Music industry

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher

Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.

Reuters

Here’s why Gibson is bankrupt

So how did we get here? Founded in 1894, the Nashville-based company sells over 170,000 guitars annually in 80 countries. Its guitars are made in U.S. factories, and it claims to have 40% of the market for electric guitars over $2,000.

Financial Times

Comment l'industrie de la dance music fabrique des stars avant de les broyer

La fin tragique à 28 ans du producteur et Dj suédois Avicii (avec un A) précédait de quelque jours l’annonce de la reformation d’une autre institution suédoise, le groupe ABBA (avec deux A) qui, à la grande heure du disco, fit danser au son de ses hymnes pop les 5 continents et totalise 230 millions de disques vendus à ce jour.

Huffington Post

15 Music Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Something's happening to the music industry. We're not sure how it's going to shake out, but the world we knew has been turned on its head by streaming, face tats, and piracy.

Pigeons and Planes

How Kobalt Is Transforming the Music Industry

Kobalt Music Group Ltd. is part record label, part publishing business, part digital tech platform and it's using all that to try and put the power of music back into the hands of performers.

Bloomberg

The great big Spotify scam

Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service?

Music Business Worldwide

Pandora Learns the Cost of Ads, and of Subscriptions

At best, advertising is something people tolerate while consuming media. At worst, it’s a turnoff.

Wired

La musique, nouvelle star de la Bourse

Les valorisations des majors et des plateformes de musique en ligne augmentent fortement.Tous tablent sur une hausse continue des abonnements et sur la conquête de nouveaux territoires.

Le Figaro

The music industry should be held accountable for Avicii’s death, here's why

Have you ever had a dream that you’re about to take a very hard exam, or give an important speech on stage and then suddenly and out of nowhere you lose your notes?

MixMag


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