Music industry

Amazon Caves To Independent Publishers

It's been no secret that Amazon has been working on their streaming service and plans to launch in less than 2 months.

Digital Music News

IFPI - L’évolution de la musique en Europe

La filière musicale a conclu des accords avec un nombre sans précédent de services numériques tout en développant de nombreux modèles économiques innovants.

Snep Musique

Technology Didn’t Kill The Music Industry. The Fans Did

It is a scary proposition when paying artists for their music has become a voluntary act of kindness, rather than a consumer responsibility.

Music Clout

Would You Pay for a Super-Premium Music Service?

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released its annual global recorded music revenue report this week.

Evolver.fm

The Finnish Musician's Union: Fight Over Internet Music Rights goes to Market Court

Two sons of late Albert Järvinen, best known as guitarist for the Finnish rock'n'roll band Hurriganes, have taken Universal Music Finland to the Market Court of Helsinki over internet music rights.

Benzinga

Spotify: five big challenges looming for the streaming music service

Winning over artists, going mainstream, turning a profit, facing big-tech competition and (perhaps) going beyond music.

The Guardian

Forget drugs, monotony is the real threat to Japan’s music industry

Japan has a drug problem. Everywhere you look — from the creepy, teen-host-club pop of Sexy Zone to the soft-rock balladry of Ikimono Gakari — children are being exposed to music that has been made with no obvious influence from drugs whatsoever.

The Japan Times

Beats Electronics : Apple réaliserait le plus gros achat de son histoire

Le Financial Times affirme qu'Apple aurait offert 3,2 milliards de dollars pour acquérir le fabricant d'accessoires audio et éditeur du service d'écoute de musique Beats Electronics.

ZD Net

China: Playing a different tune

Soft strains of music wafting up from the various shops and factories in Wuqiang hardly give an inkling that the county is one of the leading manufacturers of wind musical instruments in the world.

China Daily


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