Music industry

Zimbabwe: Is the Digital Platform Robbing Musicians?

I am standing in a long queue at the enquiries desk at one of the local banks. I have a problem with sending money to someone through online banking. I have asked for RTGS forms and they tell me that those are no longer in use because the bank is now paperless (whatever that means).

All Africa

Not dead yet: Record executives fight for compact disc's future

In 'the year of streaming,' those shiny little discs prove they still have life left in them.


Combien rapporte une écoute sur Deezer ?

Pas assez, estiment les artistes, qui n'hésitent pas à donner de la voix contre les plates-formes de streaming.

Les Echos

Cassette tape sales had their best year since 2012

Cassette Tapes are in the midst of a revival: Nielsen reported last year that sales rose 74 percent to 129,000 units sold.

The Verge

Streaming: The Music Industry's

Streaming gives people what they want. Vast catalogs, immediate access, and personalized recommendations are features not available from legacy markets. Brick-and-mortar retail and AM/FM won’t always reflect what people want to hear.


Inaugural ACCES music conference sets bar high

The first edition of the Music in Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) concluded on Saturday 18 November with delegates giving the thumbs up to an event that saw music industry players and more than 500 participants from Africa and beyond descend on Dakar, Senegal, for two days of networking, panel discussions, showcases and presentations.

Music in Africa

How To Think About Artificial Intelligence In The Music Industry

One of the goals of the industrial revolution was to have machines simulate physical tasks to produce outputs more efficiently. Fast forward to the present. The purpose of artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is to simulate any mental task.


Comment les boîtes à talents chamboulent l’industrie musicale

Outre-Atlantique, Chance The Rapper ou encore Frank Ocean ont bousculé les labels en profitant d’un écosystème en crise pour se lancer en indépendants.


"Massive Victory" For Songwriters, Publishers As Court Allows Fractional Licensing

In a major victory for songwriters and publishers, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice which had sought to end the practice of fractional music licensing.


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