Music industry

Inside the booming business of background music

Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.

The Guardian

CISAC Gloabl Report

Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion as global collections rise 6.2% to €9.6 billion.


An Immodest Proposal for the Music Industry

From the 1940s to the 1960s, countless millions of people would put a dime in a jukebox to have a single piece of music played for them, one time. If they wanted to hear it again, or to play another song, they'd put in another dime.

Linux Journal

YouTube Has Allegedly Paid $6 Billion to the Music Industry

In a self-serving report, Google touts its own ability to stop anti-piracy and YouTube’s apparent inflated payments to the music industry. But, why can’t anyone independently verify the information?

Digital Music News

One Reason Music's Hottest CDs Are Out of Stock

During the last month, four hit titles issued by UMG have been swept off the shelves by fans and put on back order, or, in some cases, weren't even in stores on their release dates.


L'industrie du disque lance-t-elle les jeunes artistes trop vite ?

Eddy de Pretto, Angèle ou Moha La Squale ont publié un premier album moins d'un an après la sortie de leurs premiers morceaux. D'autres ont choisi d'attendre plutôt que de se précipiter sur le buzz et l'engouement suscités.

Les InRocks

Music industry failing? Artists looking for other ways to make their millions

Even artists as big as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift get their tracks streamed rather than bought – so much so, that Taylor blocked her music from being on Spotify at all.

Daily Star

Independent music companies slam decision to green light the Sony/EMI merger

Sony’s move from joint to sole control of EMI Music Publishing has been approved today by the European regulator. This take-over allows Sony to double its catalogue of songs (from 2.16m to 4.21m compositions).


Disruptive technologies in today’s music business

Disruptive technologies arrive and affect the music business almost daily. Evaluating, debating, and mapping out a strategy for how to deal with them is essential in the new and connected music business.

The Business Observer

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