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Music industry

Picking the brains of 5 African festival directors

For those who may have forgotten what a music festival is... they are events commonly held outdoors, with tents or stages for the musicians and audience to come together. The past 18 months, however, have dealt a major blow for the festival industry, forcing the postponement of some of our favourite public gatherings.

Music in Africa

Ces fonds qui rachètent de vieilles chansons à prix d’or

Des fonds d’investissement mettent la main sur des catalogues d’artistes à coups de millions de dollars. Le boom du streaming n’y est pas étranger.

Courrier International

Napster y el fin de la antigua industria musical

Hace 20 años, se cerraban los servidores de la primera encarnación de Napster. El juicio frente a Metallica determinó que el servicio debía eliminar todas las canciones del grupo de su base de datos y, luego de que otros artistas impusieran demandas similares, a la compañía no le quedó más que declararse en bancarrota.

Digital Trends

Is the independent Arab music scene ripe for investment?

As the shift to streaming takes hold, it is expected that more local language artists will emerge with increased quality of musical output and sustainable fanbases.

Gulf Business

Queen’s music is making crazy money

Queen remain the 38th biggest artist on Spotify today, with over 37.6 million monthly listeners. That’s more than Kanye West (35.8m), Beyoncé (32.6m), The Beatles (24.3m), and Jay-Z (21.6m).

Music Business Worldwide

Sony Music writes off artists' decades-old debts

Sony Music has cancelled the debts of thousands of artists who signed to the record label before the year 2000.


Universal Music, la pépite de Vivendi

Vivendi va mettre en Bourse sa filiale numéro un mondial de l’industrie musicale.

La Croix

El impacto de la pandemia, el valor de la industria de la música electrónica cayó 54% en 2020

Sin embargo, esta no es una señal de una baja importante en el interés del público por los artistas, eventos y lanzamientos de música electrónica.


Can Streaming Pay? Musicians Are Pinning Fresh Hopes on Twitch.

The gaming platform is becoming increasingly attractive to artists, who can earn money by cultivating fan tribes that express their loyalty through patronage.

The New York Times

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