Music industry

Japan jumps into the music stream

The biggest moment for streaming music in Japan this year came via a handwritten letter.

The Japan Times

How to turn a $147 song into a $79 million tour

Or: how songwriters are getting stiffed on live music royalties.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Deezer : la musique en « stream » soumise à la dictature du clic

Sur les plates-formes de streaming, les artistes cherchent à rester le plus longtemps possible sur la playlist la plus écoutée. Et pour cause : ils sont payés au « stream », et il en faut des millions pour bien gagner sa vie.

Le Monde

Surprise! Spotify Says They ‘Overpaid Most Publishers In 2018’

Not only is Spotify fighting a proposed increase songwriter and publisher royalties. They’re also demanding a refund, based on overpayments made in 2018 on family bundles and college plans.

Digital Music News

Global Background Music Market 2019

Background music is an integral part of modern commercial space like malls, retail stores, transit, elevators and other public spaces.

Market Research Store

Idagio-commissioned study explores classical streaming potential

A report claiming that classical music could be ‘streaming’s next genre’ comes with an important caveat – to its credit, one that’s openly stated – that it was commissioned by a classical-music streaming service.


Can hit songs be worth more than gold?

Ever wondered who gets paid when you hear a hit record played out loud?


Rififi dans le secteur des droits voisins de la musique

En France, la perception et la répartition de la juteuse rémunération des passages en radio et de la copie privée est éclatée en plusieurs organismes. Les fusionner aurait du sens mais s'avère difficile.

Les Echos

Soundgarden, Tupac, Hole and more sue Universal Music over recordings destroyed in 2008 fire

It’s the first legal action taken since news surfaced last week of the extent of damage from the June 1, 2008, blaze that decimated a storage facility on the lot at Universal Studios Hollywood that housed a trove of recordings in UMG’s possession.

Los Angeles Times

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