Music industry

'We're on Life Support': Is Streaming Music the Final Note for Professional Songwriters?

Operating without a union, songwriters are still paid through royalty structures created in the days of player pianos and Tin Pan Alley. And in the streaming era, that's a losing formula.

Pacific Standard

More music is played on YouTube than on Spotify, Apple Music and every other audio streaming platform combined

YouTube is the most dominant streaming platform in the worldwide music business.

Music Business Worldwide

IFPI Global Music Report 2018

Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 8.1%.


Women paid less than men in UK music industry, an average 33.8% lower at major labels

Women are increasingly reaching top echelon jobs in all facets of the UK music industry, but they are still being paid less than men, figures show.

The Music Network

L’industrie musicale africaine évoquée au forum Midem

L’équipe du Midem (Marché international du disque et de l'édition musicale) a organisé une tournée dans quatre pays africains (Afrique du Sud, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire et Congo-Brazzaville) pour y rencontrer les professionnels de la musique.

Music in Africa

Universal Going Public?

The major’s recorded music streaming revenues more than doubled in the two years from 2015 to 2017 (€954m to €1.97bn) – in line with Spotify’s own turbo-speed growth.

Music Business Worldwide

Weathering Storms: The Paradox of China’s Music Industry in 2018

2017 was a mixed bag for music in China. There is potential for further fray in 2018, but there is also an afterglow of optimism from the highlights of last year.

China Music Radar

Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats

In 2010, when the Justice Department allowed the two most dominant companies in the live music business — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — to merge, many greeted the news with dread.

The New York Times

Independent labels set for $60m payout from Latin American streaming services in 2018

The rise in revenues from Latin American territories outpaced the growth in more mature markets such as North America, the UK and Europe.

Music Business Worldwide

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