Music industry

What the US record industry should fear about its future– and what it deserves to celebrate

The annual RIAA numbers regarding the health of the US record industry are out – and, as ever, there’s plenty of interesting data to get our teeth into.

Music Business Worldwide

Industrie Musicale : Les Nouvelles Voies Du Succès

Deux des plus grandes maisons de disques cherchent à tirer profit de la nouvelle industrie musicale, stimulée par des plateformes de streaming comme Spotify ou Apple Music.


UMPG launches new royalty portal that offers no-fee advances

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has launched a new royalty portal for its songwriters which it says offers “unparalleled earnings data, insights and analytics”, in addition to “clear, complete and real-time earnings and data”.

Music Business Worldwide

How many plays does a song need to earn minimum wage?

The way we buy music has changed a lot over the years, and never more than in the recent days of downloading and streaming.

Seattle Times

YouTube Paid the Music Industry More Than $3 Billion In 2019

YouTube has the lowest per-stream payouts among streaming music platforms — a dubious distinction it has carried for years. But platform CEO Susan Wojcicki says it all adds up.

Digital Music News

The Great Secret of the Modern Music Business

A little over a decade ago, when Twitter was still a place where it felt possible to hurl one’s thoughts into the ether without any sense that they might have Real World Ramifications, I tweeted my views on the latest single by US warbler Jordin Sparks.

Music Business Worldwide

‘The Whole System Collapsed’: Inside the Music Industry’s Ongoing Distribution Crisis

‘It’s amazing how a company most have never heard of can bring the U.S. music industry to its knees,’ said one label exec struggling to get his artists’ records into stores.

Rolling Stones

Spotify engage le bras de fer avec l’industrie de la musique

Fort de ses 124 millions d’abonnés payants, le groupe veut réduire la facture des majors.

Le Figaro

All Eyes On Spotify

All eyes (and ears) in the music business will be on Spotify tomorrow, February 5th, as the leading audio streaming service in the world announces its Q4 2019 earnings.


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