Music industry

L’industrie musicale fonde beaucoup d’espoirs dans le streaming

Dans un marché musical dont les revenus mondiaux ont reculé de près de 4 % en 2013, le streaming connaît une croissance spectaculaire.

La Croix

The Price of Music

Will the recorded music industry ever grow again? Since 1999, the industry has been in rapid decline as CDs became unbundled into downloaded singles.

Re/code

 

Music streaming breaks through $1bn sales barrier

Revenues from streaming and subscriptions rose by 50% in past year as listeners turned to services such as Spotify.

The Guardian

Fairer royalties for streaming, demands lobby group

Royalties paid to musicians must be modernised to reflect the digital environment in which music is largely consumed, according to AMP (Artists, Managers, Performers), the recently formed alliance between the Musicians' Union, the Music Managers' Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition.

Art Professional

Apple pressuring music labels to release songs solely via iTunes

Fears Apple's power could grow and move could harm streaming services such as Spotify.

The Telegraph

Can this man save the music business?

Even though many have written off the recording industry as a casualty of the digital age, Universal Music Group's Lucian Grainge is determined to reinvent it.

Los Angels Times

Uganda: Why Ugandan Songs No Longer Last

The competitive nature of the industry has surely affected the longevity of songs. Sometimes good songs are actually produced, but better ones do come through in a short span of time making the public forget the previous ones.

All Africa

Création, production, diffusion de spectacles: L’Afrique vigilante face aux enjeux du numérique

Avec l'outil numérique, on assiste à de nouveaux modes de création, de production et de diffusion tout en réduisant l'écart nord-sud. "C'est un moyen de rendre justice aux créateurs avec la propriété intellectuelle en rétribuant les créateurs sur des revenus et des business digitaux".

Le Soleil

Musicians Sing for a Cause That’s Their Own

In the music industry's big fights over issues like copyright and royalties, it's usually the titans — record conglomerates, Silicon Valley giants — that clash. But as individual musicians feel squeezed by the digital revolution, they are beginning to speak out in increasing numbers.

The New York Times


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