Music industry

5 Music Industry Predictions 2019

With the music business in a constant state of tumultuous evolution, 2019 is shaping up to be a wild year for the industry. Here we look at five major developments we're likely to see unfolding in the coming months.

HypeBot

What Netflix’s ‘choose-your-own-soundtrack’ paradigm reveals about the future of the music industry

What if you could choose the soundtrack to your favorite film or TV show? Or what if a movie on a streaming service could personalize its soundtrack algorithmically to your tastes – and monitor your consumption behavior to inform future curation?

Music Business Worldwide

La musique en streaming va-t-elle sonner la fin de l’album ?

Depuis trois ans, le streaming est devenu le moyen de vente n°1 de musique en France. Si bien que l’industrie musicale s’est largement tournée vers ce mode d’écoute. Mais que pensent les artistes de cette manière d’aborder la musique ? Cela a-t-il un impact sur leur création ? Et sur leur façon de faire des albums ?

RFI

Why has Sony Music just launched a streaming service (and Spotify rival) in Japan?

The arrival of mora qualitas builds on an existing Hi-Res download service, mora, with which SMEJ has been involved for more than five years.

Music Business Worldwide

Rich Asians Turn to Music After Betting on Soccer Craze

Asia’s legions of wealthy investors are getting a chance to profit from the boom in music streaming as Spotify and its peers gain popularity.

Bloomberg

Apple acquires A&R and creative services company Platoon

Platoon has developed a raft of early-stage artists in the UK and US over the past two years who have gone on to make waves in the global business.

Music Business Worldwide

Anghami bring Shazam rival to the Middle East

The Middle East will be able to scan and discover tracks thanks to the region’s biggest music streaming service Anghami.

Route Note

Latin America Has 640 Million People. Why Are Fewer Than 5% of Them Paying for Streaming?

Streaming music subscriptions are exploding in regions like North America and Western Europe. But why isn’t the same thing happening in musical hotbeds like Latin America?

Digital Music News

La petite musique du streaming alternatif

Assurer une juste rémunération des artistes et promouvoir la diversité musicale, c’est le pari que tentent de relever de nouveaux acteurs inscrits dans l’économie collaborative.

Alternatives Economiques


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