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Ghana: There is massive corruption in the music industry

The President of the Music Council of Ghana, Ekow Micah yesterday described corrupt leaders in the Ghanaian music industry as thieves and nation wreckers, warning that the council will use all avenues to uproot them and destroy their criminal operations.

Ghana Web

Songcoin: A Digital Currency for the Music Industry

Bitcoin spin-offs are generally a big joke. Now there's a new digital currency that has very real goals and applications, but achieving these goals won't be easy.

Digital Music News

Music streaming services may need to branch out

This year promises to be the year of music streaming, but the audio revolution could all be over before it's even begun if a report from Generator Research is as accurate as its authors claim.

Yahoo News

In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

Today marks the 100th anniversary of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that keeps track of "performances" of songs by its members and then tries to make certain those members get paid.


The Court Battle That Could Change The Way Musicians Are Paid

As the music industry races toward a future of digital streams and smartphone apps, its latest crisis centers on a regulatory plan that has been in place since "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was a hit.

The New York Times

YouTube reveals $1bn music payouts, but some labels still unhappy

Google's Video service may be 'all-in on music', but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists.

The Guardian

African musicians absent in IFPI top 10 global recording artistes of 2013

African music superstars including Nigeria's D'banj, Psquare and Tuface were left out of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, IFPI, list of top 10 global recording artists of 2013.

Premium Times

Independent Music Wins 50% Of 2014 Grammys

Independent music took home 50 % of the awards at last nights 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the highest percentage of wins since indie label trade group A2IM began tracking the awards in 2006.


8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Music Business In Japan

It is ILLEGAL to sell a CD for less than $25 in Japan.


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