Music industry

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry

It’s a crisis that has left, by some estimations, billions on the table unpaid to musicians.

The Verge

Latin American and Asian cities are redefining how global hits happen

Joven digs into the data and finds that Mexico City and Santiago are the two biggest cities on Spotify by non-unique monthly listeners (São Paolo is fifth). Jakarta, Buenos Aires and Quezon City are also in the top 20.

Musically

How China's Boomplay beat Spotify and Apple to corner Africa's streaming market

Boomplay has become the largest streaming music service in Africa; it has 46 million users on the continent with a catalog of five million videos and songs, according to the company's figures.

CNN

Taylor Swift Has an Economics Lesson for You

The music business is a microcosm of the world economy.

Bloomberg

À Quoi Ressemblera La Musique Après Le Remplacement D’iTunes

L’avènement de plateformes de streaming comme Spotify et Apple Music a largement rétabli les chiffres d’affaires de l’industrie de la musique, bien que sans les marges artificiellement gonflées qui allaient de paire avec le format CD.

Forbes

Music Makes Up 5% of All Content on YouTube — And 20% of Total Views

Despite being one of the lowest paying royalty platforms, music is the number one format for engagement on YouTube.

Digital Music News

K-Pop Is More Global Than Ever

In 2018, the South Korean music market experienced a 17.9% increase in revenue growth, and it was described as “shifting from ‘potential’ to ‘power player.’” The country also ranked at No. 6 among the top 10 music markets worldwide.

Forbes

In China’s Fan Economy, Devoted Fans Will Do Anything for their Pop Idols

A report by the securities firm Zhongtai predicts that the fan economy and idol industry could reach a staggering CNY 100 billion by 2020. But the issue here can be gleaned by the language used: “economy”, “industry”.

China Music Radar

Album Bundles Are Causing Conflicts Within The Music Industry

The Billboard charts have been around for decades, proving to artists and fans which records are the hottest-selling in the industry. However, album bundles have tarnished the charts’ reputation, making insiders question: who really hit No. 1?

Ticket News


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