Music industry

Universal Going Public?

The major’s recorded music streaming revenues more than doubled in the two years from 2015 to 2017 (€954m to €1.97bn) – in line with Spotify’s own turbo-speed growth.

Music Business Worldwide

Weathering Storms: The Paradox of China’s Music Industry in 2018

2017 was a mixed bag for music in China. There is potential for further fray in 2018, but there is also an afterglow of optimism from the highlights of last year.

China Music Radar

Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats

In 2010, when the Justice Department allowed the two most dominant companies in the live music business — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — to merge, many greeted the news with dread.

The New York Times

Independent labels set for $60m payout from Latin American streaming services in 2018

The rise in revenues from Latin American territories outpaced the growth in more mature markets such as North America, the UK and Europe.

Music Business Worldwide

Les mutations de l'industrie musicale

Le disque est mort, vive le streaming ? Les récentes mutations de l’industrie musicale posent de nouvelles questions aux différents acteurs : comment s’adapter à des modes de consommation qui évoluent, comment pérenniser les modèles économiques tout en rémunérant équitablement la création musicale ?

France Culture

CDs, vinyl are outselling digital downloads for the first time since 2011

The RIAA released its 2017 year-end revenue report on Thursday, showing that revenue from digital downloads plummeted 25 percent to $1.3 billion over the previous year.

The Washington Post

iTunes Music Downloads Will Be Shut Down

Meanwhile, Apple has long-since retired its iPod family of devices. Of course, all of that functionality has shifted to the iPhone, though you’ll still see a few iPods and shuffles in the wild.

Digital Music News

After transforming the music industry, the world’s largest music-streaming app wants to power on

Back in Spotify’s early days, when the company was just a dozen people in a small office in Stockholm, Daniel Ek, a co-founder, liked to compare it to Apple and Google.

Economic Times

Taking The Music Industry Monopoly Seriously

As weakening antitrust laws and consolidation of businesses continue, virtually every corner of the music industry is now controlled by a choice few companies, whether its streaming or live music.


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