Music industry

Amanda Palmer on Music Business

If You're Asking 'What's In It for Me?' Then You're In the Wrong Business.

Digital Music News

Global Weekly Release Day

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the main trade body for the music industry, is working on creating a Global Weekly Release Day, one that all countries would abide by.


Streaming Music Subscriptions To Exceed $3bn In USA And Western Europe This Year

Paid-for streaming music subscription services have experienced significant growth in both the USA and key markets in Western Europe, with paid-for subscribers in these territories expected to double to over 20 million in 2014.


En un gif, découvrez l’évolution de l’industrie musicale depuis 30 ans

Du vinyle au MP3, le secteur musical est en perpétuel bouleversement. Des chiffres et graphiques aident à mieux comprendre.

Les inRocks

SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators

Initiative is starting small, but with plans to make 175 million listeners pay off for individual artists and major labels alike.

The Guardian

Music Licensing From a Songwriter’s Perspective

Consider the fact that streaming music giant Pandora pays a songwriter, on average, nine cents for playing their song 1,000 times.


Streaming Isn’t Saving the Music Industry After All, Data Shows...

Yes, streaming is reversing recording industry declines... in countries like Sweden and Norway. But it's still not happening in the largest music markets, including the United States, the largest recorded music market in the world.

Digital Music News

Spotify chief talks music and money

There are about 1 billion people in the world who listen to recorded music, and most of them don't pay anything for it.

The Aspen Times

Who, Exactly, Is Fueling the Vinyl-Records Renaissance?

LP sales keep rising, but mostly because of indie-rock fans and nostalgists—which isn't enough to "save" the music industry.

The Atlantic

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