Music industry

Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger.


YouTube va-t-il vraiment bloquer les clips d'Arcade Fire ou d'Adele ? Pas si vite...

Depuis quelques jours, la polémique fait rage entre YouTube et les labels indépendants, qui refusent de signer un accord pour le nouveau service de streaming payant de la filiale de Google.


Singapore’s physical recorded music is turning down volume

Singapore is becoming the region's digital hub, and the media sector should expect a lot of new opportunities within this growing market.


Kenya: Artists May Lose Revenue From Youtube Deletion

Kenyan artistes may have to signs a new contract with YouTube or risk loosing their accounts and revenue.

All Africa

US music copyright

House discussion of music licensing pits industry's powerful lobbying arm against online streaming services.

The Guardian


Why counting music streams in the UK charts is a welcome change

The UK's Official Charts Company is to include streams from next month – and it's overdue recognition of the way people consume music now.

The Guardian

European Commission Now Involved In Google’s YouTube Dispute

The European Commission's incumbent Competition Commissioner and antitrust enforcer, Joaquín Almunia, has accused Google of abusing its place as an online search giant and figurehead in the adverting business.

The Music Network

South Africa: Piracy Frustrates Budding Artists

The increasing number of illegal street vendors selling pirated entertainment material is frustrating new and upcoming South African musicians and movie makers.

All Africa

Zimbabwe: How Can We Revive Music Industry?

Gone are the days when musicians like John Chibadura, Safirio Madzikatire, Simon Chimbetu, Leonard Dembo and Lovemore Majaivana could buy houses through royalties earned from record sales.

The Herald

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