Music industry

How TikTok Gets Rich While Paying Artists Pennies

The company behind lip-sync app TikTok is reportedly worth three times as much as Spotify, but the artists whose music powers the platform are seeing very little of that money.

Pitchfork

Fighting piracy and making Namibian music accessible

“Because Engen does not have branches in every town, I have also approached other petrol service stations including Total, Shell and Puma,”.

The Namibian

5 of Spotify’s biggest imminent challenges in 2019

Things are looking up for Daniel Ek and his green machine — but Spotify still faces a few stark challenges. Here are a few of them.

Music Business Worldwide

How To Make It In The Music Industry

1. Master your craft

Forbes

L'Egypte nostalgique de l'âge d'or de la chanson arabe

Depuis les années 1990, les pays du Golfe livrent une concurrence acharnée à l'industrie égyptienne.

All Africa

Why new musicians must put out a single first

If you’ve never released music before, you have to start with a single song.

DIY Musician

These might be the 5 most powerful people in the music business

Despite none of them working in the music business.

Music Business Worldwide

The economics of streaming is making songs shorter

Popular music is shrinking. From 2013 to 2018, the average song on the Billboard Hot 100 fell from 3 minutes and 50 seconds to about 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Quartz

Mystery Artists, Tracks Hacked Into Spotify Accounts To Generate Fake Streams

Spotify new Mysterious artists and tracks are showing up again on Spotify and being hacked into user accounts and playlists, apparently to generate fake streams and undeserved income, according to a new BBC report.

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