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Music industry

BTS were the top-selling act in the world last year

Pop group BTS, whose catchy, upbeat songs have won them legions of fans, have been named as the world's best-selling artists for the second year running.

BBC

Why the streaming revolution is unfinished business

At the point when a revolutionary new technology comes along, the pioneers who can see the future are understandably impatient for that future to arrive. Time seems to drag as they wait for what they see as inevitable to come to pass.

Music Business Worldwide

‘Working class people are getting priced out’: cost-of-living crisis spreads to live music

Prices for big gigs such as Billie Eilish and Harry Styles are sky high – and a combination of Brexit, Covid and ticket touts means they aren’t likely to fall.

The Guardian

Le CD musical fait-il vraiment son retour ?

Avec une légère hausse des ventes en 2021 aux États-Unis, et des rappeurs français qui misent beaucoup sur ce format en ce moment, le CD serait-il en train de revenir dans la partie ?

Ouest France

Radiografía: ¿Cómo vive la industria de la música independiente en Chile?

Gracias al primera radiografía realizada por el Observatorio Latinoamericano de la Música Independiente (OLMI), se pudieron obtener datos en torno al crecimiento y desarrollo que ha tenido la industria en Chile en los últimos años.

Los 40

Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Old songs now represent 70 percent of the U.S. music market, according to the latest numbers from MRC Data, a music-analytics firm.

The Atlantic

Music industry’s anti-piracy operations putting the focus on NFTs and the metaverse

With increased concerns within the music community over a whole new form of music piracy happening via NFT services and inside the metaverse, the Italian music industry’s Digital Content Protection agency used the recent Sanremo Music Festival to announce that it now has a unit focused on monitoring and acting upon unlicensed music activities happening on all these new fangled platforms.

CMU

The Joe Rogan Controversy Has a Deeper Cause

Recording artists are angry at Spotify because, in music streaming, there isn’t enough money to go around.

The Atlantic

The Next Wave: Who will win Africa’s music streaming wars?

The African music industry is booming due to great musical talent, a diverse array of musical sounds, a young population, and increasing internet connectivity.

Tech Cabal


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