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Music industry

YouTube is Free. But 50 Million People Pay for It Anyway

The music industry had just spent 10 years entirely beholden to Apple thanks to iTunes, and it didn’t want another tech company to have that much power over it. So it set about urging Amazon and YouTube to take paid music more seriously. (Apple had already introduced its paid service, which remains the No. 2 player globally.)

Bloomberg

For better or worse, TikTok is driving the music industry

Video-sharing app is becoming top method of artist discovery, will likely force labels to change business practices.

Brown Daily Herald

Twitch is finally making some friends in the music industry

Twitch is attempting to mend fences with a big pillar of the music industry by announcing an agreement to “work together” with the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). Details are vague right now, but the agreement says they plan to “build productive partnerships between the service and music publishers” after a year of conflict over music rights.

The Verge

Music Streaming Subscriptions Surpass 80 Million Amid Streaming Boom

The music industry is bouncing back in 2021, with a spike in revenue from CD and vinyl sales — which took a hit in 2020 from forced retail closures due to the pandemic — and a surge in streaming, which has become the main revenue source for artists and record labels amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Forbes

Apple s’attaque au marché de la musique classique sur demande

Apple a annoncé lundi l’acquisition du service de musique classique sur demande (streaming) Primephonic. En mettant la main sur le service basé aux Pays-Bas, le géant de la technologie espère à terme faire de son produit Apple Music un incontournable sur ce marché.

Le Devoir

Infografía: La industria de la música marcha al ritmo de Universal

En 2020, casi un tercio de los ingresos globales con ventas de discos y transmisión de música fue generado por el gigante de la industria de la música Universal Music Group.

Info Barcelona

Musicians Warning Fans about the Music industry

It’s no secret that the music industry is filled with countless pitfalls and scams. It’s especially difficult to be an artist in the industry, and these successful musicians used their platform to warn fans.

Loudwire

This payments and distribution platform is fighting the music industry's 'starving artist' culture

While the number of superstars has increased, so has a growing pool of mid-sized artists - musicians who still rely on streaming and touring revenue as their main source of income. Without the backing of large labels, many artists are jumping through hoops for each paycheck.

Business Insider

Virtual artists are an opportunity for the music business

It’s almost impossible to be a musical artist these days without constantly posting on social media, but there is a growing awareness of the mental toll of “winning” the content game.

Music Business Worldwide


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