Music industry

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can’t fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off.

Tech Crunch

Piratage : qu'est-ce que le "stream ripping", qui effraie tant l'industrie musicale ?

Malgré les progrès des offres légales, notamment du streaming audio et vidéo, 40% des internautes dans le monde écoutent de la musique en ligne de manière illégale. La pratique en vogue du "stream ripping" inquiète particulièrement l'industrie de la musique, mais elle n'est pas forcément illégale.

La Tribune

Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream

Now six of YouTube’s top ten music videos are predominantly in Spanish. In August the Billboard Hot 100, which tracks streams, sales and radio plays, sported seven Latin hits. Just five graced the chart in all of 2016.

The Economist

How To Make It In The Music Business

Illmind is a music producer. He isn't famous. He doesn't DJ at festivals in front of huge crowds. He's not best friends with Drake. But the producers who do DJ for huge crowds, who are best friends with Drake — they know Illmind. They use his sounds. They text him when they're working on a song that needs a little something.


Rolling Stone to be sold by Wenner Media

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever.

CBC News

The 50 best-selling music artists of all time

England's greatest rock band holds the top spot on the all-time ranking of best-selling artists by album sales, and it looks untouchable on a bizarre list filled with a number of surprising appearances.


China: Streaming music exclusives ultimately harm the music industry

A Chinese regulator has issued a strongly-worded notice to music streamers about signing music exclusives.

Digital Music News

La blockchain permet à l’industrie musicale de rééquilibrer son modèle économique

On voit donc qu’à l’heure où l’industrie musicale tente de se réinventer, la blockchain permet de rétablir l’équilibre entre d’une part les artistes et compositeurs, et d’autre part les consommateurs finaux.

Le Temps

Tech advances alter hierarchy of music industry

Streaming allows small record labels to reach global listeners without the hefty costs of pressing and shipping CDs, a roadblock that has helped keep the big three labels — Universal Music, Sony and Warner — in command of the world’s popular music.

Financial Times

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