for decades.

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