Music industry

Business Lessons From NAMM 2018 And The Music Industry

One of the educational events at NAMM 2018 was Retail Bootcamp. As I listened to the afternoon speaker, Larry Bailin, I was not all that surprised to learn that what the music industry is going through is actually happening in every industry.

Forbes

Apple music has topped 36m subscribers worldwide

Apple Music’s paying subscriber base has surpassed 36m worldwide – a figure which remains about half the size of Spotify’s equivalent premium audience.

Music Business Worldwide

L'industrie de la musique pas réconciliée avec YouTube

Les nouveaux accords avec Universal, Sony et Warner sous-estiment encore les redevances auxquelles les majors de la musique estiment avoir droit.

Les Echos

Facebook Just Signed a Deal With the Largest Music Publisher In the World

Facebook’s music ambitions are rapidly taking shape, thanks to a pair of momentous deals. Late last year, the social network finalized a groundbreaking pact with Universal Music Group, which includes Universal Music Publishing Group.

Digital Music News

Spotify Is Said to Be Going Public in Early 2018

Spotify is finally ready to go public.

The New York Times

Zimbabwe: Is the Digital Platform Robbing Musicians?

I am standing in a long queue at the enquiries desk at one of the local banks. I have a problem with sending money to someone through online banking. I have asked for RTGS forms and they tell me that those are no longer in use because the bank is now paperless (whatever that means).

All Africa

Not dead yet: Record executives fight for compact disc's future

In 'the year of streaming,' those shiny little discs prove they still have life left in them.

CBC

Combien rapporte une écoute sur Deezer ?

Pas assez, estiment les artistes, qui n'hésitent pas à donner de la voix contre les plates-formes de streaming.

Les Echos

Cassette tape sales had their best year since 2012

Cassette Tapes are in the midst of a revival: Nielsen reported last year that sales rose 74 percent to 129,000 units sold.

The Verge


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