Music industry

Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

Despite the massive success of Adele's album 25, which sold a whopping 7.4 million copies in only six weeks, 2015 marked the first time in U.S. history that new releases were outsold by catalogue albums. Seems like everyone's been feeling extra nostalgic lately.

Chart Attack

Global music piracy downloads grew by almost a fifth in 2015

The amount of music downloaded on illegal piracy sites grew by 16.5% in the second half of 2015 compared to the year’s opening six months.

Music Business Worldwide

NAMM Show highlights vast musical opus

The NAMM Show has been held since 1978 in Anaheim, which this year will enjoy an estimated $91.5 million economic impact from the four-day music and sound products marathon.

San Diego Union Tribune

Musique : streaming et vinyle, bonnes surprises d'une révolution en cours

Le vinyle et le streaming, deux canaux de distribution pourtant diamétralement opposés, redessinent ensemble le marché de la musique.

Clubic

Beatles music joins streaming services

Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music are among nine services that will offer the band's tracks worldwide.

BBC

Ever Hear of the “Kopimashin?” It’s Costing the Music Industry $10 Million a Day

“Kopimashin?” Is that some kind of hipster espresso making? Nope. It’s a music industry nightmare created by Peter Sunde, the founder of The Pirate Bay.

A Journal of Musical Things

David Bowie avait prévu la chute de l’industrie musicale

Le chanteur avait vendu des « obligations Bowie » qui titrisaient ses futurs royalties.

Contrepoints

The music business failed to dent Youtube’s power in 2015. What now?

The music industry is doing its best to stand up to YouTube. Last year, major labels including Sony and Universal started actively snubbing Google’s video platform with new release assets.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music Reportedly Hits 10 Million Paid Users; Spotify Responds

If true -- and Apple has not confirmed -- it would mean the service took six months to attract a subscriber base that took chief rival Spotify six years to accomplish.

Billboard


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