Music industry

Music Industry's Revenue Continues To Grow, But Beneath The Surface Are Warning Signs

The numbers for 2018 show that the industry is continuing on the growth path that started in 2016 after an 11-year slump.

Forbes

Artists talk of mental health issues in music industry

Artists battling mental health issues have spoken out about the "volatile and competitive" nature of the music industry.

BBC

It’s cool to spool again as the cassette returns on a wave of nostalgia

Sales are soaring and current stars are releasing tracks on the format... but is anyone actually listening to them?

The Guardian

Music industry continues to grow as CDs and Vinyl outperform digital downloads

Streaming made up 75% of the market's revenue in the US.

Tech Spot

Non, la cassette audio n’est pas morte, elle redevient même tendance

Une K7 audio. Voilà un objet dont les moins de 20 ans n’ont sûrement jamais vu la couleur, ni même soupçonner l’existence.

20 Minutes

Has Spotify just changed podcasting forever?

In a game-changing move, the streaming giant just bought Homecoming creators Gimlet. Plus: the pod going behind the scenes at the Mueller probe.

The Guardian

How TikTok Gets Rich While Paying Artists Pennies

The company behind lip-sync app TikTok is reportedly worth three times as much as Spotify, but the artists whose music powers the platform are seeing very little of that money.

Pitchfork

Fighting piracy and making Namibian music accessible

“Because Engen does not have branches in every town, I have also approached other petrol service stations including Total, Shell and Puma,”.

The Namibian

5 of Spotify’s biggest imminent challenges in 2019

Things are looking up for Daniel Ek and his green machine — but Spotify still faces a few stark challenges. Here are a few of them.

Music Business Worldwide


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