Music industry

Music Artists Take On the Business, Calling for Change

Musicians are known for speaking out on issues like human rights, politics and the environment. They are less known for speaking out about how the music business itself should operate.

The New York Times

The Argument for Regulating Music Publishers

While there are more people making music than ever before and more ways for people to find it, the majority of what we listen to passes through bottlenecks that are controlled by a select few powerful entities.

Digital Music News

Diversifying the Music Production in Tajikistan

Even though Tajikistan's music scene has witnessed an emergence of contemporary and alternative genres, with young artists playing jazz, fusion, rock and rap styles, music production is confined to a small group of individuals and businesses that prioritize a few limited genres of music.


Spotify urges customers to cancel subscriptions bought through iTunes

Spotify is planning to email customers encouraging them to cancel their subscriptions bought via iTunes as relations between the service and Apple sour.

The Telegraph

Why The Next Few Months Of Apple Music Will Throw Up A Few Surprises

Finally Apple is in the streaming game. Other than to say that it looks like Apple has made a big first step towards making streaming 'ready for primetime' and to becoming a music platform.

Music Industry Blog

Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal struggles despite celebrity fanfare

It had the backing of artists such as Kanye West and Rihanna and was hailed as the music industry's salvation, but Tidal is showing early signs of failure.

The Guardian

Facebook is rumored to be building a music-streaming service

Facebook is planning to launch a music-streaming service that will directly compete with Spotify and Apple Music.

Business Insider

Independent music is a growing force in the global market

Recent events in the global music industry have clarified a simple fact – the power dynamics between the major record companies and the independent music sector, and with artists, are changing.

Music Business Worldwide

China a Tough Sell for Apple Music

A number of articles have commented on the hard sell that awaits Apple Music in Asia, following the disclosure of details on the highly anticipated music streaming service. According to the PR, the service will be available in over 100 countries starting on June 30, however Chinese sources report that this excludes China for now.

China Music Radar

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