Music industry

African Music Development Programme connects East African universities

The African Music Development Programme (AMDP) was a three-year project supported by the International Music Council (IMC) to foster networking and strengthen the infrastructure of the African music industry.

Music in Africa

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or are they all that’s keeping it alive?

The Guardian

Why Discogs Is Ready To Serve Much More Than Just Music

The music industry may be relying more and more on digital formats for its financial success, but physical music database and marketplace Discogs continues to grow its business—and is now making the ambitious case that other verticals should follow suit.


The indies are coming: Why a strong independent sector is good news for the entire music industry

No one really wants to say it out loud, but the numbers don’t lie. UK and global figures for music consumption both send the same message: the good times are finally coming back to the music biz.

Music Week

Asian-Americans Are Disrupting An Unwelcoming Music Industry

“It’s a different world now” — and one that’s leveling the playing field for Asian-American pop artists, who’ve traditionally been shut out of the American music industry.

Buzz Feed

La Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographique en guerre contre YouTube

Dans le panorama 2017 de la consommation de musique, l’IFPI déplore la faible rémunération qu’accorde la filiale de Google aux artistes.

Le Monde

IFPI releases 2017 music consumer insight report

ased on research conducted by Ipsos Connect, the report examines the ways in which fans are engaging with recorded music across 13 of the world's leading music markets.


China is fast becoming a leading market for music

The music industry may be flustered by doom and gloom stories in this post-streaming world, but the strategies of Tencent in China have undeniably changed the game.


How India, The Global Music Industry's Sleeping Giant, Is Finally Waking Up

Even today, conversations among music executives often hark back to 1999, when the popularity of CDs brought annual global recorded music revenue to its all-time high of $14.6 billion. Yet for India, one of the industry’s most exciting markets today, such nostalgia is arguably irrelevant.


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