Music industry

According to this report, live music is serious business in Singapore

Singapore's music culture may evidently be growing, but here are some numbers to back it up.

Bandwagon

Youtube loses ground on us subscription music streaming in first six months of 2017

The volume of subscription streams on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music jumped by more than 69% in the US during the first half of this year to 141.3bn – dramatically outperforming the number of online music video streams in the same period.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify scelle un accord de droits avec des artistes américains

Cet accord met fin à une procédure judiciaire lancée par deux artistes indépendants, Melissa Ferrick et David Lowery. Spotify va créer un fonds de 43,45 millions de dollars.

Le Monde

The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry

On a website with more than 100 million active daily users, there are plenty of ways to game the system, be it for attention, or, if the streams pile up enough, profit.

Vulture

Why Streaming Is No Longer An Existential Threat To The Music Industry

“The rapid adoption of streaming platforms by consumers has generated engagement with music on a scale that we’ve never seen before.”

ARC

Two Major Mid-Year Reports Show A Growing Music Industry

Two new studies by leading music industry data and analytics firms BuzzAngle and Nielsen offer a deep dive into music consumption in the first half of 2017.

HypeBot

So… who’s actually behind Spotify’s fake artists?

Across just the names mentioned here, this music has racked up more than 75m Spotify streams to date.

Music Business Worldwide

L’industrie du disque en Centrafrique

Si partout ailleurs, beaucoup se font de l’argent dans la production et la commercialisation des disques musicaux, en République centrafricaine, la réalité est, de loin, différente : l’industrie du disque est aujourd’hui quasi inexistante.

Music in Africa

Is Sony about to buy Believe Digital in a nine-figure deal?

Distribution and label services specialist Believe (previously known as Believe Digital) is up for sale – and could be going to a major label.

Music Business Worldwide


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