Music industry

'8 CDs For A Penny' Company Files For Bankruptcy

The party's over for Columbia House, the music and movie subscription company that has been called "the Spotify of the '80s."


Independents join forces to battle major label streaming playlists

A project is underway to launch a new playlist brand on Spotify and other streaming services which represents independent labels worldwide.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal Music to boost its investment in Africa

French multinational Vivendi, which owns global music giant Universal Music Group, has announced a five-year plan to expand the reach of Universal Music Group by investing in digital channels, new countries and adding partnerships.

Music in Africa

Apple Music tousse à l'allumage

Apple, la pomme longtemps visionnaire et toujours en avance d'un coup sur la concurrence aurait-il perdu sa vista?


What a Mess: New Report From Berklee College of Music Looks to Fix an Aging, Fractured Business

The problems identified in the paper, nearly without exception, concern a failure to address and embrace "new" technologies that would give artists and their managers a clear picture of who is listening to what and how much they are owed for it.


Labels: Profit report from top music school is ‘propaganda’

Music labels are fuming over Berklee Institute's latest report on the economics of the industry.

New York Post

China Takes Down Millions of Songs in Push Towards Digital Music Legitimacy

"While carrying out self-investigation and rectification, online music companies have been constantly strengthening the industry's self-discipline"


Open the Music Industry’s Black Box

This should be the greatest time for music in history — more of it is being found, made, distributed and listened to than ever before.

The New York Times

Visa for music, une autre idée de l'Afrique

Comment permettre aux musiques africaines de mieux s'exporter dans un contexte de crise économique, sécuritaire et d'instabilité politique?

Le Mouv

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