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Africans are changing how they consume music and even taking on international streaming giants

African-based streaming startups are challenging international streaming giants.

Global Voices

Is Elon Musk going to save the music industry?

Music companies have demanded that Twitter license music fully. But, as the platform’s potential new owner, Elon Musk won’t play the music industry’s game – instead, the music industry must play his.

Music Business Worldwide

How inflation and the pandemic are reshaping entertainment

Netflix and Meta were the canaries in the proverbial mine for the attention recession and it is looking increasingly likely that difficult times lie ahead. If the attention crunch was not enough on its own, it has been compounded by the perfect storm of headwinds: the cost of living crisis, rising interest rates, energy and global grain supply constraints, and the Russo-Ukrainian war.

Music Industry Blog

En Arabie saoudite, l'industrie musicale monte le son

Il y a encore quelques années, la musique était vue d'un très mauvais œil en Arabie saoudite. C'est de moins en moins le cas depuis l'arrivée au pouvoir de Mohammed Ben Salmane, en 2015. Le pays ultraconservateur s'ouvre désormais au divertissement, et tout particulièrement au quatrième art.

La Dépêche

Música y algoritmos: muy pocos artistas se reparten mucho dinero y una mayoría de músicos, centavos

Las plataformas de streaming cambiaron el paradigma en la industria de la música. Mientras tres empresas se llevan la mayor parte del mercado de distribución, los artistas intentan monetizar su trabajo. ¿Hay que ser tocado por la varita mágica del éxito o no queda otra que ceder ante las exigencias de los algoritmos para acumular reproducciones? Qué pasa en la Argentina.

El Diario

MENA region music streaming charts ‘in development’

IFPI published the “Global Music Report” in March and it showed that market revenues in the MENA region grew by 35 percent in 2021, making the region the fastest-growing area in the world. The numbers also portray that the market is mainly made up of streaming which is 95.3 percent of the region’s revenues.

Arab News

Is TikTok (or ByteDance) slowly morphing into a record company?

Whenever the idea of TikTok becoming a record label is raised in music biz circles, the suggestion is typically scoffed at.

Music Business Worldwide

Where to Buy Vinyl Records Online or in Person

The best way to support your favorite musicians is by going straight to the source.


ByteDance se rêve en géant de l'industrie musicale

Plus rien ne semble arrêter ByteDance. Six ans après avoir lancé TikTok, la start-up chinoise intensifie ses efforts pour devenir l'un des poids lourds de la musique. Elle vient même de lancer son propre service de streaming dans l'empire du Milieu. Décryptage.

La Dépêche

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